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Places to stay

Arlington, Virginia
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Places to stay

Hello! Planning to visit the area for a few days in October and using Harrisburg as a base to explore the area. We're planning on visiting parks, corn mazes, wineries, zoos, markets and other outdoor attractions. We're thinking of taking daytrips to Gettysburg & Lancaster areas.

Are there neighborhoods in Harrisburg itself that you would suggest staying that are walkable and have interesting shops and restaurants? Or is the city more quiet and you'd suggest staying outside the city? I know small cities can really very in their vibe, so wasn't sure what Harrisburg is like. Thanks!

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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1. Re: Places to stay

I am going to stay overnight for each of the next 3 months to visit a family member. Can't speak for individual neighborhoods but I like B&B's. Next weekend I am staying at The Manor At Front http://themanoronfront.com/

and in Sept I shall stay at The City House,https://cityhousebb.com/, both on Front St with views of the river.

It seems you can walk to restaurants along the riverwalk from City House. I read reviews here on TA so you may find something that interests you. I can come back and tell you how I liked the B&B's if you like. I have been to see The Civil War museum which was excellent and had a Groupon.

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for Hershey, Harrisburg
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2. Re: Places to stay

Downtown Harrisburg is strong on restaurants & bars, very short on shopping. If you want to be able to walk to various restaurants and bars, staying in the city is good. The Hilton & Crowne Plaza are the only 2 downtown hotels. I've had friends stay at The Manor on Front Street and it is nice; however, not walkable to downtown. The City House, referred in the above post, would be walkable; however, I know nothing about it.

If you stay outside the city, there are a ton of options, it would really depend on the type of accommodation & amenities you're looking for. If you decide to stay outside the city and provide some additional information, I may be able to make some suggestions.

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