Middletown is a very common place name in Pennsylvania, but the most significant is the borough of Middletown just south of Harrisburg. Though Middletown itself is pretty small, the Harrisburg International Airport is within Middletown and brings a good amount of traffic through the town. However, the area's charming activities and landscape merit a few days of slowing down and enjoying central Pennsylvania.
Families with young kids will love wandering through the enormous National Christmas Center, open during Christmas Season and for select weeks in July, filled with holiday displays, decor, and gifts. You can enter the spooky, spiky Indian Echo Caverns in nearby Derry Township to discover local natural history or enjoy nature's fresh air on the Swatara Creek Water Trail and the Jonathan Eshenour Memorial Trail.
Middletown is home to several brewing companies, distilleries, and brewpubs, including the famous Appalachian Brewing Company and Tattered Flag. In Downtown Middletown, you can shop at a handful of malls and enjoy entertainment at hotels, clubs, bars, and museums.
No intercity bus companies stop in Middletown, but Amtrak's Keystone Service provides train service to the station downtown. Catch the train west to Harrisburg or as far east as Philadelphia.