Photo by Amy Boccadoro
For those of us who won’t travel home for the Easter holiday this year, fret not: here are a few ideas for how you can celebrate the holiday in the Lehigh Valley.
To begin, Lafayette College will provide transportation to a Catholic Easter Mass held at St. Jane Frances de Chandal Roman Catholic Church departing at 10:30 a.m. and returning at 12:30 p.m. for students interested in attending the service. For those who wish to stay on campus or who happened to miss the bus, Farinon will be hosting a special Easter Brunch at Upper Farinon.
Speaking of brunch, Historic Hotel Bethlehem will be having a Musical Sunday Brunch on the Terrace. Rated by OpenTable as one amongst the best brunches in the country, Historic Hotel Bethlehem will be taking reservations between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Once finished, treat yourself to a nice walk down Bethlehem’s Main Street as well as visit many of its scenic locations.
If you’re looking to stay in Easton, several local dining establishments will be using special menus. Amidst them is Maxim’s 22, which will be having its annual Easter Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Porter’s Pub and Restaurant will be holding its weekly Sunday brunch, and while it may not be Easter themed, it still promises to be delicious. Sette Luna will also be opened for their famous Sunday Jazz Brunch, but keep in mind that the restaurant will not be taking reservations for all you last minute nellies.
After you’ve had plenty of delicious food, hop around Easton and bask in the happy mood of the holiday.
If your parents are intending to visit for Easter, another suggestion would be to travel out to the City of Bethlehem for a delightful stroll and brunch.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Easter holiday around the Lehigh Valley. And while we may be caught up in the nostalgia of egg hunts past, we can embrace new traditions that are readily available to us as Lafayette students.