Historic downtown York is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Small town hospitality and remarkable architectural features gives the city of York that quaint village appeal visitors are looking for. With over 180 landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, York was once known as the “Charleston of the Upcountry.” As you stroll through downtown you will rediscover the history of “Old Yorkville”.
There is something in York for everyone. The array of specialty shops, restaurants, and our movie theater make the historic downtown an experience individuals return to time and time again. Take the time to browse the shops of downtown York and experience shopping as it was meant to be away from the hustle and bustle of area malls. You’ll find a great combination of shops, from antiques to the unique. Handcrafted furniture, original art, high end clothing and jewelry, custom-made guitars, and even golf putters are among the many shopping treasures you’ll find in downtown York. If your taste runs to live music, movies or live theater, visit York on any evening or weekend.
After a day of shopping you’ll definitely want to check out the dining choice to satisfy your appetite. From down-home cooking to gourmet specialties in quaint settings, downtown York offers a great variety of dining choices along its tree-lined streets. You are sure to be delighted whether you are looking for a meal for the family, a get-together with friends, or an intimate dinner for two.
Visit York during its annual Summerfest festival “A Celebration of Summer”. Experience a street festival that has been selected for Top 20 honors in the Southeast. The 4th Saturday in August the streets are lined with craft and food tents, classic cars, music to suite everyone, and plenty of children’s activities. A wonderful way to end summer.