Travelers have lots of fresh reasons to visit Lancaster County

There’s always something new to see, do, and enjoy in Lancaster. Here’s the latest:

- Dutch Wonderland is opening a great, family-friendly suspended roller coaster, Merlin’s Mayhem, plus see (& taste) Lancaster City in a whole new way with Tuktuk Lancaster tours – both coming this summer.

- On the theaters front, AMT’s new original show Vegas Legends runs through 10/7, and Bird-in-Hand Stage’s new show Mennonite Girls Can Cook runs through 10/28.

- In Lititz (Budget Travel’s 2013 Coolest Small Town in America), the Bulls Head Pub was just named PA’s top beer bar for the 2nd year in a row by CraftBeer.com, Lititz Bike Works tours & rentals just opened in February, and the new Stoll & Wolfe whiskey distillery and tasting room is opening in early summer.

A major expansion of 25 new stores and 147,000 more square feet at Tanger Outlets; slated to open Labor Day weekend of this year.

- The Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant in Ronks is getting a steady re-freshing & additions under its new ownership, and a Tru by Hilton (for the “Millennial mindset”) is slated to open just east of Lancaster City this summer.

- New map & website make it easier than ever to explore the Susquehanna Riverlands recreational activities ‘round Columbia, etc., including new boat/bike offering from Chiques Rock Outfitters.

- Yummy new Callaloo Trinidadian Kitchen is now open in Lancaster City, as well as a fabulous Carr’s expansion (completed in December).

- New intimate Alois Jazz Experience every fourth Friday at Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy, as well as the recent makeover of the very cool Log Cabin Restaurant in Leola.

- Check out the new Ninja Warrior gym and much more at the massive Spooky Nook Sports complex in Manheim, just named one of the nation’s Top 10 Multi-Use Sports Facilities by SportsEvents magazine.

- Get your favorite Plain & Fancy PA Dutch favorites or the added meat & suds specialties at the newly-renovated & re-named Smokehouse BBQ and Brews in Bird-in-Hand.

Added to all this are Discover Lancaster’s own new driving trails highlighting our distinctive shopping, bountiful beverages, and fascinating heritage, as well as our #DiscoverItForYourself marketing/social media videos of expected and unexpected experiences that provide visitors with more detail using authentic voices and compelling visuals. Both of these initiatives aim to further promote Discover Lancaster’s recently expanded tourism brand for the area.