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Gettysburg, Pa. ranked top historic family destination

TripAdvisor measures affordability of vacation rentals across the United States


TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, named Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the top “Historical Family Vacation Spots You Can Afford,” in a recent ranking of U.S. destinations as part of TripAdvisor’s Vacation Rentals blog.

TripAdvisor identified nine of America’s most historically prominent vacation spots and pulled their vacation rental review scores, as well as average prices and how that compares to hotels, according to the website.

“Embrace the charm and historical impact of this Pennsylvania town,” the blog wrote. “Beyond the battlefield lies Adams County, a countryside filled with wineries, farms, outdoor recreational activities and beautiful terrain.”

Gettysburg topped other U.S. destinations, such as Charlestown, S.C.; Philadelphia, San Antonio, Texas; Washington, DC; Boston; Williamsburg, Va.; Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and Richmond, Va.

“Historical family vacations are a great way to blend education and pastime with the thrill of experiencing a new place,” the blog continued. “With more alternative accommodations available today than ever before, you don’t need to break the bank on a 5-star hotel in America’s most charming colonial cities.”

Gettysburg was also recently ranked the second most popular destination in the Northeast United States by Family Fun Magazine, and a top destination for group travel by Byways Magazine earlier this year.

Destination Gettysburg (formerly, the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau), the official destination marketing organization, markets Gettysburg – Adams County as a premier travel destination, producing a positive economic impact.

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