Get Downtown and Experience Bethlehem


The Lehigh Valley offers quality higher education through its 10 colleges and universities. Higher education is an important part of Bethlehem’s history and the evolution of its Northside and Southside downtowns as destinations for food, fun and shopping. The prestigious Lehigh University and historically significant Moravian College are book ends for the downtowns. Nearby Northampton Community College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the country, and East Stroudsburg University offers classes at its Downtown Bethlehem site.


International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP)

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School is the world’s first graduate school wholly devoted to restorative practices.

Bethlehem Area Public Library

The Bethlehem Area Public Library has an extensive collection of recreational, informational and educational materials for the whole family.

East Stroudsburg University – Lehigh Valley Center

ESU will be an innovative and entrepreneurial university-educationally, socially, organizationally, and culturally-with an emphasis on quality and collaboration in everything we provide.

Lehigh University

Picture yourself on a beautifully wooded campus spanning 2,358 acres, one of the largest private campuses in the country.

Mixology Masters

Mixology Masters was created out of a necessity for highly trained and skilled craft bartenders to meet the demand of the restaurant and bar industry. 

Moravian College

We were founded on a revolutionary idea that learning should be eye opening, heart racing, game changing and–most important–fun.

Northampton Community College

For over 40 years, Northampton Community College has helped students of all ages and backgrounds answer one of life’s biggest questions. 

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