Visiting Lancaster, PA for a Convention

Welcome to Lancaster County, we are so excited you are here to meet, learn, and network! Between or after your event, take the opportunity to discover all of the wonderful things Lancaster has to offer.

Make your event weekend a mini-vacation to remember!

Whether you have thirty minutes or three hours to spare, make the most of your visit to Lancaster County. You can find a chain restaurant or shop anywhere, but how many destinations have an Amish owned coffee shop or handmade deer skin leather store? There is truly something for everyone in Lancaster so explore our site to find something totally unique to you! If you need ideas, call or stop by the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center for expert advice on things to do and where to eat while you're here.

Night Life in Lancaster

Places to Eat


Fine Dining

Many know Lancaster for the hearty, home-cooked Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine that warms your belly and sticks to your ribs. While there’s a time and place for chicken pot pie and mashed potatoes, Lancaster also has a blossoming fine dining scene worth writing home about. Passionate chefs are embracing the abundance of fresh produce and locally-sourced meats, grown and raised by the generations Lancaster County Farmers. While you’re in Lancaster, be sure to add one of these fine dining hot spots to your list, savor the flavors, and take home memories of an unbelievable meal.

International Dining

If when you think Lancaster County you don’t think international dining… think again! Lancaster has quite the variety of cultures and cuisines. From Vietnamese, to Nepalese, to Ethiopian, or even Trinidadian- you can try it in Lancaster. So, if you are looking to take your taste buds on a trip around the globe we have compiled a list for you of our favorite international restaurants around the County.

Explore the Bar Scene

When you’re gearing up for a night out on the town or a cozy place to have drinks with new friends, look no further than Lancaster’s bar scene. From spots with great outdoor spaces and rooftop bars to low-key hang outs that are popular among locals, belly up to the bar for whatever quenches your thirst.

Explore Lancaster City


Holiday decorations, including white reindeer statues, holiday lights, red ornaments and a large holiday tree in Lancaster.

Why Visit Lancaster City?

When you think of Lancaster County, you may picture lush, green farmland with horse and buggies trotting by, fresh produce, and a relaxing pace of life. While those things can be found here, there’s so much more to Lancaster. In the middle of the farmland sits Lancaster City, which some would describe as hip, cool, and up-and-coming.

Upcoming Shows

Lights, curtain, action! Theatre lovers, you are in the right place! Lancaster hosts a number of Broadway caliber productions and high-profile performers throughout the year. Here is a look at what is coming up this holiday season.

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Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster Central Market is the nation’s oldest continuously-operating farmers’ market, offering fresh meats and produce since 1730. Today, housed in a magnificent 1889 Victorian gem, Market offers locals & visitors the opportunity to buy everything from fresh-from-the-farm meats and produce to locally made artisan cheeses, and desserts. Open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Spend Spare Time Shopping


Boutique Shops

Calling all fashionistas- if you’re in the market for one-of-a-kind pieces to add to your wardrobe head on over to Lancaster County. Not only is Lancaster known for its “maker’s mentality” our small, walkable towns are loaded with independent boutiques and shops.

Antiquing in Lancaster, PA

Antiquing in Lancaster

Antiquing in Lancaster, PA Lancaster County is known to many for its variety of antiques that one can discover if you have the patience to do some digging. From free standing, independent shops, to galleries, to full antique malls, there are all sorts of places to find just what your heart desires.

Outlet Shopping

Many of these famous Lancaster outlets are clustered together across two Outlet Centers along Route 30 - Tanger Outlet Center and The Shops @ Rockvale Lancaster. These are a must-shop destination for anyone visiting Lancaster County with an eye on bargains.

Experience Amish Culture

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Traditional Amish food from Lancaster County PA

Explore Lancaster County and Pennsylvania Dutch foods, and much more, at these Amish-owned restaurants.

More Planning Resources

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Coffee Spots & Cafes in Lancaster County

Check out these top spots for coffee in Lancaster County.

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Best Beer Spots in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Some of our favorite spots for brews and beers.

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