Lancaster is a popular weekend destination for anyone looking to take a step backward in time. History, art, creativity, and family-friendly fun make for the best attractions in Lancaster. As the oldest Amish settlement in the U.S., its countryside charms and hospitality are dotted with windmills for natural energy and agriculture.
Downtown Lancaster is packed with museums, theatres, boutiques, and food vendors. It’s heavily influenced by Lancaster’s old-fashioned lifestyle, with horses and buggies serving as transportation.
Looking for fun things to do in Lancaster? Head downtown and watch the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. A popular event to attend, it shows no signs of slowing down.
As a stark contrast to the Lancaster countryside, Hersheypark is a modern amusement park with chocolate-themed attractions true to its namesake. Dutch Wonderland features a castle theme.
Central Market is a 19th century brick building that hosts an Amish farmer’s market. It has the best of the agriculture in Lancaster including meats, local cheeses, and produce.
The Landis Valley & Farm Museum is 100 acres of culture, history, and farmland. It conserves and displays the German heritage of Pennsylvania.