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.