Emmaus is a borough in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is located five miles southwest of Allentown, the state’s third largest city, after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In 2007, Money magazine listed Emmaus as one of the top 100 “Best Places to Live” in the U.S.

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There is public transportation, the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) bus, that can take you from Emmaus to Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley area. .

Private bus lines, including Carl Bieber Tourways, provide daily roundtrip bus service between the Emmaus area and New York City, Philadelphia and several New Jersey beach locations.

Another great way of getting around Emmaus is renting a car.

Easy access to Emmaus is available via PA 309/Interstate 78 exits 55, 57 and 58.

  • Exit 55 is PA 29 (Cedar Crest Boulevard). Southbound will take you to just west of downtown.
  • Exit 57 is Lehigh Street. Southbound will take you onto Chestnut Street and into downtown. It also provides access to downtown Allentown to the north.
  • Exit 58 is Emaus Avenue. You are forced to go southbound anyway. This is just an easier parallel of Lehigh Street, but is only available to westbound 78 travelers.
  • Rodale Press. Is on Minor Street in Emmaus. Rodale publishes some of the nation’s most widely-read health and activity magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Bicycling, among others. It also one of the nation’s most prominent publishers of health-related books. Titles include the 2003 best-seller, The South Beach Diet. 
  • Shangy’s is a famous beer distributor located on Main Street in Emmaus and one of the largest beer distributors on the East Coast. It advertises itself as having the largest number of beer brands from all over the world of any distributor in the nation. Shangy’s attracts beer enthusiasts from around the nation, especially those looking for hard to find domestic or international beers.
  • Historic sites all throughout Emmaus. There’s the Shelter House (610 S. Fourth St., 610-965-9258)[dead link], the Emmaus Historical Society Museum (563 Chestnut St., 610-966-6591), the 1803 House (55 S. Keystone St.), the Knauss Homestead (164 E. Main St., 610-965-9080), and the Emmaus Moravian Church (Keystone & Main Streets, 610-965-6067)

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