Top Attractions for First-Timers

Lancaster County offers something for everyone. Here are the top picks for places your group won’t want to miss on a first visit.

Amish Farmlands

No trip to Lancaster is complete without experiencing its world-famous Amish heritage. Tour the bucolic backroads and rolling farmlands to get a glimpse into the simple way of life of the area’s Amish and Mennonite residents. Be respectful, take photos from a distance, and browse handcrafted goods at shops and roadside stands. It’s a peaceful experience unlike anywhere else.

Central Market

This maze of fresh local produce, baked goods, crafts, and more will dazzle your senses. Open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year-round, it’s the oldest continuously running farmers market in the country. Let your group wander the 300+ indoor vendor stalls and scout outside for Amish buggies while snacking on delicious pretzels and whoopie pies.

Rockvale Square Outlets

For bargain shopping choices, Rockvale Outlets can’t be beat. With stores like Nike, Coach, and Kate Spade, it’s the perfect spot to find big name brands at discounted prices. Between your group’s outlet hauls and handmade Amish treasures, your luggage will be stuffed on the trip home.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

All aboard for a journey into the history of railroading at America’s oldest and most comprehensive railroad museum. Railroad enthusiasts of all ages will marvel at the sprawling indoor and outdoor exhibits, featuring 100+ locomotives and railway cars. The scenic grounds make a great picnic spot for your group too.

Dutch Wonderland

Pack your sunscreen and walking shoes for a day of family fun at Dutch Wonderland amusement park. With over 35 rides, shows, and attractions like the interactive Exploration Island water play zone, it’s a magical world of thrills for kids and kids at heart. Special group rates make it easy to enjoy.

American Music Theatre

After a day of sightseeing, relax with an evening show at the American Music Theatre. This premier live entertainment venue hosts Broadway-style musicals, tribute concerts, and holiday spectaculars in a stunning theater-in-the-round. The talent and production value can’t be beat.

How to Get Around Lancaster

While much of Lancaster can be seen on foot in its charming walkable downtown, traveling efficiently as a group requires a transportation plan. Here’s an overview of your options:

Public Transportation

For day-to-day travel within Lancaster city limits, Red Rose Transit Authority buses offer a convenient and affordable option. But routes are limited, so you’ll need to plan schedules carefully and expect waits up to an hour between buses. Transferring between multiple buses complicates the journey for large groups.

Taxis and Rideshares

Taxis and Uber/Lyft rides allow door-to-door transport, but can get pricey for big groups. Coordinating multiple vehicles takes effort, doesn’t provide room for lots of luggage, and makes it tough to keep everyone together. Sitting in traffic and waiting for pickups eats into your sightseeing time too.

Charter Buses

For customizable convenience, nothing beats charter bus rentals for group transportation. Our spacious buses allow up to 57 passengers, have underfloor luggage compartments to handle all your bags, and keep everyone together on and off the bus. Onboard amenities like WiFi, USB ports, and DVD players make travel between attractions fun and comfortable. With charter buses, we come to you, so your group is on your schedule. And professional drivers navigate the roads directly to each destination. Plus, group bundles and deals make our charter buses an affordable option.

Ready to Get Started?

Experience the best of Lancaster in stress-free group travel style with our charter bus services. Call Party Bus Company Lancaster at 657-261-8609 or request your free group quote online to get rolling on your amazing Lancaster adventure!