Since Memorial Day starts the beginning of the summer season, I want to spend this week featuring places and attractions that you might want to visit. One of the places on the list this week of must sees this summer is Gettysburg. The battlefield is ingrained in our history because of the huge loss of life on both sides (10,000) but also because of the words spoken there that helped heal our nation. June 19 begins the Gettysburg Festival of Brass Bands which adds another attraction to the trip. Nearby Hersey, PA, with its lamppost "kisses", amusement park, and Crayola museum make this trip fun and interesting for all.
People are going to be stingy with their travel dollars this summer.
According to a Rand McNally survey 66 percent of Americans planning road trips this summer changed their plans because of gas prices. This is going to hurt tourism across the board. Places that benefit from European and Asian tourists with money to spend like Washington, DC, and New York City will continue to do fine. Over the next few days we will give you a few places definitely worth the drive.