Sayre Mansion » BLOG http://sayremansion.com Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:04:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 4 Broad Street Restaurants to Try http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/broad-street-restaurants/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/broad-street-restaurants/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:04:59 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1194 The city of Bethlehem has a lot to offer its visitors. From amazing entertainment at the Sands Events Center and the SteelStacks campus to famous holiday events and festivals, it seems like this Lehigh Valley city has something for everyone. The dining in Bethlehem follows this philosophy, with everything from a quick crepe to a […]

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Broad Street RestaurantsThe city of Bethlehem has a lot to offer its visitors. From amazing entertainment at the Sands Events Center and the SteelStacks campus to famous holiday events and festivals, it seems like this Lehigh Valley city has something for everyone. The dining in Bethlehem follows this philosophy, with everything from a quick crepe to a fine dining experience, you’re sure to find the right restaurant to suit your tastes. A great place to go to find superb selections is Broad Street. So, bring your appetite when you visit the Sayre Mansion and enjoy these four great Broad Street restaurants.

4 Broad Street Restaurants to Try

TheMINT Gastropub

TheMint Gastropub is an American gastropub with a focus on premium food, beer, spirits, cocktails, and martinis. With a menu of contemporary comfort foods made new by using modern and innovative techniques and a bit of whimsy. You can expect to find new takes on burgers, fish and chips, pork ribs, shrimp and grits, and more. If you’re a macaroni and cheese lover then their selection of mouthwatering variations on this classic dish will delight you. The varieties include truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese among others.

Edge Restaurant

Edge Restaurant is a French and Asian fusion restaurant that wows diners with the flavors that come out of the kitchen. The casual upscale atmosphere lends itself to great nights spent with friends and wonderful food. You’ll find the French and Asian influences in dishes that are both modern and classic. The menu includes small plates, fresh salads, innovative appetizers, and expertly prepared entrees like seafood, poultry, and steaks.

Apollo Grill

A favorite of many in Bethlehem, Apollo Grill is one of the Broad Street restaurants that you’ll want to visit. Their menu has more than 30 appetizers to choose from, burgers, chops, steaks and more. They also have a great wine selection and full bar. Their selection of entrees includes crab stuffed shrimp, osso buco, lamb shank, duck breast, veal medallions, pork mignon, and several steak options.The atmosphere is warm and friendly, perfect for a night out in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Brew Works

If you’re a beer lover as well as someone who enjoys a nice meal, then head to Bethlehem Brew Works. This brewpub pays tribute to the legacy of Bethlehem Steel in the city. The 250-seat establishment serves specialty beers like Steelworkers’ Oatmeal Stout, Valley Golden, Steelgaarden Wit, and Fegley’s ESB. They’re all brewed in-house. There are also seasonal taps, and a full bar specializing in single malt scotches, small batch bourbons, and specialty martinis. On the menu, you’ll find fresh takes on classic appetizers, beef, chicken, pasta, burgers, sandwiches and Pennsylvania Dutch specialties. Many of the items are also “beer enhanced.”

Staying Bethlehem, PA

While you’re making your plans to visit these four Broad Street restaurants, don’t forget to make your reservations to stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our historic Bethlehem bed and breakfast is the ideal place to call your home-away-from-home while you’re visiting our corner of the world. Our rooms and suites combine classic elegance with modern amenities for some of the most stylish and comfortable accommodations you’ll experience. The Sayre Mansion is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Bethlehem, so you will be just minutes away from these restaurants and the rest of the attractions the city has to offer. And each morning you’ll receive a full innkeeper’s breakfast full of delicious fare that will start your day out on a bright note. We know you’ll love Bethlehem as much as we do! We’ll see you soon!

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Top Wedding Venues in Bethlehem, PA http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/top-wedding-venues-in-bethlehem-pa/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/top-wedding-venues-in-bethlehem-pa/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:27:26 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1187 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a wonderful place to have a wedding. Whether you’re from the area or planning a destination wedding, Bethlehem will provide a perfect backdrop for your big day. If you’re beginning to plan your Bethlehem wedding, then you first need to decide on a venue. We may be biased, but Sayre Mansion is […]

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Wedding Venues in Bethlehem PABethlehem, Pennsylvania is a wonderful place to have a wedding. Whether you’re from the area or planning a destination wedding, Bethlehem will provide a perfect backdrop for your big day. If you’re beginning to plan your Bethlehem wedding, then you first need to decide on a venue. We may be biased, but Sayre Mansion is one of the best wedding venues in Bethlehem, PA. We’re experts on Bethlehem weddings and will help you create your perfect day. And if you are having a wedding larger than we can accommodate, we have some suggestions for other wedding venues in Bethlehem, PA.

