Destination guide

Allentown is a centuries-old community

Founded in the 1760s, Allentown played a key role in the history of Pennsylvania, and the very creation of the United States. The Liberty Bell itself was famously hidden here, to keep it from falling into the hands of the enemy, and you can visit the exact location yourself. With its rows of historic, Victorian properties, it’s a place with plenty of architectural charm, as well as a lively social scene. Allentown vacation rentals, which include spacious apartments fit for large families, will make you feel well at home, close to all the major attractions.

Things to do

A proud pilgrimage in Allentown

One of the most proudly patriotic attractions in the area is the Liberty Bell Museum. This has been created in the very church where the iconic bell was desperately hidden from the enemy forces during the American Revolutionary War. The museum tells the whole thrilling story, and also features a replica of the bell which can actually be rung. Culture-seekers can also head for the Allentown Art Museum, which features a wide array of American paintings and sculptures, along with an entire library designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Kids, meanwhile, get playful in the Da Vinci Science Center where they can meet marine animals and enter an exciting tunnel maze.

Activities

Out and about in Allentown

When you’re packing for your Allentown vacation rental, be sure to bring along a big appetite. There are some local, Pennsylvania treats that foodies will want to devour, from Allentown’s take on the classic, decadent cheesesteak, to lesser known eats like scrapple and Lebanon bologna. After you’ve chowed down, you can walk the calories off in Little Lehigh Park, with its meandering trails running through rolling grounds, and past a winding creek. Adventure seekers can also go tubing on the Lehigh River, while – come the evening – you can catch classical music, as well as jazz and folk, at the Miller Symphony Hall, set within a building dating back more than a century.

Weather

Spring and fall fun in Allentown

If you’re working out when to book that Allentown vacation rental for, it’s worth considering the weather. Summers can get pretty hot around here, so if you find that idea a bit uncomfortable, you might be better off coming in the spring and fall. Temperatures will be warm and pleasant, without being too prickly, and you’ll feel able to explore the area day and night. Just bring some extra layers if you’re intending to hit the town on late fall evenings.

Natural features

Green getaways near Allentown

While Allentown itself has plenty to keep you busy during your visit, you might fancy a break from the urban core, and getting back to nature. The city itself is built around the waterways of Jordan Creek and Little Lehigh Creek, which flow into the Lehigh River, while to the east of the city is Lehigh Mountain Oark. Green and serene, it has plenty of trails for intrepid hikers to explore.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Allentown

Fly into Allentown, PA (ABE-Lehigh Valley Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Reading, PA (RDG-Reading Regional), which is 30.3 mi (48.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Allentown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 357 vacation rentals near Allentown. From 197 Houses to 32 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Allentown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Allentown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Allentown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom: 55 vacation rentals
  • Allentown Symphony Hall: 57 vacation rentals
  • Cedar Creek Park: 58 vacation rentals
  • DaVinci Discovery Center of Science: 57 vacation rentals
  • Philip and Muriel Berman Sculpture Park: 50 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Allentown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Allentown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 197 Houses in Allentown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Allentown include:

  • Cabins: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Allentown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 176 vacation rentals with pool available in Allentown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.