Explore Historic Downtown Lancaster

Lancaster City is situated in the center of Lancaster County, and its seven square miles are packed with art, museums, historical attractions, restaurants and cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques. Take a day to explore it all.

Morning

Grab your breakfast and your coffee and enjoy looking at all the stands at Lancaster Central Market. Here you become a part of a living history. Lancaster Central Market is America's oldest farmers' market building. Since the 1730's farmers have been bringing meats and vegetables to the site for sale to local residents.

Afternoon

Experience lunch at a hip but casual restaurant - Aussie & the Fox. They offer a unique blend of Australian and American cuisine. The fare is local, fresh and imaginative with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. Another option is the Rendezvous Lounge at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square which features contemporary American cuisine with regional highlights; the menu emphasizes the grill and incorporates local farm-to-table bounty served with exceptional service.

Get on your walking shoes! It’s time to see the city by foot. The Historic Lancaster Walking Tour provides a delightful and interesting stroll through the beautiful streets and byways of Lancaster City. Discover history and traditions of over 250 years of America's colorful and exciting past.

Evening

Don’t want to go far to find a hotel? No worries. The Hotel Lancaster, located in the heart of the city, is within walking distance and is situated amongst great shops and restaurants.

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23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 735-6890

Welcome to a real historic treat, Lancaster Central Market. A farmers' market since the 1730's.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-1776

A rewarding, invigorating experience the whole family will enjoy with things you can only see on foot and things you can only see downtown.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

38 West King Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 826-4040

Relaxed café comfort by day – intimate, trendy dining by night.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region

26 East Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

717-394-0900 855-363-8100

Discover The Hotel Lancaster in the heart of downtown Lancaster.

Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Downtown Lancaster explore the region