"I love the trivia around here! Trivia Tuesdays at Ted's are pretty much a staple in my schedule. Wednesday night trivia at "Arooga's downtown is a fun time too when I'm feeling particularly ambitious with my random-question-answering skills and need to go more than once a week. - Kristen LeBeau
"Midtown is changing rapidly! There are so many new cool spots for spend a Friday night, and I love The Millworks as it’s an experience in itself. Farm-to-table food, solid beer, and you can walk around the studios and talk to artists – it really has it all. H*MAC is also an awesome place and has a new restaurant with amazing food, and a great venue for music – always a great choice. I also love several places downtown. Stocks on 2nd is a new remodeled rustic whisky bar, and Federal Taphouse is a beer lover’s delight with over 100 beers on tap!" - Benn Trasatt
"One of my favorites is Cafe 1500. It has a big-city feel, is only a 5-10 minute drive from work, and has great happy hour deals. The cocktails are super fun and yummy, too.
Cafe Fresco is also an awesome choice for lunch, is decently priced and has tons of food options. It also completely transforms at night time into a chic dinner/cocktail place, so it has a really fun atmosphere for an evening out." - Brianna Yahner
"If you like craft beer and good food (and live music), you cannot miss Federal Taphouse. If you like craft beer and pizza (and the like) then you cannot skip out on Anthony's Micro Pub or Pizza Boy. And if you want to go for a walk, run, or bike ride, Wildwood, Phoenix Park, City Island, Riverfront Park and the Capital Area Greenbelt are just a few of many spots you can do that in the city." - Will Gordon
"My all-time favorite Harrisburg pastime is spending a day at Spring Gate Vineyard & Brewery listening to live music...or catching dinner and drinks at The Millworks or Troegs Brewing Company. There's a great craft beer & wine scene that's emerged in this area and it's fun to try them all! And Om My Yoga has a beautiful studio along the Susquehanna River that's perfect for 'the morning after' a few glasses of wine." - Heather Thomas
"What is my favorite thing to do in Harrisburg? Wow. Honestly that is becoming more and more difficult with all the cool new places I discover all the time! I'd say that any place that provides an opportunity for music, or art of any form, relationship building, and good food, that promotes community development is a place that I'm about. That being said, The Millworks, HMAC, Broad Street Market, Little Amps, Yellow Bird, The Makespace - these environments and why they exist, I really appreciate. But I believe what makes these places special is that local, small-city, personal, kinda gritty, but incredibly creative feel that you experience. It's something that I've found to be unique to Harrisburg. That's what makes it feel like a home. And that's what draws people. " - Ryan Miller
"Alvaro’s Bread and Pastry Shoppe is by far the best Italian food that you will ever eat in your life! Everything about Alvaro’s is great – from their homemade (and very delicious) Italian food to the fact that it’s owned and operated by a family from Italy. They even close up shop every August for 2 weeks to visit family in Italy and get new recipes! Not only is the food great, but the family that serves you is so welcoming that they truly make you feel like you have stepped right into their kitchen for a big Italian family dinner." - Greg Guenther
"Cornerstone Coffeehouse has easily the best cup of coffee (and more) in Camp Hill. The C-Stone also has a full breakfast and lunch menu, including breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, salad, wraps and gelato! The most unique features that I enjoy are their specialty events: dinner & BYOB nights, cooking classes, and free live music.
I'm also a huge fan of Italian food, so after moving to the area I was on a personal mission to find the best place in the HBG area. Zag's has a great menu, including pizza, calzones, and salads (my favorite being the crispy buffalo chicken salad). Plus, delivery is available for Camp Hill residents." - Krystal Kenlan
"If you're in Harrisburg, you need to try Cork & Fork! They make their pizza dough and pasta from scratch, and you can definitely tell by how fresh everything tastes. Plus, their wine selection is awesome!
And if you're into yoga (or just want to try something new), you should check out Om My Yoga either downtown or in Camp Hill. They have aerial yoga classes — which involve a giant piece of fabric hanging from the ceiling — that are extremely fun and also pretty challenging." - Karie Shearer
"I know a lot of people come here loving to go hiking, and Central Pennsylvania is home to a ton of great hiking spots. But one of my all-time favorites and the best around is a hiking trail about two towns away called Tumbling Run. It winds its way up a mountain along a stream leading to a really inspiring rock faced lookout point. There are waterfalls and rock jumping the entire time and it only takes about 3 hours round trip for the hike.
And if we're talking about food, my recommendation is to hit up The Glass Lounge, a bar just up North Front Street that’s won Harrisburg's Best Burger for many consecutive years. You can have an amazing burger for $5 with fries spilling off the plate! Steaks there are also great, and all of their meat is straight from their own sources and not processed." - Shane Jones
"Midtown Cinema is one of my favorite places because although it doesn’t show any of the new blockbuster films, it has a really great variety of classics and independent films every couple of weeks. It has a lot of character and has an amazing selection of snacks from candy, popcorn, and desserts to beer, coffee, and Italian soda!
Yellowbird is a small café that you might not see right away as you make your way down 3rd street but it’s one of the absolute best places to go for delicious, fresh lunch and a chill and welcoming atmosphere. They have it all, including pastries, muffins, wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian options and the best lemonade you’ll ever drink." - Jazmin De Jesus