Top Wedding Venues in Bethlehem, PA

Sayre Mansion

For gorgeous weddings of up to 150 guests, the Sayre Mansion stands out among all of the wedding venues in Bethlehem, PA. Sayre Mansion weddings are the perfect way to celebrate your love in a beautiful setting. Weddings are held from May to October and can include the tented terrace, the interior parlors, and the dining room. Our lawn is the ideal place to say your vows and the parlors and dining room are perfect for the cocktail hour. For dinner and reception, the tented terrace can be transformed to fit your tastes. Our premiere caterer Karen Hunter will work with you to find the perfect package for your tastes and budget. The packages include Classic, Elegant, and Exquisite.

For more intimate affairs, Sayre Mansion is one of the best wedding venues in Bethlehem PA. Our Intimate Wedding Packages are the perfect way to celebrate your love on a smaller, but no less special, scale. Our Elopement Package includes a wedding ceremony in our beautifully appointed parlor, a champagne toast, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom, a private dinner for two to four people in our dining room, a wedding cake, and an overnight stay for the bride and groom in a Carriage House Suite.

The Intimate Wedding Package is perfect for couples who want to invite a small group friends and family to celebrate with them. This package will accommodate parties of between six and sixteen people. The package includes the wedding ceremony in our parlor, a champagne toast, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, floral centerpiece, private dinner in the dining room, a delicious wedding cake, and an overnight stay for the bride and groom in one of our Carriage House suites.

Venues for Larger Weddings

If you’re planning a wedding with more than 150 guests, then there are wedding venues in Bethlehem, PA to accommodate you. The Hotel Bethlehem can accommodate up to 300 people in their beautiful Grand Ballroom. The hotel has lovely 1920s decor and is perfect for a grand yet elegant reception. Floor-to-ceiling palladium windows, balconies, and murals all contribute to the ambience at Hotel Bethlehem. Another one of the great wedding venues in Bethlehem, PA for larger weddings is ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. You’ll get great views of the Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces for the perfect Bethlehem touch.

Accommodations in Bethlehem, PA

Now that you’re familiar with the top wedding venues in Bethlehem, PA, you can start planning where you and your guests will be staying for the big event. The Sayre Mansion has luxurious and elegant guest rooms and suites that combine old world style with modern comforts for the perfect accommodation experience. Whether you have an intimate wedding and your whole wedding party stays with us or just the happy couple, our experienced and friendly staff will take care of you. Each morning you’ll get a full delicious breakfast, which is the perfect way to start the day. We can’t wait to hear from you and start planning your big day!

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Where is Lehigh Valley? http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/where-is-lehigh-valley/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/where-is-lehigh-valley/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:06:44 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1178 The Lehigh Valley is a wonderful getaway destination with a large variety of events and activities to participate in. However, if you aren’t already aware of this fantastic area, then you might be asking yourself, “Where is Lehigh Valley?” Well, we here at the Sayre Mansion are here to answer that question for you and […]

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Where is Lehigh Valley?The Lehigh Valley is a wonderful getaway destination with a large variety of events and activities to participate in. However, if you aren’t already aware of this fantastic area, then you might be asking yourself, “Where is Lehigh Valley?” Well, we here at the Sayre Mansion are here to answer that question for you and let you get to know a bit about why the place we call home is worthy of a visit. Bethlehem, our hometown, is an excellent part of the Lehigh Valley, but there are other cities and towns within the area that you should know about as well. Once you know where Lehigh Valley, or simply The Valley as some locals refer to it, is and what there is to do here, we’re sure you’ll agree with us that it’s the perfect getaway spot!

Where is Lehigh Valley?

