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Harrisburg Travel Guide

St Patrick’s Day Activities in Harrisburg, PA

For Central Hotel in Harrisburg, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a single day party—St. Patrick’s Day is an entire month celebration! All of Harrisburg comes alive the second our calendar reads March. Whether you’re searching for festive Harrisburg bars, mouth-watering dishes at Harrisburg restaurants, or a traditional Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we know the St. Patrick’s Day activities for you! Start planning your Harrisburg getaway with our favorite activities listed below.  Is There An Irish Pub Near Me Now? O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen is one of the best bars in Harrisburg, PA, hands down…especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Several [...]

Spend a Day at Hersheypark

Pennsylvania is full of hidden gems, but the most popular gem of all is one made of pure chocolate: Hersheypark, a chocolate-themed amusement park just ready to be explored. A visit to Hersheypark is one that’s sure to be remembered by the whole family. When you stay at The Central Hotel Harrisburg, you’ll not only be perfectly close to the park so that you can experience all there is to do in this chocolate paradise, but you’ll also have everything you need to feel at home during you Pennsylvania vacation. You’ll be located close to other Pennsylvanian attractions, from Gettysburg [...]

Harrisburg’s Dog Bucket List for Pet-Loving Travelers

If you’re a dog parent, then you know just how hard it is to leave your furry friend behind while going on vacation. Few destinations and hotels allow guests to take trips with pets, which can make planning a vacation challenging. However, The Central Hotel Harrisburg understands that your pets are a part of your family and leaving them behind can be a traumatic experience for everyone. Our hotel follows the Best Western Dog Policy, so there’s no need for your family to find dog boarding in Harrisburg, PA—your family pet can take a Harrisburg vacation too! There’s no [...]

National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA, is known for its many attractions, but the largest of them all is the Civil War Museum. This local institution seeks to share the entire story of America’s most troubling moment in history, while still focusing on the people who were affected. Visitors should expect to see a visual explanation of the causes/consequences of the Civil War, while fairly representing both Northern and Southern viewpoints. The museum also highlights the military and civilian perspectives on the nation’s conflict. Our team here at The Central Hotel & Conference Center believes that all guests who are planning family vacations [...]

Chocolate and Love in Harrisburg, PA

If you often find yourself thinking, “Wow, I love chocolate,” then Harrisburg, PA, is the vacation spot for you! Harrisburg is located just 20 minutes away from world-renowned, Hershey Park, Hershey’s Chocolate World Museum, Hershey Story Museum, and much more! Harrisburg and the surrounding towns have a deep appreciation for Hershey’s Chocolate. But one thing is sure: No hotel will ever love Hershey’s Chocolate as much as The Central Hotel & Conference Center; a Best Western Premier property! In fact, we even offer a package that combines chocolate and love, perfect for a romantic getaway!  Chocolate Lovers Package When spending [...]

Visitor’s Guide to Hersheypark in the Dark

Many children and adults celebrate Halloween all month long. Whether you plan on trick-or-treating, designing a spooky costume, braving haunted houses, or hosting a costume party, there are Halloween activities for everyone. This year, bring your Halloween spirit to The Central Hotel Harrisburg; we’re located near the ghoulishly delightful, Hersheypark. This all-ages amusement park celebrates Halloween all month long with new and traditional activities. Take a unique vacation and celebrate Halloween in Pennsylvania! Are you brave enough to attend the seasonal event, Hersheypark in the Dark?  Creatures Of The Night Not all creatures of the night are ghosts, vampires, [...]

Fall in Love with Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

It’s never too early to start planning a fall family vacation, especially when there’s so many things to do in Harrisburg, PA, during the autumn months. Tucked within the Appalachian Mountains’ hills and valleys, The Harrisburg Region morphs into a kaleidoscope of fall colors. The trees are dressed in vibrant red, orange, and yellow leaves; you name it! When staying at The Central Hotel of Harrisburg, you’ll never have to travel far to see these enchanting scenes. To start, check out some of our favorite fall foliage locations in the Harrisburg region. Little Buffalo State Park Distance: 39-minute drive Scenery: [...]

Best Restaurants in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

While on vacation, it’s essential to treat yourself to a nice meal. Harrisburg, PA, dishes out some of the best meals in the country, many of which are close to Best Western Premier: The Central Hotel & Conference Center. Fine Dining If you’re looking to celebrate something special…Bricco is the restaurant for you! Bricco is known as one of Harrisburg’s best fine dining restaurants. The menu offers Italian-inspired dishes crafted from only authentic ingredients. Be sure to taste the Lamb Milanese or Sweet Potato Ravioli from the dinner menu. Another wonderful fine dining option is Char’s Tracy Mansion. Char’s celebrates [...]

Independence Day in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

The Central Hotel and Conference Center is a Best Western Premier property with a distinct style, luxurious amenities, friendly staff, and outstanding service in Harrisburg, PA. Unlike many other hotels near Harrisburg, PA, we’re conveniently located within a short drive of Hershey, PA, and in the heart of Harrisburg, PA. Our central location allows you to experience Pennsylvania's most popular destinations, like the state capital.  Whether you're looking for a place to stay to experience the best fireworks in the state, or you're in town for an important conference, our Best Western hotel is the perfect spot.  Independence Day Celebration [...]