Harvest Weekend along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

September 1st, 2015 posted by

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The winery owners of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s nine member wineries are often asked when is a good time to explore the trail. And while it’s true that any time of the year is great for visiting, special events make the trip along the trail even more fun because there’s more to see and do.

The Wine Trail’s next event is the annual Harvest Weekend – The Butcher, The Baker, & The Winemaker on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. It takes place in the midst of harvest season, when the vineyards are busy with workers removing the mature grape clusters from the vines, which are then crushed to remove their juice.  The juice is then processed and placed into wood barrels or stainless steel tanks for fermenting.

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Welcome to Lehigh Valley, College Students!

August 27th, 2015 posted by

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Don't get stuck in the campus bubble!

At the close of each summer, nearly 50,000 college students pack their bags and head towards Lehigh Valley for another semester of classes.

With ten colleges and universities in the area, there is a wide range of degree paths, programs of studies, and styles of college experiences available. From large, division one schools, to smaller, liberal arts schools, to well-respected community colleges – you’ll find students of all types in Lehigh Valley.

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My Top 5 Bars for my 21st Birthday

August 18th, 2015 posted by

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Cheers!

It’s the moment I have been (im)patiently waiting for… I’m finally of legal drinking age! All of my friends turned 21 before me, so they have been telling me about all the great bars in the Lehigh Valley area that I HAD to have a drink at before heading back up to school.

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Save with Budget-Friendly Activities in Lehigh Valley

August 12th, 2015 posted by

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Fun doesn't have to break the bank.

Picture this: It’s a Saturday morning, you have nothing to do all day, and you’re bored. There’s just one problem – you don’t want to spend a lot of money to entertain yourself because you have a big bill to pay, you’re saving up for a new TV, whatever reason. We’ve all been there.

Luckily for anyone living in or visiting the Lehigh Valley, there’s a lot of budget-friendly ways to ‘treat yourself.’

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Coming to Musikfest? Add Even More Fun to Your Plans

August 7th, 2015 posted by

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Da Vinci Science Center Allentown

Musikfest is packed with fun, but that only scratches the surface of all there is do enjoy in Lehigh Valley. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite events to tack on to your visit- no matter which days you’re in town.

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Lehigh Valley Gems Hidden in Plain Sight

August 4th, 2015 posted by

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Welcome to the South Side!

As Henry David Thoreau stated, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

Lehigh Valley is a testament to this. It is brimming with talent that overflows from the confines of art studios and into the streets, adding color and intrigue to everyday objects. Here’s a list of some fun outdoor artwork to check out.

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Keep Calm and Drink Wine: Wine on the Mountain is Here!

July 21st, 2015 posted by

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Wine on the Mountain is here!

Keep Calm and Drink Wine! I’m sure we have all seen this saying before? Well what better place to drink wine than at Wine on the Mountain. This weekend, Penn’s Peak will be transformed into a wine lover’s paradise as the nine wineries that make up the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail and a variety of vendors welcome everyone.

We reached out to our frequent guest blogger and owner of Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Kari Skrip Gavenus, for a sneak peak at what one can expect. So without further ado, here’s Kari.

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Top Five Places to Grab a Scoop of Ice Cream in Lehigh Valley

July 19th, 2015 posted by

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We all scream for ice cream!

Sunday, July 19 marks what is sure to be one of the hottest days of the summer. Here in Lehigh Valley, there are plenty of ways for you to cool off when the mercury rises.

But sometimes, all you need is a delicious ice cream cone to help cool you off. And it just so happens that today is National Ice Cream Day! We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite spots to grab a scoop- and there’s a slight chance that we’ll be visiting all five today….

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Easton Heritage Day Returns on Sunday, July 12

July 9th, 2015 posted by

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Fireworks kick off just after dusk.

I love fireworks, but I miss them every year on the 4th of July because we go to a friend’s picnic instead. Not to worry! While Lehigh Valley has fabulous firework displays in Allentown and Bethlehem on the 4th, Easton holds out for a later date. Why, you may ask? Easton’s big celebration is on Heritage Day.

This year Heritage Day is on Sunday, July 12 in celebration of a historic event.

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5 Great Places to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining in Lehigh Valley

July 8th, 2015 posted by

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Take your next meal outdoors!

No one wants to spend these beautiful summer days inside, so get your daily amount of vitamin D and dine outside, or as I like to say when I’m feeling fancy, dine al fresco. From ice cream, to Italian-inspired dinners, to cocktails, and more. Check out my favorite places to enjoy outdoor dining in the Lehigh Valley!

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