When you're planning your visit to Lancaster County, you may want to consider adding on a day trip to visit nearby attractions either on your way in or out of town.

While you are in town, take a short sightseeing trip from Lancaster County to explore our nearby neighbors. With Hershey just a short drive away, you're sure to enjoy the excitement and thrills of Hersheypark, or the relaxing getaway of the Chocolate Spa. It truly is the Sweetest Place on Earth! Take a day trip to Philadelphia and show some love for the city of brotherly love! If you're more of a history buff, head to Gettysburg to tour awe-inspiring battlefields and meander through historic mansions and museums.

Explore the Region

Day Trip to Hershey, PA

Check out the sweetest place on earth!

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Picture-perfect desserts that are worth sharing.

For more than 110 years Hersheypark® has welcomed guests from around the world to experience Hersheypark Happy in The Sweetest Place On Earth®.Today...

The Weightlifting Museum contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution from mythology to early Olympic Games and from the 19th...

Destination Gettysburg

Visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania can be a trip of a lifetime or an easy weekend getaway. Our rich history – which includes the Gettysburg Battlefield and so much more – will entice you to come, while our recreation and recent culinary resurgence will make you linger and return.

Hershey - A Sweet Central PA Town

Hershey, located a short drive from Lancaster County, is home to popular attractions including Hersheypark, Hershey's Chocolate World, the Hotel Hershey, Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey Garden, and Troegs Independent Brewing. During your visit to Lancaster County, add Hershey to your trip for a sweet look into this town, made famous for chocolate making.

Pennsylvania's State Capitol

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capitol city, is located a short drive from Lancaster County. While you're there, learn about the great state of PA at the State Museum, tour the capitol building, dive into science at the Whitaker Center, and take a ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat.

Spotlight Attractions

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