Top 10 Things to do in Northampton, United States

July 19, 2017 Claudia Navarrete

Northampton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The borough is located in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, Northampton's population was 9,926.
Restaurants in Northampton

1. Coca-Cola Park

1050 Iron Pigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109-3513 +1 610-841-7447
Excellent
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 562 reviews

Coca-Cola Park

Reviewed By lorraine d - Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Everyone has to come to this stadium for a fun day with the family. There is a really good variety of food and drink that you can purchase. The prices are more than affordable. If you are going to a day game, make sure to put on the suntan lotion. You are very exposed to the sun, that would be the only bad thing I could say about this field. There is a cozy "Beer Garden" where you can have a adult beverage away from the crowd.

2. Lehigh Valley Zoo

5150 Game Preserve Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078-3305 +1 610-799-4171
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to approximately 300 animal ambassadors representing 104 species, 36 of which are classified as endangered, threatened, or species of concern.

Reviewed By Michael B - New Jersey

Oct 2017: Wanted someplace to go and we fount this place on the "local places to go" Leigh Valley Website. The GPS dropped us by the service gate. Another half mile drive to the real entrance. It's off Rt 309, our GPS again took the nice scenic route. Seniors are $12 (65), and you can buy tokens at the front gate only, due to the season. Two other places/shops are closed since it's basically empty on this week day. Lots of little tykes and carriages as well as hill's and hills. So you will get your exercise today. Two large play areas half way around w/bathrooms, food and picnic by the entrance. Feeding areas are paid for, the one bird cage is $2 cash, most take the tokens you must pre buy. Picnic tables abound in the park. The otter area was very active, many animals were just hanging around their boxes. At this time they are setting up lots and lots if lights for their Nov to New Years program. Food prices are good, water/soda $2, burgers and dogs $3.00-2.50. And many more items. Gift shop, not bad prices, some items are "eco" so the prices reflect that. A large penguin or otter will set you back $30. Smalls are $10-15. All in various colors! Two HC parking areas in the large lots. Winter rates Nov Dec, check website.

3. SteelStacks

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1347 +1 610-332-1300
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 529 reviews

SteelStacks

SteelStacks is a ten-acre campus in Bethlehem, PA, dedicated to arts, culture, family events, community celebrations, education and fun. The campus is in the shadow of the blast furnaces of the former Bethlehem Steel plant.

Reviewed By Newsdoc - Malibu, California

We were hoping for an outdoor experience, similar to European Christmas Markets. Instead, everything is located inside heated tents -- which totally detract from the experience. Much of the merchandise was just okay (and the one genuine German products vendor was insanely overpriced), but we did end up finally finding a few things we liked. As for Steelstacks, the owners should be applauded for repurposing the old mill in a very interesting way.

4. George Taylor House

Lehigh and Poplar St, Catasauqua, PA 18032 +1 610-435-4664
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

George Taylor House

Reviewed By Adam C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

George Taylor, is probably most prominently known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, representing Pennsylvania. He was also an ironmaster at Durham Furnace (in what is now Bucks County), clerk at Warwick Iron Furnace and Coventry in Chester County (where he eventually become manager of this 1796-acre plantation. He practiced law, was appointed an early Justice of the Peace and a representative to the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from Northampton County. He was also a member of the Continental Congress, and for a short time before his death in 1781, sat on the 12 member Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania formed to govern after the separation from England patriot during the Revolutionary War. The house tells his story and exhibits how he lived. The house is also a National Historic Landmark.

5. Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays

2750 Limestone St, Coplay, PA 18037-2220 +1 610-261-9616
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
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5 based on 12 reviews

Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays

Reviewed By worldtravelier - New Jersey

Went with three buddies. First time at this facility. 16 shooting platforms. Take a cart or walk. Beginners and intermediate / advanced. Rent or bring your own shotgun. Instruction available. Range officers throughout. Three way stations for water. Nice touch. Bring your own lunch. Lunch truck available. Inside coffee for donation. Hot dogs on the cheap. Plenty of tables inside and out. Gift shop.

6. Ironton Rail Trail

3219 Macarthur Rd, Whitehall, PA 18052-2921
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Ironton Rail Trail

Reviewed By debbie w - Stafford, Virginia

We walked on about 1.5 miles or 3 miles round trip, because it was getting dark. Beautiful scenery, nice paved trail with some.historical.markers and info. This trail is part of a larger circuit that goes to New Jersey. The section we were on meandered along the river. It wasn't very visible but you could hear it.

7. The Roxy Theatre

2004 Main St, Northampton, PA 18067-1314 +1 610-262-7699
Excellent
76%
Good
24%
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5 based on 25 reviews

The Roxy Theatre

Reviewed By 4038 - Pa.

The Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pa. is great! A MUST SEE for Theatre buffs!
The theatre has been in the hands of Richard Wolfe for decades. He is an authority on old theatres from all over the country. His knowledge of silent and vaudville theatres is like an encyclopedia. Ask him a question about an old theatre, and he will have an answer for you!
He has transformed the theatre, which opened in 1921, back to the look of the day from the Deco period of design of the 30's. He installed new seating reminiscent of the period, as well as restoring the original deco interior painting on the walls and ceiling, reproduction Deco carpeting, Deco candy stand, and even replaced the long gone theatre pipe organ!
As you drive down the street at night you will see the original huge lighted marquee with the big flashing and twirling lights reading "Roxy", just as they did for 80+ years!
It is so nice to go in, sit down and be amazed. No glaring white screen hanging in front of you as in modern box theatres. The house has the original stage and when entering, you are greeted by the sight of colored footlights lighting the gold brocade curtain covering the screen. The performance is about to begin and the lights slowly dim, the footlights change color, the sound comes up and the curtains open to reveal the show of the night!
It's truely a venture into the past and not to be missed if you are in the N.E. Pa. area of the Lehigh Valley.
Look it up on the computer for pictures and the complete history.
See you at the movies!!!

8. America On Wheels Museum

5 N Front St, Allentown, PA 18102-5303 +1 610-432-4200
Excellent
60%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

America On Wheels Museum

Reviewed By Liz S - Pennsylvania

My husband and I took our adult children and our grandchildren to America on Wheels Museum during the Christmas school break. What a delightful experience. Everyone was so kind to the children (ages 14 to 6). In addition to the cars, we really enjoyed the multiple train displays. For the largest display, there was a scavenger hunt for the children to find fun objects on the display. When they were done, each received a candy cane and small gift. Smiles all around. Additionally, at 12:30 PM, there was a performance in the 'diner' room. In addition to a guitarist singing songs about different transportation vehicles, there were activities for the children to do. The most favorite was decorating an upside down sugar cone into a Christmas tree. Decorate now; eat later. So, take your children. It's great.

9. Qi Spa

429 Front St, Catasauqua, PA 18032-2526 +1 610-443-1746
Excellent
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5 based on 2 reviews

Qi Spa

Reviewed By novachili - Boston, Massachusetts

My sister and I went to Qi Spa while visiting PA over 4th of July weekend. The spa is in Catasauqua, right behind the ABE airport which is super-convenient. It's only about 5 minutes away most of the hotels near the airport.

We live right out side Boston, which makes most services in PA much cheaper by comparison. Most places in PA are then a bargain, but the ladies here were so friendly and knew their business inside and out. I was very impressed. Walked out with a pedicure at a reasonable price (around ~1 hour for 2 people) and some unscented moisturizer from Germany, which was also ridiculously reasonably priced for a spa (around $8 - highly recommended!). They have available for sale any of the products or implements they used for the pedicure, at a great price, so that you can go home and keep up the routine if you wish...

Will be back for a massage, since their spa facilities appeared fantastic! Very highly recommended :)

10. Hoover Mason Trestle

711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369 +1 610-297-7200
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Hoover Mason Trestle

Reviewed By duck8to - Montville, New Jersey

In the early twentieth century, Bethlehem Steel was one of the premier steel producers in the country. The George Washington and Golden Gate bridges, the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, Hoover Dam and Rockefeller Center are all testaments to Bethlehem Steel's importance in the steel industry. Today you can experience the Bethlehem Steel Story through either a self-guide or guided tour experience. Both tours begin at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is a brick building located in the Steel Stacks Complex. The Steel Stacks Complex is adjacent to the Sands Casino. The Visitors Center has a continuous running video about the history of Bethlehem Steel. They also have interactive displays highlighting the history, culture and recreational attractions of the Lehigh Valley. This is also where you can begin your trestle tour. You can take the elevator up to the outdoor trestle or walk up the steel staircase. The self guided tour is free as are the displays and video in the Visitor Center.. There are placards along the 1/4 mile trestle with placards explaining history and steel making. At the end of the route you can walk back or descend to street level via a steel stairway.There are plenty of benches along the route. Additionally, there are great views of the 100 ton fly wheel, huge iron ore cars and immense blast furnaces. Views of St. Michael's Cemetery are also worthwhile .If you decide on the guided tour, check the website for the staring times. The tour costs $15 for adults, $9 for 7-17 year olds. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center or online at the website. At night, the movie theater is lite up with multicolored lights and creates a splendid image. The theater also offers a movie called "The Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel" for a $3 charge.

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