Planning your trip to Historic Bethlehem? Find everything you need right here for the perfect getaway including where to stay, play, dine, and experience all the quintessential attractions plus the latest on how our destination has prepared to welcome visitors safely.


Covid-19 has impacted all our lives, especially regarding the way we travel to enjoy the world’s incredible destinations and all that they have to offer. During these unprecedented times, we recognize the need to do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and business owners in Historic Bethlehem. We will continue to closely monitor and exceed the guidelines set forth by the CDC. Throughout Historic Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley region, we have implemented sweeping State, Regional, County and Local policies and procedures designed to keep you safe. As part of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s efforts, our local restaurants have signed and vowed to follow all CDC guidelines. To read more about that policy, please visit Vow of the Valley. (use link: https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/vowofthevalley-complete.html) At a State level, we are also following the Pennsylvania guidelines and permit only 50% capacity for retail, 25% capacity for restaurants, 25 maximum guests per indoor event and 250 maximum guests per outdoor event. Social distancing and sanitation will be followed by all businesses opened during these times. We will continue to monitor and adjust our services and offerings based upon industry and regulatory directives. Please check this page 24 hours prior to your arrival, as services and policies can change quickly.


For the health and safety of our businesses, their staffs, residents and visitors, we respectfully ask that masks be worn in all public areas when walking around, entering/exiting a business and until you are seated at a restaurant. We also ask that you please do not be offended if a business asks you to put your mask on.


Downtown Bethlehem is taking additional measures to ensure that physical distancing is always maintained. When speaking with visitors to Bethlehem, please ensure six feet of separation. Signage has been placed throughout Downtown and the local businesses as a friendly reminder.


We have also increased the frequency of cleaning in our public areas, and businesses have also increased their cleaning schedules with the continued use of EPA approved disinfectants. You will also find hand sanitizer stations throughout the downtown area and we encourage all visitors to utilize them. Bethlehem is a travel destination with something to captivate every generation. All the can’t-misses in the planning resources that follow are within the boundaries of the Historic District – right where you want to be! Experience Historic Bethlehem at its best and start planning today!

Getting Here &
Getting Around

Traveling To Historic Bethlehem

Air Service: Fly to Bethlehem through Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) (10 minute drive) , Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)  (60 miles) or Newark International Airport (NWK) (60 miles) all with ease.

Transit: There is a fixed LANTA/Metro route through Lehigh Valley providing daily, evening, and Saturday services. If looking to find transportation into the Lehigh Valley from New York City or Philadelphia, Transbridge Transportation, has a bus stop just steps away from Historic Bethlehem. 

Parking: When driving to Historic Bethlehem, ample parking is avaible at the Walnut Street Parking Garage (33 Walnut Street) or the North Street Parking Garage (75 W. North Street).


Once You're Here

Walking: Appreciate the authenticity of Historic Bethlehem by walking through three centuries of history. Either join one of these tours or enjoy a brisk walk on your own.

Horse-Drawn Carriage: Experience Historic Bethlehem in a cozy and intimate way during the Christmas season with a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride. Check here for more information.

Places to Stay

Experience Authentic Bethlehem

Experience the charm and beauty of Historic Bethlehem by planing your stay in one of these hotels: Historic Hotel Bethlehem or Hyatt Place Bethlehem. There is a range of accommodations for every taste and budget in  Bethlehem while planning your trip. 

Fun Fact: Maybe you would even book one of the rooms that JFK or Shirley Temple once stayed in!

Visitor Center

Start Your Historic Bethlehem Visit Here

Start your charming visit to Bethlehem at The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center to order tour tickets, gather information, and shop in the museum store. The majority of the must-see historic sites are within walking distance from the Visitor Center.

Fun Fact: Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem’s very own farm in the city, is only a two-minute car ride from downtown or a brisk 10-minute walk on the Greenway.