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

Summer Escape Offer

AmishView Inn & Suites

Looking for a romantic few days away in July?When you book a 2-night stay starting on a Sunday night in an adult-only Grand King Room, you’ll get a $25 Shop & Dine Card. Make it 3 nights by adding Tuesday night and you’ll get TWO $25 Shop & Dine Cards. Shop & Dine Cards are good at Miller’s Smorgasbord, Smokehouse BBQ & Brews, Plain & Fancy Country Store, Locally Made Food Shop and Anna’s Gifts & Sundries. This is a limited time offer based on availability. It is available by phone only and the Summer Escape offer must be mentioned. Available with Grand King Rooms only. Shop & Dine Cards are received at check-in and will not be mailed or emailed. Stay must be booked by 6/25/24. Dates of stay must be between 6/30/24 to 7/31/24. Stay must be consecutive nights. 2-night stays must include Sunday and Monday nights, 3-night stays must include Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights.

Couples Pampering Package

The Spa at Leola Village

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 Chilled bottle of champagne Chef’s dinner for two in one of our Italian restaurants Couples 50-minute full body massage in The Spa at Leola Village

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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. Mention this offer to innkeeper, to adjust cost accordingly.

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Extended Stay discount

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

For a two or more nights' stay, receive a 10% discount on the cost of a room. Offer is nood weekday nights (Sunday - Thursday) and cannot be combined with other discounts. To receive credit mention this offer to innkeepers for cost adjustment to be made.

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Mind 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.

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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Photo of Lancaster County farmland from Smoketown Helicopter in Lancaster, PA.

There are still plenty of things to do on a Sunday in Lancaster, PA

Looking to go out for lunch in Lancaster? Check out some of the restaurants listed here.

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!