Places to See in Williamsport

In the 1800s, Williamsport was the Lumber Capital of the World, with all the attendant wealth that implies. Today,
visitors can walk along Williamsport’s Millionaires’ Row National Historic District to admire the Victorian architecture from the lumber era or take a ride on a replica trolley. The seat of Lycoming County, Williamsport is located between the west branch of the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain. The town is surrounded by more than 300,000 acres of state gamelands, making the area popular with hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. While you are visiting, you can cruise the Susquehanna River aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat; ride or hike along the Pine Creek Rail Trail or along the riverwalk right in town; or catch a fly ball
at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field as you watch the Williamsport Crosscutters. Indoors, the Community Arts Center produces cultural events and performances. Williamsport also hosts the Little League World Series every year; a museum pays homage to this competition for the championship of America’s national pastime. Make sure to stop by the Lycoming County Visitors Center at 102 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, and the friendly staff can assist with all your travel needs. The center is open every day of the week.

More Things to Do

Activities/Places to Check Out in Walking Distance Downtown:

  • Wine & Design – a fun way to create memories and masterpieces. They provide the glasses (BYOB), canvases, and paintbrushes as a local artist guides you through the evening, stroke-by-stroke.
  • Hatchet House – Move over darts & bowling! Welcome to Williamsport’s only Axe Throwing Destination! They are BYOB (beer and wine only) and offer a variety of snacks. All ages allowed—if you can safely throw a hatchet, you can participate!
  • The Cell Block – Built in 1868, this former prison is now a bi-level nightclub with DJ’d music & a courtyard.
  • Liberty Arena – The ultimate family destination for all things fun. They have sports and entertainment for the whole family, including a trampoline park, arcade, laser tag, bowling and a full restaurant and bar.
  • Thomas Taber Museum – The museum chronicles the history of north central Pennsylvania, from American Indian occupation through 21st century industry and life.
  • Check out one of our many amazing hiking trails. See the visitor’s center for more info or visit https://visitlycomingcounty.com/listings/hiking-biking-atv-trails/

Places to Eat

The closest grocery store is just a block away, Wegmans – 201 William St.

Our Local Favorite Restaurants in Walking Distrance Include:

  • The Brickyard (Burgers, Wings, etc.)
    • 0.1 miles – 343 Pine St
  • The Stonehouse (Wood-fire Pizza, Pastas)
    • 0.1 miles – 343 Pine St
  • Moon and Raven (Pub Fare)
    • Across 4th St!
  • Barrel 135 (Modern American, Also good for brunch)
    • 0.2 miles – 135 W 3rd St
  • Kitchen Repose (Take-out healthy, fresh, dietician approved meals, only open Monday-Friday breakfast and lunch hours)
    • Across 4th St!
  • John Ryan Brewery (Brewery, Upscale French/Italian with Japanese Twist, Brunch some weekends)
    • 0.5 miles – 151 E 3rd St
  • Joy Thai (eat in or take out, BYOB)
    • 0.2 miles – 15 W 4th St
  • Hachiko (Asian take out, try the dumplings!)
    • 0.3 miles – 210 William St
  • Franco’s (Family Italian, by reservation only, you’ll feel like a local!)
    • 0.2 miles – 12 W 4th St
  • Disalvos (Upscale Italian, this is technically walkable, but better to drive)
    • 0.6 miles – 341 E 4th St
  • Old School Pizza (Take out or delivery just a few blocks away, open late)
    • 0.2 miles – 12 E 4th St
  • Vinnie’s Italian Eatery (Take out or delivery pizza and subs, try their homemade “pita”)
    • 0.1 miles – 44 W 4th St
  • Leo’s Pizza (Take out or delivery just around the corner)

More Places to Eat & Drink

Local Markets:

  • Williamsport Growers Market (walking distance on Saturdays 8am-12pm)
  • R&T Asian Market (walking distance)
  • Tony’s Delicatessen & Fresh Meats (closed Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Don Waltman’s Market House Meats and Deli

Local Coffee Shops:

  • Alabaster (local roastery located just a couple of blocks down on 4th)
  • BuzzSaw Coffee (local roastery with amazing pastries located in the Pajama Factory)

More Places to Eat & Drink

Breweries/Distilleries (all of these are a short drive):

  • New Trail Brewery – This is one of our favorite local breweries. It is located in a funky warehouse space, with a food truck (or multiple during some events). This is less than 10 minutes from the loft
  • Bald Bird Brewing Company – Located a bit further in Jersey Shore, a very cool brewery and distillery. On site is Gunzey’s (sausages, flatbreads, etc)
  • Nomad Distillery – Fun distillery with really good brunch some
  • weekends (check their Facebook page)
  • Bullfrog Brewery – This is in walking distance and also a
  • restaurant with standard bar fare
  • Rosko’s Brew House – Also walking distance (a few short
  • blocks), BYO Food, great scene with housemade craft beers