So, where is Lehigh Valley? The Lehigh Valley is a region of eastern Pennsylvania that consists of the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. It’s one of the most populous regions in Pennsylvania and continues to grow quickly. The area is named for the Lehigh River, which runs through the valley.

Allentown

Allentown is the largest city in the Lehigh Valley and the third largest city in Pennsylvania. Like much of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown used to be a bustling manufacturing center but is now full of great cultural attractions, museums, entertainment, and more. The Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is a great place to get local produce and handcrafted goods. Allentown is home to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the minor league baseball team in the region. There are also plenty of special events in Allentown like the Mayfair Festival of the Arts and the Great Allentown Fair.

Bethlehem

Once home to Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem is another cultural hub in the Lehigh Valley. There are festivals throughout the year celebrating local creativity and traditions and the biggest of them all is Christmas in Bethlehem when Bethlehem shows off why it’s known as the Christmas City. Other attractions include the SteelStacks campus (the former home of Bethlehem Steel), where you can find ArtsQuest, the Levitt Pavillion, the Banana Factory, and Christmas City. SteelStacks is the venue for great festivals and events such as the biggest event of the summer, Musikfest. Part of the old Bethlehem Steel property has also been transformed into the Sands Bethlehem casino and event center.

Easton

The smallest city in the Lehigh Valley is Easton. In spite of it’s smaller size, you can still have big fun in Easton! There are great restaurants, art galleries, and antique stores enjoy throughout town. And since it’s at the convergence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, there is some wonderful scenery and opportunity for outdoor recreation. For families, the Crayola Experience in Easton is a perfect way to spend the day. And if you love theatre then catch a show at State Theatre Center for the Arts.

Where to Stay in Lehigh Valley

Now that you know the answer to the question “Where is Lehigh Valley?” you know that there is a lot to take advantage of in the area. When you plan your trip to the Lehigh Valley, make sure to make your accommodation arrangements at the Sayre Mansion. Our historic 1858 mansion is linked to an integral part of the development of the Lehigh Valley. It’s original owner was the chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. So come step back in time with rooms and suites that feature old world appointments combined with modern comforts. Our location in the heart of Bethlehem will give you easy access to all the attractions, restaurant, and shops in town. If you’re looking for a truly memorable getaway in the Lehigh Valley, Sayre Mansion is the place to be. We’ll see you soon!

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Trending: Lehigh Valley Fashion Week http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/trending-lehigh-valley-fashion-week/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/06/trending-lehigh-valley-fashion-week/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:57:44 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1172 The Lehigh Valley is the perfect place to visit during the summer. The weather is lovely and there are many special festivals and events to take part in during the season. One of these great events is Lehigh Valley Fashion Week. Two times a year, designers, models, hairstylists, and makeup artists show their stuff in […]

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Lehigh Valley Fashion WeekThe Lehigh Valley is the perfect place to visit during the summer. The weather is lovely and there are many special festivals and events to take part in during the season. One of these great events is Lehigh Valley Fashion Week. Two times a year, designers, models, hairstylists, and makeup artists show their stuff in a series of shows and events. If style is your middle name, then head to Lehigh Valley Fashion Week to take in the wares of the talented people of the area. It’s guaranteed to be a fashionable good time!

About Lehigh Valley Fashion Week

Lehigh Valley Fashion Week is the celebration of the talented designers, makeup artists, hairstylists, and models of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. While there is a focus on local talent, there are also other areas represented. The aim of Lehigh Valley Fashion Week is to increase the visibility of fashion in the region and highlight and bring profit to the surrounding businesses. There are two Fashion Weeks each year to showcase all of the fashion seasons. This summer’s Lehigh Valley Fashion Week will be held August 14th-22nd.

Lehigh Valley Fashion Week Designers

The designers at Lehigh Valley fashion week showcase the great creativity of the region’s talent. While the designers for this year’s event haven’t been announced yet, the designers from the last Lehigh Valley fashion week will give you an idea of what to expect this year.

