Are you looking for a weekend getaway that’s close to home and offers something for everyone? Consider a trip to Gettysburg, a charming and historic town in Adams County, PA. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture seeker, or simply looking for a fun and relaxing vacation, Gettysburg has plenty to offer.
Famous for Gettysburg National Battlefield, the site of a turning point in the Civil War, and what is now part of Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg is the perfect weekend getaway for history buffs or anyone looking for a unique vacation.
There are plenty of ways to experience the historic fields of Gettysburg. You can take an official battlefield bus tour, walk the grounds yourself, or even explore by horseback. Plan ahead and you could be there to take in live reenactments like the once-a-year three-day battle reenactment in June or the Annual Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival the third weekend of July.
Gettysburg isn’t just for history buffs, though. Couples looking for a more romantic weekend trip should consider staying at the luxurious Inn at White Oak and take advantage of their day spa and romance package add-ons. Or be in the heart of the historic downtown and stay at The Gettysburg Hotel. There you’ll be within walking distance of the Gettysburg battlefield, historic area attractions, and many downtown shops and restaurants.
There’s something for everyone in Gettysburg. Beer and wine connoisseurs will have fun taking part in the self-guided Adams County Pour Tour. Download the digital Pour Tour passport from the Destination Gettysburg website and collect stamps to win prizes. Gardening and nature enthusiasts should be sure to stop by one of the nearby apple orchards and check out the Apple Museum.
When planning any type of getaway, it’s a good idea to visit your destination’s official tourism and marketing websites. For us here in Berks County that’s visitpaamericana.com. For a trip to Gettysburg, you’ll want to visit the Destination Gettysburg website. There you’ll find a variety of recommendations for things to do, where to stay, and places to eat to help make your stay in Gettysburg unforgettable!
Photos courtesy of destinationgettysburg.com.