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Come for the People/Search for the Sights

OK, let's be honest: This is not a tourist destination city, but the local are generally so polite... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
TomInPenn
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Pennsylvania
dinner and a stroll

Had dinner at the Firehouse Restaurant then walked along the river. Very peaceful and relaxing... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Manager_CSPM
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Harrisburg, PA
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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...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
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.

3  Thank RickMIusa
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.

Thank Flick8675309
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.

Thank Robert B
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.

2  Thank william723
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.

Thank 1AnnieEliza
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

1  Thank jgbtravels
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).

Thank Charles W
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