LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster has launched a complimentary shuttle service to provide guests of a number of hotels with easy access to destinations throughout the city, including The BLVD, Clear Channel Stadium, Cinemark 22, and more.
The shuttle operates from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays.
“Partnering with local hotels and businesses to provide additional amenities for Lancaster visitors is a key component of our ongoing Destination Lancaster tourism efforts,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris in a city news release. “We are working to identify new and creative ways to entice visitors to come to Lancaster, and enjoy everything our community has to offer once they’re here. Our goal is to stimulate the local economy not only by increasing hotel stays, but also by encouraging visitors to frequent a number of other types of businesses during their stay.”
Through the shuttle, visitors have an opportunity to spend a night out and enjoy a safe, convenient ride back to their hotels. In addition, riders can save money, conserve fuel and benefit from the drivers’ extensive knowledge about the Lancaster area. The shuttle has the capacity to accommodate sports teams as well as large groups of up to 21 people.
Hotels served by the shuttle include all eight major hotels involved in the proposed Lancaster Tourism & Business Improvement District. These consist of Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Homewood Suites, Inn of Lancaster, Oxford Inn, Springhill Suites, and Townhouse Motel. The shuttle runs approximately hourly during operating hours. For a complete schedule, visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/hotelshuttle. Schedules are also available at the concierge desks of participating hotels and at the downtown shuttle stops, which are on Fern and Date Avenues just north of Lancaster Boulevard.
The current shuttle service is a pilot program which will continue through July 15. Residents and businesses are encouraged to notify out-of-town guests of this free service from select Lancaster hotels.
For more information regarding Destination Lancaster, visit www.destinationlancasterca.org.
(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)