Happenings at the Hilton
From helping you celebrate the Holidays in style and comfort to boasting the best wine, cigar and food events in the Harrisburg area, we have something for everyone. View a special event menu below or visit one of our Harrisburg restaurant pages to find hours and menus for each of our unique dining options. Find more fun things to do in Harrisburg by visiting our Harrisburg events and festivals page or find ideas for your next Harrisburg date night!
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Things to Do Around Harrisburg
Four Unqiue Things to Do in Towns Near Harrisburg
In addition to being the state capital, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a short drive away from various unique restaurants, breweries and roadside attractions. Whether you’re visiting Harrisburg for the weekend, passing through during the week for a business meeting, or call the city home, check out these nearby, must-see destinations:
Try Tröegs Brewing Company
Hop on I-83 North, and take 322 East to Hersheypark Drive in Hershey to Tröegs Brewing Company. Founded in 1996, Tröegs offers free, self-guided brewery tours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. While there, be sure to try year-round brews including DreamWeaver Wheat and Perpetual IPA — or seasonal favorites such as Nugget Nectar and Mad Elf. The brewery’s snack bar offers delicious farm-to-table food with rotating specials.
See a Big Boot
About 40 minutes south of Harrisburg via I-83 and Route 30 off PA-462 West in York, you’ll find the famous giant boot-shaped house built in 1948 by shoe salesman Mahlon Haines. The Haines Shoe House has a shop in its heel that serves ice cream and baked goods. Guided tours are available for $5 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday the first day of spring until mid-November.
Mingle at Market
Follow PA-283 East to the Fruitville Pike North Market Street in Lancaster, and you’ll find the country’s oldest farmers’ market in the heart of the city. The 120-year-old building houses fresh produce and flowers, local meat and poultry, sweet snacks and delicious ethnic restaurants. You can also shop for crafts, collectibles and unique home decor items to remember your visit to southcentral Pennsylvania. Lancaster Central Market is open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
See It All at Sled Works
Follow US-22 West about 13 miles out of central Harrisburg to PA-849 West, and you’ll wind up on North Market Street in Duncannon. Old Sled Works is home to 125 antique and craft vendors, as well as a museum that pays homage to the market’s namesake featuring sleds. Try your hand at the penny arcade games, or enjoy a treat at the vintage soda fountain. Old Sled Works is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
While there’s much to enjoy in the heart of Harrisburg, you can make the most of your stay by enjoying some of the unique attractions less than an hour’s drive away. Looking to stay in a central location to it all? Consider staying and dining at the Hilton Harrisburg.
Four Places to Go Along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg
One of the best things about Harrisburg is its waterfront location. And the capital city certainly allows visitors plenty of opportunities to take in the view. Whether you’re looking for waterfront dining or the perfect spot to take a breathtaking photograph, these five spots along the Susquehanna are worth checking out.
Stroll in Shipoke
Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Harrisburg, you’ll find one of the best views of the Susquehanna River in Shipoke. Walk down South Front Street past Paxton Street and you’ll instantly be surrounded by about 200 colorful row homes. Tucked away in the historic neighborhood, you can find a former cigar factory, one of the country’s first Churches of God, and the childhood home of M. Harvey Taylor. To fully immerse yourself in the history of Shipoke, take the walking tour.
Tour the Mansion
The John Harris and Simon Cameron Mansion, located in the 200 block of South Front Street, was constructed in 1766 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Most famously, the home belonged to Simon Cameron, President Lincoln’s first secretary of war. Mansion tours are available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month.
Watch the Senators
Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jacks to check out these Senators, as they’ll be running bases instead of passing state legislation. The Harrisburg Senators’ ballpark is on City Island just over the Walnut Street Bridge off Front Street. The minor league team is the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Senators’ 30th season kicks off in April 2016 and runs through Labor Day Weekend.
Bike Along Front Street
Do you want a prime view of the river, while taking a run, a walk with the family or a relaxing bike ride? The gorgeous walking path that lines Front Street is a great way to stay active while taking in views of the Susquehanna.
Also on City Island, you’ll find the Susquehanna Outfitters headquarters. Rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards to explore all the river has to offer. Whether you’re paddling downstream on your own or scheduling a guided tour, you’re sure to spot plenty of flora and fauna native to the river and the islands.
Explore everything downtown Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River has to offer by staying in the heart of it all. Find deals for your weekend getaway at Hilton Harrisburg, and try some of our fresh cuisine at one of our two restaurants!