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Discover the Essence of Spring: Top Outdoor Activities to Cross Off Your Gettysburg Bucket List

Published March 11, 2024

As winter’s chill gives way to the warmth of spring, the newly renovated Gettysburg Hotel invites you to experience the beauty and charm of this historic Pennsylvania town. Nestled in the heart of Gettysburg, our hotel is the perfect base for exploring the many outdoor activities that the season brings. From strolling through iconic battlefields to indulging in the town’s quaint ambiance, Gettysburg offers a delightful escape for springtime adventurers.

Gettysburg Walking Tours:

Step into history with a guided walking tour of the iconic Gettysburg Battlefield. Explore the hallowed grounds where pivotal moments of the Civil War unfolded. Engage with knowledgeable guides who bring the past to life, providing insights into the events that shaped the nation.  Additionally, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Visit: An Evening Walking Tour is a great choice for walking groups for all ages.  If you’re looking for a history lesson on Abraham Lincoln’s full 25-hour historic visit, this tour pays special homage to many of the stops President Lincoln made on his short stay.  It’s a captivating journey through history against blooming springtime beauty.

Scenic Cycling Routes:

For those who prefer to explore on two wheels, Gettysburg boasts scenic cycling routes catering to all skill levels. Rent a bike and pedal through the picturesque countryside, taking in the sights of rolling hills, charming farms, and historic landmarks. For those who would enjoy learning more about American History on a bike, Civil War Cycling is a great resource to find bicycle routes in Gettysburg.  Enjoy safe, educational rides with Civil War Cycling Bicycle maps as you cycle through the Gettysburg battlefield.  Need a bike?  The Gettysburg Hotel proudly offers complimentary access to bike rentals – inquire with the front desk!  The spring air is crisp and refreshing, providing the perfect conditions for an enjoyable and invigorating cycling adventure.

Lincoln Square Strolls:

Discover the quaint charm of Gettysburg’s downtown area with a stroll around Lincoln Square. Lined with unique shops, boutiques, and eateries, this historic square offers a delightful blend of history and modernity. Looking to pick up some souvenirs to remember your travels?  Stop by Lark Gifts, one of Gettysburg’s well-known gift shops, during your shopping spree downtown!  Enjoy the springtime ambiance as you explore the charming streets, perhaps stopping for a cup of coffee or a sweet treat at Gettysburg Baking Company.

Sachs Covered Bridge:

Experience the beauty of Sachs Covered Bridge, an iconic landmark nestled in the countryside near Gettysburg. Take a scenic drive to reach this picturesque spot, surrounded by blossoming trees and the sounds of nature. According to Destination Gettysburg, the bridge, which was designated as Pennsylvania’s “most historic bridge” in 1938 by the Department of Highways, is also allegedly haunted! Capture the essence of spring as you cross the bridge, pausing to enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Outdoor Dining:

Savor the flavors of spring at the outdoor dining establishments in Gettysburg. Many restaurants offer al fresco dining options, allowing you to enjoy delicious meals in the open air. Sample local cuisine and soak in the vibrant energy of Gettysburg’s bustling streets. For a complete list of local outdoor dining options, Destination Gettysburg is a great resource. If you’re looking for “casual comfort” in the heart of Gettysburg, our restaurant, One Lincoln, is the perfect spot for breakfast on your way out to visit the battlefields, lunch in the middle of a day of downtown shopping, or dinner before a show next door at the Majestic Theater.  Check out our menu for all our tasty options!

This spring, let The Gettysburg Hotel be your gateway to the wonders of Gettysburg. Whether you’re delving into history on the battlefield, exploring charming streets, or savoring outdoor dining experiences, our hotel provides a comfortable and inviting retreat. Immerse yourself in the beauty of springtime in Gettysburg and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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