Find your slice of home in York, PA | My Family Travels

Ever hear of York, Pennsylvania? I doubt it. Who has? Well, other than the people living here and a few historical gurus (York has an interesting history), not many. I’ll admit you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who thinks York is big; it sure isn’t New York City or L.A. After saying that, you’re probably thinking, why do I care about just another small town with a small population and nothing to do? I get it. If the big city is your kind of thing, then sure, York probably isn’t a place you’d want to visit, and I doubt any sort of persuasion on my part could change that. However, you’d be wrong in saying York is barren, like some town you’d see in an old western movie. York is interesting in that within it you’ll find urban (city) regions, rural (farm) areas, and the in-between, suburban parts, making it the perfect place to live. York has something for everyone, even those reluctant to visit. For you history buffs, I’d recommend visiting historic downtown York, where you’re able to take a tour inside the building where the Articles of Confederation were written and other historical buildings (Interesting fact: York was the capital of the U.S. for a day). Now, if you’re someone who gets/had enough of history in school, there are so many other places to visit. There’s golf (York has more golf courses per capita than Myrtle Beach), baseball games (our own York Revolution) movie theaters, several parks, various weightlifting gyms, the famous Weightlifting Hall of Fame, and our ski/snowboard/snow-tubing locations (winter only). However, one of the first things I believe everyone should see when coming to York is the Harley-Davidson factory (one of the few in America). Boy, that’ll get your “motor” running! York isn’t big, as I said, so don’t expect to come here and see celebrities walking down the street. However, you’ll meet some nice people here, so talk to as many as possible to get a feel of the residents and lifestyle of York. This is a melting pot region, because we have a variety of ethnicities, cuisines, and landscapes (rolling hills, flat lands, etc.), which make York a cultured location. Speaking of food (I know, everyone’s favorite topic), we have some big name restaurants here. Two of our most popular restaurants are the Olive Garden and Texas Roadhouse, both of which are always packed full, are the ones at which I would recommend dining. Don’t think that just because York is small in size that it’s all small businesses; we have both (you know the famous York Peppermint Patty? Yeah, that’s us!), making it good for both the big-city experience lovers and the small, hometown folks. York’s location is also perfect, because it’s within driving distance of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the famous Hershey Park and Chocolate Factory. The weather here is fairly steady and mild year-round; we don’t have temperatures going in either extreme and rarely do violent storms pass through here. York is one well-rounded place, and I feel you’d be missing out on something special if you didn’t come and visit us at least once. Trust me…You know you want to.

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