Day Trips from Lancaster County, PA

While there’s plenty to do in Lancaster County, sometimes we all want to take a little escape. Here are some of our favorite ideas for you!

Day Trips From Lancaster County, PA

Here are some of our favorite day trips:

New York City, NY – The “Big Apple”

New York


We’ve got direct Amtrak service directly from Downtown Lancaster. It’s easy, it’s affordable, and it’s a great way to get out and see all the many things in New York City. You might want to check out a show on Broadway, or to do some shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue, or some of the other great New York City shops, and of course, don’t forget your authentic Philly cheesesteak @ Shorty’s (& naturally, NY cheesecake from Junior’s!) while in the “big apple!”

Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square

Another beautiful day trip experience can be experienced at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. If you love flowers, you’re going to love this place!

Longwood Garden

Baltimore, MD

In Baltimore, Maryland, we recommend the Baltimore Inner Harbor, The Baltimore Zoo and the National Aquarium!

Check out more ideas of things to do in Baltimore here!


Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia – the ‘city of brotherly love!” There’s lots to do in Philadelphia and a lot of history to experience, including the Liberty Bell. Check out the 10 Most Essential Things To Do While In Philadelphia, too! Amtrak service from Lancaster City makes this a super easy ride!

Washington, D.C. – USA Capitol


It is also a quick easy commute to Washington DC. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, there is obviously so much to do in Washington DC. Don’t forget to book ahead if you want to see the White House & other historic places.

Hershey, PA

Hershey, Pennsylvania makes a quick and easy day trip. You can check out the Hersheypark amusement park. You can also tour Hershey’s Chocolate World. There’s great outlet shopping at the Tanger Outlets in Hershey.


Check out more ideas of Things To Do in Heshey, PA!

Day Trip Beach Trips | Atlantic Ocean Beaches



If you’re looking for an oceanside getaway, consider a beach trip! You can drive from Lancaster County to the beaches of Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware within just a couple of hours! These beaches make a great day trip or weekend trip for fun, relaxation in the salt air and to get to spend some time with sand between your toes at the Atlantic Ocean.

Check out:

Delaware beaches

Maryland beaches – including Assateague Island with wild ponies!

New Jersey beaches

As always, if we can ever assist you with any questions or needs in/around Lancaster County, PA – you can reach us at 717-723-9080! Happy trails!

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