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York (Pennsylvania)

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York [1] is a city in York County [2] in southern Pennsylvania. It is billed as the "factory tour capital of the world" for its numerous factory tours, such as Harley-Davidson, Snyder pretzels, and others. It was a major city in US revolutionary history as well, hosting the Continental Congress for a time.

Get in

By Car

Using a car is the easiest way to arrive in York. The following highways connect the city with others in the region:

By Plane

York has no local international airport, but nearby are:

By Train

Nearby Lancaster has an AMTRAK [5] stop on the Philadelphia to Pittsburgh line.

By Bus

Greyhound [6] operates a station in York with connections to Harrisburg, Philadelphia,Baltimore, and beyond.

Get around

By Car

By Foot

Walking is the easiest way to explore the downtown area, as everything is close enough together. Municipal parking garages are available with very resonable rates ($0.75/hr).

See

  • Wolfgang Candy Company Factory Tour, 50 E. 4th Ave., [7]. Take the Wolfgang Factory Tour! Free samples of chocolate on the tour and discounted chocolate for sale at the end. M-F 10AM & 2PM, FREE. Museum also open M-F 9AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-3PM.

Do

  • York Revolution, 50 Washington St., [8]. An independent minor league baseball team that plays in the Atlantic League. They play at Sovereign Bank Stadium in downtown York. Check website for game times and tickets. Season lasts from May to September.

Buy

  • Wolfgang Candy, 50 E. 4th Ave., [9]. Wolfgang Chocolate factory store with chocolate to please anybody.

Eat

  • York Central Market House, 34 W. Philadelphia St., [10]. Numerous food stalls perfect for lunch time browsing. Resonable prices and something for everyone ($3-6).

Drink

Sleep

Get out

  • Gifford Pinchot State Park [11] is located approximately fifteen minutes north of York along I-83 and offers camping, canoe/kayak rentals, a small beach, and other outdoor fun.



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