Ready to see your family and friends after months of having to stay away? York County, PA is a safe and fun spot when the time comes for visiting loved ones. We've put together a fun weekend for you to get some inspiration for your upcoming trip. No need to suffer through a pull-out couch, either. Check out our clean and comfortable accommodations for your stay, and your back will thank you.
Day One: Adventure in Northern York County
Roundtop Mountain Resort
Roundtop Mountain Resort offers unique year-round fun for all ages and abilities. In the colder months, head to the mountain for world-class skiing and tubing. Once the weather turns warmer, you can have an adventure on ropes courses, zip-lines, and the famous OGO Balls.
Taqueria El Camino
Taqueria El Camino is the place to celebrate one of the world's most excellent foods, TACOS! Chef Ethan Greer prepares quality meats and salsas using fresh ingredients and homemade tortillas. Eat in their artful outdoor seating area or take your food to go for a picnic at nearby Pinchot Park.
Stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty of York County's natural landscapes at Gifford Pinchot State Park. With hiking trails suitable for seasoned hikers or beginners, this is a great place to relax with a picnic and let the kids run.
Dover Antique Mall
After a long day of fun, wind down by browsing through the treasures at Dover Antique Mall. Everywhere you turn, there are more unique gifts and souvenirs to find. From vintage books and toys to handcrafted décor, you're sure to find something to take home.
Crostwater Distilled Spirits
For a perfect cocktail and delicious farm-to-table food, take your loved ones to Crostwater Distilled Spirits. Try a flight of their craft-stilled spirits or pick from a unique menu of cocktails. Not only are the drinks delicious, but so is the fare. Kids and adults will enjoy the food, from burgers and fries to more sophisticated plates.
Day Two: Tour and Play the Day Away
Walk Downtown Hanover
Hanover, PA, at the crossroads of history and heritage. In the southwestern corner of York County, this small town with a big personality is a bustling industry and innovation hub! Hanover played a pivotal role in the Civil War, so make sure to look out for informational markers as you wander around this beautiful town. There is no shortage of cute shops and bakeries to explore.
The Markets at Hanover
There's so much to love about the Markets at Hanover, where you'll enjoy a unique dining and shopping experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Meet local farmers, craftsmen, artisans, & restaurateurs offering everything from wood-fired pizza to traditional and international food. Find fresh meat, poultry, seafood, and produce; baked goods; organic, grass-fed, and free-range products; gourmet grocery items, home decor; gifts galore; wine tasting - and so much more!
Hickory Falls Family Entertainment
Hickory Falls offers a wide variety of attractions for the entire family! Indoor/outdoor electric go-karts, 3-level laser tag arena, a beautifully landscaped 18-hole miniature golf course, indoor play area, Hologate (an award-winning virtual reality attraction that takes gaming to a new dimension), rollerball bowling, and a variety of arcade games! Don't forget to stop by the cafe to cool off with a Rita's Italian Ice treat!
Day Three: Hands-On Fun
Sunrise Soap Company
It is with much love and excellent ingredients that the folks at Sunrise Soap Company are able to produce the best body care products possible. Over the last decade, Sunrise Soap has developed a cult-like following thanks to their lovingly made products. Tour their open kitchen and make some creations to take home with you in the creation station.
The Curious Little Playhouse
If you have little ones visiting, The Curious Little Playhouse is a magical place to let their imagination loose. This indoor playground is filled with toys that encourage kids and their adults to pretend and play.
Central Market House
This historic public market has been an anchor of Downtown York for more than 125 years and features more than 50 vendors selling everything from fresh meat, produce, and baked goods to crafts, flowers, and clothes. Lunch visitors can enjoy everything from fried chicken to Korean barbecue.
Agricultural & Industrial Museum
Learn about York County's vast contributions to the progress of agriculture and industry. Housed in a former factory complex, the museum features two floors with over 20 exhibits highlighting 300 years of transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and industry development. Many of the displays feature hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages.
Progressive Dinner on Restaurant Row
Why eat at one restaurant when you can eat at four?! Start the night off right with a glass of wine and some shareable plates at The Handsome Cab. Head next door to Tutoni's for fresh pasta and local produce. If fresh fish is at the top of your must-eat list, check out Rockfish Public House for wild-caught and sustainably harvested and farmed seafood. Top off the night with a creative cocktail and delicious dessert at The Left Bank before heading back to your hotel or home.