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Things to do in Lancaster

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Farmers Market
“This place is a defining feature of Lancaster city. It has numerous stalls featuring all sorts of delicious foods - both prepared and raw ingredients. Just a block and a half away.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Fulton Theatre strives to make each production unique and unlike others you may have seen. Productions that are new to the community, relevant to the community, or different from what they have seen before. We have overheard many guests say, during previous productions, “I have seen this before, but this is better than I remember.””
  • 40 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“This place is epic. A massive warehouse turned into multiple bars/ music venues/ and stunning rooftop garden / bar ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
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“Breakfast, lunch, anytime crepe treats, great coffee. Outdoor dining. Take out menu.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“A large Irish pub with a large menu and a great deck outback when there is nice weather. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Creative farm-to-table Italian, awesome pizzas and interesting cocktails. Limited curbside pickup menu. One of my favorites. lucalancaster.com”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“This place is popular because it has great food and great coffee. It also is open later than a lot of coffee shops, which is nice. This is also located in downtown Lancaster, so approximately a 25 minute drive from the Welsh Mountain Cottage.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Try the Kobe sliders or the grilled Caesar salad! They have a well stocked bar. Wander upstairs on Wednesday night for a fun night of karaoke at Crazy Shirley’s—anither hidden gem in Lancaster city. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is one of the most popular restaurants in Lancaster. They don't accept reservations so if you're here on a weekend expect a long wait. If you're able to get a table, try any of the award-winning cocktails and get a side of the horse fries. Staff is incredibly friendly and personable too.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Outdoor dining for traditional fare. very walkable distance to the studio. Burgers, etc. and extensive beer selection.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Whether you love Indian & Nepalese food or have never had it, try to get into this little gem. Reservations are required on the weekends and recommended during the week for dinner, but they also have a lunch buffet that will give you a great tour of this most delicious food! You can also order takeout if you are unable to get a table”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A 10 minute walk from the property, great menu selection, outdoor seating, and local beer! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Get outside and enjoy some Lancaster County fresh air. A short drive from downtown. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful and historic space which serves up the best breakfasts in the city!! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for Americana styled entrees and expertly crafted cocktails. There's also a large selection of beers on tap. In warm months, the courtyard with fountains is open.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“My favorite coffee shop in the city ( because of unlimited free refills on really good coffee) and lunch is quite good here too. One of the healthier restaurants in the city”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“This place is epic. A massive warehouse turned into multiple bars/ music venues/ and stunning rooftop garden / bar ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Breakfast, lunch, anytime crepe treats, great coffee. Outdoor dining. Take out menu.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“A large Irish pub with a large menu and a great deck outback when there is nice weather. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Creative farm-to-table Italian, awesome pizzas and interesting cocktails. Limited curbside pickup menu. One of my favorites. lucalancaster.com”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Try the Kobe sliders or the grilled Caesar salad! They have a well stocked bar. Wander upstairs on Wednesday night for a fun night of karaoke at Crazy Shirley’s—anither hidden gem in Lancaster city. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is one of the most popular restaurants in Lancaster. They don't accept reservations so if you're here on a weekend expect a long wait. If you're able to get a table, try any of the award-winning cocktails and get a side of the horse fries. Staff is incredibly friendly and personable too.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Outdoor dining for traditional fare. very walkable distance to the studio. Burgers, etc. and extensive beer selection.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Whether you love Indian & Nepalese food or have never had it, try to get into this little gem. Reservations are required on the weekends and recommended during the week for dinner, but they also have a lunch buffet that will give you a great tour of this most delicious food! You can also order takeout if you are unable to get a table”
  • 24 locals recommend

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