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“Take a hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Harrisburg

Downtown Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA
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Ranked #18 of 19 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Take a hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Start somewhere north of City Island and walk doww river. Walk across the old bridge to City Island and spend a hour or so there walking around the perimeter (or take the train ride around - I do both) If you have the time, take the paddlewheeler for a short trip up the river. After leaving the island, continue walking down to Shipoke to see the markings on the bridge indicating past water levels (for Hurricane Agnes, et al), the look at the homes and realize why people live there although the area sometime floods.

Visited March 2013
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Scary Place!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It is too bad that Harrisburg has become such a scary place! For a number of years, there had been a wonderful revitalization going on which resulted in some fantastic restaurants and night spots. However, in recent years crime has escalated and you have to be afraid to be in downtown Harrisburg, even though the restaurants are still trying to make a go of it. I find other places to go that have great restaurants and attractions. Too bad!!

Visited January 2013
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PA
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“"not safe"”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It's a real shame since Harrisburg is the capital of PA ~ there are plenty of great restaurants and bars downtown, but it simply is not safe any time of the day. If you do venture there, please travel in groups.

Visited March 2013
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Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Live near by and work in the city”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Downtown is a traffic nightmare (poorly managed roads) and the crime rate is horrible. I do not feel safe walking aorund the city unarmed.

Visited January 2013
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San Diego
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

In general, for a state capital, it's underwhelming. However, there are a few gems, like a brisk morning walk along the river, dinner at Suba (above Mangia Qui), or spending the night at the quaint City House B&B for a quiet and uninterrupted night.

Visited January 2013
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