Pennsylvania Day Trips from Chambersburg & Attractions

Chambersburg is centrally located to several popular Pennsylvania day trip destinations. Families and vacationers choose Holiday Inn Express Chambersburg, PA Hotel & Suites for a convenient location to all there is to see and do. Explore American history, visit a beloved amusement park, or test your skills on the slopes.

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Here are some terrific Pennsylvania Day Trip ideas from our hotel in Chambersburg.

Gettysburg Battlefield

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325

The most important battlefield of the American Civil War. Gettysburg is the site of a decisive Union victory over Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army, as well as the location of President Lincoln’s historic “Gettysburg Address”. Today, Gettysburg Battlefield is a stirring monument to the more than 50,000 lives lost during the battle. Start your visit at the Gettysburg Museum Experience where you will watch an introductory film, view fascinating artifacts and select a tour. Gettysburg Battlefield offers self-guided driving tours of the National Park.

In 2011, visit Gettysburg Battlefield to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Holiday Inn Express is the hotel near Gettysburg Battlefield for history buffs.

Antietam National Battlefield

5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, PA 21782

Another important Civil War battle was fought just 30 miles south of Chambersburg at Antietam Creek. The Battle of Antietam was the first battle fought on northern soil and one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Antietam National Battlefield today is a must for American history enthusiasts. Start by visiting the Park Visitor Center and Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Then, take a scenic driving tour of the national park.

In 2011, visit Antietam National Battlefield to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Holiday Inn Express in Chambersburg is one of the most convenient hotels near Antietam Battlefield.

Hersheypark and Hershey, PA

100 W. Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
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There is excitement enough in Hershey, Pennsylvania for several day trips. Complement the solemn history of Gettysburg Battlefield with a day of old-fashioned family fun at Hersheypark. This popular amusement park features over 60 rides, including thrilling roller coasters, water rides, classic carnival-style rides and plenty for the little ones. Hersheypark is part of a larger entertainment complex which includes ZooAmerica, Hershey’s Chocolate World, the Hershey Museum and the Giant Center.

Whitetail Ski Resort

13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, PA 17236
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Find a change of pace at one of the most popular ski resorts in Pennsylvania. Whitetail Ski Resort is a first-rate ski mountain with 21 individual runs, 2 terrain parks and a state-of-the-art high-speed lift system for more time on the slopes. A large selection of beginner slopes is great for newcomers. You’re sure to be ready for the award-winning advanced slopes in no time. During the off-season, Whitetail welcomes guests for fly-fishing, outdoor camping and golf.

Carlisle Car Shows at Carlisle Fairgrounds

1000 Bryn Mawr Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
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Classic car enthusiasts and collectors all over the country know that Carlisle, Pennsylvania is the place to be. Local auto events company Carlisle Events hosts 10 major automotive showcases at the Carlisle Fairgrounds every year. Beginning and ending every season are the Spring and Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corrals. Each meet brings in more than 8,000 vendors and over 2,000 vintage automobiles. It’s a classic car-lover’s dreams come true.

Caledonia State Park

101 Pine Grove Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222
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Located among the northern section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Caledonia State Park is perfect for numerous outdoor activities and excursions. The park offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. Visit for a day trip, or stay overnight on your way out of town. Contact the park for accommodations for those with disabilities, or for reservations in the unique two-story house available for rental.

No matter how you choose to spend your Pennsylvania day trip, refreshing Chambersburg, PA lodging by Holiday Inn Express awaits your return.

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