THE BEST WAY TO GETTYSBURG, PA.
From LAX, United and Southwest offer nonstop service to Baltimore, and US Airways, Delta, United, Southwest, American, Jet Blue and Air Tran offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $462.
WHERE TO STAY
Federal Pointe Inn, 75 Springs Ave., Gettysburg; (717) 334-7800, http://www.federalpointeinn.com. Onetime school from the late 1890s converted to an elegant hotel opened in 2012. Doubles from $179.
James Gettys Hotel, 27 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg; (717) 337-1334 or (888) 900-5275, http://www.jamesgettyshotel. Twelve suites in this National Register of Historic Places inn that feels like a combination of a bed and breakfast and hotel. Room to spread out; good for families. Doubles from $148.
Inn at Lincoln Square, 12 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg; (717) 334-1427, (717) 357-2505, http://www.innatlincolnsquare.com. Right on the square and near David Wills house. Three suites, each with a clever foldaway kitchen, and two town houses with kitchens. Good for longer stays. From $250 a night.
WHERE TO EAT
Garryowen Irish Pub, 126 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg; (717) 337-2719; http://www.garryowenirishpub.net. Just the right amount of grubby in a pub setting but better-than-average pub food (Gaelic shrimp and shepherd's pie) is sure to please. Entrees from $10.95.
Lincoln Diner, 32 Carlisle St. Gettysburg; (717) 334-3900. Nothing fancy but huge selection of bone-sticking diner food. Main dishes from $7.
One Lincoln Food & Spirits, 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg; (717) 338-5455, http://www.onelincoln.net. Quiet and cozy for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Main dishes $9 to $28.50.
TO LEARN MORE
Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, visitor center at 35 Carlisle St., administrative offices at 571 W. Middle St., Gettysburg; (800) 337-5015, http://www.gettysburg.travel.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun