York County

Travel Guide

2016 Travel Guide
From motorcycles to pretzels, you're invited behind the scenes of America's favorite products at our FREE tours

Sweet and Salty

Sweet and Salty

Sweet Treats & Salty Eats 

Warm potato chips fresh from the fryer, deliciously fresh ice cream and hand-twisted pretzels will tempt your taste buds for sweet treats and salty eats.

Savor the sweet and salty side of manufacturing as you go behind the scenes at York-area snack food factories to watch as some of America's favorite treats are baked, popped, fried and seasoned to perfection right before your eyes!


Hershey's Chocolate World: Get your first taste of Hershey at HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction. Your journey begins on our free HERSHEY'S GREAT AMERICAN CHOCOLATE TOUR ride, complete with a free HERSHEY'S sample - no reservations needed - and experience what it's like to work in an authentic HERSHEY'S factory with our Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction.


Martin's Potato Chips: Martin's is known for its famous Kettle Cook'd and Bar-B-Q Waffle chips. Martin's chips were first produced in the farm kitchen of Harry and Fairy Martin and have been a staple in the hearts and homes of York County ever since! On the production floor, you'll discover how more than one million bags are produced every month.


Perrydell Farm: This family-owned dairy farm has been producing and bottling its own milk for more than three decades! Visit the farm to take the free self-guided tour where you'll have the chance to see cows being milked, calves being fed or milk being bottled. Once you've finished the tour, treat yourself to a cone of the dairy's homemade ice cream and be sure to pick up a bottle of Perrydell Farm Chocolate Milk.


Revonah Pretzel: At this authentic bakery of hand-made pretzels, go behind the scenes on a 20-minute tour to experience Revonah's pretzel-making process that includes dough mixing, pretzel twisting (rolling), dipping and baking, and kiln drying. Then explore Revonah's outlet store for take-home treats - and make sure you try the "greenie" pretzels!


Snyder's of Hanover Factory Store: A guided, 30-minute walking tour starts and ends at the Factory Store where you will be treated to a free bag of pretzels at the completion of your experience. See the raw material warehouse, finished goods warehouse, state-of-the-art packing room, and the oven room where you can almost taste the pretzels.


Sweet Willows Creamery: Sweet Willows is home to York's best homemade ice cream. A graduate of Penn State Creamery's short course, owner Brent Lebouitz creates flavors to delight every taste bud. Watch as ice cream magic is made and get a dish of freshly made ice cream directly from the machine.


Utz Quality Foods: See and smell the making of famous Utz potato chips and snacks during the self-guided tour lasting 30-45 minutes at Utz's 600,000-square-foot facility. Enter a glass-enclosed observation gallery to watch as spuds are transformed into crunchy chips, and a wall display of Utz's history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products.


York City Pretzel Company: York City Pretzel Company opened its doors in 2014 and has quickly become a destination for visitors of York, PA. Call ahead for tours and demos, and learn the history of the pretzel along with rolling and twisting techniques from the on-site baker.