Restaurants & Bars
Downtown Allentown, and the City Center neighborhood in particular, offers an exciting, flourishing restaurant scene. With a diverse mix of restaurants and cafés, there’s something for everyone here. From filet mignon and oysters on the half shell to cheesesteaks and Crabfries, we’ve got great options for every budget. And if the menus aren’t enticing enough on their own, there’s always the PARK FREE program that City Center and neighboring restaurants participate in to make coming downtown to dine more appealing than ever.
The same goes for our lounges and bars. With craft beers, cocktails made from scratch, great music and good friends you haven’t met yet, what are you waiting for? Come on down!
In need of some retail therapy? Looking for something special for yourself or someone else? The Shops at City Center and their neighboring Downtown Allentown merchants are transforming the Hamilton Street area into the Lehigh Valley’s hottest new shopping hub. Our growing collection of one-of-a-kind shops offers a wide array of apparel, footwear, athletic wear, jewelry and more.
On top of the allure of great shopping, we’ve also got a FREE PARKING program that many City Center and neighboring merchants are offering their customers. It’s now easier than ever to explore Downtown Allentown’s exciting new retail scene.
Arts & Entertainment
There is a real buzz to Downtown Allentown, and City Center is located in the heart of the action. Residents and visitors can choose their fun from professional sports and events at PPL Center, an assortment of concerts at Miller Symphony Hall, wide-ranging exhibits at the Allentown Art Museum and America on Wheels museum and much more. By blending the best of the old and the new, downtown Allentown has been transformed into an inviting and exciting place to live, work and play.
Renaissance® Allentown Hotel
The new Renaissance Allentown Hotel at 12 North Seventh Street is a place where simple delights become memorable moments and distinctive style flirts with touches of whimsy. The hotel’s unparalleled service and uncommon sophistication always provide a unique experience.
There’s so much happening in Downtown Allentown all the time, from rock concerts to restaurant week. Check out our events calendar to find out what’s on tap for today or to plan your visit.