Pennsylvania’s third-largest metropolitan area, with nearly 1 million residents, the Lehigh Valley is home to six independent colleges and universities, an outstanding summer music festival, many museums, superb dining, great concerts and theaters, and plentiful outdoor activities from river sports to hiking in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains.
Scroll down for a list of some of Easton and the Lehigh Valley’s hotels, restaurants (fine and casual dining), stores and malls.
All are conveniently located within a half hour’s driving distance of Lafayette (miles from campus listed).
Inclusion does not necessarily represent endorsement by the College.
The Lehigh Valley is represented by two area codes—610 and 484. Unless otherwise noted, the area code is 610.
During your time at Lafayette, you may need to furnish your room with a few essentials you lack or stock up on snacks for midnight munching. Most of the retailers listed below are within 5-10 minutes of campus, making a pit stop fairly easy when parents visit. Some of these destinations can be accessed through the Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT).