October 19, 2022
Whether it’s too cold, too hot, rainy, or you just don’t feel like dealing with bugs, humidity or whatever… there are plenty of times when you’ll want to find an indoor thing to do in Lancaster PA. We’re here for you! No matter how you roll, we have some fun indoor options for you to consider!
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Decades Lancaster is one of our favorite places no matter what the weather. This “adult playground” has a chic interior, fantastic food, hip bar, tons of fun games & activities and is simply a wonderful place to hang out!! Bowl a few rounds while sipping tasty cocktails and it won’t be long before the memory of outside weather conditions fade away.
Lancaster has some terrific museums worth visiting. These particular museums have entirely indoor exhibits, with no need to walk outside to get from building to building. That’s why these are the best choices when the weather isn’t cooperating.
When forced indoors, a little retail therapy is definitely in order. Sure you could head over to Park City Mall where you’ll find all the big chain stores… OR… you could check out these privately owned unique shops instead!
We know that craft breweries are popping up everywhere, but they’re REALLY popping up in Lancaster County! Keeping up this list of local craft breweries in Lancaster PA is a real challenge, but we’re here for you! At last count, we have 47 local craft breweries and tap rooms that guests can visit and enjoy. Each one has its own vibe, style of beer and food options, so there are plenty of options to keep you hopping (he he, sometimes I crack myself up!) during crummy weather!
Lancaster has wonderful local theaters… in fact the area has often been referred to as the “Little Apple” because of the tremendous quality of our live theaters!
Amish shops are open for business year round, regardless of the weather. And seriously, a buttery soft pretzel and hot chocolate are going to hit the spot, especially when you know they’re homemade my a member of our local Amish community (who probably got to work in their horse & buggy, so we English have nothing to complain about with the weather, right?!)
These Amish Tours are another great way to learn about the Amish and their way of life. Local tour guides are super-knowledgeable and often are going to show you hidden gems that you’re unlikely to find on your own!
Don’t let the weather, or life, stress you out! Take some “me” time during your Lancaster Getaway and indulge yourself with a relaxing spa experience. Here are some nearby spas we recommend:
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Spooky Nook is known for hosting tournaments, parties & special events. But did you know there’s plenty of fun to be had for an individual or couple looking for something active to do on a crummy day? This epic indoor sports complex has Rock Climbing Walls, Facility Day Passes to the fitness center & exercise classes, and an Arcade and Dining options as well Just watching all the teams competing is entertaining in its own right!!
6021 Morgantown Rd, Morgantown | Website
Take a gamble that you can transform a dreary day into a real winner by spending the day at Hollywood Casino in Morgantown! From playing slots & table games to enjoying live entertainment and delicious food & drinks, a day at the Casino is a fun way to escape the outside world. Heck, spend enough time there and you won’t even know if it’s night or day much less what the weather’s like outside!!.
Just so we’re clear, Hershey, PA has WAY more to offer than just Hershey Chocolate World, although Chocolate world IS pretty darn cool! There’s also the Hershey Story Museum, Tröegs Independent Brewery and the Antique Car Museum that are all terrific indoor attractions and great options on a crummy day!
With 18-inch thick stone walls, working fireplaces in every guest room and an on-site wine bar, there’s no better choice for a cozy bed and breakfast on a rainy day than the Historic Smithton Inn!! We’ll pamper you with a homemade delicious breakfast each morning. Then it’s your call whether you want to brave the elements outside or choose to hunker down & binge watch Netflix in your luxurious room, on your large flat screen TV. And don’t worry, even though the building is over 260 years old and holds a rich history, modern amenities like screaming-fast WiFi means your shows won’t buffer!
You can choose an affordable queen size standard guest room or spurge a little and select a king suite with extra living space & a kitchenette. Some of our rooms have jacuzzi tubs, others have an option for a large frameless glass rain shower. No matter what you select, you can’t go wrong! BOOK YOUR STAY with us today!
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