  • Larissa Favier: This jewelry designer gets inspiration from Nordic influences as well as the Ashanti tribe of West Africa. The jewelry explores earthly elements, in particular, water, fire, and ice. Using materials like resin and reclaimed oak floorboards.
  • Boujichick Fashions: Boujichick Fashions is based out of Buffalo, NY and they prize quality above all else. They have a complete clothing line featuring leggings, tees, jeans, loungewear, and more. Their aesthetic is versatile, but it has an edge. For example, people love their “Liquid Leather” leggings that come both with and without studs.
  • Fashion Sixty4: Helmed by designer S. Samuel, the craftsmanship in these pieces is evident. Designs include amazing dresses, casual wear, and outerwear.
  • Dust to Dawn Fashion: If you’re looking for the perfect hat, headbands, or fascinators or other headwear, then you will be happy to find Dust to Dawn Fashion. They have all kind of headwear ranging from flapper style fascinators to cozy crocheted items.

Lehigh Valley Fashion Week Events

There is a lot going on during Lehigh Valley fashion week. Along with shopping and shows, there are special events to attend. Below are a few of this year’s Lehigh Valley Fashion Show

  • The Couture Event | Friday, August 14th, 2015 | Renaissance Allentown Hotel
  • Art vs. Fashion | Saturday, August 15th, 2015 | Renaissance Allentown Hotel
  • The Goddess Showcase | Friday, Augusty 21st | The Sigal Museum

 

Where to Stay During Lehigh Valley Fashion Week

No matter what kind of styles you’re looking forward to most at Lehigh Valley Fashion Week, your time in the area will be made all the more special with a stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our timelessly elegant rooms and suites combine old world charm with modern amenities to create the most comfortable accommodation experience possible. Plus, our location in the heart of Bethlehem means that you’ll have easy access to the shops, dining, and entertainment in town. There is no better place to have a memorable Lehigh Valley getaway!

 

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Crayola Easton, PA is Fun for Kids of All Ages http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/crayola-easton-pa-is-fun-for-kids-of-all-ages/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/crayola-easton-pa-is-fun-for-kids-of-all-ages/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 23:47:15 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1167 There is so much to do and see here in Bethlehem and in the Lehigh Valley. We here at the Sayre Mansion know how lucky we are to live in an area with so many great places to enjoy art, music, and theater. The multitude of activities available in the region is part of what […]

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Crayola Easton PAThere is so much to do and see here in Bethlehem and in the Lehigh Valley. We here at the Sayre Mansion know how lucky we are to live in an area with so many great places to enjoy art, music, and theater. The multitude of activities available in the region is part of what makes it the perfect getaway destination for all types of people. If you’re traveling with children, then you’ll find plenty to do in the area that engages both you and the children. One of the best things to do in the Lehigh Valley for families and those traveling with kids is to visit Crayola Easton, PA. The Crayola Experience is tons of fun for all ages and is an amazing way to spend the day. You won’t find anything like Crayola Easton, PA anywhere else!

About Crayola Easton, PA

Crayola Easton, PA is the only Crayola Experience in the world! This huge facility is full of activities that will capture the minds and creativity of both children and adults. The newly redesigned experience was improved in 2013 and now boasts 21 attractions.  The great thing about Crayola Easton, PA is that it is more than just fun. It engages children with the subjects of art and technology as they see how crayons are made and make creations of their own. This bold and colorful world is waiting for you!

Activities at Crayola Easton, PA

There are 21 different attractions at Crayola Easton, PA, so you’ll have plenty to do to fill the day with. Below are just a few highlights of what you can expect when you visit.

  • Crayon Factory: A live theater show that introduces the audience to how crayons are made.
  • Workshop: A premium craft experience where kids can create great things
  • Art Alive: This attraction lets children create digital works of art and see them projected onto the wall. Their artwork then becomes part of a larger scene that they can interact with.
  • Water Works: This is a working lock and canal system that lets children navigate their own boat down the canals. They learn how to levies and other elements work as they float through “Crayonopolis.”
  • Modeling Madness: Children can use Crayola Model Magic to sculpt fabulous creations. The only limit is their imagination!
  • Wrap It Up: Create your own unique Crayola crayon by personalizing and printing an authentic label and wrapping it around a crayon.
  • Melt & Mold: Create different shaped souvenirs out of crayon wax. Select a shape and a favorite color and watch the machine melt the crayon into the mold.
  • Colossal Caddy: A colorer’s dream come true! This giant caddy holds thousands of crayons. Children and adults get excited about coloring at this classic attraction.
  • Big Blue: The world’s biggest crayon. Great for a photo op.

