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Everything you need to plan your Lancaster, PA getaway.

Whether you're still in the planning phase or looking for some quick ideas for spending the day in Lancaster, these resources will help.

Get inspired by top seasonal events, trip ideas, and our visitor guide. Plan your visit with driving directions, parking, and transportation information, and save with the latest travel deals.

Chat with local experts at our visitors center and signup for the Discover Lancaster e-newsletter to stay in-the-know about upcoming events and the top things to do here. Extend your stay through Sunday & Monday, there are plenty of things to do in Lancaster County during the week!

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Family riding in an Amish horse and buggy in Lancaster County, PA

Book online NOW for a tour through Amish farmland in a horse-drawn carriage!

Fireworks at Stone Gables Estate

Stone Gables Estate Presents its 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza!

Centrally located to downtown Lancaster, the rolling hills of Amish country, and many other local attractions.

Enjoy 200 feet of delicious homemade cuisine, made-to-order grills, and more!

Lancaster's premier magic theater that fuses illusions, comedy, and circus acts.

Ziplines, High Ropes, Wildlife Center, Pool and many more fun family activities.

Enjoy a locally inspired stay and walk to area shops and attractions

Trip Planning Resources

Take a stream train ride to Paradise, PA with the Strasburg Rail Road, and keep an eye out for tons of fun events.

Memories are just waiting to be made at Lancaster, PA’s many family-friendly attractions.

Multicolored hot air balloons are illuminated by their torches at dusk as spectators look on at the Lancaster Balloon Fest.

Lancaster has one-of-a-kind events happening year round!

All Things Train in Lancaster, PA

Train-themed attractions straight ahead!

Group of riders with arms up coming down a drop on blue and purple, Kingdom Coaster at Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster PA

Enjoy a fun-filled day in Lancaster County, PA with your family at Dutch Wonderland! Turn your visit into a full-on vacation or weekend...

Best Western Plus Intercourse Village Inn & Suites in Lancaster, PA

Find your relaxing escape in Pennsylvania Amish Country!

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Although the weather in Lancaster is often beautiful, the rain or the cold shouldn't put an end to the fun.

Explore your guide to the best indoor or outdoor swimming pools at Lancaster County, PA hotels.

Two blonde women sit at a table as one takes a drink from a glass during Lancaster City Restaurant Week in Lancaster, PA.

Where to go for outdoor dining in Lancaster County.

Your guide to rail-trails, nature preserves, and hiking spots

Check out some of the awesome places to stay and eat, things to do, and more to start planning your trip to Lancaster...