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Downtown Harrisburg

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Parking Sucks, too pricey

The city offers no free parking and discussing with various business owners they recognize the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Earl H
Good during the day, be careful at night

I used to live and still work in downtown Harrisburg. Me and my family still do visit downtown... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dan A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The city offers no free parking and discussing with various business owners they recognize the fault is threefold as state, county, and city who are unable to support a free parking area or fair price on weekends. This is epidemic in the country for cities...More

1  Thank Earl H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I used to live and still work in downtown Harrisburg. Me and my family still do visit downtown during the day and there are great bars and restaurants especially some good Sunday brunch places. You have the river walk, river front and variety of restaurants...More

1  Thank Dan A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Downtown has a lot of potential, but there are panhandlers all over the place. I went out for a walk and was approached at least 5 times by men wanting money. I know there's a panhandling ordinance prohibiting the practice 20 ft from outdoor eating...More

1  Thank 47lou888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I were in the City on one recent weekend, the downtown (historic area) was quiet. I was told that 2nd street and a block up and down are vibrant (but not on weekends). The good part, there are a few nice restaurants...More

Thank Prawet J
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 22 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 20 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

2  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
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