Discover Allentown, the third largest city in Pennsylvania. One of the four cities in Lehigh Valley, Allentown brings golfing, theme parks, museums, and art to eastern Pennsylvania’s hilly countryside.
One of the best ways to navigate Allentown is with a rental car. In addition to exploring the city center, drive to either New York City, which is only 90 minutes away, or Philadelphia, which is only 60 minutes away. With car rental, you’ll have the convenience of exploring Allentown’s city center, other cities in Lehigh Valley, and two major metropolises on the east coast!
Celebrate art and culture at the Allentown Art Museum and Allentown Symphony Hall. Experience thousands of years of cultural heritage at Allentown Art Museum including textiles, Southeast Asian sculptures, and European Renaissance paintings. Alternatively, visit the Allentown Symphony Hall for classical jazz concerts, theater, and dance.
Have a fun day out with the entire family at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. From spiraling water slides to extreme scream machines, there is something for everyone at Allentown’s theme parks. It is open from May to October and spans 200 acres with over 100 rides. Since the water park admission is included in the price of the Dorney Park ticket, you can easily walk between amusements parks and enjoy two theme parks for the price of one. In addition to the rides, Dorney Park also offers live shows, concerts, shopping, and dining.
Open every Thursday to Saturday, visit the Allentown Farmer’s Market for locally grown produce, meat, seafood, and baked goods. Beer enthusiasts can stop at Allentown Brew Works, a 400 seat brewpub and sample one of their flagship beers including their Always Sunny Pale Ale and Knuckleball. At the end of the night, watch a movie at Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre in Orefield or Becky’s Drive-In, some of the oldest drive-in movie theaters in the country!
Lastly, spend some time outdoors and cycle one of the eight bike trails in Lehigh Valley. Bike trails range in difficulty and length so this is a great way to see more of Lehigh Valley’s countryside. The D&L Trail is also a fantastic place to go on a stroll, bike or run. Following the Delaware and Lehigh River, D&L offers 165 miles of gorgeous scenery. For nearby natural caves, drive over to Hellertown and take a walking tour of the Lost River Caverns.
From theme parks and festivals to aquariums and old-fashioned department stores, Allentown has loads to offer. With our low rates and wide selection of car classes at Orbitz, including compact cars and SUVs, you can explore Lehigh Valley or head out for an epic drive to New York City or Philadelphia while listening to Billy Joel’s famed “Allentown” song.
Finally, don’t leave town without making the trip northwest to Old Town Albuquerque, the original community center of the town’s 18th century settlers. With plenty of local shops, restaurants, and museums constructed in New Mexico’s signature Pueblo-Spanish architecture, Old Town is the perfect place to stroll and soak in the culture of the American Southwest. If you can make it in December, view Old Town decked for the hundreds of candlelit paper lanterns surrounding the popular San Felipe de Neri Church during the famed Luminarias celebration.
Albuquerque is bursting at the seams with not-to- miss events and sites, so making sure to rent the right car is important to making your trip as hassle free as possible. At Orbitz, we have the widest range of classes and sizes. So, regardless of how long you’re staying or how much terrain you want to cover, we can perfectly suit your car rental needs.