Hotel at a Glance: Aspire Hotel & Suites
One of the most pivotal Civil War battles was fought at Gettysburg, the same site as President Lincoln’s iconic Gettysburg address—that of the iconic opening phrase “four score and seven years ago.” These historical sites and downtown Gettysburg are a quick shuttle ride from the Aspire Hotel and Suites. It’s near the [Gettysburg Family Fun Amusement Park](http://(http://www.gettysburgfamilyfun.com/), where families can ride go-karts and play arcade games.
- Shuttle: Downtown Gettysburg and Gettysburg National Military Park are easily accessible via a $1 per person shuttle ride from the hotel.
- In-room amenities: Double-king rooms come with 32-inch flat screen LCD TVs and free WiFi.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool
- Distance to DC: about 74 miles, roughly a 90-minute drive
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Civil War Battlefield amid Rolling Hills and Valleys
A little more than 100 miles west of Philadelphia, Gettysburg lies in the scenic hills of southern Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. The town is best known as the site of the Civil War’s most famous—and bloodiest—battle. Visitors wishing to pay their respects head to the 20,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park, where Union soldiers defeated General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate troops and turned the tide of the war. You can take a guided tour of the battlefield or drop by Gettysburg National Cemetery, where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
The hilly landscape makes a picturesque backdrop for a number of seasonal outdoor activities, such as golf in the summer and skiing at Liberty Mountain Resort in the winter. Day trips to Baltimore and Washington, DC, are easy—both cities are about a 90-minute drive away.