From LAX, US Airways and United offer nonstop service to Philadelphia; US Airways, United, Continental, Southwest, Delta, American and AirTran offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $388.
Beacon Hollow Farm B&B, 130 Centerville Road, Gordonville, Pa.; (717) 768-8218, http://www.afarmstay.com. Stay in an Amish guesthouse on a working dairy farm in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. The two-bedroom cottage is clean and has a large kitchen, full bath. Electricity is available. Rates: $80-$100 a night, breakfast included.
Verdant View Farm B&B, 429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, Pa.; (888) 321-8119, http://www.verdantview.com. Milk a cow, bottle feed a calf or collect eggs for breakfast at this Mennonite-owned dairy farm. Rooms available in the family home. Electricity, TV provided. Rates $79-$114 nightly, including farm breakfast served daily, except Sundays.
Inn at Leola Village, 38 Deborah Drive (Route 23), Leola, Pa.; (877) 669-5094, http://www.theinnatleolavillage.com. No two rooms are alike in this plush historic inn in Amish country. The boutique hotel, popular for weddings and other celebrations, has 63 rooms and suites, a spa, shops, restaurants and lounge. Doubles start at $139, including breakfast.
Cork Factory Hotel at Urban Place, 480 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, Pa.; (717) 735-2075, http://www.corkfactoryhotel.com. One-time cork manufacturing plant recently was transformed into a boutique downtown hotel with industrial overtones. Lounge, dining room. Doubles start at $154.
WHERE TO EAT
Revere Tavern, 3063 Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), Paradise, Pa.; (800) 429-7383, http://www.reveretavern.com. Historic tavern, once owned by President James Buchanan, dates to 1740. Legend has it that Stephen Foster wrote "Oh! Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home" while staying here. Four distinct dining rooms, with seven working fireplaces, offer American cuisine with an emphasis on steak and prime rib. Entrees $11.95-$29.95.
Prince Street Café, 15 N. Prince St., Lancaster, Pa.; (717) 397-1505, http://www.princestreetcafe.com. Across from the Fulton Opera House in the arts district of Lancaster, Prince Street Café offers soups, sandwiches and salads in a friendly coffee-shop atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating. Entrees $5.75-$8.
Good 'N Plenty Restaurant, 150 Eastbrook Road, Smoketown, Pa.; (717) 394-7111, http://www.goodnplenty.com. Dine at a table with a dozen people you don't know at this iconic tourist zone eatery in Pennsylvania Dutch country. The restaurant, opened in 1969, can feed more than 600 people at a seating and serves as many as 30,000 a day. Typical dinners include ham, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, sausage and sauerkraut, noodles, vegetables and desserts. $20.25, including beverage and tip; children 4-12 $9.75.
TO LEARN MORE
Lancaster County Information Center, http://www.padutch.com.