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8 Things to Do on Your

Next Date Night

8 Things to Do on Your Next Date Night

Whether you're looking to celebrate an upcoming anniversary or could simply use a night out to enjoy each other's company, there's no shortage of things for couples to do right here in Lancaster County, PA. From leisurely wine tastings to lively performances, the area offers a little something for every couple's tastes.

Looking for a little help in planning your romantic night out? We've got you covered with eight things to do near Lancaster on your next couple's retreat.

Dine, Drink, and Bowl at Decades


If you're looking for something a little more fast-paced than a leisurely afternoon at the winery, consider a trip to Decades, a unique bowling alley and arcade that also happens to be equipped with a full-service restaurant and bar. This is a great destination if you want to enjoy a little playful competition with your date; try your hand at a game of bowling, or enjoy an old-school game of SkeeBall at the retro arcade. Inside the restaurant, you'll find a surprising selection of southern-inspired foods and a wide range of beverage options to suit your tastes!

Decades is also located in the heart of historic Stahr Armory, so it's an easy stop to make if you're already planning to be in the area.


Indulge in a Wine Tasting


With about a dozen different wineries all within easy driving distance of Lancaster, why not enjoy a wine tasting with your better half? Whether you prefer sweeter dessert wines or are drawn to merlots and cabernets, you can sample some of the best wine Lancaster County has to offer at any of the area's local wineries. From Deerfoot Vineyards on N. Queen Street to Thorn Hill Vineyards on Fruitville Pike, you and your partner are sure to have a lovely time sipping and chatting the afternoon away in a local tasting room.Want to make the experience extra special? Some wineries offer private tastings and tours, where you'll get to see the ins and outs of the winery and learn about how the wine is produced!

Fall in Love With the Lancaster Museum of Art


Conveniently located on North Lime Street, the Lancaster Museum of Art is another date-night must for the romantics and art lovers out there. This museum, which has been in operation since it was opened by a group of artists in 1965, is a great place to explore diverse works and exhibitions from artists around the globe. Special tours, artist talks, introductory art classes, and other special events are occasionally available for registration and can take your date night to the next level.

Get Lost Together in Gallery Row


If you don't get your art fill from the Lancaster Museum of Art alone, hold hands and venture on over to Lancaster's famous "Gallery Row," the city's own inspiring arts community that spans North Prince Street. You can easily spend a few hours exploring this row of art galleries—and it's not uncommon to even run into the artists themselves on occasion!

Throughout the year, special events are also held along Gallery Row that could make your night out even more interesting. For example, the first Friday and second Saturday of each month are celebrated with an energizing arts extravaganza, where you can enjoy performing musicians and immersive exhibitions.

Catch a Live Show

Catch a Live Show

It's no secret that Lancaster County has a bustling theater scene—so if your idea of a lovely night out is to catch a live show, you'll have no shortage of options to choose from. The Fulton Theatre, Sight & Sound Theater, and the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre are all popular options for couples looking to spend a night out. From murder mystery shows to laugh-out-loud comedies and up-beat musicals, you can be sure to find something that tickles your fancy at one of Lancaster's many theaters. Keep an eye on theater schedules to learn about upcoming performances and book your tickets in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly.

Discover Something New at Central Market

Central Market takes pride in being the country's oldest continuously operating public farmers' market, with roots dating all the way back to 1730. If you're visiting the Lancaster area, this is one of those things that you simply can't miss out on. In fact, ask a local for recommendations and there's a very good chance that Central Market will be one of their suggestions.

Located inside the historical 1889 Market House, Central Market is home to more than 60 local vendors who sell everything from locally sourced meat and poultry to cheeses, fresh fruits and veggies, and much more. This is a great place to explore with an open mind, and you can easily spend hours here checking out individual stands and conversing with local artisans and farmers.

Throughout the year, Central Market also holds special events, so keep an eye on their calendar to see what might be happening while you're in town. From their famous Strawberry Festival in June to their tree-lighting ceremony during the holidays, there's always something exciting going on at Central Market. Plus, you and your partner will have fun picking out local items to bring back home that will remind you of your special getaway together!

Spend a Day at

Barry's Car Barn

Spend a Day at Barry's Car Barn

Looking to evoke a little nostalgia on your next date night? Maybe you're both into classic cars, or perhaps you just want to take some Instagram-worthy selfies with your main squeeze. Either way, Barry's Car Barn in nearby Intercourse, PA, is a great way to spend an afternoon.

This antique car museum boasts a large selection of American muscle cars and other classics from the 1950s through the 1970s. You can stop in during the museum's regular hours to take a self-guided tour, enjoy the sights, and maybe even learn something new!

End the Night With a Sweet Treat


What date night would be complete without a stop for ice cream? Fortunately, Lancaster County has no shortage of great ice cream spots. In fact, many of Lancaster County's ice cream shops are actually located on farms, so they're able to produce their own ice cream using fresh milk. Yum! Some of the area's favorite ice cream shops to consider include:

Eden Resort & Suites

A Romantic Place to

Stay in Lancaster, PA

A Romantic Place to Stay in Lancaster, PA


With so many date ideas in Lancaster PA, you might have a hard time squeezing everything you want to do into one day. That's why many couples visiting the Lancaster area end up staying for one or two nights to enjoy more of what the area has to offer.

If you're looking for a romantic place to stay near Lancaster, PA that's just minutes away from many of these date night attractions, look no further than the Eden Resort & Suites. Here, you'll find upscale and modern rooms to suit your needs—from deluxe guest rooms to multi-room suites and residential-style villas with full kitchens; we offer many different room types for you to choose from, including rooms on an adults-only floor.

While you're here, you and your partner can also enjoy our indoor/outdoor pools, which is a great way to relax and unwind after an exciting day out on the town. Our indoor pool is open year-round for your convenience, and it has a whirlpool. You and your loved one can also enjoy a delicious beverage from Splashers, our poolside bar, during the summer season!

At the Eden Resort, we also offer a number of excellent dining options that are perfect for your couple's retreat. Two of our most popular dining facilities, Bistro 2two2 and Arthur's Terrace, offer a wide selection of expertly prepared meals to suit your tastes. You can also enjoy our beloved Champagne Sunday Brunch, which includes made-to-order items that include omelets, a carving station, a salad bar, and much more. Don't want to leave the comfort of your room? We're happy to offer room service and take-out options seven days a week!

Make the most of your romantic weekend getaways in Lancaster PA by staying with us at the Eden Resort & Suites. You can learn more about our Pennsylvania couples resort or book your reservation today by calling 866.801.6430.

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