Southside’s Finest: Bethlehem’s Best Food, Fitness, Entertainment and Culture is Here

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Once an old steel town, the city of Bethlehem has undergone an incredible revitalization. It’s now a hub for amazing dining, arts, entertainment, nightlife, and awesome fitness experiences. Here’s a round-up of some of the best things to do in and around the city.

The Area’s Best Dining

From delicious brunch options to the best cheesesteaks this side of Philly, local foodies have plenty of choices when it comes to culinary experiences in Bethlehem. Roasted, Urbano, and Whiz Kids are just a few of the city’s favorite dining options.


One of best places for breakfast and brunch, Roasted is a favorite among locals of all ages. Some of the most popular menu items include the Fried Egg Reuben, Oreo French Toast, and Vegan Breakfast Tacos. With traditional classics and plenty of decadent meal options, there’s something on the menu for everyone.


If tacos and tequila are more your style, you’ll love Urbano Mexican Kitchen and Bar. The menu features a selection of tacos, appetizers, and traditional Mexican entrees. Stop by and enjoy the daily happy hour, or gather up your friends for Sunday brunch.

Wiz Kidz

When you’re in the mood for comfort food, look no further than Wiz Kidz. Bringing you a blast from the past with ‘80s and ‘90s-themed décor, this quick-serve restaurant serves up awesome cheesesteaks, perogies, and a selection of milkshakes.

Arts, Entertainment, and Nightlife

When it comes to entertaining things to do in Bethlehem, you have plenty of great options. Two of the most popular destinations are The Banana Factory and Sands Casino. Each offers a very different experience, and you won’t want to miss either one.

The Banana Factory

The six-building complex that was once a banana distribution warehouse now houses an art center appropriately called The Banana Factory. The complex features three art galleries, 30 resident studio artists, and several classrooms. Join the hundreds of visitors who attend the First Friday events every month or sign up for one of the studio’s great classes including pottery, photography, and jewelry-making.

Sands Casino

If you really want to have a great time in Bethlehem, you can go wrong with a visit to Sands Casino. Whether you want to give gambling a whirl, enjoy a culinary treat at one of the casino’s many restaurants, or dance the night away, the casino’s got you covered. While you’re there, check out the outlet shopping and make an appointment to get pampered at the spa.

Fitness and Fun

When it comes to health and fitness, our local residents know how to do it right. Whether you’re hiking around Lehigh Valley, having a ton of fun at Dutch Springs, or enjoying a workout at the area’s premier fitness center, you’re sure to find plenty of ways stay fit and enjoy doing it.

Dutch Springs

Who says fitness can’t be fun? You’ll enjoy plenty of exercise while exploring the many attractions at Dutch Springs. Enjoy the water playground at the Aqua Park and challenge yourself with the Aerial Park’s high ropes course, zip lining, and climbing wall. Visitors can also rent watercrafts, scuba, snorkel and play Knockerball. Stay for a day or extend your adventure by renting a spot on the Dutch Springs campground.

Steel Fitness Riverport

The area’s premier fitness destination, Steel Fitness Riverport offers an all-inclusive health and wellness experience. Here you’ll enjoy an array of fitness classes including yoga and spin, Les Mills Body Pump, team training, and The YARD outdoor fitness challenge. Located right next to Lehigh University, Steel Fitness also offers special membership rates for students. Contact us today to learn about our premier offerings and membership opportunities.

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