United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 November trip to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce
  2. 2 Hertz closed for Labor Day Holiday? (Santa Monica)
  3. 3 Quick NYC weekend with 6 yr old
  4. 4 Must eats in Fort Worth,TX
  5. 5 DC/MD/VA GTG in the Fall
  6. 6 Pt. Reyes with kids
  7. 7 Rose Parade Novice
  8. 8 Road trip October
  9. 9 Solo Trip to Seattle on a Budget
  10. 10 Seattle to Portland- ideas for places to stay?
  11. 11 Maui hotel for 20 somethings...
  12. 12 Denver area Lower elevation mt. suggestions
  13. 13 NEEDED: Travel Agent for Honeymoon in Hawaii
  14. 14 Advice on American Trip
  15. 15 Niagara Falls train stations
  16. 16 Kauai: Marriott Resort??
  17. 17 Washington, D.C. Metro info please?
  18. 18 Best rest area on Route 81 Sourht through Virginia
  19. 19 NYC itinerary 5 days
  20. 20 Colorado questions
  21. 21 Rail from New York to Washington, D.C.
  22. 22 Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone to Jackson Hole
  23. 23 Colter Bay Village - GTNP question
  24. 24 Two Weeks in Bay Area/Lake Tahoe/Yosemite/Big Sur - Itinerary Help
  25. 25 Transportation Newark/High Line and Penn Station/Newark
View next 25 » Back to the top

Washington DC/Gettysburg/Philadelphia with kids

Jump to last reply

Our So Cal family plans to head east in late August. My wife and kids, 12 and 9 have never been "back east." We vacation quite a bit, usually in Hawaii, Mexico or Vancouver. I am trying to figure out how to divide 10 days in the 3 locales. My daughter and I also want to make time to visit the Hershey chocolate factory and amusement park. I thought we would do 3 days in DC, 3 days in Philly, 2 days in Gettysburg and 2 days in Hershey. Does that sound right or should we adjust?

Second, we are trying to figure out where to book accommodations particularly in Gettysburg/Hershey? In DC we plan to stay at the Park Hyatt Washington and in Philadelphia we plan to stay at The Rittenhouse Hotel. I am trying to figure out where to stay in Gettysburg/Hershey area. Also, we would appreciate any comments on the Park Hyatt or The Rittenhouse.

We plan to rent a car when we leave DC to head to Gettysburg. Are there any public transportation options that are workable to get to Gettysburg/Hershey? and then up to Philadelphia?

Finally, our neighbor says we should to DC and Williamsburg instead. Any thoughts. Thanks in advance for any suggestions

35 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement