Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, PA: Day Trip from New York You Don't Want To Miss

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Bethlehem, a city in the Lehigh Valley, located in the eastern region of Pennsylvania, has a rich history, especially in the industrial revolution of the United States. Now, this city has emerged as a vibrant and charming place.
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This historic city, located just 90 minutes from New York City, is immersed in art, has a spectacular infrastructure and some of the most stunning tourism spots. On top of all, its microbrew alone is well worth a day trip to Bethlehem.

The city is truly a beautiful place to be because you can spend a whole day walking up and down the main street, looking at the mix of old and new architecture, as well as some of the best sightseeing spots.

So to give you a better idea of what Bethlehem, PA can offer, we have listed a few places that you definitely can't miss while on your visit to Bethlehem city.

National Museum of Industrial History

It would an apparent injustice if you talk about Bethlehem, PA, and do not mention its industrial history. The same is the vase for visiting this historic city.

The National Museum of Industrial history offers an incredible overview of the role played by this city in the industrial revolution of America.

This museum is located in a former repair shop of Bethlehem steel. The purpose of this museum is to preserve and display the nation’s industrial history.

The museum features the machinery of three industries, i.e., steel, textile, and propane gas. The museum has four main exhibits that showcase different parts of the sectors mentioned above.

Address: 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Moravian Historical Society Museum

Moravian founded Bethlehem and other surrounding settlements in the eighteenth century.
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If you are interested in knowing about the Moravian community, their rituals and beliefs, and their impact on the region, go straight ahead to the Moravian Historical Society Museum.

The museum is located in a five-story log home Gemienhaus that dated to 1741 and featured the artefacts to showcase the culture of Bethlehem in the Moravian period. The surrounding area of the museum features several other buildings from the 1700s.

Address: 214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064.

Fegley’s Brew Works

If you have some time on hand and can manage to wait in a line, do not miss the chance to experience the Bethlehem world-famous microbrew at the Fegley’s Brew Work.
Fegley's Brew Works

You can quickly locate it on the main street because of its beautifully decorated building.

The pub has a friendly environment, and apart from the brew, its famous menu items are burgers, nachos, beer, battered fish, and chips.

Address: 559 Main St #101, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Historic Bethlehem Hotel

On 437 Main Street, Bethlehem is located at the historic Bethlehem Hotel built by Charles M. Schwab in 1922. This hotel is a favorite place for tourists to stay because of its prime location and high-quality services.
Hotel Bethlehem

This hotel has hosted many famous personalities over the years, including Shirley Temple, Wilson Churchill, and the Dalai Lama.

Banana Factory Arts and Education Center

If you love theatre and appreciate good art, then do visit this place.

This center is located in a former banana distribution warehouse and now hosts different art galleries, studios and classrooms, art quests, visual art programs, and Youth Theater.

This art and education center offers an annual gallery show that allows the public to enjoy art and theatre for free.

Address: 25 W 3rd St #300, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

The list does not end here, Bethlehem city offers many historic and spectacular places that cannot be visited in a single day.

Will you be adding Bethlehem to your travel list? Let us know in the comments below.

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