Our guests often travel to regional attractions while staying in Lancaster County. Here are a few of the popular ones:
Hershey offers more than Hershey Park, although the park is great fun and becoming large enough to spend more than one day to take it all in. Hershey's Chocolate World and ZooAmerica are open year-round. When Hershey Park is open you can seamlessly travel between the park and the zoo. ZooAmerica is 11 acres and specializes in North American animals. Take in a concert at Giant Center or catch a Hershey Bears game. The historic Hershey Theater brings broadway shows, comedians, music festivals and more to town. Indulge in a day at the Chocolate Spa at The Hotel Hershey. The Hotel Hershey has several restaurants and there are three local golf courses. Hershey Gardens includes a year-round tropical Butterfly Atrium. Best of all, it is short drive to Hershey from Lancaster.
Gettysburg is an hour and twenty minute drive from Lancaster. There are many ways to tour the battlefield. You can hire a guide, take a horseback tour, ride a Segway or take a carriage ride. There are probably more options if you look. There are several ghost tours available, as well. Besides the battlefield tours and history museums, other activities in the Gettysburg area include seasonal festivals, theaters, wineries, golf courses and much more.
Harrisburg is our state capital and is situated along the Susquehanna River. The capital city has a wide variety of dining options, performing arts centers and museums. You can visit the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Fort Hunter Mansion & Park, Susquehanna Art Museum, the National Civil War Museum and the Whitaker Center of Science and the Arts. Take in a Senators baseball game at City Island or take a riverboat cruise in the Susquehanna. Harrisburg is a short 45 minute drive from Lancaster.
Lisa Naples, Realtor
I'm enjoying my 18th year of selling residential real estate in Lancaster County. In my past career I was an innkeeper for a 9 room local B&B. Now I enjoy the best of both worlds - finding new owners for Lancaster County bed & breakfasts. Please leave comments, I'd love to have your feedback!