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Best things to do in Lancaster

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“Open Tuesday & Friday from 7am-4pm; Saturday 7am-2pm Designated as a market town in 1730, the City of Lancaster is home to Lancaster Central Market, the oldest, continuously running public farmers’ market in the country. More than 60 local vendors call the beautiful 1889 Market House home three days each week, when it opens its doors to welcome the surrounding community. A step inside is sure to highlight all that Lancaster County has to offer. A walk through its aisles will find an abundance of produce from the deeply nutrient-rich soils native to the local landscape; an array of prepared foods representing the proud cultural diversity of the county; and locally sourced meat, poultry, cheeses, and more.”
79 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great musicals, plays, and orchestra concerts held here. Historic building with interesting history and architecture. ”
36 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Great place to go anytime of the day. Four floors of various themed fun. Awesome music, usually different on each floor. An intimate speakeasy on the basement level. Outdoor rooftop bar/lounge area with food truck style eateries. Something for anyone! ”
40 locals recommend
“This is a local favorite for the best crepes around. Whether you are looking for a meal or just dessert, these crepes will make your pallet happy. :)”
28 locals recommend
“Great spot for dinner and drinks. Cool atmosphere. Enjoy the patio in season. ”
25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The latest popular hotspot. Cool atmosphere and is quickly becoming ‘famous’ for its food. ”
26 locals recommend
“Enjoy Passenger coffee while people watching in this industrial style busy cafe. Located on a major street in the city, many people stop here and get a quick bite to eat.”
21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Horse Inn was originally a hayloft, so the restaurant is made up of horse stalls and has lots of character! Their menu is made up of fresh and local ingredients. The Horse Inn Cheeseburger and Horse Fries are highly recommended! There are also two full bars in the restaurant, with award-winning bartenders and specialty cocktails! Take note, they do not take reservations and it tends to get pretty busy, especially on the weekend. They open at 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and Monday. ”
27 locals recommend
“High-end, classy, restaurant/bar, with a glamorous ambiance. 5 minute walk from the center of Lancaster. ”
20 locals recommend
“LBC is a great place to sample some local craft beer and enjoy locally-sourced pub grub. The burger is a favorite.”
17 locals recommend
“I grew up taking trips to India and love this Indian restaurant. The atmosphere is authentic and the food is super good. If you enjoy Indian food, this place is a must. :) If visiting on the weekends, be sure to call ahead and make reservations as they fill up fast. ”
19 locals recommend
“A 10 minute walk from the property, great menu selection, outdoor seating, and local beer! ”
13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is where many locals shop, a little expensive but lots of major stores Like Sears, JC Penny, BonTon, Boscov's and more.”
7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Park City is largest indoor shopping mall in Lancaster County. It offers something for everyone, including all manner of shops and boutiques, as well as dining options including fast food, snacks and drinks, or 8 full-dining restaurants.”
4 locals recommend
“Great place for picnics, swimming, running, and going on walks through nature. ”
14 locals recommend
“Right nextdoor to The Bread Pedaler, this spot is a Lancaster institution. In addition to their French Toast, they're known for the massive lines that gather outside every weekend. Get there early if you want a spot. And definitely ask for a spot on the patio if the weather suits!”
17 locals recommend