Planning A Day Trip to The Harrisburg Area

Planning A Day Trip to The Harrisburg Area

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Harrisburg Day TripPhiladelphia, PA - If you plan to take a trip to the Harrisburg area, it's time to start considering everything to do near Harrisburg and Hershey. Read on for some suggestions about where to go to make the most of your Trip.


Harrisburg Offers Tons of Fun Things to Do

Pennsylvania State Capitol

Visiting the state's capital is a no-brainer if you're looking for things to do near Harrisburg. The building is absolutely stunning, designed in the American Renaissance style by architect Joseph Huston. With a five-story exterior covered in Vermont granite and a green-glazed terra cotta tile roof, you'll want to make sure to stop for photos. Make sure to check out the capitol's centerpiece as well, a 52-million pound dome inspired by St. Peter's Basilica. Guided tours are offered almost every day of the year to point out the architectural and artistic highlights.

Hershey's Chocolate World and Hersheypark

There's no way that you can come to the Harrisburg and Hershey area without visiting the home of our country's favorite chocolate! At Hershey's Chocolate World, you can take the Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour, create your own candy bar, ride on the trolley, attend chocolate tastings, and more. No member of your family will be able to say no to delicious treats in a fun environment.

If you're looking for something a little more fast-paced, then Hersheypark is perfect for you. This chocolate- and candy-themed amusement park offers rides and attractions for people of all ages. There are also tons of entertainment options, with 12 resident shows, seasonal concerts, and tons of opportunities to meet your favorite Hershey's characters. ZooAmerica, a year-round, 11-acre walk-through zoo, is adjacent to the park, and combination tickets can be purchased.

Harrisburg Senators

After a day of running around at an amusement park, a relaxing day at the baseball field may be the perfect way to unwind. Metro Bank Park is home to the Harrisburg Senators, a Double-A affiliate. In addition to offering great snacks, drinks, and sports, Metro Bank Park has recently opened up a Kids Zone full of inflatables and activities that your children will love. Reasonable prices make this an excellent option for a day in Harrisburg.

As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do near Harrisburg. Start planning today! Whether you want to learn more about your favorite chocolate or enjoy an exhilarating ride on a roller coaster, you're sure to have a great time on this vacation.

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