Written by: Virginia Agosto
Summer time vacationing and a season of fun and amazing experiences is approaching, and Lancaster County, PA and surrounding areas are waiting with so many exciting things to do and see.
When looking for a hotel in the area, rely on the Eden Resort & Suites to make your vacation even more memorable.
Below, we have picked some of the most popular and entertaining local events for you and your family and/or friends to check out!
- Indian Echo Caverns
Glittering crystal clear lakes, intimate passageways and rooms of timeless magic and spectacular natural underground beauty make Indian Echo Caverns a unique and memorable place to visit.
Join a 45-minute guided tour, or a non-walking tour, and be sure to visit Gem Mill Junction to pan for gemstones. Indian Echo Caverns, located in Hummelstown, PA, will provide a wonderful journey of geological wonders that will take your breath away!
- Vegas Legends
Come experience the excitement and energy of Las Vegas at American Music Theater in Lancaster PA, as the Vegas Legends show captures it perfectly, and highlights the best of Vegas variety with first-class music and dance!
Enjoy the sweet refrains made famous by legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Wayne Newton, Tom Jones, Celine Deon, Donny & Marie, Garth Brooks, and more in this family friendly show, from April 25th to October 7th.
- Farm Tours at Verdant View
Experience a true working farm, family-operated, in Paradise, PA. The kids will especially like all the hands-on activities. You can take a 60 or 90-minute guided tour and milk a cow, feed new born calves, and feed the chickens and interact with other farm animals, venture inside a historic barn, and ride on a wagon out to the corn fields.
Also, join in a farm-to-table experience and take an introductory-level classes to learn about Homemade Ice Cream or Artisan Cheese-making. The farm is open seasonally, March-November.
Wave to the Strasburg Rail Road train as it passes through the scenic farm setting, and take a walk to the longest covered bridge in the area, about one mile away.
- Hershey Gardens
Overlooking the town of Hershey, Hershey Gardens offers a breathtaking variety of flowers and shrubs, a splendid collection of rare, signature trees, and plenty of events designed to delight visitors of all ages.
Enjoy the colors and variety of their brilliant seasonal displays and explore theme gardens, including the charming hands-on Children’s Garden. Summertime is perfect for a walk among 300 fluttering butterflies in their popular outdoor Butterfly House.
And if you’re in the area on August 26th, be sure to attend the Hershey Horticulture Society (HHS) and their flower show called “All a ‘Flutter” in the Educational & Horticultural Wing of the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. HHS members will showcase their horticulture and design talents with classes named for various butterflies!
- Date Night in Amish Country Tour
Take your sweetheart on a date to remember – a covered bridge tour on a scooter!
Enjoy an evening of fun ride with exceptional views of the countryside, including Amish farms and school houses, and a visit to a 19th century covered bridge, with an experienced guide.
After your ride, continue your date with one of Strasburg Scooters’ dining or activity partners. Receive a certificate for Miniature golf and ice cream at Village Greens or $25 certificate to your choice of one of their local restaurant partners.
- First Fridays
First Fridays in Lancaster are highly popular arts extravaganza from 5 to 9 pm, when you can discover innovative exhibitions, performances and much more as you walk the charming downtown streets lined with trees and distinctive architecture.
Experience Lancaster’s unique boutiques, excellent restaurants, art galleries, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and art college.
First Fridays in May-September feature live music by local and regional musicians.
- Long’s Park Art Festival
Come shop and enjoy amazing creativity, live music, fine food, wine and craft beer – something for everyone in a beautiful city park that gets transformed into an outdoor gallery on Sep 1-3!
Located in Long’s Park, on the edge of historic downtown Lancaster, this annual event will showcase over 200 top artists and craftspeople from across the country, American artists from over 30 different states.
Being just minutes from many famous attractions, the Eden Resort & Suites is one of the most beautiful, luxurious, as well as affordable hotels – we do everything we can to make sure your stay with us this summer is extraordinary.
There’s so much more to see and do in, or around Lancaster County PA, and our friendly staff will be happy to provide you with more information on other exciting local events.
After a long day packed with great activities, our luxurious and state of the art amenities will make you feel rejuvenated and relaxed, and ready for more fun things to do in the area.
Celebrate the beautiful season of outdoor fun and warm, long nights with an unforgettable vacation or a getaway in beautiful Lancaster County, PA – book your Lodging at The Eden Resort today: 866.801.6430.