Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Harrisburg

Enjoy the area's museums, live music and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Harrisburg. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, theme park and restaurants. Hershey's Chocolate World and Pennsylvania State Capitol are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Harrisburg

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Harrisburg a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hershey's Chocolate World (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Spring Gate Vineyard (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Kohl Memorial Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Deer Valley Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Hersheypark (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • ZooAmerica (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Harrisburg

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Harrisburg is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kohl Memorial Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Wildwood Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Fort Hunter Mansion and Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Riverfront Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • City Island (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Indian Echo Caverns (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)

How to get to and around Harrisburg

Fly into Harrisburg, PA (HAR-Capital City), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Harrisburg, PA (MDT-Harrisburg Intl.), which is 9.3 mi (15 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Harrisburg Transportation Center.

Where to stay around Harrisburg?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 309 holiday lettings near Harrisburg. From 124 Houses to 52 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Harrisburg is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Harrisburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Harrisburg. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex: 154 holiday lettings
  • Dixon University Center: 148 holiday lettings
  • Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace: 150 holiday lettings
  • National Civil War Museum: 159 holiday lettings
  • State Museum of Pennsylvania: 154 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Harrisburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Harrisburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 124 Houses in Harrisburg. Our other popular types of Harrisburg holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 52 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 52 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 76 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Harrisburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 60 holiday homes with pool available in Harrisburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.