Harrisburg is located in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna Valley. As a central hub for both railroad and water transportation, Harrisburg played an important role in the Civil War. Today, the city offers historical landmarks, amusement parks, and cruises.
Harrisburg is home to many green spaces, including Reservoir Park, Wildwood Park, Riverfront Park, and the Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area.
Harrisburg’s Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural festival in the country. It’s hosted in January, and features hundreds of street vendors who sell food and farm equipment.
Hersheypark is one of the best places to visit in Harrisburg. This chocolate-themed amusement destination is packed with kids rides and live shows.
The Jackson House serves a great burger and a number of other all-American comfort foods. For finer fare, visit Bricco, Progress Grill, or Rubicon.
Founded by former Harrisburg mayor Steve Reed, the National Civil War Museum houses artifacts from the 1800’s. This historic center also offers lectures and reenactment events.
Colonial Park Mall and Harrisburg Mall should be the first stops for anyone looking for national retailers. To fill in the gaps, visit Tangers Outlet Hershey for more than 60 stores and specialty shops.