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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
We stayed at the Hotel Bethlehem at the advice of our family who was with us and had stayed in the...more
2031 Avenue C, Bethlehem, Pa, 18017
Good for: Solo
2201 Cherry Lane, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18015,
Good for: Couples
As one of only three in the entire country, the Carnegie Deli at the Sands captures the feeling and atmosphere of its famous New York location. Choose from a variety of prime cuts of meat, condiments and fresh breads to build your sandwich to perfection. Tempt your sweet tooth with a slice of our famous New York style cheesecake. Swing by the...more
The menu features antipasti, cured meats & artisanal cheeses, soups & salads, and fresh made pastas. Be sure to try pizzas made in the wood-burning oven. Savor fish, meat and vegetarian plates utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients. Not to be missed: gelato, ice creams, cakes and other house made confections created from scratch by Emeril's...more
We had breakfast at Johnny’s because it was just across the street from the hotel. I am typically not a large breakfast eater and bagels are perfect. The small café was pretty busy since it was a festival weekend, but the line went pretty quick. We each got a bagel with cream cheese and some juice – just enough and priced very reasonably....more
We went here for dinner on the first night we were in Bethlehem (the next day we ate festival food most of the time). It was a fun atmosphere and the pub food was very good. The girls tried out their various martinis (so many choices) and the guys sampled the beers (again, lots of choices). We were a large party and got a nice table without...more
The only really nice place I saw & tried in Bethlehem. They have an amazing Martini selection; a menu lists over 400 versions. The only bar I've ever seen where a rolodex details the way to make all 400+ versions.I was very welcomed by the owner, Natalie, who has lived in town for over 8 years. She was very helpful since I had not had time to...more
A very small, long & narrow (seats maybe 30) BYO restaurant-- it has 1 table for 4; 4 tables for 2, rest is sushi bar seating. Ya go for the fish! Everything is top-shelf, "Jay", the owner-master sushi chef will take good care of you. Try anything on the menu or ask him to surprise you...the lightly cooked sea bass is killer. Even the rice here...more
Yes, contrary to expectations, I found a Belgian-style Waffle joint on the Main Street in downtown, historic Bethlehem. This is some kind of a franchise.It is interesting that they not only put toppings ON the waffles but also have "mix ins" which are mixed INTO the waffle itself.A very laid-back vibe, down the street from the 'Bethlehem Hotel' and...more
This popular eatery offers a fairly large menu with a good selection of their home brewed beer made on the premisses. You may encounter a wait during busy lunch or dinner hours. I have been here a few times and have selected my dinner from the 'specials' menu each time. This is one of the few brewpubs that my wife enjoys going to.more
The hottest nightclub in the Valley and the nightclub of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Pa! For bottle service reservations call 610-297-7417.
Dress Code: The Appropriate Female Attire:
Stylish nightlife attire – dress to impress!
The Appropriate Male Attire:
Business casual – dress to impress!
No flip flops
No athletic wear (tennis shoes and large jerseys)
No work boots
No hat of any type
I took Trans Bridge lines from the Port Authority in Manhattan to and from Bethlehem. The service and drving was professional. It is recommened to come at least a half hour before departure (or more) since seats are allocated on your place in the line. The seats are not overly spacious so don't expect any thing more than Greyhound-type seatings. There is a toilet on board, just in case. The bus makes multiple stops, especially on the later return trips where it makes the rounds at the major terminals at Newark Airport before heading back into New York City. If weather is overcast then bring an umbrella since the Bethlehem Bus Depot is NOT guaranteed to be open, especially on holidays and weekends. Most importantly, it is the SOUTH BETHLEHEM stop that is closest to the walking districts on the town. Lehigh University is only a few blocks away.
The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem, located just 60 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City, is the finest outlet shopping center with the most legendary brands. Just steps from the casino floor, hotel, and event center, the Outlets feature all of your favorite selections at a fraction of the price. We have all of your favorite...more
When in town for a Celtic festival, you simply must go to Donegal Square and look at (and buy) some Celtic souvenirs, jewelry, or a kilt! This shop, located on Main Street near our hotel, was just a treat to browse through. They had lots of things that reminded us of when we lived in England and toured Scotland. The place was very crowded and busy...more
It is recommended by locals not to walk around alone at night, especially across the bridges and around the South Side part of town. Bethlehem is not as dangerous, apparently, as Allentown or even Easton BUT there are robberies and gang-related activities that should put one on alert. Remember, this is an economically depressed city, still.
The latte and espresso at this Southside cafe were great! It seemed the owner knew every customers name and their special coffee dring of choice. Great booths and view of Southside life. Unsual books to check out with authors I had never heard of before.
This was a fun spot to check out. I think the address is: 501 E 4th st.
Favorite thing: 1741 Gemeinhaus (community house). Interesting: flat dormers, steeply pitched roof, as in Central Europe, but wood clapboard construction