Pennsylvania November 04, 2016
The Little Town In Pennsylvania That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World
Stroll along the quaint downtown streets of Lititz in Pennsylvania and you might just feel as though you’ve stepped right into an old-fashioned postcard. The quaint town of a little over 9,000 residents spans only 2.3 square miles and sits in Lancaster County, eight miles from Lancaster.
Founded in 1756, Lititz earned the title of Coolest Small Town in America in 2013, as awarded by Budget Travel, and was named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust of Historic Preservation. But, to really appreciate and experience its uniqueness, you have to visit Lititz.
Lititz's storied history begins in 1756 but the charming town didn't officially incorporate until 1888.
Embark on a leisurely stroll through downtown and straight into an artist's masterpiece, where the cozy glow of light peeks through bare windows and onto the streets on quiet evenings and...
Stop to smell the flowers in the spring and in the summer when flower boxes pop up on windows throughout the town.
Embrace your inner child by stopping in the quirky shops that line the downtown streets. The Teddy Bear Emporium features a large college of - what else? - teddy bears as well as educational and creative toys.
Teddy Bear Emportium is located at 47 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-8334
Stock up on all of your favorite childhood candies - candy cigarettes, rock candy sticks, and wax bottles - and pop with such quirky names as Fungal Fruit and Bug Barf when you visit Candy*ology, a candy and gift shop.
Candy*ology is located at 69 E Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or phone 717-626-9949.
Keep going with that candy theme with a stop at Wilbur Chocolate, a delightful candy shop that dates back to 1894.
Wilbur Chocolate is located at 45 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-3249.
No trip to Lititz would be complete without a visit to Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, America's first pretzel bakery. Join a tour of the bakery, offered every half hour, before indulging in fresh pretzels from the store.
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is at 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-4354.
As you explore downtown Lititz, you might just start craving ice cream. Fortunately, the Good Humor man frequently makes the rounds. Or, if you feel like relaxing...
Drop by Isabella's Ice Cream Parlor for a scoop or two of Hershey's ice cream or such sundaes as the candy bar sundae, the frozen hot chocolate sundae, or the monkey meets the mouse sundae.
Isabella's Ice Cream Parlor is at 110 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-627-1668.
Discover all there is to explore in Lititz at the Visitors Center in Lititz Springs Park, housed in a replica of an 1884 train station.
Lititz Welcome Center is located in Lititz Springs Park, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-8981.
The picturesque park provides the ideal backdrop for a leisurely walk any time of the year or...
Lititz Springs Park is located at 24 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-8981.
An evening movie during the summer season's film series in the park.
Pack a picnic to enjoy while at the sprawling park or stop by the Lititz Springhouse, a seasonal outdoor vendor that sells hot dogs, burgers, snacks, and other traditional park foods.
Lititz Springhouse is at 24 North Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-8981.
Elizabeth Farms welcomes visitors to its sprawling Christmas Tree farm during the holidays. Climb aboard a horse drawn carriage to find that perfect Christmas tree and...
Elizabeth Farms is located at 262 Hopeland Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or call 717-626-8733.
Drive over nearly a mile to view a breathtaking show of holiday lights after getting a photo with Santa, browsing the farm's gift shop, or meeting the farm animals at the Children's Zoo.
Cap off your delightful trip back in time with a visit to the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, a sanctuary that rescues, rehabs, and provides a safe haven for wolves. See the wolves up close and enjoy roasted marshmallows over an evening bonfire.
Wolf Sanctuary of PA is located at 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz, PA 17543, or call 717-626-4617.
Lititz in Pennsylvania promises a charming experience, regardless of what time of the year you visit – as does Bristol, the
oldest town in the state that everyone should definitely visit at least once.