My mother and I will be in New York City from 15-23 August. We were initially just doing to do a day trip from NYC to Philadelphia and Amish Country, but upon doing some research I was thinking about staying overnight in Lancaster to experience everything it has to offer.
We are coming from Australia and our whole Itinerary is set and organised. If i was to do an overnight stay in Lancaster I would have to cancel one night in our hotel in NYC and catch the train.We wouldnt be hiring a car or driving ourselves, we would be relying on public transport.
I was looking at Amtraks website and was thinking of catching the 7:25 am train out of NYC arriving in Lancaster at 10:05am. I was looking at Hotels and ratings on this website and thought of staying at the Comfort Suites Amish Country, which I have found out is 5.7 miles from the train station. The first question is, would it be easy to get a TAXI from Lancaster station to the hotel? Assuming that we would get to the hotel and settle in by 11am I was wanting to learn more about the Amish lifestyle and experience an Amish Countryside tour. I came across two wesbites that offer this in Lancaster
Although touristy I thought they looked quite interesting and informative. I was wondering which one would one reccomened? Is one better than the other? And in terms of transport, how long does it take to travel there if we were to organise transport (IE TAXI) from Comfort Suites Hotel to these attractions? Im not sure if taxis are easy to organise around the area and lastly I was wanting some comments to whether you think my ideas are do able??
I thought the next day we could just go exploring around the area before catching an afternoon train back to NYC
Any comments/ideas/ tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou very much!