Accommodations Near Crayola Easton, PA

When you’re planning your trip to Crayola Easton, PA, be sure to book your stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our family friendly Bethlehem bed and breakfast is only 20 minutes away from Easton and the Crayola Experience. Our rooms and suites are the perfect places to rest and relax in between whatever activities you have planned. Plus, our location in the heart of Bethlehem means you’re just minutes away from fantastic entertainment, art, dining, and more! The Sayre Mansion will make your experience in the Lehigh Valley one to remember!

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A Guide to the Great Allentown Fair http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/a-guide-to-the-great-allentown-fair/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/a-guide-to-the-great-allentown-fair/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 18:59:26 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1162 There are great events happening all year in the Lehigh Valley. The city of Bethlehem is known for having several great festivals and celebrations and our neighbors in Allentown have quite a few of their own. One event that you must put on your calendar is the Great Allentown Fair. This event takes place each year […]

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Great Allentown FairThere are great events happening all year in the Lehigh Valley. The city of Bethlehem is known for having several great festivals and celebrations and our neighbors in Allentown have quite a few of their own. One event that you must put on your calendar is the Great Allentown Fair. This event takes place each year at the end of the summer, and it’s the perfect sendoff for the season. With agricultural events, big musical acts, great foods, carnival rides, and community displays, the Great Allentown Fair is a great time for everyone.

About the Great Allentown Fair

The Great Allentown Fair has been a much-loved tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than a century and a half. The fair was originally conceived in 1852 and continues to have deep roots in the agricultural traditions that it began with. This year’s Great Allentown Fair will take place at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PA on September 1st through September 7th.

Events and Activities at the Great Allentown Fair

The Great Allentown Fair has everything you could want in a traditional country fair with the added benefit of great entertainment and activities. Of course, there are agricultural displays and competitions that continue in the long tradition of the fair. These events include judging panels for different livestock, 4-H projects, food products, flowers, and other farm products as well as domestic and fine arts. You’ll also find tons of fun carnival rides and delicious food on the midway.
Plus, there is a calendar of free daily events that include music, an elephant encounter, a high dive show, and even swimming pigs!

Entertainment at the Great Allentown Fair

Every year the Great Allentown Fair presents performances from big name acts from multiple genres. This year on the Grandstand stage, you can see your favorite artists from today as well as a trio of classic rock legends.

  • Def Leppard, Styx, and Tesla | Tuesday, September 1st
  • Little Big Town | Pain Killer Tour | Wednesday, September 2nd
  • Carrie Underwood | Thursday, September 3rd
  • Eric Church | The Outsiders World Tour | Friday, September 4th
  • Meghan Trainor | The MTRAIN Tour | Sunday, September 6th

Where to Stay During the Great Allentown Fair

It doesn’t matter what your favorite part of the Great Allentown Fair is, your time in the Lehigh Valley will be made all the more special when you stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our elegant and comfortable guest rooms and suites are the ideal place to relax and recharge in between activities. Our historic mansion is located in the heart of Bethlehem, so you’ll be close to all of the great shopping, dining, art, and entertainment that our city has to offer. And each morning you’ll start the day with a full delicious breakfast, so you’ll have the energy to take on whatever you have planned. Here at the Sayre Mansion, we love the Lehigh Valley, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your time with us. We’ll see you soon!

For more information on Bethlehem, PA and the Lehigh Valley, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of tips on what to do and see while you’re in the area!

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10 Incredible Dorney Park Rides http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/dorney-park-rides/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/dorney-park-rides/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 17:19:10 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1125 In Allentown, PA, just twenty minutes from the Sayre Mansion is Dorney Park. This amusement park has plenty of thrills for those adventurous souls looking for some fun. Dorney Park rides are infamous for being thrilling and fun. The park is home to eight roller coasters, several thrill rides and a waterpark called Wildwater Kingdom. […]

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Dorney Park RidesIn Allentown, PA, just twenty minutes from the Sayre Mansion is Dorney Park. This amusement park has plenty of thrills for those adventurous souls looking for some fun. Dorney Park rides are infamous for being thrilling and fun. The park is home to eight roller coasters, several thrill rides and a waterpark called Wildwater Kingdom. Whether you like quick drops, high swings, or fast coasters, these Dorney Park rides will keep you entertained for an afternoon.

