Pennsylvania Day Trips from Chambersburg
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 easily reach the very best things to do in Pennsylvania. Explore American history, visit a beloved amusement park or test your skills on the slopes.
Discover 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. The Gettysburg Battlefield is just a short drive from the Holiday Inn Express Chambersburg.
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Whitetail Ski Resort
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
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 dream come true.
Hersheypark and Hershey, PA
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.
Antietam National Battlefield
Another important Civil War battle was fought at Antietam Creek, just 30 miles south of Chambersburg. The Battle of Antietam was the first battle fought on northern soil and one of the bloodiest battles in American history. Today Antietam National Battlefield 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. Holiday Inn Express in Chambersburg is one of the most convenient hotels near Antietam Battlefield.
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, PA 21782
Caledonia State Park
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.