Gettysburg, Pennsylvania may be most famous for a certain speech, but every family should get to know it as a destination brimming with fun for adults and children alike. Experience history coupled with a quaint, small city feel. This itinerary captures the best of winter as you enjoy the slopes, warm up with some food and enjoy some shopping during a season when the area is covered in snow.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the
children and teens interested and engaged.
Please Note: This itinerary was provided by Carl Whitehill of www.destinationgettysburg.com. We thank him for providing his expert knowledge of the area to create a wonderful day for our readers.
Address: 78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, Pa.
Phone: (717) 642-8282
At the heart of Gettysburg’s winter season is Liberty Mountain Resort, one of the region’s best retreats for skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding. With a cozy lodge, restaurant and onsite hotel, Liberty Mountain is great for a weekend getaway or midweek trip. Liberty Mountain boasts a variety of ski trails and activity for all ages and levels of ability.
Address: 217 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, Pa.
Phone: (717) 334-1100
Stop in for a late lunch after the slopes at Gettysburg’s nod to its hometown here – Eddie Plank, a Hall of Fame baseballer from the early 1900s. Famous for its burgers, sandwiches and salads, Gettysburg Eddies is a great way to warm up during the winter before heading back outside.
Gettysburg is chock full of local, mom-and-pop shops, boutiques and art galleries. Grab a cup of coffee and walk the streets to find a wide assortment of unique items and gifts. If history is your interest, stop in a variety of museums of take a Civil War tour through the historic town.
History is everywhere in Gettysburg, including a number of the town’s bed and breakfasts. Check out the many B & B options for some local flavor, just be sure to check if there are any age restrictions.
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