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Category - Harrisburg

Apr 15, 2016

Rainy Day Fun in Hershey & Harrisburg

So you’ve planned a spectacular getaway, but it looks like rain is in the forecast! You might be asking yourself: What are the rainy day activities in the Hershey Harrisburg Region? Thankfully we have plenty of indoor activities that’ll make you and the family see rainbows instead of cloudy skies. Try out one of these "Plan B" itineraries, packed
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Mar 31, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Sara's Top 5 Live Music Venues

Pop quiz. When you think of Hershey, PA, what comes to mind? Chocolate and Hersheypark ? Yep. We have those. What about Harrisburg? Politics and the Capitol? Busted. But what's really, really cool about these towns is that there's so much more than their "main attractions." And while the region doesn't have the size of a destination like Philadelphia or Baltimore, we most definitely have the sound .
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Mar 17, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg City Island

The idea of “something for everyone” can be a little bit cliché in tourism. But sometimes you really do find a spot that covers the bases (literally – more on that in a minute!) in entertainment for families, couples, business travelers and the outdoor-minded.
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Feb 26, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

The Clockwinder - PA State Capitol Clocks

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is an architectural gem that graces the Harrisburg skyline. And for all the beauty of the shining green dome that greets every visitor, the treasures on the inside of the building are every bit as stunning. Some people enter thinking, “it's just a state capitol building.” They come out wanting to see and hear more.
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Jan 5, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

The National Civil War Museum

America's Civil War waged no battles in Harrisburg. No, the bloodshed reached its peak just to our south in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. But much like the famed copula at Seminary Ridge where Union General John Buford spotted an advancing Confederate Army, so too does Harrisburg have its own piece of Civil War history sitting high on a hill. Many
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Oct 14, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Shop Small

"I heard about this neat little shop around the corner but I never have time to drop in."  Sound familiar? If so, we have a holiday challenge for you! (OK - two challenges!)      Challenge #1: Visit at least one small business in the Hershey Harrisburg Region that you've never been to. 
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Sep 28, 2015 by Visit Hershey & Harrisburg

A $200 Weekend in Hershey & Harrisburg

It might seem too good to be true. How can a family make a quick getaway to a city like Hershey or Harrisburg and only spend $200? It’s possible! With a few frugal tips and some local experts to show you the ropes, your family can enjoy a weekend taking in the arts, enjoying local food and embracing all that time together can bring. Through these
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Sep 22, 2015 by Visit Hershey & Harrisburg

A Couple's Guide to the Harrisburg Music Scene

The Harrisburg music scene has exploded in recent years. Bands and artists of all types and renown are making their way through our capital city. Some venues and institutions, like Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Whitaker Center, have been around for years, but smaller venues like the River City Blues Club and Millworks have recently opened, expanding Harrisburg’s musical palate. Many of the newer venues are also restaurants, so it’s never been easier to enjoy the best Harrisburg live music available.
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Aug 27, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Camping in Hershey and Harrisburg

Question: When is a s’more more than just a s’more?   Answer: When it’s made in Chocolatetown USA – home of the Great American Hershey’s Chocolate Bar!  Because nothing says traditional treat quite like the gooey goodness of that famous campfire cuisine! And nothing brings a family together quite like all the special moments made at a campsite, from tackling the tent to roasting the perfect hot dog. 
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