One quick look on Wikipedia succinctly answers this question. These days, usually between July 1 and September 1 in the Northern Hemisphere, are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. So named by the Romans who believed that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was somehow responsible for the hot weather.
Well, it's a good thing that those ol' Romans were so superstitious. These days, the Dog Days are utilized as an perfectly legitimate reason to celebrate just about anything...department stores, grocery stores and factory outlets use it as a reason to have sales; car dealerships mark down vehicles to clear out for the next year's models. And this year, we here at the Australian Walkabout Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster, PA are using it as a theme for our Buy 2 Nights, Get the 3rd Night FREE special!! Book here NOW!
So, what's there to do in Lancaster for 3 days in the middle of the summer, you might ask. Plenty! Museums - Music - Dinner and a Movie - First Friday Downtown - Spend some time in the Park - Maybe you like Gardens? - Dinner Theatres? - or Music in the Vineyards?
Is shopping your thing? Good Food Outlet Store; Rockvale Outlets; Tanger Outlet Center; Wilton Armetale Factory Store just to name a few. We have hot air balloon rides, Zip Lines; Trail rides; hiking; scooter rentals; biking and pretzel twisting! And you Must, MUst, MUST do a Red Rose Segway tour of the downtown area!!! We've got coupons here for you for many of these activities, so they're not only a lot of fun, they're a great deal, too!!
These are but a few of the activities here in Lancaster County. I could go on for paragraphs! Check out our visitors' bureau website for itinerary ideas!! We hope you come and stay at least 3 days with us. There's so much to do here in Lancaster, not only during the Dog Days of Summer, but year round!