Lancaster Vacation Destinations

The Area

Amish BuggyWelcome to Lancaster County and the scenic Pennsylvania Dutch Country. For over 250 years, visitors coming into Lancaster County from the east have traveled through a small town known as Paradise, just one of the many intriguing town names in the area. Officially, Paradise became the name of the town with the establishment of its "post office" in 1804. Here you'll discover Amish communities where life moves at a slower pace and centers around time-honored traditions and values. You'll find beautiful scenery dotted with wooden covered bridges, modern farm machinery being pulled behind four-and six-mule teams, homemade clothing and quilts gently blowing in the breeze, and where you'll hear the clip-clop of horses' hooves echoing down quiet country roads.

The relaxing atmosphere, the peaceful country side scenery, and the variety of our many unique attractions and family activities have made Lancaster County one of America's favorite vacation destinations. Many people return here every year because they find Lancaster County so intriguing.



Lancaster County is known for the whoopie pie, but is famous for traditional homemade Pennsylvania Dutch style cooking and soft baked pretzels. Lancaster offers many different places to eat in, including casual eateries, little local cafes, unique international restaurants and fine dining.

Dutch Wonderland

Things to do

There's plenty of unique and exciting things to do in Lancaster. Whether you're thinking of visiting Lancaster for an authentic Pennsylvania Amish experience, to shop for local crafts, for exploring Lancaster city, to enjoy great outdoor activities or for sharing memories with the whole family... Lancaster County, PA has something special for you. We look forward to seeing you in Pennsylvania Dutch Country!


Where to shop

Lancaster County is a shopper's paradise, known for its popular outlet stores. But, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that there is so much more here.


Many local and national artists display their work in our downtown art galleries, while our local shops feature treasures ranging from vintage clothes, unique glass and other hard to find, but easy to love, items. Pennsylvania Dutch Country also offers authentic amish-made quilts, quality hardwood furniture and country farm markets, as well as being an antique shopping paradise.

Wherever you go here you'll find Pennsylvania Dutch hospitality. For more information about the nearby attractions, dining and shopping click here.