York County is situated in the heart of
Pennsylvania's most popular tourist region. Our extensive
transportation network, coupled with the quality and quantity of
lodging options, make York County the perfect destination for a
central Pennsylvania vacation. Spend a few days touring the
factories and museums, exploring the county and state parks, or
shopping in the antique stores and specialty gift shops; then
enjoy the attractions our neighboring counties have to offer.
Only 30 miles to the west of York City lies the Gettysburg
Battlefield, where in 1863 over 172,000 Union and Confederate
Soldiers fought the deadliest battle on North American Soil.
Today, much of the 5,700-acre battlefield has been preserved,
home to forty miles of battlefield roads and 1,000 monuments.
Harrisburg — Pennsylvania's State Capitol — is located only
25 miles to the north. Here you can explore the State Museum of
Pennsylvania, tour the Governor's Mansion, or visit the new
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, complete with IMAX
Nearby you’ll find "The Sweetest Place on Earth"
— Hershey. Your kids are sure to delight in the rides and
activities awaiting your family at the 110-acre Hersheypark,
ZooAmerica, and Hershey's Chocolate World Visitors Center.
To the east of the Susquehanna River is Lancaster County,
another area with a rich Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. Lancaster
is best known as home to the Old Order Amish — the deeply
religious "plain" people who reject many of the modern
conveniences most of us take for granted. There is much more to
Lancaster County than the Amish, including an amusement park,
farmers' markets, and a growing number of outlets.
Of course, York is only about an hour's drive from the
"Outlet Capital of the World," Reading, PA. Rated as
the "number one shopping destination in North America"
by the American Bus Association, Reading has over 300 original
factory stores. In addition, nearby Adamstown's "Antiques
Mile" is known as America's Antiques Capital.
York County’s southern border is the Mason-Dixon Line, with
the city of Baltimore only an hour’s drive from downtown York.
Baltimore is best known for its Inner Harbor, the National
Aquarium, and the Orioles and Ravens sports teams, but also
contains a diverse number of shopping, educational, and cultural
attractions as well as a popular zoo.
And - if all this isn't enough, York is only two hours from
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.