5 Things To Do In Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County in PA is one of the best places to visit around the Tri-State Area. There are so many things to do that even a weekend trip won’t be enough.  Starting from shopping, tours through the Amish country, petting zoos, amusement parks, antiquing and concluding with steam engine train rides, buggy rides, dining, farmer’s markets and site seeing. We try to visit the Lancaster County at least once per year and we still haven’t run out of things to do. Here is a list of some of the places we enjoyed the most and highly recommend to anyone:

1. Walk around Downtown Lancaster, a city full of history and culture. The city has so many interesting buildings and hidden streets to discover that it’s easy to get lost, but don’t worry the locals will gladly point you in the right direction. Also, make sure to visit the farmers market for some deliciously fresh fruits and veggies. Lancaster County, PA

2. Visit the Heritage Press Museum for a quick tour of the forgotten art of letterpress. The guys who work there are very knowledgeable and entertaining, they will teach you about the history of letterpress and will even show you how the machines work while printing a brochure for you to keep. The Heritage Press Museum is definitely worth a visit.Heritage Pres Museum, Lancaster PA

3. Take a break on a Wine & Cheese Train Ride aboard one of the surviving steam engine trains. If you happen to embark upon the train journey on a hot summer day, make sure to ONLY buy tickets for the cart with an AC, otherwise you melt along with the cheese. However, on a cool day the open windows might be nice and refreshing, so it’s up to you.  Train Ride Lancaster Country PA

4. Go antiquing at one of the many local shops and pick up the hand made souvenirs at one of the Amish stores or take a tour on one of the many horse-buggies. The shops have a lot of hand made artifacts and souvenirs, so plan for some time to be spend inside those stores and bring some cash.Buggy Ride Lancaster PA

5. Finish your trip at one of the local restaurants. We loved Bube’s Brewery Restaurant, which used to be a beer brewery but has been turned into a unique underground restaurant full of history and character. Don’t forget to ask for a tour around the premises, you will love it!Bube's Brewery Restaurant Lancaster PA Bube's Brewery Restaura

 What are some of the things you like to do on your trips to Pennsylvania?

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  • Lancaster looks awesome! I especially like Downtown Lancaster because of the beautiful artwork and the architecture. It’s really nice. 🙂 The museum looks rather interesting as well. :3

    I really enjoy learning about Amish culture. I’d never convert to it and decide to live such a lifestyle, but I do find their way of living interesting. I love it. Perhaps I should visit Lancaster someday! :p

    • Hi Liza 🙂

      The Amish lifestyle is intriguing and if you ever visit PA, there are a lot of tours through the Amish land, here is a link just in case 🙂 (http://www.padutchcountry.com/activities/amish-activities.asp)

      Have you ever heard of a live chat with members of the Amish community, where you can ask them questions and stuff? I can’t seem to find the link, but there are a lot of Amish living blogs and sites that come up in case you want to learn more.

      I hope you do get to visit there someday! 🙂

  • gladleynet

    Popped over from BBN 🙂 I moved to PA from the UK last year and still haven’t made a trip over to Lancaster County. My husband is a real beer aficionado and the brewery restaurant looks AMAZING. Actually, so does a wine and cheese train ride…

    • Hey there 🙂
      We just went to PA yesterday for the WWII weekend and on the way back discussed pros and cons of living in NJ vs PA. I wonder how you like PA after UK, must be a huge change?

      You should definitely check out the beer restaurant and do the tour 🙂 The train ride i would save for a cooler day, because it really gets hot on the train – i don’t want you to melt!

      Thank you for stopping by 🙂


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