We made it to Friday friends and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a gorgeous day today here, and we’re in pursuit to South Carolina for a wedding! Last weekend Mike and I traveled to Lancaster for a fun and restful weekend getaway. We did with all kinds of fun things — explored downtown and the countryside, ate delicious food, and went antiquing. It was the perfect balance of fun and relaxation that we needed after our crazy month of May. Now we are ready to take on June. I’m really loving all of these weekend trips and traveling we are doing lately. We both love to travel and one of our dreams is to travel all over the world (and of course blog about it). I wanted to share some of the highlights from our trip and some fun things to do while visiting Lancaster with all of you.
This is our second time staying in Lancaster and it was so much fun. The first time we went we did some more touristy activities, you can read about it here. This time we went we decided to stay at a different bed & breakfast because the one we stayed in last time was all booked up. This time the one we stayed at was called “The Inn at Paradise” – it was really nice, beautifully decorated and best of all the host made the most amazing baked goods every morning. But, if you’re looking for that real Lancaster feel I suggest booking at “The Olde Home Stead Suites” which is where we stayed last time.
This time around we were given an “Off the Beaten Path” Map to follow and we got to try some really neat things. Mike’s favorites definitely being the homemade pretzels! We got them twice from two different vendors that were on the map. He even wanted to get them a third time! Haha they were really delicious though. When your driving through Lancaster you’ll see a lot of road side signs about homemade root beer and fresh picked fruit, etc. The map suggested to stop by one of these and try the root beer – it did not disappoint! I am not a big fan of root beer, but I did like this one. If you’re looking for delicious creamy ice cream then you need to go to Lapp’s Valley Farm, for sure. It has amazing seating areas, a petting zoo for the kids, and the best ice cream around. We also checked out some historic covered bridges along the way, per Mike’s request.
Downtown Lancaster is my favorite because they have the absolute dreamiest coffee shops! It inspires me so much to open one where I live so we can have something like that for people to enjoy. These coffee shops have the most gorgeous decorations along with brick accent walls and aesthetically pleasing light fixtures (my fave). There is so much to explore downtown and so many good eats! This time around Mike and I ventured out of our comfort zone and tried some Vietnamese food at “Sprout” and it was amazing. I seriously recommend it if you haven’t tried it yet!
We did a lot of shopping and antiquing as well! I love doing this, there is just so much interesting and incredibly pretty stuff to look at. While we were antiquing I found a whole bunch of old window sashes and finally bought one. I’ve been wanting one for quite some time now and I can’t wait to make something out of it and hang it in my house! The one store that is my favorite for shopping, is right across the “The Olde Homestead Suites”, and I believe it’s called “The Olde HomeStead Store” :p They sell the most beautiful and modern farm house decorations I’ve ever seen! You’ll literally want to buy everything if you go in there.
Our weekend was the perfect mix of fun and rest, even with all the rain. We did a lot of other little things too, like dinner dates downtown and a mini golf date. You guys, I kicked Mike’s butt in mini golf, I just had to put that out there! 😉 Lancaster has my heart. It’s just so beautiful there and if M & I stick around in PA I’d love to live there! It’s the country and city all in one, which is what we really like.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