Things To Do

From historic landmarks to one-of-a-kind factory tours, The Yorktowne Hotel is conveniently located to all that Pennsylvania has to offer. Whether visiting for business or pleasure, our staff is ready to help you get the most of your free time.

Sovereign Bank Stadium

Sovereign Bank StadiumHome of The York Revolution Baseball Team. The name Revolution connects with York's colonial past, when the Continental Congress met in York and passed the Articles of Confederation during the Revolutionary War. Following the American Revolution, York briefly became the first capital of the United States.

Directions: Walk west on Market Street to the square. Turn right on George Street. Go two and a half blocks. Enter Brooks Robinson Plaza.

Distance: 4.5 blocks

Central Market House

Central Market HouseSince 1888 to today, people have been going to this market to sample York's finest fresh farm produce. You will find local specialties from pot-pie to chicken corn soup, homemade pies and jams and unique handicrafts.

Directions: Walk west on Market Street and turn right on Beaver Street. The market is located at the corner of North Beaver Street and West Philadelphia Street.

Distance: .30 miles

Boyds Bear Country

Boyds Bear CountryStop by to make your own Boyds Bear at Digby's Super Duper Bear Factory, adopt a baby bear at our Teddy Bear Nursery, and even have your picture taken...disguised as one of our furry critters.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn left onto Arsenal Road/US-30 W and continue towards Gettysburg. When entering the roundabout, continue on US-30 W. Merge onto US-15 S towards Frederick. Take the Steinwehr Ave. exit toward US-15 Business. Make a sharp right onto US-15 BR/Emmitsburg Rd. and then turn left onto Cunningham Rd.

Distance: 24 miles

Harley-Davidson

Harley-DavidsonSince 1903, Harley-Davidson has built the most coveted motorcycles on the plant and now you can experience the behind-the-scenes making of these amazing machines that capture the imagination.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn right onto Arsenal Road/US-30 E. Turn left onto Eden Road and the road ends at Harley Davidson Road.

Distance: 2 miles

HERSHEYPARK

HERSHEYPARKHome to over 60 rides and attractions, including 10 thrilling roller coasters, 6 drenching water rides, over two dozen kiddie rides, a dolphin and sea lion show, games, food, and shopping.

Directions: Head east on East Market Street and merge onto I-83 North. Merge onto US-322 East via Exit 46B towards Hershey. Merge onto US-422 East and then turn left onto Mill Road. Turn left onto Park Blvd. and HERSHEYPARK is located at the end of the road.

Distance: 35 miles

York Galleria Mall

York Galleria MallHome to all your favorite stores like The Bon Ton, Boscov's, JCPenney and Sears. There are over 170 stores to visit and enjoy.

Directions: Head east on East Market Street and turn left on PA-24/MT Zion Rd. Turn left on Whiteford Road and the mall is on the right.

Distance: 4.5 miles

Ski Roundtop

Ski RoundtopTake a snow day and enjoy a day of skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing. You can also try Top's Flying Leap Ropes Course and Revolution Paintball, open year round.

Directions: Head east on East Market Street and merge onto I-83 North. Take the PA-382 exit-Exit 32 and turn left onto PA-382/Old Trail Road and continue to follow PA-382. Turn left onto PA-177/Rosstown Rd. Turn right onto Pinetown Rd. Turn left onto Moore's Mountain Road and this road becomes Pinetown Road. Then turn right onto Roundtop Road.

Distance: 20 miles

Dutch Wonderland

Dutch WonderlandVoted one of the Top 5 Best Kids' Parks in the World, the Kingdom features over 30 kid-friendly rides, water-play for the whole family at Duke's Lagoon, spectacular entertainment, interactive shows and games.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto George Street. Turn right onto Arsenal Road/US-30 E and continue on US-30 E. The outlets are on the left side of US-30 E.

Distance: 30 miles

Lancaster's Outlet Shopping

Lancaster's Outlet ShoppingLancaster's two outlet malls offer over 160 brand name manufacturer and designer outlet stores featuring brands you will love at a price you won't believe. Plus, enjoy no sales tax on clothing and shoes in Pennsylvania.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn right onto Arsenal Road/US-30 E and continue on US-30 E. The outlets are on the right side of US-30 E.

