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Best things to do in Lancaster

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“Locally made food, fresh produce, coffee and tea, and more. If you are visiting during summer months, be sure to stop by central market. ”
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Point of Interest
“Great musicals, plays, and orchestra concerts held here. Historic building with interesting history and architecture. ”
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Irish Pub
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“5 bars within 1 bar with live music pretty much every night. Awesomely unique interior, huge roof deck with food truck type eating options, and a must see Speakeasy in the basement. ”
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Café
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“Rachel's Creperie is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They serve amazing savory crepes as well as dessert crepes. It's a very cute environment, so know that they are always pretty busy on the weekends. ”
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Bar
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“Annie Bailey's is a lively restaurant and bar that is open every day of the week. They open at 11 am and offer lunch, dinner, late-night drinks and food, and weekend brunch. They also have outdoor seating and live music.”
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American Restaurant
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“The Horse Inn was originally a hayloft, so the restaurant is made up of horse stalls and has lots of character! Their menu is made up of fresh and local ingredients. The Horse Inn Cheeseburger and Horse Fries are highly recommended! There are also two full bars in the restaurant, with award-winning bartenders and specialty cocktails! Take note, they do not take reservations and it tends to get pretty busy, especially on the weekend. They open at 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and Monday. ”
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Italian Restaurant
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“local Italian restaurant favorite! Trendy, bustling venue for modern Italian dinners & wood-fired pizzas, plus beer, wine & cocktails.”
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Cafe
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“Enjoy Passenger coffee while people watching in this industrial style busy cafe. Located on a major street in the city, many people stop here and get a quick bite to eat.”
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Bar
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“This restaurant / bar has been around forever in different personalities. Food is excellent, interior elegant and historic, roof top dining. Cool place.”
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Bar
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“LBC is a great place to sample some local craft beer and enjoy locally-sourced pub grub. The burger is a favorite.”
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Bus Station
“Park City is largest indoor shopping mall in Lancaster County. It offers something for everyone, including all manner of shops and boutiques, as well as dining options including fast food, snacks and drinks, or 8 full-dining restaurants.”
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Restaurant
“Relaxed, intimate restaurant featuring dishes from Nepal & India, plus good lunch buffet. menu: himalayanlancaster.com 22 E Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA”
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Restaurant
“Local brewery and restaurant. Great beer and burgers! Choose patio (weather permitting) or bar seating for a more informal dining experience.”
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Park
“Miles of trails to hike, a creek to cool off in, all kinds of wildlife to observe from birds of all kinds to small mammals, native reptiles and crayfish, this is a great place to spend the day. Bring a picnic lunch, and check out their truly unique environmental library!”
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Bar
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“Over 100 beers on tap, some of the best woodfired pizza in the city and amazing poutine fries. ”
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Restaurant
“Right nextdoor to The Bread Pedaler, this spot is a Lancaster institution. In addition to their French Toast, they're known for the massive lines that gather outside every weekend. Get there early if you want a spot. And definitely ask for a spot on the patio if the weather suits!”
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