Spend Your Honeymoon in Idyllic Lancaster County

For the adventurous, soon-to-be-wed, couple in search of the perfect off the beaten track honeymoon location, look no further than Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Nicknamed the Garden Spot of America, Lancaster County provides an idyllic agrarian backdrop with which to celebrate your nuptials. With a population of about half a million, this small, rural area is full of history and romance.

Start your honeymoon planning by finding the perfect accommodation. Lancaster County boasts a number of beautiful, historic bed and breakfasts, many of which have luxury spa facilities on site. With so many beautiful, local inns to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect place to relax among the quiet Lancaster atmosphere.

While exploring the county, be sure to make a visit to Lancaster, the largest “urban” area in the county. Though with a population of just over 60,000 people, it is more like a small town. As the oldest inland city in the United States, you will find many historical sites to visit, such as the Choo Choo Barn and the old Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. As one of the original Amish settlements in the U.S., you can also find a number of quaint museums detailing this history. Local Amish vendors also sell their local produce at Central Market, the county’s oldest continuously running farmers’ market. Needless you say, you and your bau will have no shortage of places to leisurely explore in Lancaster. You can book a number of themed rides, including a romantic nighttime ride in first class with wine and cheese.

While you are honeymooning in Lancaster County, be sure to take in the area’s beautiful sites. The best way to do this is by driving through the Lancaster countryside. If you have a car, you can drive from Lancaster to Strasburg, a borough just 15 minutes Southeast. You and your new spouse will love the beautiful drive through Amish country You may even spot a horse and buggy along the way! For a truly authentic and romantic experience, you can also take a ride on the Strasburg Railroad. The 45-minute round trip ride from Strasburg to Paradise, Pennsylvania will transport you on an authentic steam-powered locomotive.

From beautiful bed and breakfasts and luxury spas to markets filled with fresh produce and romantic countryside train ride, it is clear that Lancaster County is a terrific place for you to spend your honeymoon. Newlyweds will have a great time relaxing in the beautiful countryside while exploring some of America’s most historic sites.

This blog post is a guest contribution from the Historic Smithton Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast in Lancaster County, PA.

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