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Guidebook for Lancaster

Christopher
Christopher
Joined in 2015
Christopher

Guidebook for Lancaster

Food Scene
Quant local coffee shop cafe right around the corner from house with great food and atmosphere.
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Chestnut Hill Cafe
532 West Chestnut Street
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Quant local coffee shop cafe right around the corner from house with great food and atmosphere.
This is a local gem that has received national attention. If you can get in we highly recommend it. Great food, services and atmosphere. Wonderfully transformed space.
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LUCA
436 W James St
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This is a local gem that has received national attention. If you can get in we highly recommend it. Great food, services and atmosphere. Wonderfully transformed space.
This is the oldest farmers market in the country! Great spot to grab local produce, food, flowers and more. A must see~ Open Tuesday 6AM-4PM, Friday 6AM-4PM and Saturday 6AM-2PM.
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Lancaster Central Market
23 North Market Street
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This is the oldest farmers market in the country! Great spot to grab local produce, food, flowers and more. A must see~ Open Tuesday 6AM-4PM, Friday 6AM-4PM and Saturday 6AM-2PM.
If you are looking for the BEST ice cream in town, this is worth the drive out of the city. They make the ice cream on site and you'll get a chance to see the cows being milked and pet calfs on the farm.
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Pine View Dairy
2225 New Danville Pike
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If you are looking for the BEST ice cream in town, this is worth the drive out of the city. They make the ice cream on site and you'll get a chance to see the cows being milked and pet calfs on the farm.
So there are many coffee shops in the city, this one we love for its design and location, wait until you see the contemporary adaptation of the space. Of course their coffee and delights are great too!
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Passenger Coffee & Tea Showroom
7 W King St
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So there are many coffee shops in the city, this one we love for its design and location, wait until you see the contemporary adaptation of the space. Of course their coffee and delights are great too!
A great local cafe and coffee shop. Their food and atmosphere is always great.
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Prince Street Cafe, Lancaster
15 North Prince Street
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A great local cafe and coffee shop. Their food and atmosphere is always great.
Another great coffee shop, there certainly isn't a shortage and we recommend trying them all.
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Cafe One Eight
18 West Orange Street
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Another great coffee shop, there certainly isn't a shortage and we recommend trying them all.
Just a few blocks from the house and a great breakfast spot!
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On Orange
108 West Orange Street
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Just a few blocks from the house and a great breakfast spot!
Looking for a local organic healthy eatery than this is your place. Enjoy juices, smoothies, and a menu or delicious goodies!
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Lemon Street Market
241 West Lemon Street
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Looking for a local organic healthy eatery than this is your place. Enjoy juices, smoothies, and a menu or delicious goodies!
By far and away the best croissants in Lancaster!
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Bistro Barberet & Bakery
26 E King St
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By far and away the best croissants in Lancaster!
If you are in the mood for a great cupcake this is certainly your spot!
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Lancaster Cupcake
24 W Orange St
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If you are in the mood for a great cupcake this is certainly your spot!
Great restaurant and bar.
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The Belvedere Inn
402 North Queen Street
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Great restaurant and bar.
A great local cafe and restaurant serving healthy food!
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Commonwealth On Queen
301 North Queen Street
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A great local cafe and restaurant serving healthy food!
This hidden gem has one of the most inventive mixologists you'll ever experience. He's won national awards for his unique creations! The restaurant also has a really unique history you can read about on their menu.
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Horse Inn
540 East Fulton Street
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This hidden gem has one of the most inventive mixologists you'll ever experience. He's won national awards for his unique creations! The restaurant also has a really unique history you can read about on their menu.
Great menu, prime location, lovely outdoor area in the summertime
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The Pressroom Restaurant
26 West King Street
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Great menu, prime location, lovely outdoor area in the summertime
Incredible menu, this place is packed on weekends, so be sure to make a reservation in advance. They also have a lunch buffet which lets you try all the popular items from the menu.
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Himalayan Curry & Grill
22 East Orange Street
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Incredible menu, this place is packed on weekends, so be sure to make a reservation in advance. They also have a lunch buffet which lets you try all the popular items from the menu.
Characters Pub
38 N Christian St
This unique café won't disappoint. It's been a staple of downtown Lancaster for over ten years.
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Rachel's Cafe & Creperie
201 West Walnut Street
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This unique café won't disappoint. It's been a staple of downtown Lancaster for over ten years.
This is a hidden gem for sure. The owner catches and smokes the trout that is on the menu, and you'll find him behind the bar most nights making their famous fresh squeezed Tom Collins.
Jethro's Restaurant & Bar
659 1st Street
This is a hidden gem for sure. The owner catches and smokes the trout that is on the menu, and you'll find him behind the bar most nights making their famous fresh squeezed Tom Collins.
This is Lancaster's most unique and delicious ice cream shop, and it's within walking distance!
Penny's Ice Cream
228 N Prince St
This is Lancaster's most unique and delicious ice cream shop, and it's within walking distance!
This place isn't for the faint of heart, they usually have death metal on blast and the staff isn't very friendly. But, if you can get past the façade - it has the biggest burritos in town, over twenty different hot sauces, and in my opinion absolute best taco salad, although I prefer to eat mine in the quiet of my own home.
Roburrito's
227 N Prince St
This place isn't for the faint of heart, they usually have death metal on blast and the staff isn't very friendly. But, if you can get past the façade - it has the biggest burritos in town, over twenty different hot sauces, and in my opinion absolute best taco salad, although I prefer to eat mine in the quiet of my own home.
You need a reservation for this BYOB fantastic restaurant. But if you can get in, you will not be disappointed. Seating for just around 30 people, the menu is local, seasonal, and the chef is amazing.
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Ma(i)son
230 North Prince Street
