10 Things to do in Downtown Allentown this Valentine’s Day

Date: Feb 02, 2018

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, there tend to be two types of people searching for the perfect way to celebrate this loved up holiday. Whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date night, or if you’re stressing about spending the day alone, Allentown has plenty of ways to celebrate regardless of your relationship status. Here are our top 10 picks of things to do for the holiday that are sure to have you falling in love with downtown Allentown!


1.Truffle Bar

For a limited time only, 6th street in Allentown will be home to “Truffle Bar,” a pop-up shop featuring the most delectable sweet treats that are sure to cure any sweet tooth! With 6 main flavors ranging from classic chocolate to peanut butter, mint, hazelnut, pretzel, and even chocolate covered strawberry, customers are able to personalize gift boxes by mixing and matching flavors. Check out their brand-new website to place your order today and view their store hours from now until Valentine’s Day.  


2.Community Book Discussion: The Argonauts

The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown will be hosting a book discussion on February 14th at 6:30pm to talk about Maggie Nelson’s book, The Argonauts.  The conversation will be facilitated by Lehigh University professor Mary Foltz and focus on the ideas of love and language as explored in Nelson’s memoir which centers around her relationship with a fluidly gendered artist named Harry Dodge. The Argonauts has gained acclaim for bringing to light important themes of the 21st century and this book discussion will no doubt get you thinking about love and romance in a new light. Visit the event’s website for more information!


3. Roey’ Paintbox

If you’re searching for something with a little more artistic flair, Roey’s Paintbox has some great opportunities for couples to bond this Valentine’s Day! BYOB and your significant other into the studio for a couples painting party! On the eve of Valentine’s day, Roey will be hosting a “Kissing Swans” class where each person paints a swan which “kisses” that of their partner and on the 14th, you can tag team the “sweetheart tree” and paint a cherry blossom tree complete with your initials in a heart on the trunk! Register on the website now to reserve your spot to paint a memento of your special night which you can keep for years to come!


4. PPL Center

Country music fans won’t want to miss Cole Swindell, Chris Janson and Lauren Alaina at the PPL Center on February 15th. Spend the night taking in the sweet sounds of the guitar and jam out with the people who matter most in your life - whether it’s a bunch of your best friends or that special someone! Sing, dance, and eat while being serenaded by three talented performers.  Combine great music with the fabulous food offered at the PPL Center, and you’ve got yourself the perfect night! Check out the PPL Center’s website for ticket information!

5. Galentine’s Day at Brew Works

If Valentine’s Day just isn’t your thing and instead you’re looking for a fun night out with your gal pals, check out Brew Works in Allentown on February 13th for a special “Galentine’s Day” celebration! Bring all your friends and enjoy an evening of food, drinks and “ladies celebrating ladies” from 5:30 - 8:30. A portion of the proceeds from the night’s specialty drink will be donated to Planned Parenthood - so why not enjoy a night on the town while giving back to the community! RSVP to the event on their Facebook page!


6. The Hamilton

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar all week long with a special food and drink selection to make anyone’s heart flutter! Come relish in the beauty of this historic location and take in a gourmet meal for a perfect date night. This urban setting adds a romantic vibe to any one-on-one time and will help you celebrate the night properly! Be sure to reserve your table on their website as soon as possible!


7. LVHN Fitness at One City Center

Treat that special someone in your life to a relaxing massage or if that special someone is you, spoil yourself with one of the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s many massage services. Loving our bodies is so important, so take a moment to relax with a therapeutic, hot stone, or foot massage given by these trained health professionals. With treatments varying in length and price, you’re sure to find the perfect cure to any stressors you or a loved one may be dealing with. For more information on how the LVHN can help you this Valentine's Day, visit their website here!


8. Centro

If you’re looking for the ideal, romantic setting for a Valentine’s Day dinner, check out Centro on

Hamilton Sreet! This cozy setting combined with rustic Italian cusine is sure to impress your date! Combine the drinks, hearty meals and delicious desserts with the beautiful setting and outstanding service and your evening is sure to leave your hearts (and stomachs!) full! Visit their website to make your holdiay reservation today!


9. Miller Symphony Hall

For the music lover in your life, kick off Valentine’s Day weekend the right way and take in the Simon Mulligan Trio at Miller Symphony Hall. Take in the smooth sounds of the bass and immerse yourself in the music. The relaxing vibe is sure to be the best ending to a perfect date night. With a 7:30 show, you even have time to take in a meal beforehand at one of Allentown’s many date-worthy locations! This musical evening is a nice, sophisticated way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with your special somone! Get tickets for the show here!


10. The Perfect Fit Resale Boutique

Sometimes, the hardest part of Valentine’s Day is finding the perfect thing to wear without breaking out the bank! Worry no more, The Perfect Fit Resale Boutique has a great assortment of clothing, shoes, purses and jewlery all at an afforadble price! Stop into their shop on Hamilton Street and check out their Valentine’s Day prices! Besides, the more money you save on clothes, the more you have to spend on chocolate! Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night dress or a pair of awesome shoes to boost your confidednce, this boutique has it all! Visit their Facebook page for more information!