5 Must-Visit Places for Shopping in Lancaster, PA


Lancaster is a beautiful yet exciting city where you can find various places to either explore or relax in. More than that, Lancaster allows you to indulge yourself in a wide variety of fine shops and stores. The city has recently seen a growth in the number of shops, boutiques, bars, clubs, etc, in Lancaster, providing you with an opportunity to shop at hundreds of stores in local malls.

When you wander through the streets, you can get a sense of the country through its friendly people and unique heritage. Lancaster is a country rich in local specialties; you can find a variety of homemade edible treats, crafts, toys and many more unique gifts. Lancaster also provides you with various locally made foods and furniture as well as national brand products at special prices. With so many things to do in Lancaster, PA, here are five top shopping destinations you cannot miss while shopping in Lancaster, PA.

Top 5 Shopping Attractions in Lancaster, PA

Park City Center

Among the largest enclosed shopping centers in South Central Pennsylvania, Park City Center is one of the most exciting places to stop by in Lancaster County. It is located at the intersection of U.S Route 30 and Harrisburg. The mall offers you with five department stores along with Bon Ton, Boscov’s, JC Penny, Sears and Kohl’s, 170 merchants, numerous dining options, a food court and a kids’ area for the little ones.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rockvale Square Outlets

An award-winning shopping outlet with more than 80 stores featuring high-end premium brands, Rockvale Square Outlets provides you with an amazing shopping experience. Along with 90 brand name factory direct stores including Pottery Barn, Carter’s, Hartstrings, Bose, etc, the center also features seven restaurants. The center also attempts to make your shopping easier and adds excitement to your kid’s day off by providing you with two children’s play areas. Visit Rockvale Square Outlets so you don’t miss out on premium designer clothing, electronics, jewelry, toys and many more.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday, 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Old Mill House Shoppes

This is another shopping destination which you can’t afford to miss during your stay in Lancaster, PA. Old Mill House has been serving their valuable customers since 1976. Since its establishment, it has been leading, teaching and helping its clients in furnishing their homes, finding unique gifts, designing a custom floral wreath for their front door and finding arrangement for their dining room table.

This store offers you with brands like Old World, Yankee Candle, as well as in-house custom-made lighting, wreaths, arrangements and unique arts and crafts from both local and national artists. If you’re looking to create or recreate the interior of your entire house, at Old Mill House Shoppes is where you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Wednesday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Central Market

Located at the heart of Lancaster City is America’s oldest farmer’s market building, Central Market. It has been serving customers since 1730’s with fresh meat and vegetables. Central market invites you to an array of fresh and locally grown foods, baked desserts and breads, cheese, mats, flowers, and much more. It is also is also a great place to buy souvenirs.

Apart from shopping destination, it is also a place where people gather to socialize or come together for great food. You’d be delighted to know that Lancaster Central Market was also listed as one of the 10 best fresh markets in the world by CNN Go, the global and travel website of the international cable news network.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday & Friday, 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Next To New Fine Clothing

Located at Lancaster, PA, Next to New Fine Clothing is renowned for designer and name brand fashions for discriminating women. This store offers you with a wide variety of women’s apparels ranging from dresses to shoes, fashion jewelry to accessories.  The company aims to provide clothing of finest quality.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 5:00
Thursday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The quality of products manufactured and sold in Lancaster reflects the importance of good work ethics to the country. For the convenience of its customers, the merchants also make shopping easier by offering to ship their merchandise right to your door.

About Smoketown Inn

Smoketown Inn is family owned and operated by Michael and Linda Matin, who grew up in Lancaster County and are second generation innkeepers. Smoketown Inn is conveniently located right in the heart of the county and close to the major attractions in Lancaster, PA. We are only 4 miles from Intercourse and 1 mile to Bird in Hand. We provide hospitable lodging in clean, comfortable rooms to every traveler, for we are also travelling life’s road. Click here to reserve your room for your stay in Lancaster, PA, or call us at (717) 397- 6944.

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