Hello, I am looking for traveling ideas to visit Gettysburg or Lancaster, PA around May for a weekend? For …
Hello, I am looking for traveling ideas to visit Gettysburg or Lancaster, PA around May for a weekend? For Lancaster, PA I was told it was best to take a tour. I have picked out a few ideas for shopping. Would like to know if you have any additional ideas for Lancaster, PA, where to book tours, typical costs, and other must see things? As far as Gettysburg, I have written down to visit the Gettysburg National Park. Any more ideas for Gettysburg, things to do, places to eat, etc? TIA I will check back later if anyone has ideas!
We have gone to Lancaster and surrounding areas for years, what’s nice is each town is maybe 5 minutes surrounding Lancaster, etc Strasburg has three train museums. ( at least they used to ) railroad museum of pa. Is the biggest .you can also go across the street from that and ride the strasburg train. They used to even offer lunch or dinner with it. Almost anywhere you go in Lancaster has the horse and buggy , must do. Best one we found is one that takes you to an actual farm and serves homemade cookies . Have a great time!
Not quite sure what would be available in May, but….at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg (which isn’t all that far away) they usually have a huge Farmers Market. Lancaster and Gettysburg are also not that far from Hershey, PA..Go and have yourself a good sniff in the air there and SMELL the chocolate. Take a tour of the chocolate factory and get yourself a good chocolate fix. You might want to notice too, all of the street lamps in Hershey are BIG Hershey kisses. If your a shop-o-holic, there are wonderful outlet malls in both Lancaster and Hershey, both have lots of stores and lots of good prices. But, as stated in my last post, in Lancaster the true Amish meal at the Good and Plenty Restaurant is a MUST. You will be seated at a table probably with other folks along with you and everything is served FAMILY STYLE….pass the chow-chow please…once the bowl is empty, it is removed and replaced by another full bowl. Most important, don’t forget the shoe-fly pie at the end of the meal, to me, it is to die for. Also, the battlefield in Gettysburg is wonderful…remember, it is consecrated ground. Hope you enjoy your trip!!
Like Denise Y we got the cd and did the driving tour it was great! We stayed at a motel that had Gen. Lee`s headquarters house next to it. At one time the land was part of the battlefield, if my memory is correct I think it was Holiday Inn. It truly is scared ground will never forget the trip and touring the park/battlefield trying to relive history.