Check out These Fun Things to Do near Lehigh University

Are you visiting a student at Lehigh University? Or maybe you’re a fan of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks, the university’s fantastic football team! Either way, you’re going to want to take advantage of the many fun things to do near Lehigh University during your visit to the area. Here are a couple of our favorites!

There are so many fun things to do near Lehigh University that we couldn’t fit them all in this blog! Download our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of awesome attractions, museums, and art galleries in the area. You’ll also find out some fun things to do in nearby Allentown, PA, as well as some free things to in Lehigh Valley! This easy-to-read guide is a must for anyone planning a trip to the Lehigh Valley area.

Don’t Miss These Fun Things to do Near Lehigh University

Attend a Festival

One of our favorite things to do in Bethlehem, PA, is attending one of the many (and we do mean many!) nearby events and festivals. From the famous Musikfest to the daily tours of historic Bethlehem, there are plenty of great things to do during your time in town. If you’re visiting for the famous Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry game, be sure to check out SteelStack’s calendar of events! SteelStack is a local organization dedicated to educating the public on the history of Bethlehem as well as showcasing the local art and music scene. And speaking of Steelstacks…

Visit The Banana Factory

One of the many buildings on the SteelStacks campus is The Banana Factory, one of the premier art galleries in Bethlehem, PA! In total, the Banana Factory is composed of six buildings that house the galleries, artist studios, and classrooms. Check out the permanent and temporary exhibits and take one of the many classes available at the campus. The Banana Factory is a must for any lover of art!

Visit the Moravian Book Shop

Now that you’ve experienced the contemporary art scene in Lehigh Valley, take a trip back in time! Visit Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem! The shop is located in the downtown area. It’s the oldest continually running bookshop in the United States and the second-oldest bookshop in the world. It was first founded in 1745 by the Moravian Church and has since expanded to include several departments. These include a gift shop, candy counter, a cafe, and (of course) the bookshop! The book department houses over 10,000 volumes on its shelves so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to browse.

Take a Gamble at The Sands Casino Resort


Built on the land of the old Bethlehem Steel Company, The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem is a great place for some gambling fun! This casino features tons of gaming options, from a 30-table poker room to over 3,000 slot machines. You can enjoy Craps, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Big Six, Casino War, and much more!

Stay at Sayre Mansion

If you’re planning on taking advantage of all these fun things to do near Lehigh University, you’ll want to stay in comfortable accommodations located in the center of town. Sayre Mansion is the perfect place! With gorgeous and unique rooms and a fantastic location, this historic mansion is ideal for anyone visiting the university. We’re located within walking distance from Lehigh University and just a short car ride from downtown Bethlehem!

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.