The Lancaster area offers visitors an opportunity to experience covered bridges, vast historical sites and museums, and the region’s farm culture through markets, tours, and more. There is so much to discover throughout Lancaster county in Pennsylvania that you will never be wondering what to do. During a stay at a Select Registry bed and breakfast near Lancaster, PA you can experience Amish Country and find strong examples of a simpler time with these warm and friendly people. Alongside the area’s rural attributes, you’ll find modern amenities, contemporary culture, and vast culinary options that will keep you well fed, yet hungry for more.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Lancaster is the perfect place to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Despite its strong ties to tradition, the area provides some exciting unconventional choices. You can zip line through the mountains, rent a scooter to feel the wind on your face, and even get a bird’s eye view of the region from a hot air balloon! In the winter, head on over to AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing for the thrill of your life speeding down the snow tubing lanes. If you’re not up for being outside in the cold, check into the Serenity Spa & Salon at Heritage Hills for a relaxing massage or pedicure. There are numerous ways to keep busy on the ground, too. Children love the amusement park, fun center, and magic shows.
Also, while you’re in town, don’t forget to see who is on stage at the American Music Theater. If you’re in downtown Lancaster and searching for something to do, visit the Lancaster Museum of Art, an art gallery with unique pieces on display for visitors. You can never go wrong with a shopping spree while on vacation, especially when you visit the area’s antique shops or Park City Center with over 50 stores to choose from. No matter what you like to do on vacation, you can be sure that plenty of fun awaits you in Lancaster.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
If there is one thing that Lancaster is known for, it’s the food! Amish farm-fresh produce straight from the farmer’s market and made from scratch entrees make for memorable dining experiences almost anywhere you go. There are so many delicious types of food to try, including barbeque, sushi, Mediterranean food, and much more. A local favorite that’s worth trying is Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant serving up delicious food along with great brews. For those who have a gluten allergy, they have an entire menu dedicated to helping you find an entree completely free of gluten. There are also casual restaurants for a fun night with the family and fine dining establishments perfect for special occasions.
In addition to Pennsylvania Dutch Country being known for fresh local produce, there are just as many micro pubs and breweries in the region as well. Lancaster Brewing Company is a must when in the area as they are centrally located and Lancaster’s original brewery serving up specialty brews regularly. Wherever you choose to dine, we promise you’ll leave feeling well cared for. At any good bed and breakfast near Lancaster, PA, you’ll wake up to the smell of a delicious home-cooked meal. When it comes to dessert, be sure to indulge in a whoopie pie as Lancaster County is the birthplace of it! Bird-in-Hand Bake Shop serves up some of the best ones according to the locals. Add in the abundance of classic Pennsylvania Dutch all-you-can-eat smorgasbords, and it isn’t hard to imagine how eating in Lancaster, PA can become an event to remember!
BEST TIME TO VISIT
There is no bad time to visit Lancaster, PA. Summer and fall are typically the busiest seasons for tourism. During these times, you can witness Amish country in full swing or enjoy the changing colors of fall foliage. Picturesque, snow-white winters make it the perfect place to spend the holidays in this small town that feels like a home away from home. During the spring, visitors can watch as the county springs back to life with events like the Art Walk and quilt shows. This is also when Lancaster’s famous “mud sales” – Amish auctions featuring everything from baked goods to Amish buggies – begin. This time of the year is when visitors can expect to find the most affordable prices for lodging compared to later in the year.
WHERE TO STAY
Select Registry’s choices for bed and breakfast near Lancaster, PA, lie in the heart of a national treasure. These historic homes feature stately rooms and an undeniable charm distinct from anywhere else in the country making Lancaster perfect for a romantic getaway. Best of all, shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, and historic sites are just minutes away. Each Lancaster bed and breakfast serves delicious and gourmet breakfast that will have you looking forward to the menu every single morning. View our options below to learn more and start planning your amazing Dutch Country vacation today!