Located in the heart of Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem is a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. The city embraces its historical roots beautifully and is filled with creativity, world-class festivals, events and, of course, some of the best Christmas celebrations in the world.
However, did you know living in “the Christmas city” is every dog lover’s dream?
The vibrant communities are more than willing to welcome canines and celebrate their presence wholeheartedly.
There is always something to do with your dog in downtown Bethlehem. However, do not forget to carry outdoor essentials for your dog especially for hikes, adventures, and other hangout activities.
The Dog Walker Bag by SassyDogFashions is a must-have for dog moms when heading out with their canine friend. With this bag, you can keep your hands free, to manage your dog and the leash. Stylish and great for dog walking, hikes, hangouts, dog park or anywhere you need to be mindful about responsible doodoo cleanup.
In the spirit of dog lovers of Bethlehem, we have come up with our favorite pet-friendly activities to do in the city.
Explore Dog-Friendly Main Street
Did you know Bethlehem has one of the top 10 main streets in the entire country? That’s right. The historic downtown is an amazing place to explore with your canine sidekick. Grab a bite at some of the city’s finest dog-friendly spots, like Tapas on Main (Authentic Spanish Tapas style restaurant with dog-friendly outdoor eatery), or the Apollo Grill (bar & grill with beautiful outdoor seating area and room for your favorite friend; water bowl and treats provided).
Upscale hotels, like Historic hotel Bethlehem and Sayre Mansion, offer the best place for a weekend getaway with your darling friend right here in Bethlehem.
Nestled right in the heart of the city, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem offers pet-friendly rooms when reservations are made directly with the hotel. The hotel accepts up to two posh pets under 30 lbs or one pet of any size while charging an additional fee per stay.
The Sayre Mansion is truly a “pet haven” and welcomes two pets of any size without any additional fee. Very few hotels in the city match its charm and old-world elegance.
Doggy Happy Hour at Brew Pub
Fegley’s Brew Works continues to stride forward with the city’s downtown. Enjoy great beer and delicious food while your little pooch plays around in the dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Hang out with other dog parents and know their happy moments in an award-winning brew pub with great music and best burger.
Enjoy Some Dog-Friendly Live Music
Places like the Steel Pub offer a fun and energetic atmosphere for you and your little furry friend. Sit with your dog on the pet-friendly patio, enjoy live music, and have some delicious food. Additionally, a bowl and water is offered to your little buddy. As good as it gets!
Visit an Off-leash Dog Park
Go out for a picnic with your pooch in off-leash dog parks, like Monocacy Dog Park in Bethlehem. It is an enormous creekside park split into three fenced-in areas which is great for dog friendly activities. The park features fishing, picnic areas, a nature center, and two pavilions. Great place to socialize, explore, and exercise with each other.
So, where in Bethlehem do you have fun taking your dog? We’d love to know about new activities to do and places to visit in the city! Tell us and others in the comments below.