Where Do the Amish Go for Vacation?
Every year, nearly 5,000 Amish (and some Mennonite) snowbirds from Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania take charter buses 1,200 miles south to Pinecraft, Florida, a little beachside community jokingly called "Amish Las Vegas." In some ways, an Amish beach vacation is a lot like everyone else’s: flip-flops, food, shuffleboard tournaments, socializing—and electricity. Some of the teenagers even get away with bikinis and sunbathing. That’s a pretty stark contrast to the strict dress code at home, which is probably why some community members like to say, “What happens in Pinecraft, stays in Pinecraft.”