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


  • Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel, (discount code LAF); 140 Northampton St.; 610.258.6350 (1.6 mi.)
  • Hampton Inn Easton, 3723 Easton/Nazareth Highway; 610.250.6500 (6 mi.)
  • Holiday Inn Express, 90 Kunkle Dr.; 610.923.9495; 800.HOLIDAY (3.8 mi.)
  • Home2Suites by Hilton, 3882 Eastgate Blvd. Bldg 2; 610.258.8100 (8 mi.)
  • Lafayette Inn, 525 W. Monroe St.; 610.253.4500; 800.509.6990 (1/4 mi.)
    • Family Weekend and Graduation at The Lafayette Inn:
      Due to the high demand for rooms during Family Weekend and Graduation, The Lafayette Inn uses a lottery system to reserve rooms. Parents and other family members of Lafayette Students can put their name on the list to participate in the lottery at any time and they are entered in the drawing an additional time for each night they have stayed at the inn. The Family Weekend drawing takes place the first week of May and the Graduation drawing takes place the first week of September. Winners are notified by phone or email after the drawing.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 3800 Easton/Nazareth Highway; 610.829.2000, 800.257.3000 (6.3 mi.)
  • Townley House Hotel, 130 N. 3rd St.; 484.544. 4801
  • TRU by Hilton, 3882 Eastgate Blvd, Bldg 1.; 610.258.6100 (8 mi.)


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