We are planning to visit Lancaster in mid July with our 4 and 5 year old boys and my husband's 65+ parents. Rooms are booked at Homewood Suites.
Monday: drive over from just east of Philly. Leave around 9am to avoid rush hour. Arrive in Strasburg around 1030. We plan to visit the RR museum and take a ride on the train. Lunch will be a picnic lunch brought with us. We will stop at Springerle House on the way out to buy some cookies. I'd love to have lunch there, but my boys and mother in law don't eat ham or bacon. I can't believe my kids dislike bacon...shaking head. After checking in to the hotel, we'll have an early dinner at Rice and Noodles and then hit the free preview at Dutch Wonderland from 530-830. Focus will be the water park area.
Tuesday: breakfast at hotel. Abe's buggy ride...one of the short ones. A visit to Bird in Hand Bake Shop. Early lunch (11am) at either Bruno's or DJs Taste of the 50s. Get to Dutch Wonderland around noon and spend the rest of the day there. Not sure what to do about dinner. We may be ready to leave the park by then. Or maybe we'll leave for dinner and a couple of us will return to DW and others will head back to hotel.
Wednesday: breakfast at hotel. Drive to Lititz to tour Sturgis pretzels and Wilbur chocolate. Lunch at Tomato Pie. Ice cream at Grecos. Drive to Hershey. We may visit Indian Echo Cavern or just go right to Hershey World. We aren't doing Hershey Park this trip, saving it for when they are older. Dinner at either Hersey Pantry or Piazza Sorrento. Drive back to hotel.
Thursday: breakfast at Cafe One Eight. Drive back to NJ via a Herrs tour.
Missing anything. Any bad dining choices? Comments? Thanks!