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Gettysburg for Valentine's Day?

by mrsmig Online Now Jan 12, 2009 at 8:23 AM

My husband recently expressed a desire to visit Gettysburg again (we haven't been in a long while, and then just on a day trip). I thought it might be fun to visit over the Valentine's Day weekend, which is also the weekend of his birthday.

Is this going to be a good time to visit? I don't know if Gettysburg is considered a particularly romantic getaway, but one never knows. Should I anticipate crowds or anything out of the ordinary? I know it'll be cold and I'm prepared for that. Can anyone recommend a quiet hotel that's convenient to the battlefield, and is there a particular place to eat that would also be quiet but romantic and/or historic? Any other tips would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help and advice!

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    Re: Gettysburg for Valentine's Day?

    by lostsooner55 Online Now Jan 12, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    You could also consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area. It would seem a bit more romantic to me. You have the Civil War history of the area, plus Monticello, and Ash Lawn. For a rather unique meal, you might wish to visit the Michie Tavern, which serves a "colonial era" meal. The southern end of the Skyline Drive, through the Shenandoah National Park, is also nearby, though it may have some closures at that time of year. Gary

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    Re: Gettysburg for Valentine's Day?

    by Travmad Online Now Jan 15, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Obviously Paris (France not Texas) would be a sure bet on romance for Valentine's day. But Gettysburg could be a good getaway none the less. I don't know if the train is running in winter but that could be an interesting thing to do. Finding an old inn right off of the square for a couple of nights would be romantic. Plus there are loads of things to see in town aside from the battle field. I would say yes give it a try. Your not a far drive away.

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  • Re: Gettysburg for Valentine's Day?

    by MTFPA200 Online Now Jan 21, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    There are many fantastic places in Gettysburg to visit during Valentines day. For a nice romantic meal there is the Herrs Tavern or J's At the Village. J's has a special menu for Valentines Day weekend. There are many good bed and breakfasts as well, for example Red Brick B&B is right on Baltimore Street. There are also special "valentines day" ghost tours available through GhostlyImages.Net. I hope this was helpful!

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