Monday, March 29, 2010

So, What’s there to do?

I get this question daily as we answer the phones and help our guests plan a stay they will enjoy in Lancaster County. Every time I go through this exercise I am amazed at the variety and “amount” of activities available to people visiting (or living in!) Lancaster. From wildlife preserves and sanctuaries to a vibrant downtown to quaint villages the breadth of interests is truly amazing. History buffs can immerse themselves in Civil War History, Anabaptist History, or Settler’s History. Shoppers are in Outlet Heaven. Antiquers have Renningers and the many auctions particularly in the springtime. Gardeners have huge garden centers, the Leola Auction as well as Longwood Gardens within driving distance, not to mention the grounds here at the inn! Those who enjoy music and theater have great options including Fulton Opera House, Ephrata Playhouse, Rainbow Dinner Theater and the American Music Theater or the wonderful music in the vineyard events at Nissley Vineyards. And the list goes on! For the foodies there are farmers markets, wineries and amazing restaurants including an English Style Pub with great micro brews on tap that just opened adjacent to the General Sutter Inn in Lititz.

So, our challenge as innkeepers is to keep you current on what is happening here so you can choose your visits well. I will try as we go into the summer season to list the most interesting (subjective I know) events here. We certainly welcome your feedback if there are types of things you especially wish to learn about our county.

April 2 First Friday, Downtown Lancaster

April 10 Rawlinsville Mud Sale at the Rawlinsville Fire Co

April 17 & 18 Lancaster Art Walk

April 24 Full moon wolf tour, Wolf Sancturary of PA

Thru April 24 Nana’s Naughty Knickers, The Rainbow Dinner Theater

Thru October 30, Joseph, Sight and Sound Theater

April 20 Vince Gill, American Music Theater

April 21 The Beach Boys, American Music Theater

April 22, Comic Bill Engval, American Music Theater

April 24, Bryan Adams, American Music Theater

Looking ahead:

June 26, The Letterman, American Music Theater

June 27, the Platters, Drifters and Coasters, American Music Theater

July 6, Ringo, American Music Theater

Aug 1, Amy Grant, American Music Theater

Sept 10, Stephen Curtis Chapman, American Music Theater

Give us a call if you have questions, want suggestions, or wish to make a reservation.