According to the Experience Lititz website “Lititz is a treasure spot in the heart of Lancaster County. Boasting a vibrant downtown, Main and Broad Street are lined with unique shops a short walking distance away from beautiful Lititz Springs Park.” I wanted to see if Lititz could meet these standards, so my friend Jordan and I went and visited for a day.
Jordan knew her way around Lititz way better than I did since she had been there a lot more than I had, so she took the lead and knew all the right places to go. First off, we decided to get food since we were pretty hungry. She chose a little café called Slate. Inside you ordered your food up front, then they would hand you the iconic number sign that you see in those artsy café pictures on Instagram. I was so excited when I saw that they sold acai bowls! I had always wanted to try one so I knew what I’d be ordering. We also decided on a chicken caesar wrap along with it. We chatted for a little while waiting for the food and the service was good. You can’t fully judge my opinion since I had never had any other acai bowl before to compare it to, but for my first ever one it was pretty tasty. My only complaint was that they needed to put more of the fruit and granola on top because there wasn’t quite enough to go with half of the acai. The caesar wrap was very good though, and I probably would order it again. Overall, I would rate Slate a 8 out of 10 because it was very good but wasn’t the best café I have ever been too.
Next, we went to the Lititz Springs Park. It was filled with a large fountain, a nice walking path, a playground, gazebos, geese, and much more. This was definitely my favorite part of Lititz because it had such pretty views and so much to do. Also, they had started to put out decorations for their 4th of July celebration that they have every year. The celebration contains a parade, fireworks, Queen of the Candles Pageant, and much more. Jordan actually had the opportunity to be in the pageant the year prior because they pick 12 seniors of their community to be in the pageant for the Queen of the Candles. She got to sit in a car and wave as she rode around the town during the parade. After we looked at the decorations we went over to the park to try out the swings. It was so fun just swinging the day away, it had been forever since I had been on a playground so it was very nostalgic.
To end off our day in Lititz we explored the little shops on the streets. Many of the shops were little boutiques like the Spotted Owl that had lots of jewelry and clothes. There also was the Wilbur candy store since they make that chocolate in Lititz. Jordan told me you used to be able to go into the factory across the street, but now they are turning the factory into condos. Next, we walked to the ice cream shop that Jordan worked at in high school. I got cotton candy ice cream in a waffle cone which was so good because they handmake there waffle cones at the store. Lastly, on the way back to the car we stopped at a cute thrift store. Vintage is my new fav…. The store was actually pretty packed when we were there, I guess everyone was in a thrifting mood that day.
Lititz definitely was a very cute place to visit. I was so happy I had Jordan there to show me the best of the small town in a few hours. Its a great day trip for young and old alike. I definitely want to go back to Lititz since I had a great time there. I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you did make sure to give me a follow.
xoxo- Ashlyn Kate