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. With this deal, brave guests tap into the city’s paranormal side on an optional ghost tour hosted by Gettysburg Ghost Tours.
- Free shuttle to downtown Gettysburg and Gettysburg National Military Park
- In-room amenities: Double-king rooms come with 32-inch flat screen LCD TVs and free WiFi.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool
- 24-hour business center and more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space
- Distance to DC: about 74 miles, roughly a 90-minute drive<p>
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Civil War Battlefields Set in 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 probably best known as the site of the Civil War’s most famous—and bloodiest—battle. Each year, visitors flock 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. Led by a Civil War expert, you can take a guided tour of the battlefields, or you can drop by Gettysburg National Cemetery, the spot where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
The hilly landscape makes a picturesque backdrop for a number of seasonal outdoor activities, such as golf at The Links at Gettysburg or skiing and snowboarding at Liberty Mountain Resort, a few miles outside of town. Day trips to Baltimore and Washington, DC, are easy—both cities are about a 90-minute drive from Gettysburg.<p>