Allentown Tourism

Allentown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Allenschteddel) is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is Pennsylvania's third most populous city and the 224th largest city in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 118,032 and is currently the fastest growing city in all of Pennsylvania. It is the largest city in the metropolitan area known as the Lehigh Valley, which had a population of 821,623 residents as of 2010. It constitutes a portion of the New York City Metropolitan Area and is the county seat of Lehigh County. In 2012, the city celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1762. Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is the largest of three adjacent cities, in Northampton and Lehigh counties, that make up a region of eastern Pennsylvania known as the Lehigh Valley. Allentown is 50 miles (80 km) north-northwest of Philadelphia, the fifth most populous city in the United States, 90 miles (140 km) east-northeast of Harrisburg, the state capital, and 90 miles (140 km) west of New York City, the nation's largest city. Allentown was cited as a "national success story" in April 2016 by the Urban Land Institute for its downtown redevelopment and transformation, one of only six communities in the country to have been named as such.

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Pennsylvania’s fastest growing city is the charming area of Allentown. The city has been strongly influenced by the traditions of the people living here. Primary among these is the Great Allentown Fair that takes place during fall. It is a mix of a country fair and a street carnival, where families set up stalls and performers entertain visitors. Likewise, the celebratory festival of spring is Mayfair, an arts festival held in the Cedar Beach Park. There are several tourist spots in Allentown that you can check out. Museums like Allentown art Museum, America on Wheels, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum all take you on a journey of the town’s formation and development. Families with young kids can visit the Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom open from spring to fall. Winter is a time for skiing. Allentown is an ideal place for a quick weekend getaway.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Allentown before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Allentown for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Allentown.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.39 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.57 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.74 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.24 (High)
    • Car Stealing 65.22 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.27 (High)
    • Attacks 71.74 (High)
    • Drug offense 82.61 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 33.7 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 19.57 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 67.39 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 65.22 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 76.09 (High)
    • Safety Index 26.36 (Low)
    • Climate Index 72.51 (High)
    • Pollution Index 59.54 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.81 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Allentown

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.83 USD

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