Distance: 30 miles

Bube's Brewery

Bube's BreweryThis 19th century brewery complex with catacombs four stories underground - includes three restaurants, brewery, beer garden, museum, art gallery, store, live music, medieval feasts and martini bar in original Victorian hotel barroom.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn right onto Arsenal Road/US-30 E and continue on US-30 E. Take the exit toward PA-441 Columbia/Marietta. Make a slight right onto Linden Street. Turn right onto PA-441/ N 3rd Street. Turn right onto PA 772/Anderson Ferry Road. Turn left onto S Market Street.

Distance: 20 miles

Strand (Capitol Performing Arts Center)

Strand (Capitol Performing Arts Center)Enjoy a live performance or a classic film at the newly renovated 80 year-old performing arts center. George Carlin, Blast, Ten Tenors, Rent and Bowfire are just a few of the entertainers that have performed at the theater.

Directions: Walk west on East Market Street and turn right on North George Street. The theater is located on the corner of North George Street and West Philadelphia Street.

Distance: .25 miles

Martin Library

Martin LibraryA newly renovated state of the art library where you can enjoy book discussions, a coffee shop, crafts and activities for people of all ages.

Directions: Walk east on East Market Street. The library is located on the left side of the street.

Distance: .15 miles

Martin Potato Chip Factory

Martin Potato Chip FactoryMartin Potato Chips was voted the Best Potato Chip for the 5th year in a row and now you can tour the factory that produces 1.5 billion bags of chips per year.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn left onto Arsenal Road/US-30 W. Continue on US-30 W and the factory is on the right side of the highway.

Distance: 9 miles

Naylor Wine Cellars

Naylor Wine CellarsTour the winery where Chambourcin, Chardonnay and Cabernet wines quietly age to perfection in oak barrels. And enjoy informal wine tastings, experiencing first-hand the very best wines Pennsylvania offers.

Directions: Head east on East Market Street and merge onto I-83 S. Take Exit 4 towards Shrewsberry/New Freedom and make a slight right onto E Forrest Ave./PA-851. Turn right onto Plank Road and continue straight to go onto Rinely Road. Turn right onto Vineyard Road.

Distance: 19 miles

Wolfgang Candy

Wolfgang CandyFounded in 1921, one of the oldest family-owned and managed candy companies in the United States. Tour the chocolate factory to witness the candy making process and the complete history of the Wolfgang family.

Directions: Head north on Duke Street and turn left on West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street and turn right on E 4th Ave.

Distance: 1 miles

York Barbell Company

York Barbell CompanyThe Weightlifting Hall of Fame and museum contains a diverse history of the strength sports, their evolution, and from the 19th and 20th century amateur and professional strongmen to the current specialized sports of Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding.

Directions: Head east on East Market Street and merge onto I-83 N. Take Exit 24 toward Emigsville and stay in the right lane. Go straight at the light and follow Board Road to the 2nd entrance. Turn left into the parking lot.

Distance: 4 miles

Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Heritage Rail Trail County ParkStroll, jog, bike or even enjoy a horseback ride along this 17-mile historic rail trail that connects to the Maryland Northern Central Rail Trail.

Directions: Walk west on East Market Street and enter the trail and the Codorus Creek bridge.

Distance: .5 miles

Strasburg Rail Road

Strasburg Rail RoadAll aboard America's oldest short-line railroad, where you'll ride authentically restored passenger cars pulled by a huge, coal-burning steam locomotive. Look for dates to meet Thomas and Friends!

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn right onto Arsenal Road/US-30 E and continue on US-30 E. Turn right onto Hartman Bridge Road/PA-896. Follow PA-896 and turn left onto PA-741/E Main Street.

Distance: 30 miles

Amish Country

Amish CountryLancaster County is home to America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle. Many Amish-themed attractions, events, foods and crafts are available for your education and enjoyment.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn right onto Arsenal Road/US-30 E and continue on US-30 E. Amish Attractions are located along US-30 in Lancaster.

Distance: 30 miles

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaExplore sites such as the Historic Gettysburg Battle Fields, Soldiers National Museum, American Civil War Museum or General Lee's Headquarter Museum.

Directions: Take Duke Street north and turn left onto West Philadelphia Street. Turn right onto North George Street. Turn left onto Arsenal Road/US-30 W. Continue on US-30 W toward Gettysburg.

Distance: 25 miles

Historic Downtown York

Historic Downtown YorkGates House, Plough Tavern, Bobb Log House, Historical Society Museum, Agricultural and Industrial Museum, Fire Museum, York Murals, The Colonial Court House.

Directions: All sites are within walking distance of the hotel.

Distance: 1-6 blocks