City Center, 7.49 mi
1900 Historic Drive
Strasburg, PA 17579
City Center, 18.6 mi
18 Cinema Drive
York, PA 17402
Lancaster is a city in the south-central part of Pennsylvania. It is one of the oldest inland towns in the country and has a population of just under 60,000 residents, although its metro area has over 500,000 residents. Several American historical figures lived in Lancaster at some time, including President James Buchanan, Thaddeus Stevens, and Meriwether Lewis. The F.W. Woolworth Company opened its first successful “five and dime” store there as well. During the summer months, the weather is very warm.
Lancaster is close to two amusement parks: Hersheypark, located about 30 miles away, and Dutch Wonderland, which is within the city. Families with younger kids will love Dutch Wonderland, with rides and attractions for all ages. When the weather is nice, head to Longwood Gardens, a landmark of Lancaster with elegant gardens and beautiful scenery. Central Market is the oldest farmer's market in the U.S. that has been continuously run, so stop by to shop for local goods.
IHG has several hotels in Lancaster located throughout the city. It's easy to find the perfect lodging spot for your visit to this area, whether you want to stay close to the amusement parks or opt for a quieter, more relaxing location. Several hotels offer free breakfast each morning, while others have indoor swimming pools, fitness centers, and suites for larger groups.
Lancaster Airport sits about 6 miles from the downtown area, offering easy accessibility for those traveling into and out of Lancaster. Bieber Transportation Group and the Red Rose Transit Authority offer bus service within the city as well as to stations in Reading, Philadelphia, Norristown, and New York City.