Looking for an exciting destination for your next vacation? One that oozes charm, that has lots to do? York, Pennsylvania has everything you are looking for and more. This living, breathing, historic town serves as an unintentional museum that consciously pays homage to the town’s past, as well as its role as the nation’s first capital. In fact, getting lost in any of the four historic districts, or exploring the many historic sites within the city, is good reason enough to book an RV in York.
York lies along Interstate 76 between the state capital, Harrisburg, and the city of Baltimore in neighboring Maryland. The local public transit options, such as Rabbit Transit, allow visitors the chance to travel to Harrisburg or the nearby city of Lancaster without needing to drive in their York camper rentals. So, do yourself a favor and rent an RV in York, so you too can see how this spectacular little city packs so much entertainment value into such a small space.
Experience the Sites and Scenery
Upon arriving in town, you’ll immediately feel inspired to enjoy one of the numerous outdoor public spaces York has to offer. The city has 11 incredible parks spanning some 4,500 acres, so you know York means business when it comes to outdoor recreation. The Heritage Rail Trail Park has a 21-mile long path converted from old railway lines that now serve as a scenic way to travel through the forest. You can go jogging, hiking, biking, or even see the occasional horseback rider on these wooded trails. Farquhar Park has ample space to work out or simply go for a stroll, while the children enjoy the inviting playground. Kiwanis Lake is a gorgeous location with grassy green fields surrounding its waters; throughout the summer, weekly movie screenings are held on the shores of Kiwanis Lake.
Bringing your York motorhome rental for a little trip outside town always yields adventure, especially for those wanting to see Pennsylvania's breathtaking scenery. Rocky Ridge Park is maintained by York County and just a short drive from the city. Over 90% of this lovely slice of nature is mature oak forest. People enjoy the multi-use trail network and scenic observation areas at Rocky Ridge, too! Over in nearby Gettysburg, you can take your York travel trailer rental to the site of one of the most famous battles ever fought in the country. Gettysburg National Military Park was created to pay respects to the thousands that lost their lives in the horrific three-day battle. Lots of statues and memorials can be seen while participating in the ranger-guided tours, and there is even a wonderful and informative museum on site.
Middle Creek Wildlife Management is worth a visit when you book a rental RV in York. The 6,000-acre management area is home to countless migratory birds, which you can see when you go hiking on one of the many trails that circle the park’s lakes. No matter where you decide to go in your York RV rental, you are in for a treat.
York is unique in the sense that it doesn’t have any one attraction more noteworthy than the rest. After 10 minutes of walking through the downtown areas, it will quickly become clear why so many people flock to the quaint little historic city each year. This architectural mecca has countless well-preserved buildings, such as the Golden Plough Tavern built in 1741. This German-inspired, medieval-looking tavern doubles as a museum in addition to its status as a National Historic Site. The York Central Market also appears on the National Register of Historic Places for its elegant Romanesque Revival style. The United States Cigar Manufacturing Company building, Billmeyer House, York Meetinghouse, and York Armory, are just a few of the other sites on the National Register of Historic Places, all built in different time periods.
The town especially takes pride in its professional baseball team, the York Revolution, that plays at PeoplesBank Park. The park features the tallest wall in baseball, even taller than the Green Monster at Boston’s Fenway Park. The York County History Center and the Agricultural and Industrial Museum are both great places to visit if you would like to learn a thing or two. The Articles of the Confederation (the first constitution) was signed in York, a city that played a massive role in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.
With several Walmart Supercenters, campgrounds, and no shortage of fueling stations for your rental camper near York, the city proves to be one of the best places you could possibly rent an RV.
Indian Rock Campground is a family-friendly place to stay; they are also quite welcoming to pets. The hiking and biking trails adjacent to the campground are a great way to get some exercise during vacation.
Rick’s Campground and Marina, on the Susquehanna River, is open throughout the summer and early fall. You can take a dip in the pool, or grab a drink at the tiki bar while you take a break from boating on the river.
Ben Franklin RV Park, named for Pennsylvania's most famous son, leaves guest within an hour’s drive to many incredible destinations such as Gettysburg National Military Park, or Hersheypark. Elizabeth/Hershey KOA has a refreshing pool, a mini golf course, a snack bar, and many other amenities that will prove useful and accommodating when you decide to stay overnight in your York, PA camper rental.