Gettysburg is a worthwhile destination year round for those of you who would rather visit during a more subdued time. Aside from the Civil War history and battlefield, the town of Gettysburg is very charming in its own right. I would recommend a spring or fall visit to try to avoid the summer crowds inflated hotel prices. While i live close enough to visit during a day trip, there are several very nice hotels for those who chose to stay the night. The James Gettys Hotel is an historic inn in the center of town. It consistently gets rave reviews. Federal Pointe Inn is another older historic inn, providing nice accommodations. For those who prefer more modern amenities most of the main hotel chains are represented.
As for dining options, I would recommend The Dobbin House Tavern. This is a historic building built in 1776 which offers authentic period cuisine all in a very charming setting. The upstairs features a formal dining room while the basement has a more casual atmosphere and offers pub food and drinks. If you plan on sitting upstairs i would highly recommend making reservations.
|The Dobbin House Tavern|
|View down on Devil's Den from Little Round Top|
|Top of Little Round Top|
|Confederate Sniper hide out in Devil's Den with Little Round Top in the distance|