12 Great Dorney Park Rides

1. Hydra

One of the signature Dorney Park rides, Hydra is a half-mile of coiling steel roller coaster track. It was also the first floorless roller coaster in Pennsylvania. Its unique twist flips upside down as you exit the station.

2. Possessed

Possessed is a dueling-tower suspended impulse roller coaster. The ride launches both forward and backward with riders dangling beneath 704 feet of track.

3. Steel Force

This roller coaster includes a 205-foot drop, two tunnels, steep banks, turns, and dips. Speeds on Steel Force reach up to 75 miles per hour. Steel Force is thought of as one of the best steel roller coasters in the world.

4. Talon

This inverted roller coaster uses ski-lift style seating. Riders are spun around the outside of the track as their feet dangle in the air. The coaster is also designed to create the illusion of soaring close to the ground for an added thrill.

5. ThunderHawk

ThunderHawk is an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster and was originally named “The Coaster.” The ride is set in a figure-eight pattern and is one of the classic favorites among Dorney Park rides.

6. Stinger

Stinger seats riders face to face and dangles them from the “scorpion’s tail.” The ride lifts passengers up a 138-foot hill before releasing them to race 55 miles per hour through three inversions. The ride goes both forward and backward.

7. Revolution

Revolution is a huge revolving swing made up of an eight-armed ring of seats that face inward. You’ll swing 120 degrees in each direction and reach a nearly inverted position at 65 feet in the air.

8. Meteor

The Meteor seats riders face to face as they are shot around a loop. The ride soars backwards and forwards.

9. Screamin’ Swing

This isn’t your backyard swing. A giant pendulum makes the swing go higher and higher until it flips upside down 60 feet in the air.

10. Thunder Canyon

Thunder Canyon is a river rapids ride measuring 1,640 feet long. Almost a million gallons of water propel you and seven other riders down the course as you take on rapids, waterfalls and geysers.

11. Dominator

Dominator is actually two rides in one. You either choose Launch Upward where you defy gravity at 40 mph up a 200-foot-tall tower, or you can ride Rocket Downward where you’ll descend at a swift 45 mph.

12. Demon Drop

Demon Drop shows riders what it would be like if they were suspended from the top of a 10-story building. It’s an elevator style ride dangles passengers before unexpectedly dropping them 60 feet. The free fall lasts about two seconds and then riders experience the deceleration of g-forces as they enter a pull-out curve in a lying down position.

Where to Stay When Visiting Dorney Park

When you’re deciding on which of these Dorney Park rides to embark on, be sure to book your stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our Bethlehem boutique hotel is the ideal place to call your home-away-from-home while you’re in the Lehigh Valley. Our rooms and suites perfectly combine timeless elegance and modern comforts for an unforgettable accommodation experience. Plus, our location in the heart of Bethlehem is convenient to all of the great attractions, events, and dining the city has to offer.  It’s also not far from Dorney Park, so you can enjoy a day getting your thrills at the park and come back to relax in style.

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Check Out the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Schedule http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/lehigh-valley-ironpigs-schedule/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/05/lehigh-valley-ironpigs-schedule/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 12:34:40 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1130 Nothing says summer quite like a baseball game. Here in the Lehigh Valley we have a great minor league team called the IronPigs and spending an afternoon or an evening enjoying the great American pastime is always a fun time. Coca-Cola Park is the home to the IronPigs and is located in Allentown, not far from […]

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Lehigh Valley Ironpigs ScheduleNothing says summer quite like a baseball game. Here in the Lehigh Valley we have a great minor league team called the IronPigs and spending an afternoon or an evening enjoying the great American pastime is always a fun time. Coca-Cola Park is the home to the IronPigs and is located in Allentown, not far from us at the Sayre Mansion. Along with playing host to the baseball game, Coca-Cola park has extra features and activities that make it a good place to spend some time. So next time you’re in Bethlehem, head over to Coca-Cola Park to take in one of the games on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs schedule.

