Bethlehem has long been a hidden gem and a beloved getaway for Lehigh Valley residents. Now this charming town is getting greater recognition throughout the state! The Christmas City has been recently named one of the “Most Charming Towns and Small Cities in Pennsylvania” by TravelMag.
Whether you’re a longtime local family or are thinking about moving to the Lehigh Valley, you won’t want to miss this award-winning city!
What Makes Bethlehem Special?
Many people who think of the Lehigh Valley tend to think first of heavy manufacturing and industry. After all, there’s no name more synonymous with American industry than Bethlehem Steel! In fact, the storied history of Bethlehem is a big part of its modern-day charm, as historic steel manufacturing plants provide a stunning backdrop for a wide variety of family-friendly gatherings.
In Bethlehem’s Southside neighborhood, an abandoned Bethlehem Steel plant now serves as a 10-acre campus for concerts, festivals, and other cultural events. This location (the ArtsQuest Levitt Pavilion) hosts the annual Musikfest every August—the largest free admission music festival in the entire country. Its popularity expanded the venue across most of Southside and into neighboring Northside as well.
Across town on the Northside are many equally charming historic buildings, including over a dozen sites dating back 300 years and more. This small town was home to the American colonies’ first waterworks, a precursor to the modern municipal water system that still exists in the city today.
Other Attractions in Bethlehem
Plenty of other Bethlehem attractions are famous in the nearby Lehigh Valley, ranging from kid-friendly events to grown-up fun for the adults. As TravelMag notes, these highlights include:
- National Museum of Industrial History
- Hoover-Mason Trestle
- Bethlehem Skatepark
- PBS39 Media Center
- Southside Greenway
- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
O’Brien’s Moving and Storage has been trusted Bethlehem movers since 1928—so we have a few recommendations of our own. May we suggest the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, the Sun Inn, the Moravian Book Shop (the oldest in the country, according to some!), or Dutch Springs. Of course, if you’re here during the winter holidays, then our local Christmas markets are not to be missed.
Moving to Bethlehem? Start with a Free Quote from Our Lehigh Valley Movers
If you’re thinking about moving to the Christmas City, start by getting in touch with O’Brien’s Moving and Storage. We bring just about 100 years of experience to every job, along with the global support of our Allied Van Lines network.
As your Lehigh Valley moving company of choice, we offer:
- Residential Moving
- Commercial Moving
- Specialized Moving
- International Moving
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We serve families and businesses in Bethlehem and all of the surrounding areas, and we’re proud to be among the most trusted movers in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Give O’Brien’s Moving and Storage a call to learn more, or fill out our quick online form to request your free moving estimate.