Things to do in Harrisburg and nearby areas:

Our B&B is located in historic midtown and just a few blocks from the downtown area of Pennsylvania's capital city. Guests can enjoy a plethora of restaurants, sightseeing, and dive into Arts/Culture. We are also centralized around nearby cities that make for adventurous and educational day trips!

Gems of midtown Harrisburg within walking distance of City House:

  • The Broad Street Market, founded in 1860, is known to be the oldest continuously operated market house in the country featuring locally grown produce and decadent food venders!

  • The Midtown Scholar Bookstore, award-winning independent booksellers since 2001. Once a movie theater in the 1920’s, this bookstore is a fountain of inspiration. Get cozy with a book and a treat from their café.

  • Stop by the remarkable Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg’s independent art house theater, to catch a movie before dinner!

Midtown is also home to noteworthy, locally owned restaurants. Below you will find a list of our top picks that are within a 15 minute walk from our location. The Innkeeper and staff, knowledgeable about the area, are pleased to give further recommendations upon getting settled in, as well!

Explore indoor activities:

Take a tour of the Capital Building and be astounded by its beauty. Harrisburg has three museums, all of which are close by to City House: The Susquehanna Art Museum, The National Civil War Museum and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Visit the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to experience science exhibits, live music, theater performances, concerts, and movies – great for all ages!

Explore outdoor activities:

Riverfront Park is just across the street from the City House where guests can enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride along the majestic Susquehanna River. Accessible from Riverfront Park is the Capital Area Greenbelt – a 20 mile loop trail through and along Harrisburg. Ask the Innkeeper or staff about our bicycles during your stay!

Other parks in town: Fort Hunter Mansion and Park and Wildwood Park

Harrisburg City Island is 63 acres of adventure for our guests and is just a short walk from the B&B. During warm seasons, enjoy mini golf, batting cages, an arcade, or rent a kayak and venture onto the river. Catch a baseball game at Metro Bank Park FNB field and watch the Harrisburg Senator’s play. Cruise the river on the Pride of the Susquehanna which boards from City Island. This river boat offers food and drink tastings, dinners and more!

Explore the surrounding area:

Hershey park is a fun-filled day trip! Don’t miss the Hershey Chocolate World to satisfy your sweet tooth. Before leaving, be sure to check out the local vineyards and breweries such as Troegs and The Vineyard at Hershey.

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point of the Civil War. Take a day trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park and dive into its rich history.

For a scenic day trip, take a short drive to Biglerville and explore the famous apple country USA- part of the East Coast fruit belt. Enjoy museums, seasonal festivals, fresh produce and more!