About the Lehigh Valley IronPigs

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are based out of Allentown, PA and play in the International League as the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Named for the steel industry’s prominent place in the region’s history, the team was founded in 1993. The name IronPigs comes from the term “pig iron” which was part of the process of steel production. Coca-Cola Park is where the home games on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs schedule. The park is one of the finest parks in minor league baseball with a play area for kids, an impressive array of restaurants, bars, and terraces.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs Schedule

Below is the 2015 Lehigh IronPigs Schedule for home games.

  • May 8th-May 10th | Gwinett
  • May 11th- May 13th | Columbus
  • May 21st – May 24th | Charlotte
  • June 2nd – June 3rd | Rochester
  • June 4th – June 7th | Indianapolis
  • June 15th – June 18th | Buffalo
  • June 19th – June 21st | Scranton
  • June 26th – June 28th | Louisville
  • June 29th – July 1st | Scranton
  • July 2nd – July 3rd | Rochester
  • July 7th – July 9th | Pawtucket
  • July 20th – July 23 | Toledo
  • July 24th – 26th | Syracuse
  • July 28th – July 29th | Scranton
  • July 31st – August 2nd | Norfolk
  • August 14th – August 16th | Pawtucket
  • August 12th – August  26th | Buffalo
  • September 3rd – September 4th | Syracuse
  • September 5th – September 7th | Rochester

Where to Stay When Attending an IronPigs Game

When you’re making plans to attend a game on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs schedule, be sure to book your stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our Bethlehem bed and breakfast has the ideal accommodations for your time in the Lehigh Valley. Rooms and suites with old world charm and modern amenities greet guests upon arrival. Each morning you’ll be treated to a full innkeeper’s breakfast, so you can start your day on a delicious note. The Sayre Mansion is conveniently located in the heart of Bethlehem, close to all of the great shopping, dining, and attractions downtown. So you can enjoy a game or two on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs schedule and then take advantage of the other fantastic activities in the area.  When you choose the Sayre Mansion, you’ll have the best experience possible in Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. We’ll see you soon.

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For more information on the Sayre Mansion and our area, make sure to request a copy of our Vacation Guide. You’ll find out inside tips on what to do, see, and eat during your time in the Lehigh Valley!

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5 Things to Do on a Day Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/04/pennsylvania-dutch-country/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/04/pennsylvania-dutch-country/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:41:22 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1119 Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a beautiful part of our state inhabited, centers on the cities of Allentown, Hershey, Lancaster, Reading, and York in the southeastern part of the state.  As the name suggests, this part of the state is inhabited by the Pennsylvania Dutch, a cultural group originally formed by early immigrants and their descendants. […]

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a beautiful part of our state inhabited, centers on the cities of Allentown, Hershey, Lancaster, Reading, and York in the southeastern part of the state.  As the name suggests, this part of the state is inhabited by the Pennsylvania Dutch, a cultural group originally formed by early immigrants and their descendants. Sometimes, simply referred to Amish Country, Pennsylvania Dutch Country is also home to groups of other religions such as Mennonite, River Brethren, Moravian, and more. The Amish are simply the most well known out of these religions. During a day trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you’ll experience a variety of people, sights, and attractions. Horses and carriages or buggies will make appearances on the same roads as cars, there will be markets full of handmade food and goods, and plenty of other ways to experience this unique culture.

5 Things to Do on a Day Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country

1.Take an Amish VIP (Visit-In-Person) Tour

This exclusive tour takes a limited number of people to three Amish properties to get a clearer understanding of the Amish culture and way of life. The Amish Experience runs these tours of no more than 14 people. Guests will stop at an Amish Farm, see the “Cottage Industries” the Amish have gotten into, and the day will end with a visit with an Amish family.

2.Visit Central Market

Central Market is a must see when in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The market dates back to 1742 and the building was constructed in 1889. It’s the oldest continually operating farmers’ market in the country. Find fresh flowers, baked good, produce, meat, and more at this Lancaster gem.

3.Head to Dutch Haven for Shoo-Fly Pie

A famous culinary delight, Shoo-Fly Pie is really best from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Dutch haven sells handmade pies that make a great souvenir from your time in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

4.See Green Dragon Farmers Market and Auction

At 30 Acres, Green Dragon Farmers Market and Auction is one of the biggest farmers markets in the state. There are 400 indoor and outdoor stands, each run by Amish and Mennonite farmers. The traditional agricultural market has a fun country-carnival atmosphere. Also at Green Dragon, there is a flea market and a small animal auction in the evenings.

