Family-Friendly Resort with Snow Tubing and Ice Skating
On the grounds of the Heritage Hills Golf Resort sits an 80-foot-tall hill; come winter, it transforms into AvalancheXpress. Visitors careen down the snow-covered slope on inner tubes, and then hitch a ride to the top again via powered tow-rope lines. Nearby, they can rent ice skates and glide about the outdoor ice-skating rink. After dark, outdoor fire pits and lights enable night tubing.
Within the Heritage Hills Golf Resort’s lobby, a giant arched window overlooks the golf courses and the distant hills. On its other side, 81 recently remodeled double queen rooms feature pivot-mounted flat-screen LCD TVs, granite vanities, and custom-built solid-wood cabinetry. Guests staying in the king whirlpool rooms can also enjoy a bottle of wine and chocolates, included with this getaway.
Head to Bogey Macaws for specialty pizzas and an arcade-game session. When the time comes for a little R&R, Serenity Spa and Salon offers a range of body treatments that includes couples massages, mineral salt scrubs, and sweet milk-and-honey wraps. Each of the resort’s restaurants boasts a full bar.
York County, Pennsylvania: Historic City amid Colonial and Civil War Sites
York County, nestled in the hills of southeastern Pennsylvania, played an outsize role in early American history. As the capital of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War, York was arguably the nation’s first true capital. Today, York’s downtown features a vibrant collection of well-preserved historic structures, including Golden Plough Tavern, a medieval half-timbered building that dates back to 1741 and now operates as a museum.
About 30 miles west and a century later in the history books, Gettysburg offers a full day’s worth of explorations. At Gettysburg National Military Park, you can sign up for a range of guided tours and special events at the site of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle and the place where Abraham Lincoln famously delivered his Gettysburg Address.