Looking to explore Pennsylvania’s best-kept secret? In York County, you'll find plenty of ways to experience unique, local experiences that make for the perfect weekend getaway.

Activities & Things To Do

Did you know York was one of the first Capitals of the United States? Experience local culture through the region’s impressive selection of historic attractions, including the York County History Center. Dive even deeper into the stories as you explore the Cultural Trails for an inspiring experience celebrating strength, diversity, perseverance, and the entrepreneurial “makers spirit" that defines our area.

York County History CenterCultural Trails living history interpreters.

If you’ve got kids along for the ride, there are plenty of family-friendly locations to check off your must-see list as well. Take a walking tour through historic Downtown York to see how many murals you can spot - including one with a giant ice cream treat!

Outdoor Activities

Take in the season’s fresh air with a walk, run, or bike ride along the York County Heritage Rail Trail. This 30-mile compacted-stone surface is ADA accessible, making it the perfect location to take in some scenery along your route. Fore! Looking to warm up that swing? Pack up your clubs and hit the links at golf courses throughout York County.

Golf course with cartA steam engine makes it's way through a fall scene.

Dine & Drink

And there's no better time to explore the region's craft beverage scene! Make your way along the Good Libations Trails and sip your way through York County (responsibly) while enjoying your beverage on an outdoor patio. Plus, many of the region's top-notch restaurants offer outdoor seating options as well!

People enjoying a beer at Mudhook Brewing Companya picture of a meal at tutoni's

Places To Stay

With so much to see and do, you’ll want to make a weekend of it. Pack your bags for a comfortable stay at the recently-remodeled historic Yorktowne Hotel or the famous Haines Shoe House. York County is home to plenty of pet-friendly options, and even camping (and glamping) locations to sleep under the stars.

Yorktowne Hotel Market StreetPet Friendly Hotel

Ready for even more things to do to kickstart your next getaway? Check out our calendar of upcoming events, and subscribe to the monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date on more inspirational ways to have it made here in York County, PA.