Top things to do

Top Choice American in Lancaster

Horse Inn

The Horse is easily one of our favorite spots in Lancaster, a gastropub located on top of a random staircase stuffed with shuffleboard tables and random bits of Pennsylvania paraphernalia, complemented by dark light…
Top Choice American in Lancaster

John J Jeffries Restaurant

The entire Lancaster area is known for its deep agricultural heritage, and no other restaurant seems to pull of the farm-to-table ethos this town so greatly deserves like John J Jeffries. A shifting menu sourced fro…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Lancaster

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Everyone and their quaint grandmother is selling Pennsylvania Dutch artisan goods in Lancaster, but at the Guild of Craftsmen store, you know you're getting the well-curated real deal. Furniture, home decor, fabrics…
Top Choice Museum in Strasburg & Ronks

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Set over nearly 18 acres, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has 100 gigantic mechanical marvels to climb around and admire. Combo tickets are available for the Strasburg Railroad across the road. This place is pac…
Top Choice European in Lancaster

Maison

A husband-and-wife team run this homey but meticulous place downtown, giving local farm products a rustic Italian-French treatment: pork braised in milk, house-made rabbit sausage, fried squash blossoms or handmade …
Top Choice Cafe in Litiz

Tomato Pie Cafe

The creative fresh food and the complex coffee drinks wouldn't be out of place in a city, but the atmosphere is pure 'friendly small town'. Tomato pie is their signature dish: a rich, soft, cheesy mix that's unique …
Museum in Strasburg & Ronks

National Toy Train Museum

Let's be clear: you can have never touched a toy train in your life and still love this odd little museum. The push-button interactive dioramas are so up-to-date and clever (such as a 'drive-in movie' that’s a live …
Market in Lancaster

Central Market

This market has all the regional gastronomic delicacies – fresh horseradish, whoopie pies, soft pretzels and sub sandwiches stuffed with cured meats and dripping with oil. You’ll find Spanish and Middle Eastern food…
British in Litiz

Bulls Head Public House

This gastropub has a fantastic range of beer on tap, from dark porters to light wheat beers, all complementing a filling, cozy Anglo-American menu of Scottish salmon, barbecue sandwiches, steak frites and similar di…
Museum in Lancaster

Landis Valley Museum

Based on an 18th-century village, this open-air museum is the best way to get an overview of early Pennsylvania Dutch culture, and Mennonite culture in particular. Costumed staff are on hand to demonstrate tin-smith…