Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem offers over 3,000 slot machines and over 150 table games including a 36 table poker room. The 302 room hotel includes 16 Executive Suites and 6 Presidential Suites, all of which have the latest in modern amenities like wireless internet, media-hubs, high-definition flat-screen televisions, and complimentary continental breakfast. Sands Bethlehem has 7 restaurants, including 3 by world renowned chef Emeril Lagasse, and 3 bars and lounges. Also offered is luxury outlet shopping at The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem and live entertainment at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Visit www.PaSands.com for full entertainment listing and additional information.
This was our main reason for coming to Bethlehem – the Celtic Classic, a weekend Celtic festival that has loads of bands, dancing, fiddles, food, and men in kilts! It was a great time – good music with a variety of bands in tents so you can just sit and enjoy, food vendors selling just about anything you could want, shopping and demonstrations, a Highland games competition, and a sheep herding competition.
The battle of the bagpipe bands was probably my favorite part and they start with a parade down Main Street that went right past our hotel.
The festival is the entire weekend in September (in 2012 it will be September 28-30) and there is typically a schedule of the bands playing online before the event. It is a great day out or, like us, a full weekend of fun.
Bills itself as the oldest book shop in the world! Charming atmosphere, very nice selection with author events galore. Located in the historic downtown area across the street from the 'Bethlehem Hotel'.
Most of the attractions/vendors are in 2 large tents set up by the river in the historic distict. They offer many arts and handcrafted christmas items. Mainly a draw for the women, they do offer a food court with German and American goodies.
My boyfriend was getting certified for scuba diving, and he got the chance to finnish his certification at dutch springs, in Bethlehem, PA. Im not much of an underwater adventurer. Maybe snorkleing. But he loved it ! He said it was so much fun, and he got to swim through a school bus, and an airplane.. He wouldnt stop talking about it for .. well .. he still doesnt stop talking about it !! He said he can't wait to go back.
When visiting Bethlehem you definately need to take a drive past the old steel mill. This plant had played a pioneering role in the development of America's steel and defense industries.
It closed it's doors in 1995 and lies dormant in danger of being torn down. Preservationists have been trying to get enough money to salvage what they can and rebuild part of it into a National Museum of Industrial History and other portions of it to be used for industrial or retail purposes.
I really hope that they can save this wonderful structure. It brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. I can still remember when I lived in Easton we would go outside at night and watch the the sky afire from the blast furnaces.