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Date Night Ideas for Tourists in Lancaster County, PA

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It’s time to plan your next date night. Maybe you’re tired of doing the same old thing. If you want to explore a new place altogether, why not take a short trip to Lancaster County? Believe it or not, Lancaster County, known to some as Amish Country, offers a variety of fun things to do for couples looking for romantic date night ideas.

Enjoy a romantic date night at Sight & Sound

Get inspired during a night at the theatre

Start your date night off with dinner at one of many romantic restaurants in Lancaster. For fine casual dining, step aboard the Fulton Steamboat Inn and enjoy a meal with your loved one at Huckleberry Restaurant. At Huckleberry’s, you’re greeted by a friendly, charming Victorian atmosphere and unique, signature dishes cooked with fresh local ingredients.

Top off your meal with a jolt of caffeine and a sweet treat at one of Lancaster County’s many coffee shops. Stop by Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe for a cup of coffee, homemade ice cream, their famous wet-bottom shoofly pie, or another tasty pastry. For unique Lancaster County treats, the Locally Made Food Shop at Miller’s Smorgasbord offers samples of Amish Country favorites like cheese, jerky, honey, jams, and pickled vegetables.

For your night’s main event, reserve tickets for two at Sight & Sound Theatres and watch the Bible come to life. Using classic stories, Sight & Sound Theatres crafts elaborate musical productions with actors wearing embellished costumes, detailed sets tower nearly 40 feet high, well-trained animals, and new special effects and lighting. You and your partner will be smack in the middle of the action as the production makes use of the side stages as well.

Spend time on your date shopping in Strasburg

Explore historic Strasburg

If you enjoy history or want to explore a quieter side of Lancaster County, Strasburg has plenty of date night ideas to entertain you and your special someone. The town holds more than just the Strasburg Rail Road. If you’re the kind of couple that enjoys shopping together, there are plenty of options. Just outside of Strasburg, you’ll find Country Woodshop full of hand-crafted Amish furniture like coffee tables, bookcases, and cabinets, as well as other items like pie safes and framed prints. If you’d rather spend time outside, try your hand at a round of mini-golf at Village Greens Miniature Golf. Set on 13 acres of ornamental grounds, you and your sweetheart can play 18 or 23 holes amid trees, a flowing stream, and colorful flowers. Finish off your game with something even sweeter, an old-fashioned milkshake or ice cream.

 

Original Pennsylvania Dutch recipes are the heart and soul of Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn. For lunch or dinner, Hershey Farm Restaurant features a smorgasbord of delicious food like golden fried chicken, ham balls, Amish stuffing, and homemade mashed potatoes. The restaurant is also known for its homemade soups, crisp salad bar, gourmet bread with cinnamon butter, and freshly made desserts like Hershey Farm’s signature whoopie pies, soft-baked cookies, and fresh pies.

After dinner, spend your evening arm in arm with your date on the Ghost Tour of Strasburg. This captivating candlelight walking tour of the historic town of Strasburg will bring its Pennsylvania Dutch folklore to life. From haunted mansions, spooky graveyards, the informative walking tour shows you another side of Lancaster County.

Endless places to go

Here in Lancaster County, you’ll find there are endless places to go and things to do to enjoy your special date night together. Make the most of your stay in Lancaster and pencil-in a romantic date night with your loved one. Find a romantic activity or two you both enjoy and book your trip to Lancaster County today.

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