Friday, March 31, 2017

Unique Ways to Explore Lancaster County

Whether you're visiting Lancaster County to explore its vast Amish country and farmlands, or to check out downtown, there are many unique and fun ways to tour the county. From tuktuks to scooters, to horse and buggies, and hot air balloons, visitors are sure to get a one-of-kind look at Lancaster's beautiful countryside. As spring weather approaches and the sun begins to shine, these tours are a great way to get out and see all of Lancaster County. Be sure to look up an inn to accommodate your stay at www.authenticbandb.com.
Tour downtown Lancaster in a tuktuk.
This spring, Tuktuk Lancaster will be introduced to downtown Lancaster. Tuktuks, a three-wheeled open-sided vehicle, offer a unique view of Downtown Lancaster's landmarks and eateries. Guests can choose sightseeing or restaurant tours. The tours stop at historic landmarks and eateries where riders will receive samples from participating restaurants. The rides begin and end at The Hotel Lancaster. For tour times and prices, visit www.tuktuklancaster.com
The Amish Farm and House offers countryside bus tours of Lancaster County. Guests will tour hidden treasures of Amish Country, learn about the culture and get a classic Pennsylvania Dutch meal at a local Amish-owned restaurant. The bus also stops at local Amish homes and businesses for guests to get an up-close look at the Amish lifestyle.
Take a bus tour with Amish Farm and House.
Tour Lancaster's countryside in an authentic Amish horse and buggy with Aaron and Jessica's Buggy Rides. Located in Bird-In-Hand, the buggy rides take guests through Amish farms and homes and stops at stands for local food and drinks along the way.
A great way to tour Strasburg's Amish farms, rolling hillsides and covered bridges, is by scooter. At Strasburg Scooters, visitors can choose from a single or double-seat scooter or a scoot coupe (a three-wheeled scooter). After a brief lesson in driving, experienced guides take riders through beautiful Strasburg, stopping at landmarks and covered bridges. Tours include a covered bridge tour, date night in Amish Country, an Amish Country mystery tour, bridges and beer tour, Nikki's Sunday picnic tour and more.
Take a scooter tour with Strasburg Scooters.
Check out Lancaster County from a hot air balloon.
To get an aerial view of Lancaster County, take a hot air balloon ride with the United States Hot Air Balloon Team. Guests can help the crew prepare the balloon for take off and then set sail for a breathtaking view of Lancaster County. The flight is approximately an hour. Riders will be treated to a champagne toast after the ride and receive an official flight certificate.
There are so many great reasons to visit Lancaster County, especially since spring is here. And our inns are the perfect compliment to your visit. Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pack your Bags for Lancaster County this Spring

March certainly came in like a lion with frigid temperatures here in Lancaster County. Let's hope we go out like a lamb and welcome some warmer weather for all the awesome upcoming events. There are some great activities lined up during the next few weeks so be sure to make reservations at one of our always-accommodating inns at www.authenticbandb.com.
Ephrata Performing Arts Center will welcome King Lear to its stage March 16-25. Hailing as one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, the play follows King Lear and his three daughters as he slowly goes mad. For tickets, show times, and other information, visit the Ephrata Performing Arts Center's website.
King Lear at Ephrata Performing Arts Center
Quilting enthusiasts can visit the New Holland Quilt Auction held at the Garden Spot Fire Hall March 21 and May 23. The sale features talented needlework from many different quilters. Items are available for viewing the day before the event and the auction typically starts at 9 a.m. Food and beverages are also available.
Quilt Auction
The Garden Spot Village Marathon hits the ground running on April 8 with full, half and kid's marathons. The 9th annual event takes runners through beautiful Amish Country. Not a runner? Not a problem because the spectating is just as fun.
Garden Spot Village Marathon
Attention lovers of beer and trains! The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will welcome its Second Annual Rails and Ales Benefit April 8. The train museum will open its doors to breweries, food trucks and live entertainment featuring Columbia Kettle Works, Mad Chef Craft Brewing, Wacker Brewing Company and many more. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many local food trucks including Lancaster Burger, Speckled Hen or Rocky's BBQ. Entertainment is provided by Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade and Vinegar Creek Constituency.
Rails and Ales Benefit
Head to Ephrata between April 13 and 29 and check out the Best Kept Secrets Tour, featuring stops at stores, log cabins, Victorian mansions, old factories, private homes, cafes, and gourmet shops. Tickets are $9 each with $1 per ticket benefiting the Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County. Guests will receive a booklet with the 40 participants, a map, coupons from businesses, entry forms to win a shopping spree, and a goodie bag for the first 2,000 people.
There's so many wonderful events happening in the coming weeks in Lancaster. Our Authentic Bed & Breakfasts are the best choice when it comes to overnight stays, so visit us at www.authenticbandb.com and reserve your room now.