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.

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.

Lancaster Farmland featuring a small creek and cows. Photo Credit: Fred Greco

Coupons & Discounts

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Great Escape Package

The Inn at Leola Village & Spa

The Great Escape Package includes: One night’s accommodations in one of our beautiful Coach Rooms or upgrade to a Parlor Suite or Whirlpool Suite Three course dinner for two at Osteria Avanti, our rustic Italian restaurant A half dozen chocolate covered strawberries and a chilled bottle of champagne

20% Off Your Stay

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn

Stay at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn and enjoy 20% off! Use code DISC20. Offer valid 11/1/22–2/19/23. Not valid with any other offers or on existing reservations. Blackout dates may apply. Book online at Bird-in-Hand.com or call (800) 537-2535.


Girls Getaway

The Inn at Leola Village & Spa

Delight in a quality Girls Getaway with your wedding party, your mother, your daughter, or your best girlfriends! Enjoy pampering at our world-class spa at Leola Village and quality time spent at the Inn. The Girls Getaway Package includes: One night of luxurious accommodations $100 per person in services at The Spa at Leola Village Three course dinner for two at Osteria Avanti, featuring a casual rustic Italian inspired cuisine A chilled bottle of champagne and a half dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, delivered to your room

Couples Pampering Package

The Inn at Leola Village & Spa

Fall in love all over again and reconnect with the one who matters most. The Couples Pampering Package is all about luxurious pampering, culinary delights, and romantic elegance in the countryside, any day of the week. The Couples Pampering Package includes: Luxury lodgings for two $200 Spa service credit, per couple at The Spa at Leola Village Three course dinner for two at Osteria Avanti, featuring a casual rustic Italian inspired cuisine. A half dozen chocolate covered strawberries and a chilled bottle of champagne delivered to your room.

A Season to Explore

Christmas tree illuminated in green and red lights in Lancaster, PA

Things to Do on Weekdays

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

an illuminated patio with outdoor heaters and enclosed dining spaces in Lancaster

Things to Do in January

Don't let the cold keep you from exploring this January. See a Broadway caliber performance, experience outdoor dining in the winter, or revamp your wardrobe with a little local flair.

a whirlpool tub in the Leola Bridal Suite

Stay The Night

Start 2023 off with mini vacation - without busting your budget! Lancaster County is home to quaint & cozy hotels and bed & breakfasts that provide the rejuvenating getaway that you need.

snowy tire tracks lead to a red covered bridge in Lancaster County

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!

a frozen creek runs through snow-covered farmland and silos and a farmhouse are visible in the distance.

Top Things to do this Winter

New Year's Resolution for all of us: Try something new! Find off-the-beaten path experiences to have in Lancaster County this winter. When's the last time you did something for the first time?

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 BUiLDiNG CHARACTER in downtown Lancaster for the holidays

Shop Local

Explore Lancaster's Amish Roots

white exterior of an Amish home and rolling hills in Lancaster

It’s more than just slow-paced and hardworking.

Amish Horse Buggy in Lancaster PA

The Amish & Mennonite may look the same, but there are some notable differences!

Traditional Amish food from Lancaster County PA

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

Visiting PA Dutch Country? Check out these awesome Amish attractions in Lancaster County that are sure to make your trip memorable!

Find Amish attractions, farm markets, Amish-owned shops, restaurants and more!

Planning Ahead for February

A couple in winter clothing look lovingly at one another as they pass by the outside of a business in Lititz, near Lancaster.

Find fun date ideas that fit both of your personalities.

Live ice carving at wilbur chocolate in Lancaster PA during Lititz Fire & Ice Festival

There is something for everyone taking place this February in Lancaster County!

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Fasnacht Day in Lancaster, PA

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