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Local Information & Activities

Summer REU Program

Local Activities and Information:

Places to eat
Local transport
Outdoor activities and sport
Sporting Events
Theme Parks
Movies and Music
Culture and local festivitals

Places to eat

Farmers' Market:
Bethlehem Farmers' Market 11am-3pm (May - October)
The market will run at Campus Square @ New and Morton Streets on Thursdays
Sample the local farmed goods, develop relationships with the vendors, learn about unique food varieties and cooking tips. Check their website at
The market supports local farming and businesses in the Lehigh Valley and is part of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's Buy Fresh Buy Local program.

The following have all been recommended by students and faculty at Lehigh University- All locations are within five minutes of campus:

Lehigh Pizza (delivery available), 13 W. Third Street. Tel: 610-866-1088
Dominos Pizza (delivery available), 19 East 3rd Street. Tel: 610- 861-0440
Campus Pizza (delivery available), 22 East 4th St. Tel: 610-867-6222
Sal’s Brick Oven Pizza (Highly recommended, but pricey), 313 S. New Street. Tel: 610-317-0400‎


Wrap'd Tight (Gourmet Wraps & Salads), 512 Broadway. Tel: 610-419-1692
Blue Sky Café (Great Food, but be prepared to wait!), 22 W. 4th Street. Tel: 610-867-9390
Goosey Gander (Highly recommended & cheap!), 102 W 4th Street. Tel: 610-868-0126
Dave’s Deli and Gelato, 3 W. Morton Street. Tel: 610-882-3663
Common Grounds, Rauch Business Center, Lehigh University.
Johnny’s Bagels, Campus Square, Lehigh University. Tel: 484-895-3712
Michael’s Steaks, 308 S. New Street. Tel: 610-882-9000
Deja Brew, 101 W. 4th Street. Tel: 610-865-2739

International Cuisine
La Lupita Mexican Food, 4 W. 4th Street. Tel: 610-868-5733‎
Tulum Mexican Food, 17 W. Morton Street. Tel: 610-691-8300
Thai Kitchen, 347 Broadway. Tel: 610-814-2670
Nawab Indian Restaurant, 13 E 4th Street. Tel: 610-691-0388


Euro Yogurt, 129 E. 3rd Street. Tel: 610-419-8192
The Cup, Campus Square, Lehigh University. Tel: 610-865-4360
Hard Bean Cafe, 201 E 3rd St. Tel: 610-419-9833

Public transport

Local Services:
The Loop : A convenient an inexpensive mode of transportation connecting North and South Bethlehem Shopping Districts.

Lanta buses

Service include Lehigh Valley Mall (Bus F) / Dorney Park (Bus G). Both bus rides approx. 45 mins.

Regional and City-City Services:
Transbridge services to New York City

Trip to New York City
Daily bus service direct into downtown Manhattan - NYC.
This is a central area to explore many of NY’s famous sites.
Takes approx. 2 hours. Cost ~$38.50 return.
Tickets available from ticket office at South Bethlehem Bus Terminal Adams/Mechanic Street. (few minute walk from Campus Square). Tickets only on sale on weekdays - cash only.

Bieber Buses services to Philadelphia. Also offer day trips to other cities including Washington DC, New York

Greyhound Buses
city-city services. Greyhound Bus Station located in nearby Allentown.

Outdoor Activities

Lehigh Gorge – Whitewater Rafting / Cycling / Hiking

Pocono Whitewater Adventures

Jim Thorpe Rafting

Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Take a fabulous hike to Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock  (~ 10 miles, although many possibilities to make it shorter) and experience some of the most spectacular views PA has to offer as well as wildlife!

Lake Nockamixen State Park

Lehigh Canal Towpath

National Canal Museum

Hawk Mountain

Delaware Water Gap

Sports and Sporting Events

Roller Derby
Located at 4345 Independence Drive, Schnecksville PA18078.
Details of how to get there and time can be found on the website.

Velodrome - cycling

Iron Pigs - local minor league baseball

- major league baseball

Ironton/Nor-Bath rails-to-trails Bike Trail

Steel Ice Center
- Ice skating center (Southside Bethlehem)

Theme Parks

Dorney Park : Theme Park and Wildwater Kingdom
Day Pass available online. Prices vary.
If you have a car – there is plenty of parking at the park. Parking Fee ~$10/day per car.
LANTA buses go to the Park. Take yellow G line from Lehigh University (E.4th Street/Broadway stops) to Allentown Transit Station and pick up the orange H line to Dorney Park.
Cost: $2.00 per ride (approx)

Camel Beach (Poconos) – water park
Hershey Park– theme park

Movies & Music

Southside Film Festival (local and Lehigh University). June 2013

Music Fest - Bethlehem. August 2013

Music at Godfrey Daniels - Bethlehem

Pocono Blues Festival  - Big Boulder Ski Area – Poconos

- miscellaneous music events

Shopping Malls

Lehigh Valley Mall
Serviced by Lanta buses : Blue D line / Purple F line

The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
No bus service available (15 minute drive from Lehigh)

Culture, Local Festivals

ArtsQuest and SteelStacks are now open. This is an Arts and Cultural Campus located on the Southside of Bethlehem which offers a wide range of entertainment possibilities.
Full details of all events can be found on the Artsquest website.

Local Festivals:

27th Annual Blueberry Festival
Bethlehem (entrance fee)

Renaissance Fair
- various events at Mount Hope

Kutztown Festival
(entrance fee)


Shakespeare Festival
(Center Valley)
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University is a professional theatre company and the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Events at the State Theater in Easton

Other Useful Links

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce
Learn about other upcoming events in Bethlehem!

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