2009 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide Celebrates Tourism Bureau's 25th Anniversary

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Annual guide helps visitors locate events, attractions, and accommodations in eastern Pennsylvania region

Lehigh Valley, Pa. -- Wrapped in a large silver ribbon and bow, the 2009 edition of the Lehigh Valley Map & Guide looks like a gift but is actually a comprehensive resource for visitors to the state's third largest metro region. The 52-page guide is a comprehensive overview of activities, events and attractions in the two-county, three-city region in eastern Pennsylvania.

This year's brochure includes special features highlighting the 25th year anniversary of Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. The guide's first five pages feature 25 fun facts about the region followed by a list of 25 famous Lehigh Valleyans.

The "Stay & Save" insert at the center of the Map & Guide details the area's four most popular travel packages:

  •     Stay & Play golf - Includes overnight accommodations, breakfast and 18 holes of golf, greens fee, cart and all taxes.
  •     Stay & Ski - (for winter 2009-2010) Includes overnight accommodations and a voucher for your choice of skiing, snow boarding or snow tubing at Blue Mountain Ski Area or Bear Creek Mountain Resort.
  •     Stay & Scream (Dorney Deals) - While package prices and features vary by hotel, some include tickets to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, while others offer park tickets at a discounted rate off the gate price.
  •     Stay & Celebrate (Spirit of the Season) - This holiday promotion allows visitors to build their own holiday package based on their time, interests and budget.

Other sections include "See & Do" for attractions and activities; "Eat & Drink" for restaurants and bars; "Sleep" for overnight accommodations at local hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds; and "Shopping & Spas" for malls, specialty stores, boutique shops, salons and spas. The 2009 Calendar of Events features more than 75 events including classic car shows, musical and theatrical performances, holiday-themed celebrations and craft fairs.

The guide's removable fold-out map includes five separate maps: one of each city's downtown district, a view of eastern Pennsylvania and one of the U.S. Route 22 corridor. A row of coupons attached to the map provide visitors with 11 opportunities to save at select restaurants, hotels and attractions.

The 2009 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide is complimentary and can be requested by calling 1-800-747-0561 or visiting http://www.LehighValleyPA.org. Guides are also distributed at more than 60 brochure racks located in hotels and at select attractions throughout the region.

The Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania is located approximately one hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours west of New York City. It is home to the three cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to develop and promote Lehigh Valley as a leisure destination and as a destination for meetings and conventions for the area's economic benefit. LVCVB's official blog, Lehigh Valley InSite, can be found at http://lehighvalley.typepad.com/insite/. The bureau can also be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/lehighvalleypa.

Media contact:
Tracey Werner, Director of PR,
(610) 973-3819

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