My wife and I thoroughly enjoy going on date nights in Lititz. If you’d like to do something special this Valentine’s, you might want to keep Lititz in mind. Lititz hosts a monthly event called “Lovin’ Lititz Every Second.” It is very similar to Lancaster’s First Friday in that shops and restaurants stay open a little later than normal, as community members come out to show their support, meet up with friends, listen to live music and more or less have a great time together. This year, Valentine’s Day just happens to fall on the day after Second Friday. So, you may even want to plan a little mid-winter staycation this year.
You could spend Friday evening exploring the shops and enjoying the live entertainment. There are a number of bed and breakfasts in town and nearby. The General Sutter Inn, which is located on the square, offers rooms, including those located on the Rock Lititz penthouse level.
On Saturday, you could get breakfast at Tomato Pie Café, browse the shops you may have missed, sip tea at A Tea Affair, stroll through the beautiful Lititz Springs Park, enjoy craft beers at Appalachian Brewing Company, sample wine at Waltz or Twin Brook, and enjoy locally made treats at the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery and Wilbur Chocolate Company. For dinner, if you’re a fan of North Carolina-style barbecue, you might try JoBoy’s.
Best of all, the town is very walkable. Park the car and forget it. Not a bad deal for a backyard tourist in February.