Harrisburg Holidays

United States
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and a crucial part of the state's early success. As an important steel and railroad center in the late 19th century, the city helped put Pennsylvania on the map. Today it is a large metropolitan area with two performance centers and a lively nightlife …

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How to get to Harrisburg

Here's what you need to know about getting to Harrisburg. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Harrisburg takes 9 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Harrisburg

Typical Holiday Price

£1165 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Harrisburg varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

August

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - August is the cheapest month to go to Harrisburg.

Things to see and do in Harrisburg

Juno Kim | Trip by SkyscannerPennsylvania State Capitol
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Peter LaBella | Trip by SkyscannerWildwood Park
Wildwood Park
Devon Stank | Trip by SkyscannerTroegs Brewing Co
Troegs Brewing Co
Maguis & David | FlickrCity Island
City Island
Dan Morey | Trip by SkyscannerPride of the Susquehanna
Pride of the Susquehanna
Andy Knox | Trip by SkyscannerWest Shore Country Club
West Shore Country Club
Dan Morey | Trip by SkyscannerFulton Bank Building
Fulton Bank Building

Reviews of Harrisburg

John Wright
John Wright
18/09/2019

I loved Gettysburg but didn’t have enough time to see it all. Great gift shop, could have bought everything. Harrisburg had nice bars that were quite well priced for beer. Must go back as the area has lots to do.

@WayneAtherholt
@WayneAtherholtSt. Petersburg
28/12/2015

Not the nicest place you'll ever visit but certainly not the worst. Museums and restaurants and a good rail service Not much shopping downtown and there are areas of this small city that are quite unpleasant. Nice waterfront and bike paths.

Kevin Lu @sweatengine
Kevin Lu @sweatengineNew York City
06/02/2013

Harrisburg and the Sesquehanna River at night The Pennsylvania State Capitol’s prominent 94-foot dome sits quietly under the gilded brass statue of Commonwealth. The Fulton Bank sign on the right paints over the silky river with an interesting red. I took this shot from a small island called City Island, between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg. This small mile-long landmass, used for sports and recreational activities, provides one of the best views of the Pennsylvania State Captiol from the Sesquehanna River.

John Abdou
John AbdouHuntington Beach
27/12/2012

Capitol of Pennsylvania and the closest airport to Bucknell University, where I worked for six years. Every time I visit this city I am pleasantly surprised. There's a great downtown with some good restaurants and fun events. Not a bad place to swing through if you're nearby.

Nearby destinations

Washington

Philadelphia