Gettysburg Tops Best Historical Spots List

TripAdvisor has placed Gettysburg, Pa., at the top of the website’s list, Historical Family Vacation Spots You can Afford.

The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor identified nine of America’s most historically prominent destination spots and pulled their vacation rental review scores. They also calculated average prices and how that compares to hotels.

“Embrace the charm and historical impact of this Pennsylvania town,” the website wrote. “Beyond the battlefield lies Adams County, a countryside filled with wineries, farms, outdoor recreational activities and beautiful terrain.”

Other destinations included Charlestown, S.C.; Philadelphia; San Antonio, Texas; and Washington, D.C. Gettysburg also was recently named the second most popular destination in the Northeast United States by FamilyFun Magazine.

“Historical family vacations are a great way to blend education and pastime with the thrill of experiencing a new place,” continued the website. “With more alternative accommodations available today than ever before, you don’t need to break the bank on a five-star hotel in America’s most charming colonial cities.”

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.  

 

Looking for some unique team-building opportunities? Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has you covered. From pretzel-twisting and cocktail-mixing classes to the "52 Up Close" show with magician Lee Terbosic, your group can experience everything from education and comedy to sleight of hand tricks and mind reading. "Careful with your thoughts about your colleagues!" warns Greg Goffin, director of sales.

 

Nestled in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn, Hotel Indigo is now welcoming leisure and business travelers alike with everything from lounges and meeting rooms to an unbeatable location near trains that will take you anywhere in New York City.