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 links to help you explore local offerings.
Links are subject to change and do not necessarily represent endorsement by the College. Use your preferred online search engine to locate local resources which best suit your needs!

Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns
in alphabetical order



Dining & Shopping


West Ward neighborhood:

Lehigh Valley: Bethlehem & Allentown…and beyond

Phillipsburg, NJ: across the river!

Stores & Malls

Most of the retailers listed below are within 5-10 minutes of campus, but please check hours and details before your go! Some of these destinations can be accessed through the Lafayette College Area Transportation (LCAT).

  • Cantelmi’s Ace Hardware 1805 Sullivan Trail, Easton; 610.515.9800
  • Giant Food Stores, 301 Town Center Blvd., Easton 610.559.8770; and 801 South 25th St., Easton, 484.546.0084
  • Home Depot 721 South 25th St., Easton; 610.253.1094; and 1209 Route 22, Phillipsburg, N.J.; 908.213.0403
  • Lowe’s 1325 Route 22, Phillipsburg, N.J.; 908.213.3047; and 4443 Birkland Place, Easton; 610.991.4000
  • Target 1204 New Brunswick Ave., Phillipsburg, N.J.; 908.387.1305; and 3835 Dryland Way, Easton; 610.250.5280
  • Walmart 1300 Route 22, Phillipsburg, N.J.; 908.454.3622; and 3722 Easton/Nazareth Highway, Easton; 610.250.8603
  • Wegmans  3791 Easton/Nazareth Highway, Easton; 610.515.2400
  • Weis Market 3825 Sullivan Trail, Easton; 610.252.6539 and 3011 William Penn Highway, Easton; 610.923.7501