Once again, Lancaster County is getting some well-deserved good press. This time, Baltimore Magazine has cited the rural county’s ability to “hold on to tradition . . . while embracing innovation and the future,” as one of the key reasons the area deserved a second look to folks who might otherwise dismiss it as a top travel destination. High on their list of places to visit were the Lancaster Central Market (pictured above), the Pressroom, Commonwealth on Queen, Bistro Barberet & Bakery, Max’s Eatery and more. As for history, the magazine noted that Wheatland, the home former President James Buchanan, is a delightful place to visit, especially at Christmastime. For families looking for an outing, the outlet suggested the Lancaster Science Factory, a hands-on museum for kids.
The region’s high praise from the magazine comes on the heels recent recognition from prominent media outlets: in July, the New York Times praised Lancaster’s food scene, Forbes added Lancaster to the top of their list of best places to travel in 2019 (Forbes also named Lancaster city on their top 10 list of coolest U.S. cities to visit in 2018), and the city was also once dubbed, “the new Brooklyn” by the New York Post. If you haven’t been to the area for a while, now just might be the right time to come back for a visit and see what all the buzz is about.