About Harrisburg


Let's have a look around into background of Harrisburg
  • County: Dauphin County
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 40.2736111
  • Longitude: -76.8847222
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Harrisburg

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May

Location

Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States and the county seat of Dauphin County. With a population of 49,673, it is the ninth-largest city in the Commonwealth.

Distance from Harrisburg center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW / KMDW).

  • Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km
  • Driving Time: 19 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Harrisburg International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak: National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus: Capital Area Transit, Greyhound Lines and Rabbit Express

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender: 10 - 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $5 Minimum
  • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
  • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Progress,
  • Colonial Park,
  • Hershey

Emergency Contact Numbers in Harrisburg city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 1800 872 7245
  • Airport: +1 888-235-9442 (Harrisburg International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 219-886-4000 (Methodist Hospitals)

Events

  • Harrisburg Mural Festival
  • Craft Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise
  • Harrisburg Half Marathon

Tourist Attractions

  • Hersheypark
  • State Museum of Pennsylvania
  • National Civil War Museum

Theatre & Concerts

  • Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
  • Midtown Cinema
  • Select Medical Digital Cinema

Visit Top Restaurants in Harrisburg

  • Bricco 
  • Char's at Tracy Mansion
  • Progress Grill

Top Shopping Centers in Harrisburg

  • Strawberry Square
  • Harrisburg Mall
  • Colonial Park Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • State Museum of Pennsylvania
  • National Civil War Museum
  • Susquehanna Art Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Fries – Capitol Diner
  • Greek Omelet – Front Street Diner
  • Subs – Jackson House

Sports Club

  • Susquehanna Soccer Club – Soccer
  • Harrisburg City Islanders – Football
  • Harrisburg Senators – Baseball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 4.83
  • Taxi: $ 1.70 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1,242.99
  • Cheap meal: $ 13.50
  • Gasoline: $ 0.62 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 45.00

Information about Hastings

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Gerald R. Ford International Airport

  • Rail: Amtrak

  • Road: Bus: Barry County Transit

Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and international passengers.

Driving Distance: 26 miles / 42 km

Driving Time: 38 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $5 Minimum

  • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day

  • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5

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