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10 Best Things to do in Easton, PA

Walk this beautiful bridge, one of the top things to do in Easton PA in Lehigh Valley

Set amidst the gently rolling hills and charming countryside of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley is the historic town of Easton, Pa. Though many may overlook Easton for its neighbor to the south, Philadelphia, there are many fantastic things to do in Easton, PA. This fall is the perfect chance to get out and explore!

Easton, PA is Lehigh Valley's smallest city and is located on the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. These rivers are, at least in part, responsible for many of the fantastic things to do in Easton, PA. 

Easton is just over an hour away from New York City and Philadelphia, which is another reason it's such a great getaway destination.  It's quick and easy to get here, it's beautiful, and there are plenty of things to do in Easton, PA, to keep you busy and having fun!

Not only are there plenty of great things to do in Easton, PA, but there are even more fun things awaiting in the surrounding Lehigh Valley as a whole.  The valley encompasses Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton and is steeped in pre-Colonial, Early American, and industrial history. 

It's truly a fascinating area of the country to explore, and right in the heart of it, you'll find many excellent Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts that offer incomparable lodging.  Explore the country's most charming destinations with us this fall when you choose to Stay Select. 

There are so many great things to do in Easton, PA, a charming historic city in Lehigh County

The Best Things to Do in Easton, PA

Though there are plenty of great things to do in Lehigh Valley, the historic town of Easton is a true gem worth exploring. For a city of its small size, it might come as a surprise that there are so many things to do in Easton, PA. 

From getting colorful at the Crayola Experience to enjoying time in the great outdoors, there's no shortage of things to do in Easton, PA.  If you want to take the time to explore this wonderful town - and we encourage you to do so - here are 9 of the top things to do in Easton, PA!

  1. Get colorful at the Crayola Experience. It's here that the magic of Crayola, a fixture in every small child's experience, comes to life. The experience is not just for kids, though - there's something here for everyone!  There's a reason it's one of the top-rated things to do in Easton, PA.
  2. See a show at The State Theatre, which has been welcoming guests for 99 years. Just know that you might have a few unexpected guests hanging around with you.  The theatre is rumored to be haunted. 
  3. Take the time to browse the Easton Public Market - it's one of our favorite things to do in Easton, Pa, and a great place to pick up some yummy treats for later!
  4. Of the many wonderful things to do in Easton, PA, one of the most interesting is walking the 1.6-mile Karl Stirner Arts Trail. The trail meanders through a variety of public art installations.
  5. Looking for historical things to do in Easton, PA? Then you should travel back in time and ride a Canal Boat with the National Canal Museum. These tours are 45 minutes long and offer a fascinating glimpse into this area's history.  
  6. Learn even more about this area's rich cultural history at the Sigal Museum
  7. When it comes to having some fun, attending local festivals is one of our favorite things to do in Easton - and there are plenty of them! Coming up soon is the annual Baconfest, followed by the Easton Winter Village. 
  8. One of our favorite things to do in Easton - and just about any small town, really - is to walk around downtown and enjoy a bit of shopping. The historic core of downtown Easton is perfect for this. 
  9. Get outside and walk or bike the many trails in the area.  They are beautiful all year round, but especially so under the brightly-hued foliage of fall. 
beautiful views and plenty of things to do in Easton PA, in Lehigh Valley

More Fun Things to Do in Lehigh Valley

As you can see, there are plenty of great things to do in Easton, PA.  Easton, however, is just one of the great towns you'll find in Lehigh Valley worth exploring. If you're up for a bit of adventure, you'll find that there are even more fantastic things to do in Lehigh Valley, too. 

Whether you prefer visiting Allentown, Pennsylvania's third-largest city and an integral town to American's industrial power, or Bethlehem, a revitalized city from American's industrial past, or even somewhere in between, we think you'll love your time exploring the area.  Here are ten things to do in Lehigh Valley this fall: 

  1. Given that the area is home to so many rivers, it probably comes as no surprise that Lehigh Valley is a great place to enjoy the outdoors!  From hiking, biking, and paddling to golf, horseback riding, and more, there are many great things to do in Lehigh Valley in the great outdoors!
  2. Visit the Martin Guitar Factory & Museum. Though the museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there's a pop-up shop across the street worth browsing. 
  3. Visit Lost River Caverns and explore this amazing underground world. 
  4. Visit the art galleries and museums in the area. 
  5. Take in a performance at Bethlehem's incredible SteelStacks™ campus. It is the largest revitalized brownfield in the country and is situated amidst the ruins of the former Bethlehem Steel.
  6. Lehigh Valley is a foodie paradise - enjoying dining at the many incredible restaurants, including those operated by the famed chef Emeril Lagasse himself!
  7. There are way more historical attractions in the Lehigh Valley than we can list here, but these historic venues will undoubtedly lend your getaway an air of authenticity. 
  8. Take a covered bridge tour through Lehigh Valley -- it's one of the most beautiful things to do in Lehigh Valley in the fall!
  9. There are some beautiful breweries, wineries, and distilleries in Lehigh Valley, and this is your chance to visit them!
  10. Fall isn't the only significant time to visit Lehigh Valley! It's also a great place to visit during winter when you can enjoy some skiing and other snowsports

As much as we love the sound of all of these things to do in Lehigh Valley, what this area is excellent for is escaping your routine and carving out the time you need to relax and enjoy, away from your everyday stress.  Partner with Select Registry lodging properties in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, and you'll have the makings of an unforgettable getaway. 

Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfast

The Sayre Mansion

The Sayre Mansion

Located in the heart of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sayre Mansion is the Lehigh Valley's premier urban inn. Robert Sayre, town icon and entrepreneur, lived in the charming mansion. Guests who stay at the Inn receive a glimpse of the charm and elegance of the past.

Beautifully restored, this Bethlehem, Pennsylvania bed and breakfast features luxurious comfort in each of the 23 guest rooms and suites. With easy access to the attractions and activities of the Lehigh Valley and conveniently located within blocks of Lehigh University, St. Luke's Hospital, Historic Downtown Bethlehem, and more.

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The Inn at Bowman's Hill

The Inn at Bowman's Hill

Celebrate life’s special moments at the only AAA 4-Diamond Inn in Bucks County. Surrounded by nature and just a stone's throw away from the 100-acre Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, this beautiful Bucks County Inn is nestled on a 5-acre gated estate close to the historic riverside town of New Hope.

The inn has 4 rooms and 4 suites, all with luxurious private bathrooms (3 with steam showers!), oversized heated whirlpools, king-size feather beds, and fireplaces. Heated pool and hot tub with panoramic views of the grounds open April to mid-October. Rates include a multi-course, gourmet breakfast. 

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Best Places to Stay in Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion Exterior
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Sayre Mansion Entrance
Porch at Sayre Mansion
Sayre Mansion Guest Room 2
Sayre Mansion Guest Room 5
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Sayre Mansion Conservatory
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The Sayre Mansion

Bethlehem, PA

Best Places to Stay in New Hope

inn at bowmans
Bowman backyard
suite with fireplace
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The Inn at Bowman's Hill

New Hope, PA

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