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North of Philadelphia and west of New York City, Easton may not have the size of the City of Brotherly Love or the Big Apple, but it's got enough charm to make for a holiday to remember. Part of that's down to the natural beauty of the surroundings, nestled as it is the Lehigh Valley, right on the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers. Buildings from eras long gone by still stand in Easton, giving parts of it a wonderfully nostalgic air. Whether you're into history or the great outdoors, you'll have plenty to see here.

Things to see

Downtown Easton is dotted with remarkable reminders of America's past, including the Bachmann Publick House. This 18th century tavern saw some of the greatest heroes of the nation's past walk through its doors, including Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. It still retains its authentic decor today. Centre Square, right in the heart of Downtown, is where you'll see a handsome obelisk dedicated to the Civil War dead. If you come in winter, though, it'll be concealed behind the huge Peace Candle, a symbol of festive optimism and good cheer. The rivers are an important part of Easton, and you can experience them first hand at the National Canal Museum in Hugh Moore Park. Here you can actually take a ride on a mule-driven canal boat, while smaller but more colorful vessels await kids at the Crayola Experience. This celebration of Crayola crayons – manufactured here in Easton – features a water-themed area where younger family members can play with toy boats on a miniature canal system, as well as see the "resident Crayonologist" put on live performances, and play on the crayon-bright obstacle courses.

Hotels in Easton

When staying in one of the hotels in Easton you can expect reliable service and a solid selection of amenities even at the lower end of the price scale. Familiar brand name chains are present in the area, and what they may lack in boutique character they more than make up for in comfort and convenience, along with facilities such as indoor pools, relaxing spas, and invigorating fitness centers. On top of all that, you can expect to make use of flat-screen televisions and WiFi access in guestrooms.

Where to stay

There's a rather limited selection of hotels in Easton itself, although what there are should tick all the boxes whether you're here on a break or on business. The good news is that there is actually a very wide scattering of accommodation to be found towards neighboring places like Bethlehem and Allenton, which have charms of their own. Just one example being Dutch Springs, a tranquil lake located on the outskirts of Bethlehem, where you can go scuba diving while kids splash around in the colorful play areas.

How to get to Easton

If you're flying into Easton, one potential gateway to the region is Lehigh Valley International Airport, which is a short drive from the city. A larger arrival and departure point, boasting many more services to many more cities, is Philadelphia International Airport, although this is considerably further away. Once in Easton, you'll find that you'll want to walk most places – after all, the natural splendor is part of the appeal here, particularly along the scenic riverfronts, which have plenty of manicured pathways running along them.