Summer is far from over here in Lancaster County, and that means there is still plenty of time to get away and enjoy the warm weather, quiet countryside, and relaxed atmosphere. The pressures of work and home can get to the best of us, and even a short weekend away is a great way to unwind and recharge! If you are looking for a fun way to spend a few days with friends or an idea for a romantic weekend getaway with someone special, here are some of the top weekend trip ideas for Lancaster County.
Scrapbooking: Looking for a crafty weekend getaway with your closest girlfriends? Or a themed reunion with classmates? Join an established scrapbooking retreat or create your own cropping experience with the help of local classes and shops like the Flower and Home Marketplace and Pages in Time! And if you are looking to gather a few friends for a weekend of paper crafting, a cozy bed and breakfast in Amish country makes the perfect setting.
Wineries: Classic and upscale, a short trip to see the vineyards and wineries in Lancaster County can make the perfect adults-only adventure. From the Waltz Vineyard to Mt. Hope Estate and Winery, the options vary from small independent farms to larger, more commercial operations with atmospheres and wines to suit every taste.
Quilt Shopping: Nothing quite beats authentic Amish quilts. From the intricate piece work to the delicate finishing touches, these works of art make wonderful display pieces. It’s great to go and admire them even if you have no intention of making a purchase! Plan your quilt shopping weekend with a stop at Village Quilts or Witmer’s Quilt Shop, or just take a drive through the farmland if you want to discover some of the area’s smaller Amish quilt shops.
Chocolate: Can’t get away during the summer? Plan to attend the Chocolate Walk in Lititz on October 8, 2016! You’ll get a chance to visit businesses all over the downtown area during the day, sampling chocolate to your heart’s content. If you can’t wait until October to check out the chocolate scene here in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you can plan your own chocolate tour with heavenly stops like Cafe Chocolate of Lititz, the Wilbur Factory and Outlet Store, Pepper Lane Fudge in Intercourse, and Miesse Candies in downtown Lancaster!
And don’t forget to set up your accommodations for your weekend away! If you’re looking for places to stay in Lancaster County, the Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns Association is a great resource to help you find a comfortable B&B that meets the needs of your group or family.