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Downtown Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA
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Ranked #21 of 24 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Neighborhoods
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love the downtown Harrisburg area for the restaurants along Second Street. Unfortunately, the new parking prices is driving much of that business to the suburbs. $3/hour is just not reasonable for the size of this city. Those in charge need to reconsider these costs. It will kill an otherwise thriving urban area!

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new york
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I never thought I'd enjoy a trip to the Capital so much. The capital bldg itself is amazing to see. The architecture both in and out is beautiful. You can take a guided tour which I was unable to do. If you cant do the tour; they let you inside on the ground floor to look at some of the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I was born there, and lived there till 1985.been back to visit family. When I drive through neighborhoods I grew up in , which was known as the hill. windows up car locked. rolling stops at stop signs.let's just say it went to hell !!! My family members all moved to the outskirts. so now I fly in , get... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Downtown Harrisburg is really nothing more than a few blocks of restaurants and clubs. If you have kids or friends with you and expect to do much more than eat at a bar outside of a River Fest type event, you'll be disappointed.

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We come to Harrisburg annually to visit family. This city is clean and people are very friendly. We love to walk along the Susquehanna River on the beautiful walkways. The walk over the footbridge to City Island is picturesque. City Island itself has so much to offer with the Harrisburg Senators AA baseball team and The City Islanders soccer team.... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nothing very impressive in the Downtown area, like all large towns (I don't really consider it a city) it has it's restaurants, bars, litter, and fun. If you want good food stay away from second street, all of the gems are tucked away on the side streets. Second street is for those seeking a drink. There are a few quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The roads are smooth and well maintained. The road signs are displayed at a distance so you have time to merge to the correct lane. There is no litter.

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Dyer, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The restaurant row is 2nd street and it is not family friendly. There are mostly bars and not many sit down eateries that are not part of a bar. The streets are smelly and there seemed to be a lot of people out drinking and lingering without a purpose. Our family left and drove toward Hershey for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was in Harrisburg for an academic conference. Between sessions, I enjoyed exploring the downtown area. I was surprised by the variety of coffee shops and restaurants. For bibliophiles, Midtown Scholar is a must-visit bookstore.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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