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Address: Harrisburg, PA

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Surprisingly nice

Even in the winter our walk thru the city was nice. We started by the river, Beautiful view both way. Along the path by the river one can seerunners and bikers for miles. Then we... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Plantation
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really have to consider where Harrisburg is - 2 1/2 hrs from Philly and about the same to Pittsburgh. So, having moved to Carlisle recently. I am happy to have Harrisburg. There are several excellent restaurants and plenty of breweries in the region. Plus, you have easy access to history and nature.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Even in the winter our walk thru the city was nice. We started by the river, Beautiful view both way. Along the path by the river one can seerunners and bikers for miles. Then we visited beautiful capitol and finished with lunch. So many places to choose.

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Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

OK, let's be honest: This is not a tourist destination city, but the local are generally so polite, helpful and kind that navigating spaces here is low stress. Don't confuse that with gregarious, outgoing or lively. It's not that folks are unfriendly, they are just not as socially outgoing as many other buzzy tourist spots. But steer clear if you... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had dinner at the Firehouse Restaurant then walked along the river. Very peaceful and relaxing. Saw the capitol building lit up a night...beautiful sight!

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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Downtown Harrisburg is a great place, if you're interested in exploring different types of food during your visit; there are more restaurants than shopping establishments. Shopping is limited and parking is free on Sunday. The best way to enjoy the city, is if you walk to the many places North and South of town. The entire city is a lovely... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Downtown Harrisburg isn't so great. Small area, few shops and restaurants and plenty of blighted areas that don't even look very safe.

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2 Thank RickMIusa
Central PA
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Downtown Harrisburg is unique as the state capitol and an interesting place to visit from its history, government to its dining. Many things to do and see. However, travel too far, and you will find the blight that inhabits many of our cities.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Good, friendly and delicious ! We had a delightful meal an excellent service. We look forward to our next visit.

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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I walked most of Harrisburg late Summer 2016 - what a 'mixed-bag'! Some areas are gorgeous - I must say, the exception. The city is, overall, extremely, 'run-down' so many houses not maintained -occupied till they fall apart, causing the occupants to vacate.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

A compact downtown area. Withing easy walking distance were lots of restaurant choices, the wonderful capitol building, book stores, shops and an artists' gallery. A nice afternoon.

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