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Best things to do in Lancaster

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“Locally made food, fresh produce, coffee and tea, and more. If you are visiting during summer months, be sure to stop by central market. I especially love walking here with my little girl to get my lose leaf tea. ”
79 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Central Pennsylvania’s nationally regarded premier regional theatre, producing Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas, employing professionals from New York City, the local community, and nationwide, experienced within a beautifully restored 165 year old national historic landmark of ornate Victorian architecture, walking distance from Lancaster’s historic attractions and one block from the Lancaster County Convention Center. 12 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603 https://thefulton.org/”
40 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“A great place to eat drink and enjoy the terrace! Tellus360 is an Irish Pub located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA. They have a great selection of whiskeys, Irish beers, and local craft brews. Every inch of the building oozes history from the 100-year old Irish bar to the planetarium disco ball, from the green roof to games lounge. We also offer a full, robust menu which features some great Irish cuisine and all our personal favorites. We are also a music venue, with live music and DJ's nearly every night of the week, including nationally and internationally touring bands and artists. We also feature a wide variety of spoken word events. Our venue features three rooms and a green roof that overlooks the city. https://www.tellus360.com/”
41 locals recommend
Café
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“Friendly service, funky atmosphere, and a great deck area are all great perks on top of the fact that these crepes mean some serious business. They have all the classic sweet crepe options, but it wouldn't be right for us to not let you know that the savory crepes are where. it. is. AT. Our favs are the Thai Chicken, Oyler, and Cylo crepes. I'm also a sucker for the Parisian Sunset smoothie with vanilla protein. Might have to go grab one right now, as a matter of fact...”
30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Annie Bailey's is a lively restaurant and bar that is open every day of the week. They open at 11 am and offer lunch, dinner, late-night drinks and food, and weekend brunch. They also have outdoor seating and live music.”
25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Horse Inn was originally a hayloft, so the restaurant is made up of horse stalls and has lots of character! Their menu is made up of fresh and local ingredients. The Horse Inn Cheeseburger and Horse Fries are highly recommended! There are also two full bars in the restaurant, with award-winning bartenders and specialty cocktails! Take note, they do not take reservations and it tends to get pretty busy, especially on the weekend. They open at 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and Monday. ”
27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“For the best local Italian food, you have to stop at LUCA. Amazing woodfired pizzas, specialty hand-crafted cocktails, decadent pasta dishes, and mozzarella to make you weak in the knees, this is another one of our MUSTS. Another "must" about LUCA is a reservation -- you're going to need one well in advance if you'd like to secure a dinner res, even if it's a weeknight. Trust me. If you do decide to take a chance on it without a reservation, they have 30ish seats at the bar, and you can get great service there, too. ”
25 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Enjoy Passenger coffee while people watching in this industrial style busy cafe. Located on a major street in the city, many people stop here and get a quick bite to eat.”
23 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Belv is a favorite around town, and with good reason. Its upscale vibe and killer menu make for a great date night out or celebratory spot. The grilled chicken caesar, Belvie bread, and chicken piccata are some favorites, but their local farm-to-table menu is always changing, so be sure to see what else they've got on offer!”
19 locals recommend
Bar
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“LBC is a great place to sample some local craft beer and enjoy locally-sourced pub grub. The burger is a favorite.”
18 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Park City is largest indoor shopping mall in Lancaster County. It offers something for everyone, including all manner of shops and boutiques, as well as dining options including fast food, snacks and drinks, or 8 full-dining restaurants.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I grew up taking trips to India and love this Indian restaurant. The atmosphere is authentic and the food is super good. If you enjoy Indian food, this place is a must. :) If visiting on the weekends, be sure to call ahead and make reservations as they fill up fast. ”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a fantastic menu, great drinks, reasonable prices and just a 5 minute walk from my home. ”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Miles of trails to hike, a creek to cool off in, all kinds of wildlife to observe from birds of all kinds to small mammals, native reptiles and crayfish, this is a great place to spend the day. Bring a picnic lunch, and check out their truly unique environmental library!”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Over 100 beers on tap, some of the best woodfired pizza in the city and amazing poutine fries. ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casual joint dishing up creative, eclectic breakfast & lunch fare, including chilaquiles & pancakes. Good breakfast location. Address: 108 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603 https://onorange.wordpress.com/menu/”
19 locals recommend