While home is most comfortable in the winter, I try to my best to avoid the cabin fever of staying in all the time. The Cumberland Valley region in south central Pennsylvania offers friends and family a number of entertaining options to explore. From history to educational to competitive, there’s always something fun to do, while staying warm!
Along I-81 in Carlisle, you’ll find tanks and helicopters along the outdoor path of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education (USAHEC), which is the premier research facility for U.S. Army history. As a veteran, it’s interesting to see the experiences of soldiers from other wartimes and battles. The interactive indoor exhibit allows the rest of my family to get a sense of those experiences through basic training, a skydiving simulator, and more.
For a thrilling indoor adventure, we like to visit the Carlisle Sports Emporium, which offers indoor go-karting, laser tag, virtual reality gaming, roller skating and an arcade. The space is great for families or just a date night, as they offer so much. In the spring and summer, they also have outdoor tracks, batting cages, and mini-golf.
Plan Your Trip…
For more information on indoor family fun, dining, and overnight accommodations, go to VisitCumberlandValley.com.