Lehigh Valley Zoo

6 ways to get in Christmas spirit in Lehigh Valley

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 12/4/17

Surrounded by elaborately decorated Christmas trees, jolly holiday music, leisurely strolls by horse and carriage, and holiday markets stuffed with artisan goods, you may have a feeling that you might be in the North Pole, but there’s just as good a chance that you’re in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley area, which becomes a Christmas epicenter during December.

“Whether visitors are experiencing the holiday spirit in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton or the dozens of picturesque boroughs that make up the Lehigh Valley, the holidays are special thanks to the small-town charm and age-old traditions that truly exemplify the region,” said Alicia Quinn, strategic brand manager for Discover Lehigh Valley.

~Courtesy of Discover Lehigh Valley

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How to spend your Lehigh Valley getaway

Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 7/18/17

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania – With our friends jet setting off to exotic locales, sometimes it can be frustrating to have a lack of funds or time to head out for a well-deserved vacation in the summer.

However, if you’re looking for a weekend — or even just a day — away, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, which is less than two hours from the homes of most Central Jerseyans, makes for a great getaway as its home to picturesque parks, locally sourced dining options, wineries and breweries, as well as many attractions for family fun including the Lehigh Valley Zoo, The Crayola Experience, Sands Bethlehem, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom and more.

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It’s certainly no surprise that the area makes for an ideal getaway — the region receives 10.6 million day-trippers annually.

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