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York Things to Do

  • Christmas Magic Tour

    At Rocky Ridge State Park, you can walk through the park and look at all the holiday lights & decorations. There's food & hot drinks, usually set up as fundraisers from Girl Scout & other groups.When: November 26 - December 31, 2004 Closed December 24 & 25 Monday - Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Nestled in a mature oak...

  • Harley-Davidson Factory Tour

    Information for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts (from their website):Tours are free and last approximately one hour.Tours begin at regular intervals between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. It is recommended that you arrive early in the day. Modified tours may be conducted due...

  • Wolfgang Candy factory

    This is a candy store/factory/museum.There were some candy samples to taste.The museum was momentos and historical pictures supplemented with a milk truck, international awards and facts about chocolate making.The tour was brief the day we were there because we did not schedule ahead. It included a nice but glib spokesperson and a demonstration of...

  • Harley Davidson

    The Harley factory is here. Every year they have a big blow out and people from everywhere come. It does get crowded so book your hotel in advance or you probably will not find a room. They also have tours here is the Harley website with link to Yorks Tours:http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/content/pages/factory_tours/york.jsp?locale=en_usAnd a...

  • York Murals

    When driving or walking around the city of York you will see about 20 murals painted on the sides of buildings. When I lived downtown the mural below was painted on the side of my apartment. It made it super easy to tell people exactly where I lived. The murals depict life in the city of York.

  • General Gates House, Plough Tavern & Log...

    These three buildings really show life in early York. The Plough Tavern was built in 1741. It presents the significant role a tavern played in a community as hotel, restaurant and source for news. The Gates House, built in 1751reflects the year 1778 when General Gates occupied the house while the Continental Congress met in York. Tuesday - Saturday...

  • Day Trip to Longwood Gardens

    Not far from York is Longwood Gardens. It's only about an hour away and it will be well worth the travel. The gardens is comprised of 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; and spectacular fountains. Adults Jan 5-March 31, 2004:...

  • Harley Davidson Tour

    I took this tour in July 2002 and it was really sweet. They take you on a factory tour and you get to see how the motorcycles are built. However, we didn't get to see 2003 models because they weren't released yet. If you want to see the next years model showcase, the best time to go is after Sept. Overall, a great experience for not a lot of money.

  • Christmas Tree Hill in the...

    Christmas Tree Hill in the MansionIf you are one of those people who really enjoy decorating your home for Christmas (and other times too) there is a wonderful selection of tree ornaments, Dept. 56 buildings (and similar collections), teddy bears, candles, and much more. A wider variety available here than in their smaller stores.


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York Restaurants

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  • nice restaurant....

    We had had a huge lunch so we skipped supper and stopped in the restaurant just for ice cream. They had a tremondous assortment of ice cream products and flavors from which to choose. They had something called a Fribble (heavy duty milk shake) which I did not take although it looked good. I opted for an old fashion rootbeer float (root beer soda,...

  • filling.....

    We stopped in here for lunch (we have had dinners at these places in other cities before).If you don't want beef, don't stop here because most of the menu is beef.But if you do like beef, you can't ask for a better cut nor can anyone prepare it any better.For Lunch, I went for the Chicken Caesar and it was okay. My wife went for the Open Steak...

  • Avoid this one at all cost.

    Food, Service, Atmosphere and Prices absolutely horrible! Smells terrible in the bar area. One place I will never adventure again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your joking, right? Maybe the Ketchup, I believe they did serve Heinz!

  • Hearty Deli Sandwiches

    The Yellow Umbrella is a wonderful little deli and catering establishment. The menu features deli sandwiches and hoagies. You can phone or fax in your orders and they will be ready for pick-up. M-F 10:00AM-4:00PMSaturday 10:00AM-2:00PM Hind Quarter- Roast Beef, Crisp Bacon, Melted Provolone, Cole Slaw, Russian Dressing on Grilled Bread

  • I Scream. You Scream. We all Scream for...

    If you're in the mood for wonderful ice cream and you also have time to stand in line then Handel's Homemade ice cream is for you! Handel's has tons of homemade flavors that it will take you a lifetime to try all of them. It's best to check out the flavor board ahead of time before getting in the line. I'm not kidding. Every night of the week the...

  • Champagne Buffet

    Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or simply want to enjoy a Sunday brunch, the Windows on the Greens is a wonderful choice. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. You really should make reservations. You can get the buffet with or without champagne. My family usually goes around 11:30 and asks for Mimosas (OJ and...

  • French Gourmet

    If you are looking for a romantic setting for a special dinner you wikll want to head straight for the Accomac Inn. The Inn was constructed in 1775 and you feel as though you step back in time when you are seated in one of the 5 private dining rooms or in the Queen Anne Dining Room.Finding the Accomac is tough. It's situated on the river and you...

  • A Town Secret - Steak and Seafood

    This is one restaurant that you will not want to miss on your travels through York. Coomb's is weak on ambiance but BIG on taste! The restaurant has the best steaks and prime rib imaginable. The waiters and waitresses are all friendly and you never feel rushed. There is a bar where locals come to hang out. Order a Long Island Ice Tea and sit back...

  • Spicy is the Way to Go!

