Explore the Best Senior Citizen Discounts in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County is consistently ranked in the top five places to retire. Tourism, healthcare, the safety of our communities, and food are just a few of the many reasons for these consistent rankings.

One other enticing thing about Lancaster you may not be aware of is the ongoing list of amazing discounts for seniors. 

This article will highlight some of the best senior citizen discounts available in Lancaster County to help you save money as you enjoy your retirement

Let’s dive in! 

Slice a Percentage Off Dining

Lancaster is known for its delightful dining experiences. Whether you’re craving Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine, authentic New York-style pizza, or a fine dining experience, Lancaster has it all.

And the best part is you can enjoy a nice discount as a senior on most of these culinary delights.

Here are a handful of the best senior discounts on food in the area. 

  • Hershey Farm Restaurant in Ronks, PA – 15% discount on the grand smorgasbord and 10% off the al la carte menu.
  • Auntie Anne’s Pretzels – Home to Auntie Anne’s headquarters, Lancaster offers ample opportunity to use your 10% discount on the company’s delicious pretzels.
  • Weis Supermarkets – On nights when you want to dine at home, you can receive 10% off most Weis brand food products.
  • Oregon Dairy Restaurant – For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seniors receive 10% off at this popular Lancaster restaurant located at the Oregon Dairy market.  
  • Olde Hickory Grill – While the senior menu is gone, this popular establishment now offers a 10% discount for seniors. 
  • Shady Maple Smorgasbord – 10% off for seniors every day. Keep tabs on their website because they offer monthly specials with an additional 10% (20% total) off all month.
  • Isaac’s – A Lancaster favorite for deli sandwiches, Isaac’s offers senior guests a 10% discount on their bill. 
  • Lititz Family Cupboard – Enjoy Lancaster-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as wonderful desserts like whoopie pies and apple dumplings for 10% off the regular price. 

Many of Lancaster’s top restaurants offer some level of senior discount, so we encourage you to call ahead before you dine to see what you can save. 

shady maple smorgasbord

Image: Shady Maple Smorgabord

Shop and Save

Lancaster is a hotspot for shopping. Visitors come from miles around to enjoy the discounts and fantastic selection of clothing and wares at Lancaster’s popular outlets.

The Tanger Outlets, located off Lincoln Highway across from the Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park, offers AARP members a free coupon book with nearly $1000 in savings. 

With prices already 30-70% off of top brand name clothing and products, you’ll leave Tanger Outlets with your bank account still as full as your shopping bags! 

Lodging for Your Visitors

Lancaster is a beautiful place to visit. So, once you retire to Lancaster, you’ll find your friends and family want to visit often. 

To help your guests save money, you can use your AARP card at nearly all of Lancaster’s top hotels. 

From the eclectic Inn at Leola to the Fulton Steamboat Inn and the Marriott at the Square in Downtown Lancaster, retirees save significantly on their stay. So you can pass those savings along to your visitors. 

Savings vary by hotel and range from 10-20% off the full price per night in most cases, so check with each location individually to uncover its specific rates.  

fulton steamboat inn

Image: Fulton Steamboat Inn – Source

Check out some Lancaster County History

Lancaster County has a rich history, dating back even beyond its founding in 1729. Many of  Lancaster County’s top historical attractions offer seniors a ticket discount. 

Below are a few of our favorite spots to visit, tour, and explore. 

Read our blog post on Lancaster’s top historical destinations to discover more of Lancaster’s history. 

Take in Some Theater

The Fulton Opera House has a rich history and seasons filled with top-notch shows and entertainment. Patrons over 60 receive $2 off one show or $12 off Full Series ticketing. 

Enjoy the ornate furnishing of this historic Victorian-style opera house as you take in a theater season full of classics like A Christmas Carol, reimaginings like The Whiz, and new-age whodunit Shear Madness.

The Fulton Opera House is the only major theater in Lancaster that offers senior discounts, so be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity. 

Fun with the Grandkids

Whether you have grandchildren in town or they visit from out-of-state or down the road, you’ll want to be prepared to show them a good time and send them home spoiled! 

Lancaster offers plenty of great deals for seniors so that you can become a superhero in your grandkids’ eyes. 

  • The North Museum – Purchase the “Grandfamily” pass to this kid-friendly museum for only $90 and gain admission for 2 seniors and up to 4 grandchildren per visit.
  • Lancaster Science Factory – The “Grandparents pass” allows you and your spouse to bring up to 4 grandchildren to this fun and educational venue for $105 for the entire year.
  • Corn Cob Acres – If you’re looking for some Fall fun, Corn Cob Acres offers $4 off regular-priced tickets for seniors, and kids 2 and under are free.
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania – Seniors over 65 receive $1 off admission. Children under 3 are free, so this is an affordable and fun day out with the grandkids. 
  • Leisure Bowling and Golf Center – Every Monday through Friday, seniors pay only $2.75 per game. Bring the kids, and enjoy some bowling and mini-golf at great rates. 
north museum lancaster

Image: North Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Source

Enjoy Retirement in Lancaster and Save Money

Lancaster County is one of the most senior-friendly towns in the country. Consistently ranked by publications like US News and World Report, Lancaster is a beautiful place to retire

With so much for retirees to do in Lancaster, numerous discounts are available to help you enjoy it without breaking the bank.

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