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Sunday afternoon visit

A compact downtown area. Withing easy walking distance were lots of restaurant choices, the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
1AnnieEliza
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United States
State Capital is the highlight.

Other than the state Capitol building and perhaps Saint Patrick's Cathedral it's a bit of a lonely... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
jgbtravels
,
Louisville, KY
via mobile
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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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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Other than the state Capitol building and perhaps Saint Patrick's Cathedral it's a bit of a lonely city. I saw too many empty storefronts in the downtown corridor. Strawberry Commons was lacking interesting shops and had relatively little there to merit a extended visit. See...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are a lt of nice restaurants downtown. Most of which are very reasonably priced. If you go after dark stick to the main restaurant area (front street).

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with boyfriend while visiting for Hershey Park. I would recommend Mcgrath's pub if you are looking for a nice spot to stop and get some drinks or food. We also really enjoyed going towards city island and looking out over the water. We...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

There is plenty to do in downtown Harrisburg. Of course there's the gorgeous state Capitol building, the Capitol complex with the fountain and parks, shopping, lovely old churches, and the dinosaur art! We enjoyed taking photos of the various dinosaurs that are scattered around town,...More

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Free street parking on Sunday was a bonus. It was nice to walk around to see the dinosaur art. Walked across the bridge. Nice views. Restaurants looked nice.

1  Thank lynn325
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

There are some museums if you have the time, and the thoroughly worthwhile National Civil War Museum is not far away. But unless you are "civil-minded" or a Pennsylvania kid on a school trip, I am not aware of anything that you really would miss...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the National Civil War Museum the part of town it was in didn't seem that nice that's just my personal opinion. The downtown area was nice but it was Sunday and not that many people around. We stayed North of town and...More

1  Thank Charlene C
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We enjoy going downtown and enjoy what it has to offer. The river is beautiful and many buildings are gorgeous. There are many restaurants that are favorites and we enjoy trying new ones. El Sol, Bricco, Cafe Fresca are wonderful. We just tried Cork and...More

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

While the people are generally friendly there are way too many homeless people panhandling. Also there are only certain blocks downtown you can walk safely at night.

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