York, Pennsylvania, is considered by locals to have been the first capital of the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation were written and adopted here, although the city was never officially the capital— that honor goes to nearby Philadelphia. Book a stay in one of the top hotels in York, PA and you can visit both of these historic cities and see some of the most important places of the nation's early years.
You'll either fly into Baltimore or Philadelphia, and both airports are some distance from York: Baltimore is 65 miles south, and Philadelphia is 98 miles east. Public trains and private buses run to York, but the best option for getting there is to rent a car. All the major companies have counters in the respective airports, and on-site lots where you can collect your vehicle. A stroll through York's Old Town Historic District gives you a glimpse into the city's past, and it contains hundreds of old buildings. York is also known as the "factory tour capital of the world," and you can visit factories that make a wide variety of goods, from candy to pretzels to motorcycles. Most York, PA hotels are within walking distance of the main attractions, but you can also use York rental cars to get around if you didn't pick up your wheels beforehand. With a car, you also have the freedom to explore the surrounding area, in particular the official first capital of the nation, Philadelphia. There's a lot to see in the city, so book a hotel in Philadelphia if you'll be spending a few days visiting the sights, such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center.
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