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Downtown Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA
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Ranked #19 of 23 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Neighborhoods
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Front Street, Second and Third Street offer a lot to see, specially good. The Capitol is beautiful and the Susquehanna River is impressive. If you have a car or rental, you can venture to Hershey close by.

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Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I enjoy hanging out with my military family whenever possible. We get together and just walk the streets of Downtown Harrisburg on Saturday nights... from eating to dancing enjoying the city life.

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Harrisburg, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not a lot of shopping but 2nd street has some really good restaurants. The Capitol building is downtown and so is the State Museum, Whitaker Center and City Island is across the bridge.

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Harrisburg pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

You are 30 years behind the times of the World!! What is good about it, except Carley's Piano Bar & grill, which, we love! Great food, tapas, wine & atmosphere! Doesn't get any better than this....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

The downtown area of Harrisburg is that of small city surrounded by the rolling hills of the central Pennsylvania and the beautiful Susquehanna river. The capital area is very pretty and easy to wander around as there's a park around the building itself that has nice benches to rest and watch the squirrels and birds or wander over to the... More

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Ashland, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Wasn't happy at all driving in downtown Harrisburg. Too many cars for the roads, trucks blocking lanes with no warning, barely room to get down some streets with cars parked on both sides, no place to park. In fact, driving into Harrisburg was a nightmare as well, it reminded me of the worst traffic in Los Angeles!

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Harrisburg, Pa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you go, make it for lunch or for an EARLY evening. The renowned Restaurant Row has some excellent eateries, but my advice is to get in and out before the bar crowd takes over. That's when things have gotten out of hand. The area was once hailed as a renaissance strip for twenty-somethings in downtown Harrisburg but lately it... More

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Brick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Quaint & friendly place to visit.We enjoyed shopping & visiting the cafe's & restaurants & sightseeing through the town. The people were very friendly & helpul recommending places to visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I never heard about this city until I planned a weekend trip to Hershey Park and Gettysburg in Pensylvania. I found a good Hotel where to spend the night. I was surprised with the city. It's very nice and has the view of the Susquehanna river. Nice weekend. Its a very nice French place in the city to eat the... More

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I thought this would not be a fun trip but I was wrong. The city is well kept and there are plenty of activities for young and old. One of the nicer Capitol buildings that I visited and the national cemetery was also worth the time.

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