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Harrisburg Travel Guide

Have you always dreamed of visiting a beautiful historical city which is full of adventure? If yes, then Harrisburg is the best place to go! Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and it played an important role in the American Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Signs of the Harrisburg's history are all over the city, so make sure to explore the downtown area to see the famous landmarks and buildings. Even before the early 1700s when settlers founded the city, Harrisburg was long before inhabited by Native Americans. Interestingly, researchers found over 3000 years old artifacts here. Harrisburg sits on the Susquehanna River bed, so there are great outdoor activities on the coast as well.

Things to Do in Harrisburg

When in Harrisburg, visit some of its historical sights and museums to learn more about the city. One of the most popular places to visit is the National Civil War Museum, where you can learn about the war, the people that fought in the war, and the aftermath of it.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is a great place for adults and children too to learn about dinosaurs, wildlife, and local history. Alongside the fixed exhibits, there's also a planetarium and anthropological displays.

You can also visit some of the city's historic landmarks, such as the Pennsylvania State Capitol, which is open for visitors to tour the building and explore the glamorous marble and elaborate decorations inside.

The Cathedral of Saint Patrick is a popular pilgrim site, and it also offers amazing views both inside and outside. Climb the internal and the external staircase to be rewarded with a stunning view of the State Capitol Building.

For a further history fix, visit the Harrisburg Holocaust Monument which was erected in 1977 to honor the memory of the lives during the Holocaust.

When it's time for a spot of fresh air, visit the Fort Hunter Mansion and Park which is a lovely area where you can relax. At the mansion, there are events from time to time, such as brewing festivals and art workshops.

Best Places to Stay in Harrisburg

The best area to stay at Harrisburg is the Olde Uptown or the Capitol district which has plenty of amazing restaurants, shops, cafes and parks to explore. If you want to stay in a wonderful vacation rental, do not worry, rentals in Harrisburg are very popular and you can find every type of accommodation. Vacation home rentals can offer large living rooms, river views, full kitchens, and gardens.

Best Time to Visit Harrisburg

The best time to visit Harrisburg is from August to late September when the weather is warm but the heat isn't oppressive. The average temperature from May until October is 78 degrees but sometimes it peaks at over 85 degrees.

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Harrisburg tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Harrisburg tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Harrisburg is in June, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Harrisburg is in the high season in August. Harrisburg has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Harrisburg

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Harrisburg. The hottest month in Harrisburg is August, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 5 ˚F. The wettest month in Harrisburg is August with 5.63 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.72 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Harrisburg

Browse vacation rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 572 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Harrisburg, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Harrisburg can be affordable - the lowest price rental is available at $12 a night. The average price of an accommodation is generally $87 per night.

If you would like to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 232 accommodations in Harrisburg that have WiFi. 64 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 47 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Harrisburg, you'll want to pick from 213 places to stay that provide parking. 41 accommodations have a a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 61 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Harrisburg accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 4 providers, including 202 places to stay from Airbnb, 31 accommodations from Priceline and 11 places to stay from Agoda.

301 of the accommodations in Harrisburg have been rated by previous guests. They rated 69% as excellent or good. 190 accommodations allow instant booking.

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