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Welcome To Bethlehem, PA

We encourage you to experience the excitement and connection that makes our city unique. Whether you step back in time strolling through our Historic Moravian District or visit our vibrant SouthSide Arts District, we hope you feel at home in our diverse city.


Bethlehem dining and nightlife have become their own destination with options to please a wide variety of interests and tastes. Boasting restaurants with many award-winning chefs, we offer a wide selection of ethnic and international cuisine whether you are dining in the Historic District or in the SouthSide Arts District.

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Looking for something classic, historic, and elegant? How about modern with state-of-the-art technology to assist your needs? Or are you looking for something more budget-conscious and functional? Our hotels can accommodate your needs whether they’re for the business traveler, the family that travels with their pets, or visitors that are looking for high-rolling action right outside their door.

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Arts & Entertainment

Bethlehem has a diverse Cultural and Arts Scene. With art galleries, historic museums, and sites, classical performances in state–of–the–art performing arts centers, street fairs, fine art festivals, and one-act plays, there is something to satisfy everyone’s artistic or intellectual preferences.

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Bethlehem has many self-guided and Colonial guided tours available for guests of all ages. Learn more about the Moravian culture by traveling back in time at the Colonial Industrial Quarter, or walk along the former industrial site of the home plant of Bethlehem Steel. Spooky ghost tours are also available for those looking to learn a little more about Bethlehem’s permanent guests.

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Parks & Recreation

The City of Bethlehem has over 30 parks, 5 swimming pools, splash park, 27-hole golf course, 4 tennis / Pickleball complexes, outdoor ice rink, skate plaza, and a disc golf course. We offer adult and youth sports leagues, swimming, skating, and golf lessons, free outdoor movies, and park programs.  Pavilion, field, court, and ice rink rentals are also available.


If you are looking for a unique shopping experience go to one of Bethlehem’s two downtowns; the quaint Historic District or the hip SouthSide Arts District. A third area of shopping can also be found at The Outlets at Wind Creek attached to the Wind Creek Casino and Event Center.

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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.

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Bethlehem’s rich history and deep connection to Christmas are undeniably intertwined. In 1741, on Christmas Eve, a group of Moravians singing a hymn christened the town “Bethlehem,” forever etching the holiday spirit into its identity. This connection extends to the first documented decorated Christmas tree in America and the city’s official nickname, “Christmas City USA,” established in 1937.

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