Spend a Saturday in Downtown York

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    What are you going to do this weekend? If you live in or near Pennsylvania, you have plenty of places to visit that are within an easy drive. Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Hershey, PA are just a few of the hotspots you may want to explore. If you haven’t checked out York, PA yet, though, we can assure you that the thriving city deserves a spot on your must-visit list.

    Best Things to Do in Downtown York

    When you visit for the first time, you’ll quickly discover an array of weekend attractions in York, PA. With so many local amenities and points of interest, you’ll never run out of things to do on the weekend in downtown York regardless of how many times you visit the city.

    Here are a few of the best things to do in downtown York.

    1. Visit Central Market

    Whether you visit early or you make it your last stop of the day, put visiting Central Market on your list of things to do. The market has been located on North Beaver and Philadelphia Streets for more than 125 years, and it is housed by an eye-catching historic building. Central Market is where you’ll find one-of-a-kind artisan crafts, cooking demonstrations and plenty of tasty food made with locally-sourced ingredients. The market is also where you can pick up fresh flowers, produce, meat and seafood.

    2. Have a Meal — and Some Dessert

    While you can enjoy plenty of ethnic cuisine at Central Market, including mouth-watering Greek and Korean food, York is home to many great eateries located outside of the market. If you enjoy Italian food, visit Tutoni’s for an authentic dining experience.

    Want to grab a slice while you make new friends with the locals? Then you’ll want to stop by one of York’s renowned pizzerias, such as:

    • Brewvino
    • DiCarlo’s Pizza
    • Pizza Al Bacio
    • Primo Pizza Express
    • MOD Pizza

    After you enjoy a satisfying meal, you’ll want to find a great spot to have an equally satisfying dessert. Here are some of the bakeries in York that are worth a visit:

    • The Copper Crust
    • Just Cupcakes
    • Janina’s Fine Desserts

    If you’re going to have a late dinner, be sure you hit one of the bakeries earlier in the day to pick up a sweet treat for later.

    3. Shop Around

    Do you enjoy shopping? If so, you’ll love all the boutiques and shops in York. There are many to explore, but you’ll want to be sure you add these to your must-visit list:

    • The York City Pretzel Company: It’s included here because every one of the shop’s hand-twisted, soft pretzels is a work of art in its own right.
    • The Sunrise Soap Company: Located on North Beaver Street, the Sunrise Soap Company is well-known for making some of the best soaps in the entire Commonwealth. When you put together your itinerary, sign up for one of the shop’s classes so you can learn how to make soap on your own.
    • Redeux: Redeux is equal parts vintage store and art shop. Given all the things this shop has for sale, it’s wise to plan to spend at least a few hours browsing at Redeux’s location in the Royal Square District.

    Find a York-Area Home

    If you’re like many others, you won’t want your stay in York to end. Now that you’ve discovered CENTURY 21 Core Partners, it won’t have to. We’ll help you find a York-area home you’re sure to love. Contact us to start your journey toward home ownership in or around York, PA now!

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