The Fun Continues with the Second Annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week

February 21st, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

We may be rounding out the second annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week, but that doesn’t mean that the fun slows down!

Hopefully, you’ve made it out to a couple events this week- there have been some great offerings! The official ribbon cutting took place this past Sunday at the Allentown Brew Works. Attendees were invited to sample the new LVBW2, a beer created by homebrewer John Boncik that was selected as the official beer of Beer Week at a homebrewing competition last fall.

Continue Reading

After the Great Dig Out, Remember to Shop Local in Lehigh Valley

February 20th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Stone House Inn & Spa

This has been a banner snowfall for both Blue Mountain Ski Area and Bear Creek Mountain and Resort, which is always great to see.

However, with feet of snow piling up on local sidewalks, keeping cars stuck in spots, and keeping residents from even venturing out, many local businesses have felt a hit this season.

Continue Reading

Fun Tips for Traveling with Your Pet in Lehigh Valley

February 18th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Traveling with Fido

Did you know that February 20 is a national holiday? No, it’s not Snow Please Go Away Day, and it’s not Where is Spring Day either. It is however, a major holiday for those who have a strong bond with their animals because it’s National Love Your Pet Day.

Yes, there really is such a thing and I’m sure people go all out and get their pets funky clothes to wear, take them to spas for “peticures,” buy them special treats and more.

Continue Reading

“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with Lehigh Valley’s Holiday Inn Express – Dorneyville

February 11th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Holiday Inn Express - Dorneyville

For those who didn’t catch the last couple “Hotel Insider” blogs, the series shows some love for our local lodging properties. It also compliments our other featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

The blog takes a similar format of our Foodie Friday blog series featuring a question and answer format. We tried to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So enjoy and check back regularly Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

Continue Reading

How Lehigh Valley is Woven into the Olympic Games

February 7th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
The Olympics are here

Today marks the start of the XXII Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia through February 23. It’s a time when billions of people are glued to their television sets watching athletes from all over the world compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in multiple sports including skiing, bobsleigh, curling, cross-country, skating, ice hockey, luge, snowboard, biathlon and more.

Did you know that Lehigh Valley has facilities that have groomed many an Olympian competitor and winners respectively?

Continue Reading

10 Things You May Not Know About Allentown Native and Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Andre Reed

February 4th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Andre Reed - 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

Saturday night before the Super Bowl is when the National Football League holds their annual NFL Honors ceremony, honoring players with awards and announcing the new Hall of Fame Inductees. This year, Lehigh Valley has reason to celebrate, as one of our own, Andre Reed from Allentown, Pennsylvania, was named to the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

His football career started right here at Dieruff High School and in his Senior year he led them to a tri-championship, tying with Emmaus and Whitehall. From there he went on to Kutztown University where he caught the eye of NFL scouts. In 1985 Reed was drafted in the fourth round as the 86th overall selection by the Buffalo Bills.

Continue Reading

Lehigh Valley Pop Culture Connections (From Star Trek to Hey Dude to xkcd)

January 29th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Famous and From Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley is connected to many many people, places and things. Steel from our area has held up the Golden Gate and George Washington Bridges, Alcatraz, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center and the Hoover and Grand Coulee Dams. Players from our high schools have excelled in many sports and there’s just as many business success stories that can be traced back to our area and three Lehigh Valley natives have become Governors in other states.

But I’m not here to talk about them, I want to focus on different connections.

Continue Reading

“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with Lehigh Valley’s Hilton Garden Inn – LVIA

January 28th, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Welcoming & beautiful entrance

For those that didn’t catch the last couple “Look Inside the Hotels” blogs, the series shows some love for our local lodging properties, and piggybacks off our regularly, weekly featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

The blog takes a similar format of our Foodie Friday blog featuring a question and answer format. We tried to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So, enjoy and check back regularly Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

Continue Reading

Discover Lehigh Valley’s ’2014 Official Lehigh Valley Visitors Guides’ Hit the Shelves

January 23rd, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Lehigh Valley Mascots

Every January, the team here at Discover Lehigh Valley looks forward to that one day when trucks roll into our parking lot and fill our storage room with the new year’s 2014 Lehigh Valley Official Visitor Guides. Okay, some of us “look forward,” those actually unloading and stacking the boxes probably dread it.

The weather didn’t make it any easier for the crew. A steady rain fell practically the entire time. Further complicating the yearly ritual was the absence of Dan, our delivery manager.

Continue Reading

Lehigh Valley, PA is a Great Place to Stay for the Super Bowl

January 21st, 2014 posted by

  • email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, Feb. 2, and what better place to stay for the big game than right here in Lehigh Valley?

Here are a few reasons why Pennsylvania is the hot spot for Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos fans leading up to, and just after, someone takes home the Lombardi Trophy.

Continue Reading
Share