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You need a reservation for this BYOB fantastic restaurant. But if you can get in, you will not be disappointed. Seating for just around 30 people, the menu is local, seasonal, and the chef is amazing.
A foodies delight~ https://amorette.com/cuisine/
Amorette
401 N Prince St
A foodies delight~ https://amorette.com/cuisine/
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Checkers Bistro
398 Harrisburg Avenue
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Great local restaurant for breakfast and lunch.
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The Bread Pedaler
116 W Orange St
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Great local restaurant for breakfast and lunch.
Local craft beer and food
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Lancaster Brewing Company
302 North Plum Street
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Local craft beer and food
Sightseeing
Tour a preserved 18th + 19th century village and go back in time to see what life was like. landisvalleymuseum.org
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Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Rd
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Tour a preserved 18th + 19th century village and go back in time to see what life was like. landisvalleymuseum.org
See first hand how the Amish live and experience this unique lifestyle. http://www.amishvillage.com/
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The Amish Village
199 Hartman Bridge Road
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See first hand how the Amish live and experience this unique lifestyle. http://www.amishvillage.com/
Taking a hot air balloon ride over the Amish countryside is the best way to experience Lancaster County. This is something we have done several times [morning flights] and have loved it every time. More than likely you will end up landing in an Amish farm and having them run out to help packing up the balloon. https://ushotairballoon.com/
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The United States Hot Air Balloon Team
2737 Old Philadelphia Pike
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Taking a hot air balloon ride over the Amish countryside is the best way to experience Lancaster County. This is something we have done several times [morning flights] and have loved it every time. More than likely you will end up landing in an Amish farm and having them run out to help packing up the balloon. https://ushotairballoon.com/
If you are looking for another neighboring cute town this is a great one to explore. Their main street is full of restaurants, shops and galleries.
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Lititz
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If you are looking for another neighboring cute town this is a great one to explore. Their main street is full of restaurants, shops and galleries.
So there is nothing more Lancaster County than our covered bridges. Here is a link to several covered bridge tours. http://www.discoverlancaster.com/activities/pa-covered-bridges.asp
Kurtz's Mill Covered Bridge
So there is nothing more Lancaster County than our covered bridges. Here is a link to several covered bridge tours. http://www.discoverlancaster.com/activities/pa-covered-bridges.asp
A whiskey distillery right around the corner from the house.
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Thistle Finch Distillery
417 West Grant Street
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A whiskey distillery right around the corner from the house.
Historic Lancaster Walking Tour
38 Penn Square
Shopping
Looking for unique one of a kind pieces than this is a great place. They have several vendors with various local finds and we're sure you will go home with a little piece of Lancaster.
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BUiLDiNG CHARACTER
342 North Queen Street
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Looking for unique one of a kind pieces than this is a great place. They have several vendors with various local finds and we're sure you will go home with a little piece of Lancaster.
We just LOVE this store! All of the t-shirts are hand made and designed by the owner. Check it out for great unique locally inspired shirts.
Foxduck
11 W King St
We just LOVE this store! All of the t-shirts are hand made and designed by the owner. Check it out for great unique locally inspired shirts.
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Tanger Outlets Lancaster
311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd
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The Shops @ Rockvale
35 S Willowdale Dr
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Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market
2710 Old Philadelphia Pike
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Target
2385 Covered Bridge Drive
Whole Foods Market
1563 Fruitville Pike
Drinks & Nightlife
Great local bar with rooftop deck. Head here to dance all night long with a DJ playing up front and live music in the back. This place is usually packed.
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Tellus360
24 East King Street
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Great local bar with rooftop deck. Head here to dance all night long with a DJ playing up front and live music in the back. This place is usually packed.
To all our gluten free guests, or cider lovers, this new bar has over 6 homemade ciders on tap, and rotates things seasonally.
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Levengoods of Lancaster
104 W King St
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To all our gluten free guests, or cider lovers, this new bar has over 6 homemade ciders on tap, and rotates things seasonally.
Irish Pub with music and authentic food
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Annie Bailey's Irish Public House
28 East King Street
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Irish Pub with music and authentic food
Beautiful rooftop bar with great view of the city wonderful year round.
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Altana Rooftop Lounge
26 E King St
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Beautiful rooftop bar with great view of the city wonderful year round.
Great new rooftop bar with amazing views of downtown.
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Altana Rooftop Lounge
26 E King St
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Great new rooftop bar with amazing views of downtown.
Authentic Irish Pub
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Annie Bailey's Irish Public House
28 East King Street
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Authentic Irish Pub
Entertainment & Activities
Looking for adventure than Hershey Park is perfect for you! With rides ranging from the easy to crazy it has it all. Be sure to ride all of the roller coasters if you do go. In addition you can tour the chocolate factory and the zoo.
Hershey Park
409 N 10th St
Looking for adventure than Hershey Park is perfect for you! With rides ranging from the easy to crazy it has it all. Be sure to ride all of the roller coasters if you do go. In addition you can tour the chocolate factory and the zoo.
If you are looking for amusements for the little ones in your family this is the perfect park.
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Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway
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If you are looking for amusements for the little ones in your family this is the perfect park.
Parks & Nature
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The Pinnacle Overlook
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This easy hiking trail gets you to an awesome view of the Susquehanna River
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Chickies Rock County Park
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This easy hiking trail gets you to an awesome view of the Susquehanna River
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Lancaster County Central Park
1050 Rockford Road
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Great place to hike!
Tucquan Glen Road
Great place to hike!
Essentials
GIANT Food Stores
1605 Lititz Pike
Stauffers of Kissel Hill Fresh Foods