Looking for new places to explore during your trip to Lancaster County? Allentown, PA is just an hour outside of Ephrata, where Historic Smithton Inn is located. It’s a small town packed with history, culture, and some fantastic food. Allentown is a great place to take a day trip during your Pennsylvania vacation or stop in during your drive to other great attractions, like Bethlehem Steel Stacks or Crayola Place. If you’re looking for some more inspiration for fun things to do while you’re there, check out our favorite things to do in Allentown, PA!
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6 of the Best Things to Do in Allentown, PA
Catch a Game at the Coca-Cola Park
Watching a game at this award-winning baseball stadium is always a great way to spend an evening. It’s home to the local team, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Beer lovers should also take note of this location: the Lehigh Valley Craft Beer Festival takes place here in September!
Check Out the America on Wheels Museum
Car lovers should not miss out on visiting the America on Wheels Museum! The museum focuses on the history of cars in America. The exhibits focus on certain eras or types of car, like vehicles of the ‘50s or the evolution of the Mustang. There are also interactive exhibits that test your car knowledge. Before you visit, be sure to check their calendar for any fun events.
Spend the Day at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Kids and thrill-seekers alike will love visiting Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Admission to both parks is included with the cost of one ticket, so there is plenty to do. The rides at Dorney Park range from kid-friendly to extreme, so there is sure to be something for everyone in your group. When you need to cool off, visit Wildwater Kingdom and enjoy the many water slides.
Browse the Allentown Farmer’s Market
The Allentown Farmer’s Market features 60 vendors, ranging from butcher shops to gourmet cheeses. This is a great place to browse before grabbing a lunch at any of the fantastic local restaurants. If you’re looking for unique souvenirs and gifts for loved ones at home, check out Mink’s Candies and Gifts or Heffelfinger’s Coffee, Tea & Specialty Foods.
Explore the Da Vinci Science Museum
The Da Vinci Science Museum is a great place for the young and the young-at-heart! These fantastic exhibits make science fun and accessible for everyone involved.Your kids are sure to thank you for a fun afternoon.
Visit a Winery
Allentown is home to two wonderful wineries and one fantastic meadery. The Colony Meadery is located in South Allentown. Visitors can take a tour of the meadery and visit the tasting room to try out the award-winning meads. If you find something you like, bottles are available for purchase. Sleepy Cat Winery is located in the theater district and sells locally produced wines. Check their event calendar for live music or chocolate tastings. For a more rustic experience, visit the Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery. It’s a family-owned winery that has a vendor booth at the Farmer’s Market. Stop in while browsing and pick up a bottle!
Stay at Historic Smithton Inn
After your busy day exploring these fun things to do in Allentown, PA, return to the quaint and cozy Historic Smithton Inn. After visiting the chocolate shops in the Allentown Farmer’s Market, stay in the Chocolate Room! It’s warmly decorated in beautiful, brown tones. There is a sitting area in the room with a fireplace, a private bathroom with a shower and tub, and a luxuriously comfortable queen-sized pillow-top bed. Check our availability and book your room today!