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.


Things To Do for the History Buff

Did you know that the Articles of Confederation were drafted in York and that York was the Capital of the United States for a period of time? Experience local culture through the region’s impressive selection of historic attractions, including the York County History Center, which is opening a new state-of-the-art museum complex this summer. Dive even deeper into the stories as you explore our three 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 have 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 & Mural Park. See how many murals you can spot -- including one with a giant ice cream treat! 

Outdoor Adventure

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. York County is home to four state parks and 11 county parks, offering many scenic settings to enjoy the outdoors.

two people walking on rail trail with their dog next to northern central railway of york's steam engineHoward Tunnel HRT

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.