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Just like many cities, the inner city area is sketchy. Rows of duplexes which look like a housing... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Travelinklan
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Busy, busy, busy

Coming back to Pennsylvania's capital after four years after having lived there almost nine... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Robert D
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Harrisburg, PA
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Just like many cities, the inner city area is sketchy. Rows of duplexes which look like a housing project. Poorly maintained, dirty and we felt unsafe. Parking is ridiculously high but we didn't stay long due to safety. We won't be back.

2  Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Coming back to Pennsylvania's capital after four years after having lived there almost nine reminded me how much I love where I now live -- while nowhere near the traffic woes of big cities, rush hour AM and PM here are not much fun. But...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We seldom ever go to Harrisburg because of the ripp-off parking and very shady people everywhere. One of our coworkers was killed before he crossed the Market Street bridge after eating downtown a couple of years ago. They never found the killer. The Whitaker Center...More

3  Thank Sissyandbrodda
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Has some nice restaurants and the colonial buildings are nice. Very empty however, and not a lot of shops or other things to see.

Thank cate0072015
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Expect to be angry at the parking situation if you are adventurous enough to visit one of the few good restaurants and entertainment venues in Harrisburg. We only go to Harrisburg on weekends and find ourselves scouting blocks of vacant "reserved" parking looking for one...More

2  Thank gnd46gnd
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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,...More

1  Thank Alison D
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...More

Thank Lewis S
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...More

2  Thank TomInPenn
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!

Thank Manager_CSPM
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...More

Thank Jim S
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