Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Bethlehem, a former steel town pillowed in the wooded hillsides of picturesque Lehigh Valley. Visit Bethlehem's historic downtown, liberal-arts colleges and glittering casino complex.
At night, the star of Bethlehem atop South Mountain is visible from nearly every place in town. Football fans flock to the city in July and August to see the Philadelphia Eagles take to the field during pre-season training camp. Admission is free to watch the NFL team's twice-daily practices at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus, within easy access of our hotels in Bethlehem. Nearby Nazareth is home to C.F. Martin & Co., maker of iconic Martin guitars and mandolins. Join the free weekday guided tours to watch craftsmen transform rough lumber into elegant acoustic instruments, or stop by to wander the museum and gift shop on your own.
Numerous restaurants and shops occupy the historic buildings that stretch along Bethlehem's leafy downtown Main Street and nearby Broad Street. You'll find inexpensive global cuisine and vegetarian eateries across the Lehigh River in the city's South Side neighborhood, near our hotels in Bethlehem. South Side watering holes tend to attract students from nearby Lehigh University and Moravian College, while locals and visitors gravitate to downtown taverns and brewpubs. For round-the-clock entertainment, guests of our Bethlehem hotels take their chances at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Occupying the site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant, this state-of-the-art gaming facility serves free drinks to players and features big-name restaurants and buzzing nightclubs.
Reserve a room at our Holiday Inn Express Bethlehem hotels in August for Musikfest's free concerts and lively nightlife. Visit in November and December to shop at Christkindlmarkt, one of the nation's top-ranked holiday markets.