5.Check out Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum

This open-air museum will help you learn about Pennsylvania rural life and culture between 1750 and 1940. There are 15 historical buildings, including a farmstead to a country store. Landis Valley also features costumed guide and demonstrations of weaving, pottery, spinning, and tinsmithing. You can purchase a handcrafted gift in the Weathervane Shop.

Staying Near Pennsylvania Dutch Country

When you’re planning your activities for your Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Bethlehem is the perfect place to make your accommodations.  The Sayre Mansion is just under 20 minutes away from Allentown where some Pennsylvania Dutch can be found, and just over an hour from the other cities in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. So, for an ideal trip you can enjoy the beauty and attractions of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley during the rest of your time in the state. Our area is full of great cultural and artistic events, several festivals, entertaining attractions, and many more exciting activities.  And the Sayre Mansion is located in the heart of Bethlehem, so you’ll never be too far away from any of the action.  Our guest rooms and suites mix old world elegance with modern luxuries and amenities, creating the perfect environment for a memorable and relaxing stay. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Bethlehem Steel Tours Explore the Region’s History http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/04/bethlehem-steel-tours/ http://sayremansion.com/blog/2015/04/bethlehem-steel-tours/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00:12:27 +0000 http://sayremansion.com/?p=1109 Bethlehem, PA is a city with a rich history. From the indigenous people who made their home here to the Moravians who settled here later, you can find stories about the past all over town. Industry became an important factor in the formation of Bethlehem as we know it today.  A big part of our […]

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Bethlehem Steel ToursBethlehem, PA is a city with a rich history. From the indigenous people who made their home here to the Moravians who settled here later, you can find stories about the past all over town. Industry became an important factor in the formation of Bethlehem as we know it today.  A big part of our city’s history is the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.  Bethlehem Steel was the backbone of the city until its decline, and its legacy lives on in many ways. To get more familiar with the company and the influence it’s had on the city and its people, then we suggest taking on of the Bethlehem Steel tours that are now offered. With these walking tours, you’ll get a bit of an education and you might just see the Christmas City in a different light. 

About Bethlehem Steel

Founded in 1857, Bethlehem Steel was once the second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder in the United States. Together with the subsidiary company, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Bethlehem Steel was a powerful example of the American industrial manufacturing sector. During World War I and World War II, Bethlehem Steel made armor plate and large-caliber guns for the US military. The company also made the steel sections of the Golden Gate Bridge. Later, in the 1980s and 1990s production decline and the steel plant closed and officially became defunct in 2003. Today the campus of the plant is home to the SteelStacks and the Sands Bethlehem Casino.

Bethlehem Steel Tours

There are two different walking Bethlehem Steel tours offered and each will let you get familiar with the history of Bethlehem and Bethlehem Steel’s place in that history.

Steelwalkers Walking Tours

Steelwalkers Walking Tours will put you in the shoes of a steelworker to experience what an average day working for Bethlehem Steel might be like. You’ll find out about the excitement and danger of the job, learn how the blast furnaces worked and hear some fascinating stories that you won’t hear elsewhere. These Bethlehem Steel tours also include question and answer sessions with an experienced steelworker.

The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel Walking Tour

On the Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel Walking Tour, a trained guide will make you more familiar with the different parts of the plant. You’ll also get to learn about the blast furnaces why the steelworkers needed brass checks to enter the gate each morning.

Where to Stay for Bethlehem Steel Tours

When you’re making your plans to take one of the Bethlehem Steel tours, be sure to book your stay at Sayre Mansion.  Much like Bethlehem Steel, our 1858 mansion has a prominent place in the history of our fair city.  Our rooms and suites have timeless elegance as well as modern amenities that will keep you comfortable during your time with us. And if you need tips on where to go and what to see during your stay, or help with anything else, our knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you. Each morning you will be treated to a full delicious breakfast, so you will have the energy to greet the day and all it has in store for you. For a memorable getaway to Bethlehem, you won’t find a better place to stay than the Sayre Mansion.  We can’t wait to see you soon!

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