Lancaster PA Weekend Getaway

February 15, 2021

Is a vacation to the beautiful state of Pennsylvania on your bucket list? You're in luck! We know the best Lancaster, PA, weekend getaway itinerary for you, and as soon as you hear about it, you will want to pack your bags right away. Best of all, our list of activities can help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest - without all the stress and hassle of organizing everything. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and read on to discover your perfect Lancaster, PA, weekend getaway!

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Photo by Don Reese

Learn more about the best things to do during your Lancaster, PA, weekend getaway when you look at our complete list of favorite places to visit and things to do on our  "Things to Do" page! You’ll find recommendations for gourmet restaurants, outdoor activities, fun events, quaint little shops, and more. Don’t miss out on the fun; plan your vacation today and experience the best of Pennsylvania at the Historic Smithton Inn.

3 Things You Need to Do During Your Lancaster, PA, Weekend Getaway


Catch a Show!

Lancaster County has fantastic theaters!  There are three who have found a way to safely operate and entertain guests.  They have social distancing measures and robust operating procedures in place for the safety of guests and staff.

The best way to start your Lancaster, PA, weekend getaway is to reserve your seats at one or all of these theaters.  Sit back and enjoy the special energy of a LIVE performance.  

  • Prepare to be amazed with a magical performance at Magic & Wonder Theater.  You'll experience great showmanship and audience involvement!
  • Probably the best known theater in Lancaster County is Sight & Sound.  Their current show, Queen Esther, is garnering rave reviews.  This is a must-see for anyone who appreciates an epic performance.
  • For dinner theater, reserve a private table at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.   Dutch Apple is conveniently located on Centerville Road in Lancaster.


Shop at Antique Stores

Adamstown Antiquing Another great activity to enjoy during your Lancaster, PA, weekend getaway is antique shopping. It’s a shopper’s dream come true. Roam through aisles of treasures and find unique items for you and your loved ones. Building Character boasts more than 50 shops in a 10,000 square foot warehouse downtown, and A Passage In Time offers a wide selection of vintage clothing.

We recommend you include these two hubs of Antique shops during your trip.

  • Adamstown is located in Northern Lancaster County and is home to the largest concentration of antique shops in the area.  When an area is also known as "Antiques Capital USA", you know it's going to be good!
  • Columbia is another up-and-coming antiquing hub with three large antique malls and additional small shops in the area.  We suggest you start at Burning Bridge Antiques and explore the rest of the area from there.


Go on a Scenic Road Trip

covered bridge interior
Photo by Don Reese

During your Lancaster, PA, weekend getaway, you do not want to miss out on the beautiful scenery and covered bridges! Not only will you learn about Pennsylvania’s history (the longest covered bridge was built here in 1815), but you will also get to see incredible views from your car window. Let your mind wander as you drive past rolling hills and green pastures.


Unwind For a Lancaster PA Weekend Getaway at The Historic Smithton Inn

Ephrata B&B After spending the day in beautiful Lancaster, PA, come home to a comfortable room at the Historic Smithton Inn. It’s the perfect bed and breakfast for a romantic escape or an anniversary celebration! Our luxurious accommodations are a place to relax and unplug with your significant other.

Book our Yellow room and enjoy a spacious sitting area with a fireplace and a writing desk. Take a hot shower in our newly renovated private bathroom and put on one of our high-quality robes before nestling up by the fire. Have a good night’s sleep and wake up the next morning feeling as refreshed as ever. We make a delicious breakfast each day, offering cinnamon apple baked French toast, Italian crustless quiche, and more. We bet it will be your favorite part of the day!

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