Sure, palm trees are nice, but we’ve got an island getaway that’s close, affordable, and full of unique experiences – all conveniently located on an island in the Susquehanna River! The 63-acre City Island in Harrisburg is host to a multitude of fun family attractions and activities.

Catch the excitement and fun of a minor league baseball game as you root, root, root for the home team, the Harrisburg Senators! The unique setting of FNB Field on City Island provides beautiful city views and river breezes.In between innings, be sure to check out the Kids Zone that boasts one of the largest displays of inflatables in Minor League Baseball.There’s even a little tykes area for the youngest fans.If the Senators are out of town, check the schedule for the City Islanders, Harrisburg’s professional soccer team that also plays at FNB Field.

City Island isn’t just for professional sports – challenge your family and friends to a game of Water Golf, an 18-hole mini golf course that is beautifully landscaped, overlooking the river. Test your skills in the Island’s batting cages or in the arcade, where you’ll find a collection of family-friendly video games including classics, racing, interactive, and pinball games.

Batting Cages City Island

If sight-seeing is more your speed, you have your pick of interesting ways to explore! It’s “All Aboard” for a delightful tour around the island on the City Island Railroad. This miniature train, a scale version of a Civil War-era steam train, winds passengers on a railway tour around the Island. Or, hop in a horse-drawn carriage operated by South Mountain Carriage Company for a nostalgic and scenic trot along the riverfront. Head to the water’s edge for a classic riverboat cruise aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna. This authentic paddle wheel riverboat departs for daily summer cruises from the City Island docks, featuring fun events and themed cruises throughout the season.

With convenient parking on the Island and a beautiful walking bridge connecting the Island to the city, there’s many reasons to explore all the fun things there are to do on the recreational oasis that is City Island!