Washington, the capital of the United States of America, is located roughly 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the south of Shippensburg, while Gettysburg is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
Don't restrict yourself to Shippensburg, because the wider region contains plenty of natural and cultural attractions just waiting to be explored. Fairfield and Carlisle are two more places worth seeing while you're in Central Pennsylvania.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Shippensburg, why not check out the nearest regional city. Chambersburg is 11 miles (18 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions such as Majestic Ridge Golf Course, Wilson College and Cluggy's Family Amusement Center. Caledonia State Park and Capitol Theatre are also good spots for calling into before heading back to Shippensburg.
Every place on Earth has its special history and the Central Pennsylvania area has its own fair share of stories to tell. The traditional villages in these parts are well worth visiting.
Water-based sports are a popular pastime here. When the weather is fine, why not go canoeing or rafting; this region has some great spots.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by plane, take into account that the nearest major airport is Hagerstown Regional Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Shippensburg.