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Hanover (Pennsylvania)

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Hanover (Pennsylvania)

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Hanover [6] is a borough in Pennsylvania.

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Get around[edit]

  • A car is extremely useful to get around.
  • Taxi service is provided by American Taxi, a company based in York, +1 717 846-8294.
  • Local bus service is provided by Rabbit Transit [7], with two local lines (Routes 21 and 22) and one line (Route 16) that connects to York. The local lines run from 6AM-6PM Monday through Saturday. The line to/from York runs from 7:45AM-6:30PM Monday through Friday.
  • Be careful of the only car rental in town, Enterprise on Carlisle Street. They have dubious practices. For example, they give you a car with empty gas, and upon return they charge you full gas. Also, their cars are pre-scratched under the front headlights, so if you decline insurance, they are ready to charge you for alleged "damage" to their cars.

See[edit][add listing]

Hanover is best known as the snackfood capital of the USA. There are great factory tours available at Utz Quality Foods [8], and Snyders of Hanover [9].

The Hanover square is an interesting area of town and offers some insight to years past.

The Basilica of The Sacred Heart is an old stone basilica on the edge of town, built in 1787.

The Hanover Fire Museum [10] is a collection of fire memorabilia and apparatus. Located at 44 Frederick Street, open 10AM-8PM daily.

Rent a movie from R.C. Hanover Movies 16 or Hollywood Video.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Go to the Gym at Club 2000 on Baltimore Street ($5 entrance).
  • There is a lake 3 miles outside town.
  • The local library [11] is open M-Th 10AM-9PM and F-Sa 10AM-5PM.

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A major retail area is along Eisenhower Drive, known as the "The Golden Mile," stretching east to the intersection at Eisenhower Drive and Broadway (Route 194) and west to the intersection at Eisenhower Drive and Carlisle Street (Route 94). Some of the retail businesses include Wal-Mart Supercenter, The Home Depot, Kohls, Staples, The Bon Ton, and Lowe's. There is also an outlet type store called Value City, it's across the street from Pizza Hut on Carlisle Street. This store isn't fancy, but they have a big selection and you can find great values on some name brand clothes.

Don't forget the Farmer's Market [12] held on Saturday mornings 6AM-12PM at 210 East Chestnut Street off of Railroad Street in Downtown Hanover. Fresh produce, home-baked pies, crafts, great deli/meat counters and more.

Eat[edit][add listing]

On Eisenhower Road you can find Texas Roadhouse, Ruby Tuesdays, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Red Lobster, Damon's Grill House, Wasabi Japanese Bar and Grill, and Bay City Restaurant [13], as well as the usual chain fast-food places found everywhere in America.

A lot of the locals like to frequent the Famous Hot Weiner [14]. They have two locations. One on Dart Drive and one in downtown Hanover off on York Street. Secret chili recipe, good dogs, diner atmosphere.

Drink[edit][add listing]

They are a few great local taverns in town, one in particular is KClingers Tavern [15], which features the East Coast's largest beer selection. Lots of locals prefer some of the smaller, quaint taverns and bars. The Rendezvous Lounge on Elm Street is very clean, and the prices are probably the best around. On the south side of town you will find an import from Maryland in Bill Bateman's Bistro [16]. Bateman's offers the area's best sports coverage. If dancing is more of your flavor, Fridays are always busy at Bay City Lounge [17], on Eisenhower Drive.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Beechmont Inn Bed & Breakfast, [1]. checkin: 3-8PM; checkout: 11AM. $85-145.  edit
  • Sheppard Mansion Bed & Breakfast, 117 Frederick St, [2]. $140-250.  edit
  • Econo Lodge, 1080 Carlisle St, [3]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM.  edit
  • Super 8 Motel, 40 Wetzel Dr, [4].  edit
  • Hampton Inn, 309 Wilson Ave, [5]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM.  edit


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