Making Your Itinerary

When coming to campus, take time to explore Lancaster City and enjoy some of the unique attractions and top-notch restaurants this area has to offer. To guide you in your planning, check out:


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Whatever your reason for visiting Franklin & Marshall College, these are some unique Central Pennsylvania experiences to add to your agenda. 

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Where to Eat 

On Campus 

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When in Rome...if you're looking for good food in a convenient setting, visitors to F&M are welcome to try our student dining options. For menus and specials, please visit fandmdining.com.

Dining Hall

The Restaurants at Ben Franklin offer a plethora of all-you-can-eat deliciousness, including a complete Kosher restaurant, KIVO (Kosher, International, Vegan, Organic). Feel free to ask the admission office for discounted meal coupons.

Retail Outlets

Our retail outlets in the Steinman College Center—Salsa Rico, Vocelli Pizza and Panini Junction—offer made-to-order Mexican entrees, hand-tossed pizza, subs, paninis, salads, smoothies and more.

Zime is located in Distler House (with the F&M Bookstore) and features freshly-made sandwiches, salads, soups, and gourmet grab-and-go-items. Zime also offers fair trade coffee, organic teas, and a give back program that supports Feeding America. 

Flavors at LS&P is located in the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building's Atrium and features brewed coffee, breakfast sandwiches, Vitality flavored water, flatbread and baguette sandwiches, gourmet salads and desserts.

Off Campus

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Asian fusion, brewery, coffee shop, deli, Ethiopian, fine dining—you name the style of eatery, and chances are you can walk to one from F&M! Visit our custom Google map to see some nearby choices and the PDF below for more far-ranging selections.

Where to Stay 

From boutique hotels blocks from campus to countryside bed & breakfasts, you will find accommodations in Lancaster County to suit your style and budget. Some establishments will offer a discount for visitors traveling to Franklin & Marshall College, so be sure to ask when booking a room. Visit our custom Google map to see some popular choices and the PDF below for a more comprehensive list.