The Lancaster area is a great vacation spot. You’ll find a lot to do: amusement parks, outlet malls, live entertainment, craft shops, buggy rides, museums, art galleries, and much more.

Lancaster Central Market

America’s longest-running public farmer’s market. It’s been going since 1730, and has been operated by the same families for generations.

It’s real close to the hotel – the rusty-red building just behind the visitor center, diagonal from the hotel. Scores of vendors offer farm-fresh products, baked goods, and a host of other items.

Tuesday: 6am – 4pm
Friday: 6am – 4pm.
Saturday: 6am – 2pm.

Hershey Park

A full-blown amusement park. with 13 roller coasters, shows, restaurants, etc.

Distance from Hotel: 30 miles / 42 minutes
100 Hersheypark Dr
Hershey, PA 17033

Also check out: Hershey’s Chocolate World
251 Park Blvd
Hershey, PA 17033

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

A 48-acre park with 30 family-friendly rides, live entertainment, and a water play area. There are also a number of restaurants. See their website.

Hours: 10 am – 8:30 pm
Address: 2249 Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, PA 17602
Distance from the Convention Center: 4.7 miles / 14 minutes

Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, Pa.

Head east on Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), and you’ll come across all kinds of local shops.

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Address: 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572
Distance from Hotel: 13 miles / 28 minutes
See their website

Wander through one of the longest-running corn mazes in the world, covering five acres with over 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges, and clues. Plus: over 60 farm fun attractions for kids and adults: pedal carts, animals, farm tour wagon ride, and much more.

Corn Cob Acres

Address: 191 College Ave, Mountville, PA, United States
Distance from Hotel: 8.6 miles / 16 minutes

A unique amusement park for kids, located on a farm, with over 40 farm-themed activities designed for kids. Visit their website.

Waters Edge Mini-Golf

A challenging course in a beautiful setting, amidst waterfalls, streams, gardens, and lush plant life. Plus an cream bar and petting zoo.

Address: 230 N. Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Distance from Hotel: 8.8 miles / 20 minutes
Hours: 11am – 10 pm
Visit their website.

Village Greens Mini Golf

Two courses covering 13 acres of beautiful countryside filled with flowers and other plant life.

Address: 1444 Village Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
Distance from Hotel: 8 miles / 16 minutes
Visit their website.

Kettle Kitchen Village

Over 40 shops in an outdoor shopping village filled with homemade Lancaster County food, crafts, gifts, and more. You’ll find shops featuring jewelry, deerskin leather, fair trade items, pets, pottery, quilts, yarn, ironware, teddy bears, apparel, regional art, local plants, ice cream, olive oils, baked goods, coffee, fudge. Plus several restaurants.

Address: 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534
Distance from the Hotel: 12 miles / 24 minutes
Hours: 9am – 6 pm (may vary by shop)
Kitchen Kettle Website

Outlet Malls

Lancaster features two outlet malls within six miles of the hotel. Both malls have about 80 stores.

Tanger Outlet Mall

311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd
Lancaster, PA 17602-1467

Distance from the Hotel: 4.6 miles / 13 minutes

Restaurants: Arby’s, Subway, Auntie Ann’s Pretzels, Starbucks

Tanger Website

Rockvale Outlets

35 S. Willowdale Drive
Lancaster, PA 17602

Distance from Hotel: 6 miles away / 17 minutes

Restaurants: Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, Cracker Barrell, Long John Silver’s, KFC, Subway, QDoba.

Rockvale Website

Sight & Sound Theater

“Jonah” will be playing at the Sight & Sound Theater. Runtime: 2:20. Check their website for showtimes and costs.

Address: 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, PA 17572
Distance from Hotel: 10 miles / 21 minutes

Plain and Fancy Farm

Address: 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
Distance from Hotel: 11 miles / 22 minutes

Visit their website

This farm, located on nine acres on Route 340, between the villages of Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, offers a number of attractions.

Farm to Table Restaurant. Eat a meal grown on local Amish farms.

Amish Country Homestead. Explore nine rooms with a guide to understand Amish customs, dress, and adapting to life without electricity.

The Amish Experience Theatre. A high-tech, multi-media production about Amish life.

Aaron and Jessica’s Amish Buggy Rides. There are several different tours, from 25-60 minutes in length. Tour a working Amish farm with Clydesdale horses and other animals. Go through an Amish village. You’ll see Amish schools, shops, farm stands, homes, and covered bridges. Choose a buggy or wagon. This family has been in the New World since 1626.