Carlisle is a borough in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Located within the Cumberland Valley, a highly productive agricultural region, Carlisle is just a short drive from most of the major East Coast cities like New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore, not to mention an hour or less away from Hershey, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Harrisburg and York.
Home to Dickinson College, the US Army War College and the Pennsylvania State University of the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle (along with Harrisburg) was rated as the second-best place to raise a family by Forbes in 2010.
Strolling through historic downtown, one is greeted with unique architecture, quaint shops and overall serenity. Fancy a Carlisle Events Car Show? An historic retreat? A concert or performance? Maybe just to fly-fish on one of Carlisle's world-renowned trout streams? One doesn't need to venture outside the town's limits to enjoy award-winning restaurants, downtown theatre performances, visit historic sites or take part in recreational activities.
Any time of year, Carlisle is a great place to visit !