What Are Some Activities and Attractions in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania?


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Some attractions and activities available in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania include museums, historic sites, festivals and theatre. Visitors can explore the many parks or swim at the public pools.

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Bethlehem boasts museums and historical sites commemorating the Moravian culture that formed the bedrock of the city in the 1700s. The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center offers information and shops on the local sites and history of the city. Visitors can get to the Heritage Trail from the center and visit Monocacy Valley, pass through Broad Street Bridge and view original Victorian houses. Some historical sites include Old Chapel, Central Moravian Church and the city's oldest building, Gemeinhaus.

Visitors can stop off at one of the many parks for summer day camps, local music or nighttime movies. There are also several pools, an ice rink, golf courses and a skate plaza. Bethlehem offers plenty of theatrical opportunities and sporting events.

Bethlehem is known both as Christmas City and City of Festivals for its many events and activities in Christmas and throughout the year. Visitors can go to the popular Blueberry Festival or one of the other 10 major events, or take part in one of the more than 150 mini-festivals that occur throughout the year.

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