Discover the best things to do in York

Whether you want to experience the city’s colonial heritage or explore the surrounding countryside, you’ll be ideally placed for the top things to do in and around York at the Country Inn & Suites. Book a guided tour of downtown’s Colonial Complex, or combine local history with a shopping spree at Christmas Tree Hill, where goods are displayed in a stately mansion. You can immerse yourself in the area’s natural beauty during a hot-air balloon excursion or a bike ride along the Heritage Rail Trail, which extends more than 20 miles through fields, woods, and a 19th-century tunnel. For a taste of regional bounty, sample ice cream on a tour of Perrydell Farm and Dairy, or buy fresh produce from the Markets at Shrewsbury. Here for a sports tournament? Plan a team huddle in our hotel venue before a game at the York Expo Center or Spooky Nook Sports.

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AE Balloon Flights

7.06 mi / 11.36 km from the hotel
For a bird’s-eye view of the area, including the Susquehanna River, schedule a tour in a colorful hot-air balloon.

Spooky Nook Sports

18.87 mi / 30.37 km from the hotel
This massive sports complex hosts games, tournaments, and training camps. You can also reserve the arcade and climbing wall for birthday parties or other celebrations.

Agricultural & Industrial Museum

2.86 mi / 4.61 km from the hotel
Fun for kids and history buffs alike, this museum explores York County’s agricultural, transportation, and manufacturing heritage through interactive exhibits. Board a 1916 trolley car, see antique Pfaltzgraff pottery, and visit a working grist mill.

Christmas Tree Hill

4.06 mi / 6.53 km from the hotel
In addition to holiday goods, Christmas Tree Hill also sells candles, home decor, and gifts.

Colonial Complex

3.02 mi / 4.87 km from the hotel
Discover York’s past at this downtown site, open April to November. Guided tours visit two historic homes, a 1741 tavern, and the reconstructed courthouse where the Continental Congress signed the Articles of the Confederation in 1777.

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations

4.03 mi / 6.49 km from the hotel
Motorcycle enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to see how the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles are assembled. Various tour options and a gift shop are available.

Heritage Hills Resort

2.33 mi / 3.74 km from the hotel
Get in a round of golf at the championship 18-hole course, or go snow tubing and ice-skating at AvalancheXpress in the winter.


24.85 mi / 39.99 km from the hotel
Ride roller coasters, fly down waterslides, visit zoo animals, and taste delicious chocolate treats within four parks at this family-friendly destination.

Markets at Shrewsbury

8.68 mi / 13.97 km from the hotel
Browse fresh produce, homemade food items, and much more at this Amish market, featuring about 20 vendors.

York Barbell

7.05 mi / 11.34 km from the hotel
Bodybuilding enthusiasts can visit the Weightlifting Hall of Fame at this company that has been manufacturing dumbbells and barbells used by Olympic medalists since the 1930s. Afterward, pick up some equipment of your own in the on-site outlet store.

York Expo Center

3.91 mi / 6.3 km from the hotel
There’s always something happening at the York Expo Center, from sports tournaments and car shows to hobbyist events.

York Ice Arena

1.92 mi / 3.08 km from the hotel
Show off your fancy footwork at this ice arena, which features public skate times on its two large rinks.