Category: Winter Getaway

8 Things to Do in Gettysburg this Winter

December 1, 2016

Most visitors think of Gettysburg as a summertime destination – the re-enactment, battlefield walk, the ice cream shops and a cold beer at a tavern looking out over Lincoln Square. But more and more visitors are seeing the winter months as the ideal season to spend a weekend in one of America’s most popular destinations.

Gettysburg features everything from winter recreation, shopping and dining, and a variety of events that help cure some of that cabin fever that strikes in after the holidays are over. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer or a kick-back-and-relax kind of traveler, the winter in Gettysburg has ... Read This Story

Taking a Snow Day at Liberty Mountain Resort

January 21, 2016

By Stacey Fox – Since winter finally hit in Pennsylvania, my husband and daughter have been taking advantage of their season passes at Liberty Mountain Resort, just down the road from Gettysburg, Pa. They decided it was time for me to head to the mountain with them and see if I still had what it takes to keep up with them. It had been 16 years since I had clicked into a pair of skis, and I must admit, I was a little nervous about venturing out on the slopes again.

So much has changed since I was last at Liberty. ... Read This Story

Four Presidential Places in Gettysburg

February 12, 2015

By Cory Runk – Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, these historic figures have greatly impacted the history of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg has always been the main attraction but there is a lesser known side to Gettysburg’s story, the presidential side.

In honor of Presidents Day, I wanted to find the places that were connected to some of the greatest people that lead our country. After doing some research on the historic political figures that have made their way to Gettysburg, I set out with my camera to explore Gettysburg and find my ... Read This Story

The Inns and Outs of Gettysburg

January 6, 2015

The Inns and Bed & Breakfasts of Gettysburg

By Cory Runk – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, home to vast amounts of Inns and Bed & Breakfasts providing tranquil comfort in a historical atmosphere. Each Inn nestles in the picturesque landscape of Adams County and proves to be a short trip from the historic Gettysburg Battlefield.

With over 30 Inns to choose from around the town of Gettysburg, how do you know which to choose? Being a town rich in Civil War history, there are plenty of Inns that are tied to the battle. Whether it’d be an Inn that was used as a field hospital ... Read This Story

Remembering Lincoln – Altogether Fitting and Proper

October 31, 2014

By Carl Whitehill – Years before I was promoting Gettysburg, I was actually covering Gettysburg with one of the local newspapers … well, sort of. I was rarely out and about seeing Gettysburg first-hand, but rather back at the office editing stories that reporters brought back after covering stories or events that took place in town. So, until I left, events like Dedication Day (the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) and Remembrance Day were simply events, observances or just another parade – one of Gettysburg’s many parades.

About 10 months into my new job with Destination Gettysburg back in 2008, I was ... Read This Story