Hidden Gems. Historic Landmarks. Popular Food Scene. Thriving Arts Hub. Unique Holiday Traditions. Vibrant Festivals. Extraordinary Shops.
Bethlehem has a great vibe for music and art. There is an abundance of culture and fun awaiting locals and guests alike at galleries, street art shows, national music act venues, theater productions and festivals.
Delight in Downtown Bethlehem’s culinary choices, which range from great pizza to unforgettable steaks and everything in between. Be sure to experience Downtown Bethlehem Association’s Historic Bethlehem Restaurant Weeks, held each summer and winter and offering delicious fixed menu deals.
The Lehigh Valley offers quality higher education through its 10 colleges and universities. Higher education is an important part of Bethlehem’s history and the evolution of its Northside and Southside downtowns as destinations for food, fun and shopping.
Experiencing Downtown Bethlehem will make you want to stick around a bit longer than planned, so book a room at one of the welcoming hotels close to the action.
The Downtown Bethlehem Association is proud to support several amazing nonprofit organizations that live among our historic district. From schools, to a ballet guild, we are proud that these organizations have become a part of our association. They are the heart of our group and while working on their own individual goals, they continue to offer support to our membership in many ways. There are also many great volunteer opportunities with our organizations.
In Downtown Bethlehem, you will find shops offering gourmet foods, artwork, distinctive gifts, unique clothing, antiques, crafted beverages and holiday decorations. The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest bookstore in America, is a must-see.
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