A Getaway for the Girls

Grab your friends for a fun filled weekend in Lancaster, PA, jam packed with shopping, arts & crafts, the great outdoors, and even a trip to the spa. Relax and recharge as you catch up and enjoy some much needed friend time.

Morning

Let the girl's getaway begin! Catch up over brunch to kick off your morning at one of these great spots: Gracie's on West Main (comforting breakfast and brunch options with BYOB drink options), On Orange (fresh, tasty brunch options including Swedish pancakes and unique omelets), or Tomato Pie Cafe (charming cafe with delicious breakfast options and famous tomato pie). 

After breakfast it's time for adventure. Below are options for groups with a variety of interests - from shopping to the outdoors. 

The Zipline at Refreshing Mountain gives guests a chance to fly from tree-to-tree and test their balance. Featuring three zipline courses plus their new aerial obstacle course, this wooded retreat will give your group the chance to refresh and bond over the adreneline rush. 
Estimated Time: 2+ hours

The Pottery Works provides creative minds with the space and supplies to paint the perfect piece of pottery in Downtown Lancster. Select your item - from ring dishes and vases to bowls, plates, and mugs - and paint it to your liking. If beading jewelry is more your style, neighboring BeadWorks and Gem Den features a beautiful array of beads and gems to inspire even more crafting fun. 
Estimated Time: 1-2 hours 

Tanger Outlets is newly expanded and features over 70 stores from noteable brands including Under Armour, Calvin Klein, Gap, J. Crew, and so many more. Parking is plentiful, so find a spot then shop away! 
Estimated Time: 1+ hours

Afternoon

If you're in the mood for lunch, grab a quick bite at one of these locations, depending where you spent your morning: Courtyard Cafe on Main (high-quality coffee drinks, sandwiches, soups, and salads made with local ingredients), Bistro Barberet (classic French cuisine and beautifully crafted desserts and chocolates), or Miller's Restaurant, Smorgasbord & Bakery (traditional PA Dutch and classic American dishes served buffet-style or ordered from an ala carte menu). 

What does your afternoon have in store for you? Maybe a little wine on a deck overlooking the vineyards or a trip to the spa? 

Chiques Rock Outfitters offers groups the chance to paddle along the Susquehanna River or bike along the nearby trail with their kayak, canoe, and bike rentals, conviently located at the Columbia Crossings River Center. Stop by and choose your adventure! The staff at Chiques Rock Outfitters will assist with equipment, plus plenty of local guidance. 
Estimated Time: 3-5 hours  

The Vineyard at Grandview is located in the rolling hills of Lancaster County near Mount Joy, and offers guests beautifully crafted wine in their warm, friendly tasting room. Sample their merlot, chardonnay, cab sauv, and more, then grab a glass to enjoy on their deck overlooking the lush rows of glistening grapes. 
Estimated Time: 1-2 hours 

Serenity Day Spa will leave you refreshed and recharged. Stop by for an afternoon at the spa, and enjoy a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure. The indulgence and pampering will be appreciated by all in your group. 
Estimated Time: 1+ hour

Evening

Ready for dinner? Head out on the town for a meal to remember at one of these locations: Cork & Cap Restaurant (fresh local flavors with an upscale twist), Stockyard Inn (traditional fine dining in a warm, historic dining room), or Bube's Brewery (fine dining in the historic catacombs of the brewery). 

Want to catch a show to top off your night?

American Music Theatre hosts unforgettable concerts and original shows that are sure to please any music lover. 
Click here for the show schedule

PRiMA Theatre offers a more intimate approach to theatre, holding performance at various locations across the county. 
Click here for the show schedule 

When you're ready to retire to a nice comfy bed, these options, ranging from vacation house to full-service hotel, provide the amenities for the restful night sleep you're craving. 

Eden Guest House of Lancaster gives your group the chance to have the whole house to yourself. This charming house is close to Downtown Lancaster, and offers a beautiful space to hang out with friends. 

The Hertzog Homestead Bed & Breakfast is a unique bed & breakfast, offering in-room breakfast and a more private overnight experience. Enjoy the space and peacefulness of the farm that surrounds the property. 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lancaster East at the Outlets offers comfortable accommodations, and is conveniently located near the outlets and other popular Lancaster attractions. You'll be able to rest and relax before another day of fun. 

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311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd., Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 392-7260 (800) 408-3477

Buy directly from more than 60 brand name manufacturer and designer stores.

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1147 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 394-7975

Lancaster's famous Stockyard Inn. Truly a local tradition for fine food.

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2811 Lincoln Highway East (Rt. 30), Ronks, PA 17572

(800) 669-3568

Award-winning lunch and dinner smorgasbords.  New ala carte features from $8.95.  PA Preferred, ServSafe & Reader’s Choice awards.  AAA recommended. Minutes from Sight & Sound Theatre.  Click thru for online coupons.

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102 North Market Street, Mt. Joy, PA 17552

(717) 653-2056

Fine and casual dining in an outdoor biergarten and historic brewery.

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470 West Metzler Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 859-4996

This Country Victorian bed and breakfast has been in our family for nine generations. Each morning, enjoy an Amish baked breakfast.

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455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

(717) 738-1490 (888) 353-1490

i. Looking for outdoor adventure in Lancaster, PA? Check out our 5-star rated zipline canopy tours. We offer over 1 mile of zipline courses, 30 elevated challenge elements, Horse programs, and other Outdoor Adventures for all skill and thrill levels.

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16 West Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 299-9963

A paint your own pottery studio. Fun for the entire family!

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1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552

717-653-4825

Visit The Vineyard at Grandview's warm and friendly tasting room to enjoy a sample of fine wine or find an idyllic spot to share a picnic with friends.

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3610 E. Newport Road, Intercourse, PA 17534

(717) 768-3757

Inspired by the slow pace and easy lifestyle in Lancaster, our Spa is a place of balance, wellness and calm.

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41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512

(717) 475-6196

Canoe, Kayak Rental and Livery, Camping and Bike Rental Service on the Susquehanna River.

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2270 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 295-9100 (888) 236-2427

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2441 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

(717) 656-9520

Cottage Style Guest House Centralized in Lancaster County

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349 Main Street, Denver, PA 17517

(717) 336-0556

Courtyard Cafe on Main is your home away from home providing you with the highest quality coffees, espresso, baked goods, sandwiches and much more, all made from fresh, seasonal local ingredients!

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26 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 690-2354

A modern French influenced bistro & bakery

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480 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 735-2075

Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. 

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264 W Main St., Leola, PA 17540

(717) 556-0004

Gracie's on West Main is one Lancaster, PA's newest diners serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sweet Treats with an authentic Dutch Country taste. 

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