Looking to get away and recharge? Discover beautiful country scenery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where life moves at a slower pace. Choice Hotels offers the accommodations you need as you explore this rural paradise. You will have easy access to the most exciting and fascinating attractions in town, including:
Disconnect from the modern world and gain new perspective in Lancaster Country and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Explore the Amish community, culture and lifestyle through one-room schoolhouses, wooden covered bridges, windmills and horses-pulling buggies. Be sure to check out the many Amish-themed attractions, events, foods and crafts available for your education and enjoyment throughout Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Seen any dragons lately? You cannot leave the Lancaster area without bringing the entire family to Dutch Wonderland, a 48-acre amusement park. Known as a "Kingdom for Kids," Dutch Wonderland features more than 30 rides, great entertainment, interactive shows, games, botanical gardens and fantastic food. Make sure the kids get to meet Duke, a six-foot-tall purple and yellow dragon mascot that rules the kingdom.
Purchase handmade Amish goods at Central Market farmer's market in Penn Square, located in downtown Lancaster. You can't miss the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the middle of Penn Square, which was dedicated in 1874 to honor the county's soldiers.
One block west of Penn Square is the Fulton Opera House, America's oldest continuously active theater house where the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and the OperaLancaster opera company regularly perform. History never sounded so good!
Visiting a student at Franklin and Marshall College? While on this beautiful campus, discover all its notable sites and museums including the Arts Quad, the Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts, the Phillips Museum of Art, the Roschel Performing Arts Center and the Writers House.
Lancaster's very own James Buchanan was the only bachelor president of the United States, and the only president from Pennsylvania. Costumed guides conduct tours of historic Wheatland, James Buchanan's home before and after his tenure in the White House. Here you will hear the story of his presidency, the political issues of the times and his life at Wheatland.
Lancaster, PA is a fascinating city of yesterday and today. A peaceful atmosphere, Pennsylvania Dutch hospitality, a wide variety of attractions and rolling farmlands await you, so make reservations with Choice Hotels and start putting your itinerary together today!
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