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Old 01-25-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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My husband and I are staying at bed and breakfast in Strasburg this Friday night until Sunday early afternoon. So that means we have the full day Saturday and about 3 hours on Sunday to do stuff. I'm not sure whether we should do Lancaster all day on Saturday, Hershey on Sunday, or vice versa. I did the tourist stuff in these areas about 10 years ago as a teen, but I don't remember all that much. Any ideas which day we should do which town?
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:12 PM
 
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Definitely Lancaster area on Saturday, many things there are closed Sunday. Hersheypark isn't operating this time of year but The Hershey Story : Hours & Information will be open 10 am and HERSHEY®'S CHOCOLATE WORLD® ATTRACTION - HOURS & EVENTS (http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/hoursFlash.shtml - broken link) will be open 11 am on Sunday. Much less of a pain to visit in January which is definitely off season. (It will take you at least 45 minutes to get there from Strasburg.)
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I forgot that a lot of places will be closed on Sunday in Lancaster. Good idea. The only thing that stinks is that Hershey is going out of the way when we'll be going back to Long Island on Sunday.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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From the attractions end of Hershey especially on an off season Sunday it won't be too bad to get to I-78. US 322 is a commuter route but using that to the PA Turnpike won't be bad on an off season Sunday either.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Depends on what you're into doing.

For a relaxing little diversion, the Strasburg railroad - Strasburg Rail Road - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - is fun. Though more so if you're a train buff.

If you want to shop, there's the Rockvale Outlets - Rockvale Outlets - Lancaster Pennsylvania (http://www.rockvalesquareoutlets.com/ - broken link) (Reading China and Glass is my favorite), or Kitchen Kettle Village - Welcome to Kitchen Kettle Village (I love the pickled beets from there!).

And there are plenty of places to eat - one of my favorite pasttimes, unfortunately! I like September Farm Cheese - Buy Handcrafted Farmstead Cheese Online & View Cheese Making In-Shop - September Farm Cheese - as a stop on the way back to get fresh cheeses, but we are cheese-a-holics, so not much there unless you are too!

Things close earlier than your used to here on LI, so plan on starting early on Saturday because there won't be much to do after dinner. Though I can be quite content to peruse my newly aquired bargains in the hotel while on a whoopie pie high.

A good place to start would be Maps, Directions, and Travel Planner - Plan Your Next Trip to Lancaster County Pennsylvania where you can view different activities and then set up a travel planner with all the address information for your stay. I use this quite often when I go down to visit.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The hotel is giving us a gift card to one of the three restaurants. Which one would you recommend?--Hershey Farms, Iron Horse Inn or Fireside Tavern?
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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Sorry, can't give you an opinion there as I've not eaten at any of those. However, that said, I've yet to have a bad meal anywhere down there.
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