    I dine at Shangrila at least once a week. It is my favorite chinese restaurant in York. The food is exceptional and on those nights when I need a fast meal, the take-out is speedy. All of the chicken dishes are great. My favorites are the Firecracker Chicken, Szechuan Chicken, Chicken with Mixed Vegetables (and have them make it in spicy garlic...

  • Steakhouse and Seafood in One Great Spot

    The Roosevelt Tavern is a full service casual, leisure dining restaurant serving Prime Rib, Steaks and Seafood. The restaurant is located four blocks from the square in downtown York, PA. With plenty of Free Lighted off Street Parking.The cream of crab soup is beyond compare. You will also receive a small decanter of sherry to pour into the soup....

  • Sam & Tony's

    Ross and Libbie Falzone are the owners of this fabulous Italian restaurant. Sam and Tony's is located right downtown off of Market Street. The dining room is tastefully decorated and the service is beyond compare. There are two best seats in the house. Ask for a table at the front street window or grab an umbrella table on the rear deck. Both are...

  • Avoid Subs Unlimited Plus/Tailgaters

    Unfortunately, there is no category in the Appropriate Theme for This Restaurant for "Horrible Restaurant Owned By an Idiot".The food was lousy and so was the service, and the ambience was terrible. But to make things worse, the owner, who I believe has the last name of Shultz, was terribly rude and even threatening. My wife even felt sick later....


York Shopping

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  • Malls & Shopping

    This is the largest shopping mall in York. It has BonTon, Sears, JCPenney & other fine retailers. There is tax-free shopping in PA on clothing.Also located in this area is Borders, Circuit City, Pargos, Texas Roadhouse, Christmas Tree Hill & Pfaltzgraff Outlet. Pfaltzgraff items are made in York. Makes a nice gift. Average Prices. Tax free on...

  • The East End Mall

    The York Galleria Mall is one of 2 major malls in the York area. This mall is located on the east end of town and is larger than the other mall. You?ll find over 107 stores. The anchor stores are the BonTon, Boscov's, Sears and Jc Penney's.

  • Shopping in the West End

    The West Manchester mall is located on the west end of town and houses approximately 65 shops. The anchor stores are Wal-Mart, Value City, Hecht's and the BonTon. It's definitely not a boutique Mall but it's very serviceable for the area. Shopping HoursMon to Sat 10am - 9pmSun 12pm - 5pmThe Regal Cinema is also located here. This is a big movie...


York Local Customs

  • neighborhoods

    There are many diverse neighborhoods in York that were generated by groups of religiously or ethnically or economically connected people. Today there persist over a dozen such communities within the township.AvenuesDeversDoctors RowDowntownEast EndLocust StreetNewton SquareNortheastNorthwestOlde TownPhiladelphia StreetSalem...

  • Get Loans and Get Fortunes Told

    Having passed through several times on my way to more interesting places, I noticed that the most common things to find in York other than warehouses and 35mph or less signs is ample Fortune Teller/Tarot Reader establishments as well as more Quick-Cash Loan joints than I ever thought possible. So if you need your future and a loan, York apparently...

  • York Hotels

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York Warnings and Dangers

  • leave the lights on....

    According to the crime statistics report, York, PA has nearly twice the crime rate as the average American city.These are the annual figures:11 murders, 40 rapes, 90 assaults, 225 robberies, 250 auto thefts, 2200 thefts/burglaries.I was totally surprised to learn that there are nearly 200 sexual offenders registered for the municipality of York,...

  • Watch Traffic Patterns

    Driving on some PA roads can be dangerous. I-83 between York and Harrisburg, PA has really short exit and entrance ramps so use caution while entering and exiting the highways. Also, may sections of I-83 North of York do not have large medians and truck traffic and be moderate to heavy. Exercise caution while driving, especially while passing...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

York Off The Beaten Path

  • Seven Valley's Vineyard and Winery

    Finding this winery can sometimes be a task but once you know the way you will return often! The winery hosts many events that will teach you all about wine. Sign up for a red wine class and the owners and staff will walk you through the ins and outs of fine wine tasting. The food and wine events are also spectacular.Buy some cases of wine and join...

  • Thanksgiving

    Found this sign in one of York's many little parks (exact location eludes me at present).It proclaims York, NY to be the official birthplace of the official holiday of Thanksgiving.The first Thanksgiving meal was at Berkeley, VA along the James River in 1619(some claim it was four years later). (not sure if it was on a Thursday though). The...

  • Rail Trail, York, PA

    The York County Rail Trail begins in center city York and runs all the way south to Monkton, MD. It's a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors. The trail is paved and follows the old Southern PA railroad tracks. There are picnic benches along the way and plenty of places to stop and grab a bite to eat or go to the bathroom.


York Favorites

  • Old Historical Town

    by bobyorkpa Written Feb 27, 2003

    Favorite thing: York has been around since the birth of our Nation. York has many historical sites.

    There is the Gates and Plough Tavern on West Market Street. The colonial courthouse is just down the street.

    There are museums, York Barbell a little north of York where Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Hoffman began a business.

    Harley Davidson Final Assembly plant is in York and there are many annual events that take place for the whole family.

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