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Travel Guide

2017 York County Travel Guide
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Mason-Dixon Wine Trail
Come explore the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail with family-owned wineries and one distillery. The Wine Trail features two signature events throughout the year. …more

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Cabin Fever “Scavenger Hunt”

Wyndham Garden York
Always
One Night Stay to enjoy our hotel amenities including our Indoor Pool Family Dinner to…more

Pamper Your Pets Package

Wyndham Garden York
Always
Does your cat or dog need a break from the everyday grind of sleeping and playing? Bring…more

Pet-Friendly Getaway Package

Jackson House Bed and Breakfast
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Good anytime and perfect location for walks as we are right on the rail trail! Two…more

Romantic Getaway Package

Best Western Westgate Inn
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•Overnight deluxe accommodations in Jacuzzi Suite •Bottle of wine •Box of chocolates…more

Romantic Getaway

Jackson House Bed and Breakfast
Always
Romance resides in beautiful southern York County! 2-Night Stay at the fabulous…more

Honeymoon Package

Wingate Hotel
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1 night stay bottle of champagne in room upon arrival chocolates $40 gift card to…more

Romantic Package

Wingate Hotel
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1 night stay Bottle of wine in room upon arrival Two wine glasses Late Check Out…more

Wine Trail Package (All Year Round)

Best Western Westgate Inn
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Package Includes: •Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for 1-Night •Map & Directions to…more

Wine Trail Package

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
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Package Includes: Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for 1-Night Map & Directions to…more

Wine Trail Getaway

Shrewsbury Hampton by Hilton
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Package Includes: Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for 1-Night Bottle of Wine from…more

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail Package

Hampton Inn - York
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Year round • Three day advance reservations required • Stay with Breakfast…more

Wine Trail Getaway Package

Wingate Hotel
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Package Includes: Deluxe Overnight Accommodations Bottle of wine from a local…more

Romantic Getaways

Hampton Inn - York
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Year round • Three day advance reservations required • Stay with Breakfast includes •…more

Sweetheart Package

New Cumberland Hotel
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Get a bottle of wine (Choice of Red or White) and a box of chocolates added to a Jacuzzi…more

Family Fun Package

Best Western Westgate Inn
Always
•Overnight accommodations in oversized rooms •$25 Quaker, Steak & Lube gift card…more

Holiday With A Heart

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - York
11/8/17 – 12/31/17
For every package booked, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites York will donate $10 to…more

Holiday With A Heart

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - York
11/8/17 – 12/31/17
For every package booked, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites York will donate $10 to…more

Winter Getaway

Quality Inn & Suites
12/1/17 – 2/28/18
When you're traveling for the holidays, you want to stay in a place that feels like home.…more

Explore York Bus

 

Explore York Bus BackSo you've seen the Explore York Bus! 

The colorful coach from Bailey Trailways is our way of spreading the story of York County, PA, far and wide. We hope that because you've found your way here, it's captured your attention and enticed you to visit yourself!

Let us tell you more about the photos you saw on the bus and what would interest you to plan your get-away to York County, PA or take a photo and post it along with the location on our Explore York Bus facebook page. 

Explore revolutionary history
The man riding at the front? That's a statue of Marquis de Lafayette, a key player in the American Revolution. The story goes that during a visit to York in 1778, he thwarted a scheme to replace General George Washington as commander of the Continental Army. How? He offered a toast that forced Washington's detractors to raise a glass to the man who would go on to become the nation's first president and an American icon. The Lafayette statue stands in Downtown York to mark the infamous toast. Today, you can visit Lafayette and relive York's revolutionary past at the Colonial Complex, which includes an 18th century tavern and a replica of the courthouse where the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. That's given York a claim as the first capital of the United States! Intriguing history is only the start of what you'll experience in York County.

See it made right in front of your eyes
We're the Factory Tour Capital of the World®, the place where legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycles roar to life and tasty snack food is fried up at Utz Quality Foods, Martin's Potato Chips and Snyder's of Hanover. You can even watch staff at Revonah Pretzel hand roll and twist pretzels just like they did back in 1935 - then bite into a freshly baked snack for yourself!

Relax at the vineyard
The heart of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail also runs through York County, where you'll be surprised to find everything from a fine Chambourcin to tart cherry wine that tastes just like the fruit from which it's made. Let warm afternoons meld into cool summers evenings as you enjoy live music by vines bursting with grapes, or head inside in the winter for special pairing dinners and more.

Two signature events, Wine Just Off The Vine in November and Tour de Tanks in March make the perfect time for a weekend getaway. In fact, you can pick up your Wine Just Off The Vine Tickets right now!

Experience the wild side of York County
The outdoors await here. Explore the Susquehanna Riverlands, where you can paddle your way to rocky islands home to Native American petroglyphs thousands of years old. Or, spend the day at Codorus State Park, where a manmade lake covers the remains of the small town of Marburg. Today, it offers fishing, boating, hiking, disc golf and more.

Land lovers can visit Roundtop Mountain Resort, one of just three places in the country to experience the thrilling ride of an OGO Ball. And serious cyclists will want to trek the 21-mile York County Heritage Rail Trail, which stretches from the Mason-Dixon Line to historic Downtown York.

Enjoy a getaway with the whole family
The rail trail follows the same line that President Lincoln rode on his way to deliver the Gettysburg Address, and visitors of all ages will love retracing his route onboard Steam Into History's replica Civil War-era locomotive.

More family-friendly fun can be found at the York Fair, America's Oldest Fair, with roots dating back to before the United States was founded! Featuring dynamic national musical acts, top-tier comedians, great food, livestock exhibits and attractions that the kids will love, the York Fair is the perfect family experience.

In the summer, you can catch a ballgame with the York Revolution or explore the Haines Shoe House (Yes, it's really a house shaped liked a shoe!).

And in the winter, hang out at Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, where the kids will love rocketing down the snow tubing lanes at AvalancheXpress. Or explore some of the many museums, including the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame at York Barbell.

Discover the unexpected
York County's story is one-of-a-kind, and it all comes to life here. While walking through Downtown York, keep an eye out for public art - murals, sculptures and more - that recount the unique people, events and culture that have shaped our community. You'll learn about the Articles of Confederation, Underground Railroad hero William Goodridge and much more.

Get your adventure started and come Explore York. Request our Travel Guide or email louise@yorkpa.org and include the word BUS in the subject line, we would love to help you plan your trip.