In Gettysburg to explore the city’s historic side? Don’t miss out on the all-American destination’s amazing drink culture as well. Adams County is exploding with great, locally owned small breweries, cideries, wineries and more.
Perched atop a hill in rural Adams County, Jack’s Hard Cider is a destination not only for its views, but also for its amazing selection of ciders. Choose from more traditional pours, or go for something a little more unique and inventive, with the brand’s limited releases. If the weather is nice, sip on a glass or two on the expansive terrace. If not, you can still enjoy great scenic panoramas from the glass-enclosed tasting room.
Boyer Cellars sits in the midst of the much larger Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. While the orchard is known for its amazing pick-your-own selection that’s attracted families from major cities as far away as Washington, D.C., for decades. It recently added the Boyer Cellars tasting room that offers hard cider and wine tastings, along with fun events and live music.
This new small brewery is just a short distance from Jack’s Hard Cider and Boyer Cellars, making it an easy stop if you want to visit a few local producers in one afternoon. Thirsty Farmer Brew Works serves amazing brews (you can literally see the hops growing from your table!) and ciders, alongside a menu of yummy, casual eats. Grab a seat on the covered deck for views of pristine, rural Pennsylvania.
Mason Dixon Distillery
Mason Dixon Distillery grows the grains for its array of spirits right on the Gettysburg Battlefield, giving your drinks a little taste of history. The distillery’s tasting room is also located in downtown Gettysburg (in a repurposed furniture factory), making it a great pick if you want to walk from your hotel to dinner and drinks. Craft cocktails are specially created to allow the spirit to shine, rather than drown out the taste of the alcohol, so it’s a perfect stop for spirit connoisseurs.
Battlefield Brew Works and Spirits of Gettysburg
If you and your traveling companions can’t agree on whether you want to taste some local beers or spirits, why not go to a tasting room that offers some of the best of both? Battlefield Brew Works and Spirits of Gettysburg is just a short drive from downtown. It offers small-batch beers (with nine rotating on tap) alongside an array of spirits. In fact, Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery is the first licensed distillery in Gettysburg since prohibition. The historic setting of Montfort Farm was used as a Confederate field hospital following the battle.
It’s one of a traveler’s worst nightmares to stay in a hotel where the beds are infested with bed bugs. These tiny creatures aren’t always visible to the naked eye, but they can completely ruin a vacation and leave hotel guests itching and scratching for weeks. Here are a few ways to ensure where you lay your head at night isn’t also where bed bugs lay their own.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
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We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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