So much NEW to see and do in Lancaster, Pa.


(Lancaster, Pa.) As summer gets underway, the many attractions and activities of Lancaster, Pa., should be on the minds of countless travelers for both expected and unexpected reasons.

The area is famous for the nation’s original Amish community, varied outlet shopping, and tasty family-style meals, but it also boasts numerous recreational outlets, outstanding arts and entertainment, fine dining and shopping, charming towns including hip Downtown Lancaster, and upscale lodging options.

Not surprisingly, then, the local tourism group is now known as Discover Lancaster, which encourages visitors to discover everything that Lancaster has to offer – the Amish and beyond.

All this, plus several new offerings as well:

Lancaster is much more than a daytrip, so plan to stay over, and what better way than at any one of the area B&Bs that just received a TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame award for earning a “Certificate of Excellence” five straight years: 1777 Americana Inn; Airy View B&B; After Eight B&B; Apple Bin Inn; The Artist’s Inn & Gallery; Australian Walkabout Inn B&B; B.F. Hiestand House B&B; Harvest Moon B&B; Historic Smithton Inn; The Hurst House B&B; King’s Cottage B&B; and Lovelace Manor B&B.


Lancaster County is a wonderful blend of urban style and rural splendor, with many rich cultures, from the Amish to the arts. Travelers can take in our vibrant downtown city life – with galleries, great dining, specialty shops, and live music – or explore surrounding towns and villages to get a sampling of the heritage, food, craftsmanship, and attractions for which Lancaster is famous. Visit us at

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