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Things to do in Lancaster County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Perfect for all ages! With so many different rides and entertainment, you’ll never want to leave!”
  • 73 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“A local favorite! Be sure to visit Lancaster Central Market and all of the 60 different vendors from fresh produce, to handmade goods, and delicious baked goods. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Theatre
“This is another great family thing to do. They have shows on Bible stories.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Tanger Outlet offers 39 shopping outlet malls. Including, H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, Old Navy, Gap, Express, Under Armor, Bath & Body Works, Coach, Kay Jewelers and so many more. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Theme Park
“A local amusement park with a number of attractions for families with young kids!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Definitely look into what's playing at the Fulton while you are in town. This Historic theatre is beautiful and makes for a fun evening out in the city.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“They have a roof top that features several "food trucks". If the weather is nice, it's a golden spot. It's also a great spot to catch some night life.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Candy Store
“who doesn't love chocolate. Here at Hershey's Chocolate World, you will find what all goes into your favorite chocolate and even a sample at the end! Great for families and adults like.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“Strasburg Railroad is only 12 minutes away and the perfect place to take your children to.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great village with 30+ small shops ranging from local jams/jellies to handmade trinkets. Huge tourist attraction.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Buffet
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“Shady Maple is the largest buffet on this side of the U.S. & is a must-visit for those visiting the area!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
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“Great local creperie- something different with lots of unique and delicious crepes!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Shopping mall chain featuring a variety of brand -name and designer outlet stores”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“I’m not a huge fan of this place but other people are. New place made to look old, but no way it should be called a “Pub”. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The host some great shows and entertainers. Check out their website for the current shows.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food
“See where the Hershey bars are made Kids love this place and its free. If you kids don't talk you into buying anything from there huge gift shop. ”
  • 26 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“They have a roof top that features several "food trucks". If the weather is nice, it's a golden spot. It's also a great spot to catch some night life.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Buffet
“Shady Maple is the largest buffet on this side of the U.S. & is a must-visit for those visiting the area!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Great local creperie- something different with lots of unique and delicious crepes!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“I’m not a huge fan of this place but other people are. New place made to look old, but no way it should be called a “Pub”. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Amazing drinks. Their emphasis is cocktails based on Italian bitter liqueurs ("potable red bitters", eg Campari), amari, and sweet vermouths (they have the most extensive selection of all three West of the Hudson), but they have the skills and ingredients to take you any direction you choose. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Elegant décor. Lively vibe, but not excessively noisy. Great for people-watching. Gayest of the unofficial gay bars, (which includes pretty much all of Lancaster's nicer bars, apart from the official one of course). Live music upstairs at Crazy Shirley’s some nights. Open til 2 am without fail 364 nights a year.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Dating back to the early 1900's speakeasy times, this is one of my most favorite restaurants in Lancaster city. Tucked away in a quaint alley, it's charm & great food make it a very special dining experience! 5 min Uber ride or 17 min walk, (6) blocks if you cut through the cemetery) ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“LBC is a great place to sample some local craft beer and enjoy locally-sourced pub grub. The burger is a favorite.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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