Explore York

Come and explore, and discover your favorite York County pastime

York County offers a variety of experiences — year-round activities, beautiful wooded trails, authentic farmers’ markets, lodging and dining to suit a variety of tastes; baseball and history have their place here too.

Since 2009 York has seen the emergence of cultural events and movements, art exhibits and shops, multiple music and performance venues, industrial street art, family events, children’s activities, “foodie” delights from festivals to underground restaurants, and more.

Now more than ever, York is a community that is attracting innovative individuals, and it’s a place where creative people in all careers will find jobs that inspire them to unleash their talents. This is the atmosphere that has ignited a new passion and community spirit. It’s an indescribable spark that we experience as enriched quality of life; and it continues to grow. York has become a place where you can have it all: a challenging and rewarding career, deep friendships, engaging social life, valuable education, and memorable family activities.

Shop, Dine & Stay

Specialty shops, malls and antiques centers offer a wide selection of shopping choices. A variety of dining choices — everything from fast food to elegant, upscale restaurants — tempt your taste buds. Choose between a B&B and a national hotel chain for your overnight stay.

Arts & Culture

Several performing arts centers and theaters offer everything from Broadway musicals to locally produced stage productions to concerts and educational events. Looking for original art? Visit one of many art and sculpture galleries.

Recreation, Events & Attractions

Recreational opportunities abound in York County. Take a deep breath and enjoy a peaceful walk or bike ride on the Rail Trail, or play a round of golf. Visit one of 19 State and County Parks. Take a walking tour of the murals in Downtown York or tour the area’s wineries on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail. Learn about York County’s heritage at one of our museums and historic sites. Sample locally-made snack foods or get a behind-the scenes look at Harley-Davidson Motor Company during a factory tour. Join in the celebrations at one of York’s special events — York New Year’s Revolution, Olde York Street Fair — or try your hand at “I Got It!” at the York Fair, America’s First Fair.

*Companies listed in hyperlinks above are members of the York County Economic Alliance. For additional options, please visit the websites listed below.

Additional Resources

Buy Fresh Buy Local
City of York
Creativity Unleashed
County of York
Cultural Alliance of York County
Downtown York
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
York County Heritage Trust
York Fair