Explore Our Neighborhood
Take the Kids
The Crayola Factory is only 2 blocks away from The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites and offers real production lines making crayons and markers as well as hands-on craft demos.
Or you can take a mule-drawn canal boat ride on the Lehigh Canal. You'll have so much fun you won't even realize you're learning about canal boat life a hundred years ago.
The Da Vinci Discovery Center in Allentown is a hands-on science and technology extravaganza.
How about roller coasters? Are you looking for the excitement of one of the fastest roller coasters on the East Coast? Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will get the adrenaline pumping!
The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites overlooks Lafayette College, just under a mile from our doors. In addition there are many other colleges and universities nearby including DeSales University, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, Moravian College, Northampton Community College, and Cedar Crest College.
Entertainment & Adventure
There’s something for everyone. The choices for outdoor activities in the Lehigh Valley will satisfy fun-seekers of all ages.
Relax and travel back in time on the Mule Drawn Canal Boat Rides on the Lehigh River to complement a tour of the National Canal Museum. If that's too slow for your liking, try the Steel Force Roller Coaster at Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, one of the biggest and fastest on the east coast.
Hot air ballooning with Sights Unseen Ballooning or Balloonatics and Aeronuts is one of the most popular adventure activities in the area.
Want to explore underground? The wonders of Lost River Caverns just a few miles from the Hotel, will satisfy your desire for spelunking. For underwater enthusiasts, Dutch Springs offers a water park, diving, snorkeling, and underwater exploring as well as classes.
Skiing and other winter fun is available on the numerous slopes of the nearby Pocono and Blue Mountains.
Music & The Arts Guide
For the musically inclined, the Martin Guitar Factory daily tours will impress you with their world renowned craftsmanship and quality.
Each year in August, Bethlehem's Musikfest brings musicians from around the world for primarily outdoors performances. If you're searching for classical entertainment, the Bach Choir and Festival will fulfill your musical thirst.
There is live entertainment on a Broadway-quality stage at the State Theatre, only a short walk from the Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites. Enjoy stand-up comedy, dancing-in-the-aisles bands, and the Nutcracker around the holidays. Ask about our “State Theater Packages”.
Enjoy a stroll through some area galleries, including the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College, the Zoellner Center at Lehigh University, or the Allentown Art Museum. And don't forget the Banana Factory for art classes and workshops. You may want to purchase your very own sculpture or painting at local art galleries, such as Connexions.
|The Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites is an environmentally responsible Hotel established by Easton Hotel Restoration (EHR), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nurture Nature Foundation (NNF), a non-profit organization working to balance environmental protection and economic development.|