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Things to do in Allentown

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
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“Great fun for the family! The Park is about a 45min drive from the Property. Spend all day at this attraction with the family!!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“Contemporary indoor arena hosting various sporting events, concerts & touring productions. Check at www.pplcenter.com.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great Shopping Experience. This mall is about a 45 min drive from the Property, but worth the drive. So many stores and Priemum Restaurants to choose from.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The Da Vinci Center is a discovery center for learning with hands on exhibits. The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Allentown has a wonderful art museum. Recently a painting, part of the museum's collection since 1961, thought to be painted by a student of Rembrandt, was discovered to actually be a Rembrandt. The painting, Portrait of a Young Woman, has been restored and has been displayed since June, 2020. The library from the Francis W. Little House by architect Frank Lloyd Wright is a favorite of locals. There are three floors of collections of textiles, fine art, sculpture, photography, paintings and decorative arts, as well as a nice gift shop and cafe. Admission is free on Sundays from 12 - 4 p.m. and the third Thursday of each month after 5 pm. Otherwise, admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a great place to spend a few hours and see amazing automobile exhibits. Check out the website for more information.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Stadium
“A beautifully designed Modern Baseball arena. I've had a lots of fun watching the Iron Pigs ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Minor league Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. Family fun in a new stadium.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Anything you need, they've got it. From Ukrainian pierogies to Korean bibimbap, freshly baked bread, aged cheeses, hand stuffed olives, and so much more. Perfect place to stock up on your picnic essentials!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food-a lot of the food is sourced from local farms. They brew their own beer and have a wide selection of other beverages as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of Pennsylvania's Most Beautiful Concert Halls Serving as a cultural destination for the greater Lehigh Valley and beyond, Miller Symphony Hall is the Lehigh Valley’s premier Performing Arts Center.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to walk, play volleyball, basketball, and there's a playground for kids, and swimming in the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious vegetarian options (and their meatful options are delicious, too!)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
Restaurant
“Grille 3501 is one of our favorite places to grab a drink or dine outdoors during the summer. It's open all year round. You can walk if you choose (about .75 Miles) but parking there is free and plentiful. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 3 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great food-a lot of the food is sourced from local farms. They brew their own beer and have a wide selection of other beverages as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious vegetarian options (and their meatful options are delicious, too!)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grille 3501 is one of our favorite places to grab a drink or dine outdoors during the summer. It's open all year round. You can walk if you choose (about .75 Miles) but parking there is free and plentiful. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great cocktail menu and outdoor seating area in the summer in the center of Allentown across from the PPL Center.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Cheap beer, decent pizza, regular bar fare for not a lot. Usual multitude of tvs for watching sports.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on the same strip as the venue, this place will leave you wanting more. The view to the food to the drinks. This is a great date night right down the street. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“While Sal's is our go-to for Pizza, Biaggio's is our go-to for salads and appetizers. Their portions are HUGE, so come hungry! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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