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24 Hours in Lancaster City

Lancaster City has something for everyone. From food and entertainment to history and art, Lancaster City is a great place to spend a day. Get to know the city’s charm in a day by hitting these popular, must-see spots.

Start your day off with a breakfast that tastes homemade at On Orange. The quaint dining rooms, paired with a range of delicious plates from simple to unique, does not disappoint. If you are looking for something different, head to Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie for a selection of breakfast favorites folded into their homemade crepes.

Fueled for the day, head to one of Lancaster’s most historical locations, the Lancaster Central Market. Only a short walk from On Orange, Central Market is nestled in the heart of the city. Central Market is the old farmers’ market in the country, attracting local farmers and merchants. Taste regional food specialities and shop for hand-made items. You will find locals shopping for local produce at their favorite stands, but this is also a great place to grab a cup of coffee and simply peruse for the morning.

If you’ve worked up an appetite from the smells in Central Market, grab a bite to eat at Cafe One Eight, a more casual setting located just around the corner.

After lunch, head towards Prince Street and stroll through Gallery Row. The eclectic variety of art and galleries displays vibrant paintings and unique antiques. Mix in your art appreciation with some local shopping, one block over from Gallery Row on Queen Street. Stop in to Building Character for a large selection of items by local craftspeople.

Enjoy a nice dinner downtown at any of the number of upscale eateries. For outdoor seating stop by the The Pressroom and eat your dinner in their romantic courtyard. For a different experience check out Aussie and the Fox located in the heart of the city on King Street.

End your night with a show at the Fulton Opera House. First opening its doors in 1852, the Fulton continues to entertain audiences with live theatre and music. Find a schedule of performances at

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