Explore Your Own Backyard

Whether you've lived in Lancaster your whole life, or you just moved to the County, there is bound to be something you haven't explored yet. There's no better time than the present to get acquainted - or reacquainted with the place we call home.

A Local's Bucket List

Take advantage of the “off-tourist season” in Lancaster to explore your own backyard. There are probably a few things on this list that you’ve already done (go you!) but there may be some things you didn’t even know were options in Lancaster. Fall back in love with your hometown as you complete January through April Lancaster County Bucket Lists.

Family taking a selfie after their Amish horse & buggy tour 
Photo Credit: Discover Lancaster / Gabe McMullen

Locals Bucket List

Find Special Deals to Local Favorites

Plan the ultimate staycation with these coupons and discounts to Lancaster County businesses. Treat yourself to a weekend of pampering or a luxurious girls getaway with special packages from inns and spas. Receive savings throughout PA Dutch Country including discounted activities and free treats. Check back often for the best discounts on Lancaster shopping, dining, lodging and attractions.

Coupons & Discounts

3 Night Winter Getaway Special

AmishView Inn & Suites

Looking to book a relaxing Lancaster County getaway or staycation this winter? AmishView Inn & Suites is offering 50% off your third night when you stay in one of our beautiful Adult-Only Grand King rooms! Must be 18 or older to stay. Stay must be booked by calling (717) 768-1162. *Discount of standard room rate and based upon availability. Not valid with any other offers or packages. May not cancel and rebook stay. Good for stays between 2/22-3/31/2024. Grand King Rooms Only. Must be consecutive nights. Offer ends 3/31/2024. CALL NOW – (717) 768-1162.

Luck of the Irish

1777 Americana Inn Bed and Breakfast

Book your room to stay with us during the month of March and you will have the opportunity at check-in to choose an envelope to reveal your prize. Prizes may be a discounted rate or a specially selected gift. Not redeemable with any other offer, must book and stay March 1 through March 31, 2024.

Save 20%

Travelers Rest Motel

Save 20% off your stay with us between February 18 and March 6 when you make a reservation using the promo code SAVE20. This offer is good on any number of nights and includes weekends. For reservations, call (717) 768-8271 or book online at Bird-in-Hand.com. Discount valid on new reservations for stays between February 18 and March 6, 2024. Not valid with other coupons or offers.

Save 20%

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn

Save 20% off your stay with us between February 18 and March 6 when you make a reservation using the promo code SAVE20. This offer is good on any number of nights and includes weekends. For reservations, call (717) 768-8271 or book online. Discount valid on new reservations for stays between February 18 and March 6, 2024. Not valid with other coupons or offers.

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The Lancaster Getaway Package at...

AmishView Inn & Suites

Enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner by adding this special offer to your stay at AmishView Inn & Suites. This special package includes: - Dinner for two at Miller’s Smorgasbord including non-alcoholic beverages and PA sales tax. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity are not included. - In-room bottle of wine or sparkling cider - AmishView souvenir corkscrew - Local shopping coupons Only $56 (a $95 value) PLUS cost of room. Includes PA sales tax in price. PA law limits consumption of alcohol to persons 21+. All reservations include complimentary hearty breakfast buffet and complimentary wi-fi. Plus, all rooms in our adult-only building include farmland views and claw foot soaking tubs. Please note, that we highly recommend making reservations for Miller's in advance. Miller's is open 7 days a week. We look forward to your stay!

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Mental Wellness Checkup

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

Combine a relaxing stay at Blue Rock BnB with a session(s) with host a experienced counselor, Ed Hersh. Discuss your experiences in a non-threatening and non-clinical environment. Come away with new hope and vision for the future. Sessions are provided on a donation basis for guests, and must be scheduled at room reservation time to guarantee availability. Call with specific needs or questions.

Family BnB Accommodations

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

The entire family can enjoy the bed and breakfast experience together. Two of our suites include multiple beds and family style breakfast is complimentary. Costs are family-friendly also with a $25 charge for each person over 2 persons per room. Children to age 12 are $15.

A Season to Explore


Things to Do on Weekdays

Break out of your typical routine with these weekday adventure ideas for locals!

Things to do on the weekends

Whether your an outdoor adventurer, a family of five, a single, or exploring as a couple - we have you covered. Find special events, unique experiences, free things to do, and more this weekend in Lancaster!

rows of local shops and businesses in Lancaster

Explore your Region & Town

Find your hometown and neighboring towns on these pages to find must-visit shops & restaurants, and check out seasonal events. Explore your own backyard, you're sure to find something surprising and exciting!

Why Did you Choose Lancaster County?

What first drew you Lancaster County? Was it the rolling farmlands and our wide-open spaces? Did you feel that warm, folksy welcome from the community? Did you find our shopping and culinary scenes irresistible? We know it probably wasn't the smell of the farmlands on a warm day in Harvest Season so tell us why you chose to live in Lancaster County! Direct Message us on Facebook or Instagram and include #LocalsLoveLancaster in your message, for a chance to have your "why" featured on our social channels.

Shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village. Photo Credit: Discover Lancaster /  Brian Donnelly

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Fun for the whole family in Lancaster. Photo Credit: Discover Lancaster /  Gabe McMullen

Lancaster is a great place to visit for all, so why not experience this cross-generational destination together!