56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
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Salem
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San Antonio
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Santa Fe
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Moab
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Denver
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Oklahoma City
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Hot Springs
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Natchez
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Baton Rouge
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New Orleans
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Pigeon Forge
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Harpers Ferry
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Lancaster
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Boston — 6 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, capture your vacation like a pro with PhotoWalks Tours of Boston, stroll around Boston Common, and take in nature's colorful creations at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Boston are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salem.
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Salem — 2 nights

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, then indulge your senses at Salem Food Tours, and then look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables and then stroll around Benson Park.

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Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Salem sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 5 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Austin (Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio journey tool.

Fly from Salem to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, San Antonio is much warmer than Salem - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 5 nights

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Canyon Trail & Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument), Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Jemez Mountains (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: see Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take a stroll through Canyon Road, and go for a walk through Keshi.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from San Antonio to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect nights in Santa Fe to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Moab.
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Moab — 5 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Arches National Park. Make the 23rd (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and get some thrills on the water with Moab Jett.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Denver.
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Denver — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Penrose Heritage Museum), The EDGE Ziplines & Adventures (in Castle Rock) and Evergreen Wilderness Guides (in Evergreen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Mines Museum of Earth Science.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denver travel route builder tool.

Getting from Moab to Denver by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in April: highs in Denver hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City — 2 nights

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at Ride OKC, then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): have fun at Unpluggits Paint & Play, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then pause for some photo ops at Centennial Land Run Monument.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Oklahoma City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in April; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs — 2 nights

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Cedar Glades, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse and then make a trip to Bathhouse Row.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs day trip app.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Hot Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Natchez.
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Natchez — 3 nights

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Step out of Natchez to go to Port Gibson and see Windsor Ruins, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, contemplate the long history of Natchez National Cemetery, and take a memorable drive along The Natchez Trace Parkway.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Natchez route planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Natchez in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Natchez are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.
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Baton Rouge — 5 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Change things up with these side-trips from Baton Rouge: Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Lafayette (Lake Martin Rookery, Acadian Village, &more) and Breaux Bridge (Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours & Lake Martin). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, make a trip to Louisiana Memorial Plaza, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, and admire the masterpieces at Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baton Rouge vacation tool.

You can drive from Natchez to Baton Rouge in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 7 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get outside with Happiness Bayou Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baton Rouge in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 5 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road, Rockefeller Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, make a splash at Dollywood, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Pigeon Forge, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry — 1 night

With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry holiday planner.

Fly from Pigeon Forge to Harpers Ferry in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pigeon Forge in May; daily highs in Harpers Ferry reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lancaster.
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Lancaster — 3 nights

The heart of Pennsylvania's famous "Dutch Country," Lancaster is one of the nation's oldest inland cities, founded in 1730.
On the 25th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Root's Country Market & Auction, look for gifts at Jam & Relish Kitchen, experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Intercourse Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Bootleg Antiques, then steep yourself in history at Ephrata Cloister, then trot along with Refreshing Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Andy Smith, Artist.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lancaster using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Lancaster takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Texas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Room Escape Games
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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New Mexico travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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Utah travel guide

4.8
National Parks · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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Oklahoma travel guide

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The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.
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Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.
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Mississippi travel guide

3.4
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.
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Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Historic Sites
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
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West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.
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Lancaster County travel guide

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Theaters · Gift & Specialty Shops · Theme Parks
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The core of Pennsylvania's famed "Dutch Country" lies in Lancaster County, a compact area in the southeastern portion of the state. The county features a rolling landscape of green fields and gentle hills, interspersed with small towns and Amish farms. Despite its somewhat misleading nickname, the county is not home to Dutch but German-speaking Swiss Anabaptists, who began settling in religiously tolerant Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. Although Lancaster County thrives on tourism and the Amish community is its main attraction, the Amish themselves remain an intensely private people who are not particularly fond of camera-toting visitors. To learn about their hard-working way of life respectfully, take a trip to one of their hardwood furniture showrooms, clustered around the county's main roads.
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