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Carlisle overview

Carlisle is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its universities and shops. You're sure to find the beer and coffee options to your liking. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Pennsylvania State Capitol. While you're here, stop by Cumberland County Courthouse and Carlisle Theatre. Carlisle is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Carlisle

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Carlisle has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Carlisle with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Carlisle hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Carlisle hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Carlisle

Fly in to Harrisburg, PA (HAR-Capital City), 17.8 mi (28.6 km) from central Carlisle. Harrisburg, PA (MDT-Harrisburg Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 22.9 mi (36.8 km) away.

What to see around Carlisle

Fun outdoor activities are on hand, along with these attractions:
  • • Boiling Springs Pool
  • • Williams Grove Speedway
  • • Susquehanna Speedway Park
  • • Mr Ed’s Elephant Museum
Live music and museums are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Carlisle Theatre
  • • Cumberland County Historical Society Museum
  • • Army Heritage and Education Center
  • • Village Artisans Gallery
  • • Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite shopping areas:
  • • Carlisle Country Market
  • • Paulus Farm Market
  • • Capital City Mall
  • • West Shore Farmers Market
  • • Broad Street Market
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Dickinson College
  • • Carlisle Barracks
  • • Messiah College
  • • Dixon University Center
  • • Shippensburgs University
Here are some favourite choices:
  • • Cumberland County Courthouse
  • • Carlisle Fairgrounds
  • • Sports Emporium
  • • Children's Lake
  • • Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center

When to visit Carlisle

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 14°C day, -5°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 3°C night
  • July-September: 30°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, -5°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 230 cm
  • April-June: 283 cm
  • July-September: 278 cm
  • October-December: 252 cm
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