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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Grocery or Supermarket
“Grab & go food. Breakfast, lunch or early dinner. (Tip: Careful planning close to closing time around 5-6 PM)Only open Thursday-Sunday. We love it!! ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is one of our favorite restaurants, the rooftop waiting area is always nice. They have some great local beers and a wide variety of Farm to Table meals.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a walk around city island. There is a walking path around the island that his mini golf, and other activities. You will have a great view of the Harrisburg Skyline. Also take the walking bridge across the river and into the city for some more nightlife, bars, and restaurants”
  • 16 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The PA State Museum is worth a visit. Learn more about the great state of PA and it's natural history. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cinema
“Indie cinema showing foreign & smaller-release films accompanied by premium theater snacks & coffee.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“One of the largest independent bookstores in the country. Coffee shop inside. New & used books. Natalie approved book sanctuary. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great science museum for kids. They have an Imax style theater with nature movies.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“HMAC has it all! Its a music venue with a bar and full service restaurant. No reservation needed.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very delicious hearty and homey food. Great place if you are looking for a home cooked feeling to your meal. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bank-turned-art museum featuring original exhibitions, performances & classes, plus a gift shop. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Premise
“Take a walk to city island to enjoy mini golf or a Senator’s game. Enjoy fireworks on Fridays after the game. There’s also a great ice cream shop and walking path along the river for your convenience. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Designated national historic landmark.Designated to be a Palace of Art located in the heart of Harrisburg ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“City gem. Yellow Bird Cafe has been around longer than most places in Midtown. Nice breakfast or lunch spot. Fresh made healthy selections too! Easy 5-6 short Midtown block walk. (Near bookstore & market)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Not sure if we should categorize the Note as a bar, restaurant or music venue. This cozy, modern spot in downtown Harrisburg is located in a converted Victorian house, has a full bar, offers seasonal, European-inspired cuisine, and excellent music events. Great for a romantic evening. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is an extremely beautiful building, with some of the best historic artwork! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you like italian and tapas this is the best place to go! The pizza and the pasta is great”
  • 6 locals recommend