A Lovely Evening at Shula’s Steak House

February 3rd, 2014 posted by

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Shula's American Steak House

This week I had the privilege of dining with a private party at Shula’s Steak House at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. This was my first experience with private dining, and it will be one that lives positively in my memory for a long time.

We met for dinner in Coaches Corner, which was filled with vintage photos of the Miami Dolphins and Don Shula.

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Barn Swallow Country Store Offers a Handcrafted Shopping Experience in Lehigh Valley

January 16th, 2014 posted by

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Just a few miles outside of Allentown, a bright yellow sign greets passersby along Township Line Road beckoning them to see the unique treasures inside a picturesque red barn.

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience look no further than Barn Swallow Country Store.

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Mayflower Luncheonette: The Friendliest Diner in Bethlehem

January 2nd, 2014 posted by

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The Mayflower Luncheonette

The Mayflower Luncheonette, a mainstay on the north side of Bethlehem for more than 50 years, is the perfect place to go if you’re craving authentic home cooking just like mom used to make.

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Discover Lehigh Valley’s Favorite Food of 2013

December 20th, 2013 posted by

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Best Meals of 2013

With 2014 less than a week and a half away we thought it would be the perfect time to look back and reflect on one of our favorite topics here at Discover Lehigh Valley – food. With its diverse selection of quality restaurants, Lehigh Valley is a food-lovers dream.

As a staff we compiled a list of our personal favorite meals that we’ve enjoyed around the valley in 2013, and invite you to share your favorites too!

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Top 10 Indoor Family Fun Activities in Lehigh Valley

December 5th, 2013 posted by

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Indoor Fun at Bounce U

If you’re starting to feel the onset of cabin fever now that it’s too chilly to play outside and because the days are getting shorter, have no fear, there is still so much to do indoors in Lehigh Valley this winter.

BounceU –The ultimate indoor bounce stadium and playground attraction.  With locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Bounce U is a convenient and fun place to take the kids on a dreary day.

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A Lehigh Valley Tradition unlike any Other: Lighting the Easton Peace Candle

November 29th, 2013 posted by

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Lighting Easton Peace Candle

Black Friday – the continuation of the overnight shop ‘til you drop marathon. Whether you’re hoping to complete your holiday list in one go like a champion, or you’re casually enjoying the fun and antics that this day brings, one thing (other than sales) that you shouldn’t miss is the Peace Candle lighting ceremony in Easton.

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Your Guide to Christmas Activities in the Christmas City

November 15th, 2013 posted by

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Lights along Bethlehem's Main Street

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The ultimate holiday celebration officially begins tomorrow, November 16, in Bethlehem, the Christmas City. Through the end of the year, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy group tours, history and heritage events, musical performances, and the best of holiday shopping at Christkindlmarkt.

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Treat Yourself at One of These Three Lehigh Valley Salon & Spas

October 29th, 2013 posted by

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Treat Yourself at a Local Salon or Spa

The winter season is quickly approaching, and if you’re like me, it’s not only a time for festivities like apple picking and corn mazes, but also a time to update my look and prepare myself for the cold dry weather.

Luckily, Lehigh Valley is home to a diverse selection of salons and spas to fit every need and budget. Whether you’re looking for a quick touch up or a full body transformation, there’s a relaxing treatment just waiting for you to book it.

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Top 5 Places to Enjoy a Martini in Lehigh Valley

October 24th, 2013 posted by

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Loopers is one of many places to grab a martini

Here in Lehigh Valley, we have no shortage of places for James Bond to order a dry martini, “shaken, not stirred.” Whether you find yourself in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, you’re never to far from a great martini. We put together a list of our favorites. What are yours? Let us know in the comments section below.

Looper’s Bar and Grill – With more than 75 different martinis on their “Fruity Menu” alone, Looper’s selection is extensive. They also offer more than 50 coffee martinis, more than 45 unique ‘Special-tinis,’ as well as dessert martinis, frozen martinis, cosmos and margaritas. If you’re looking for a festive drink to enjoy the fall weather, I highly recommend the pumpkin pie dessert martini.

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Top 5 Lehigh Valley Places to Grab a Great Cup of Coffee

September 26th, 2013 posted by

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Barista at Cosmic Cup

The greatest love affair in my life is the one I have with my daily cup of coffee. To me, coffee is so much more than the human fuel that makes waking up in the morning bearable. I look forward to a great cup of coffee the way five-year-olds anticipate the magic of Christmas morning.

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