Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the perfect escape to a simpler lifestyle. Home to America's largest Amish settlement and the Pennsylvania Dutch, Lancaster attractions center on days gone by but keep an eye on the future. Visitors can discover more than two dozen covered bridges around Lancaster County (known as "kissing bridges" to locals). History buffs can explore Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, a living history town that reenacts the lives of the Pennsylvania Dutch, or the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Museum, which features furniture and quilts made by the "plain people." Fans of the arts will have plenty to see at the Demuth Museum, which celebrates native artist Charles Demuth, and at Gallery Row, a strip of artists' studios showing original works.
Flights to Lancaster land at Lancaster Airport, located about six miles north of the city.