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Things to Do in Harrisburg PA

9 09, 2020

A Comprehensive Susquehanna Valley Guide

2020-10-09T12:02:44+00:00Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Lodging in Harrisburg PA, Susquehanna Valley PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

Spending one or two nights in the Susquehanna Valley just doesn’t cut it. There are too many attractions, historical landmarks, and thrill rides and too little time. This low-lying region is not only chockful of historical significance and unique, family-friendly attractions, but it’s also incredibly scenic, especially during autumn’s peak. As summer graciously concedes to fall, the rolling hills that enclose the Susquehanna River (which snakes past Downtown Harrisburg) transform into a colorful blend of amber, marigold, and kelly green. But you don’t have to be a self-proclaimed “autumnophile” to appreciate everything that the Susquehanna Valley has to offer. The [...]

9 08, 2020

Plan a Visit to Wildwood Park and Nature Center

2020-09-09T20:16:55+00:00Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

Along the northern rim of Harrisburg, PA, only a short stroll from the wide Susquehanna River, lies a startlingly peaceful conservation area, known simply as Wildwood Park. Very rarely do city dwellers find such uniquely pristine acreage within four miles of a bustling downtown district. At its core, Wildwood Park is an outdoor recreation mecca for those with a penchant for hiking, biking, and picnicking. However, the Nature Center, named after beloved civic leader and entrepreneur Benjamin Olewine III, provides ample opportunities for learning and community togetherness. The Central Hotel & Conference Center, one of the best hotels in Harrisburg, [...]

31 07, 2020

Visit the State of Pennsylvania Museum

2020-08-04T12:26:18+00:00Harrisburg PA, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

When you visit Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you’ll see that there’s plenty of history that played a key role in the industrial development of the United States. There are plenty of sights to see and places to visit to learn more about the history of the state, such as the State of Pennsylvania Museum. For a fun and educational afternoon, consider bringing your family to the State of Pennsylvania Museum, just minutes away from The Central Hotel Harrisburg. The State of Pennsylvania Museum This museum, created in 1905, has collected, preserved, researched, and interpreted the cultural and natural history of the state. [...]

30 06, 2020

Visit the Coolest Flea Market in Harrisburg: The HBG Flea

2020-07-31T14:15:10+00:00Harrisburg PA, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

Take shopping to a new level and support all of the local vendors that create The HBG Flea. At one of the most popular flea markets in Harrisburg, you’ll find an array of vendors that sell a variety of handmade goods like jewelry, hand knits, clothing, art, foods, and more. If you’re looking for gifts, keepsakes, a delicious snack, or if you just want to see what this Harrisburg flea market is all about, stop by The HBG Flea during your vacation.   The HBG Flea: What It’s All About The HBG Flea was created as a platform for growth in [...]

8 04, 2020

The Top 3 Breweries in Harrisburg, PA

2020-07-08T19:56:02+00:00Harrisburg PA, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

As summer rapidly approaches here along the Susquehanna River in historic Harrisburg, PA, we cannot help but look ahead to sipping on local craft ales with the sun beaming down from high above. And there’s no better locale in Pennsylvania to welcome summer’s arrival than The Central Hotel & Conference Center of Harrisburg, a Premier Best Western Hotel. We take craft beer very seriously, primarily because many guests choose the on-site O’Reilly’s Tap Room & Kitchen for its expansive tap list, which typically includes local favorites from all across the state. But today, we want to shed some light on [...]

8 03, 2020

The Best Brunch in Harrisburg, PA

2020-07-08T19:51:33+00:00Brunch in Harrisburg PA, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

Harrisburg, PA, is the vacation destination you’ve been waiting for, and when you stay at The Central Hotel, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous and luxurious accommodations that will make you feel right at home. Here, you’ll be, well, central to everything you might want to do in or around Harrisburg, PA, and with comfortable and clean guestrooms, you truly can’t ask for anything more during your stay in Harrisburg. Brunch is simply a must when it comes to having the ultimate vacation, and the good news is, brunch in Harrisburg, PA, is easy to come by. One of the best [...]

3 02, 2020

St Patrick’s Day Activities in Harrisburg, PA

2020-03-03T20:32:56+00:00Things to Do 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 [...]

23 01, 2020

Spend a Day at Hersheypark

2020-04-23T17:38:11+00:00Harrisburg PA, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hotels in Harrisburg PA, Hotels Near Harrisburg PA, Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

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 [...]

23 12, 2019

Harrisburg’s Dog Bucket List for Pet-Loving Travelers

2020-01-27T20:37:37+00:00Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

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 [...]

23 11, 2019

National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg

2020-01-27T20:42:24+00:00Things to Do in Harrisburg PA|

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 [...]

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