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Dining & Exploring Guide


Friday’s dinner reception (you’ll need to have registered in advance to attend) and Saturday’s breakfast/keynote address will be held at the Bergethon room in Lafayette’s historic Marquis Hall. Saturday lunch will be in the Farinon Student Center. Guests will find vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options available at every conference meal.

For those of you getting in on Friday evening but not joining us for the reception, you’ll find several options in the shopping centers flanking each side of the Courtyard, including Ruby Tuesdays, Texas Roadhouse, Chipoltle, and Frank’s Tratoria. For terrific seafood,Marblehead Chowder House ($$) is a 5 minute drive from the hotel, and if you’re in the mood for an upscale dining experience ($$$), Blue Grillhouse is also just 5 minutes away.



      If your schedule permits, I strongly recommend exploring the Lehigh Valley a bit before you leave for home. You’ll find a number of arts, music, and outdoor activities within walking distance of Lafayette College. If you’re traveling with kids, try to make time to visit the Crayola Factory and the National Canal Museum. History buffs may want to stay an extra day to explore nearby Bethlehem(I'm especially fond of the Hoover Mason Trestle, which gives you an unparalleled vantage point to see the once-mighty Bethlehem Steel). There’s also plenty of live music and theater venues located throughout the Lehigh Valley, as well as the Sands Bethlehem Casino.

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