By Joshua Fillmore
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
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One of the historical crossroads and civic and industrial centers of America, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania boasts a variety of destination points, sports and outdoor activities, dining, entertainment and nightlife choices that are both easy on the pocketbook and satisfying for casual travel, business trips or family excursions. 

EscapeWizard.com users will find easy travel access from Harrisburg International Airport (HIA), or Baltimore Washington International (BWI). Visitors can book their flight with EscapeWizard.com today buy following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). The city is easy to navigate by car and features the Capital Area Greenbelt, a 20-mile bike and walking path. For booking hotel accommodations, just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com today.

Situated along the waterfront of the wide and peaceful Susquehanna River, Harrisburg offers the City Island attractions, Riverfront Park, the historic John Harris and Fort Hunter mansions and the Rockville Bridge. Other notable travel destination points include the National Civil War Museum, Pennsylvania State Museum and Archives, Pennsylvania National Fire Museum and the Susquehanna Art Museum. The Pennsylvania State Museum offers a glimpse of early colonial life, Native American culture, industrial and farm machinery and exhibits on the mega flora and fauna found prior to the last Ice Age.

For the nature lover, the city and its surrounding region provide an unparalleled experience of the northern United States four seasons climate with outdoor, camping and recreation sites including the Appalachian Trail, Ski Round top, Gifford Pinchot State Park, Boyd Big Tree Preserve and numerous stocked trout streams, state game lands and waterways for boating, kayaking and canoeing.  Sports enthusiast will want to attend a game of Harrisburg Senators baseball and Harrisburg City Islanders Soccer, both located on City Island. 

EscapeWizard.com will make planning seasonal family trips to the Harrisburg area a simple click away; save your energy for enjoying the nightlife, theme parks and performing arts series.  The region offers Hershey Park featuring Zoo America and Chocolate World, the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, the Forum and numerous seasonal street fairs, beer and wine tastings and local and national weekly music performances.  Make sure to check out the travel packages found on EscapeWizard.com to plan the ideal get-away to Harrisburg.  Local discounts for tickets can also be found online and at various business locations.

The aficionado of hand-crafted beer will be right at home in Harrisburg. The city features several award-winning micro-breweries including Troegs and Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC).  Troegs invites beer-lovers to their facility off Paxton Street for weekend tastings and refillable take-home bottles.  ABC is located on Cameron Street and offers two floors of dining, entertainment and banquet facilities.  Both breweries sponsor seasonal outdoor beer festivals and block parties which are some of the finest examples of Central Pennsylvania’s vibrant music, cultural and social scene. Hunters Valley and West Hanover wineries are local favorites for tours and samplings. 

EscapeWizard.com features listings for various destination points along the East Coast, making an easy time of planning a summer tour of these regional favorites. One of the main attractions within the city of Harrisburg is the Pennsylvania Farm Show and Expo Center, the largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the United States. The Farm Show also features a variety of automobile, hunting, outdoor and sports related activities throughout the year and is home to a popular farmer’s market.  The Wildwood Lake Nature Sanctuary and the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center, just a mile away, provide a delightful experience for environmentalists, bird lovers and hikers, featuring hands-on art and educational activities for children, youth and adults.

Come visit our beautiful city and make EscapeWizard.com your primary on-line source for planning future travel in the Harrisburg area. 
Hotels in Harrisburg
By Adam J. Mohney
Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA
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Located in the heart of the Pennsylvania's Capital City, Hilton Harrisburg is EscapeWizard.com's premier suggestion for enjoying the many attractions of South Central Pennsylvania. Three blocks away from the State Capitol Complex and connected by a walkway to the Whitaker Center for Science and Arts, Hilton Harrisburg offers something for everyone, whether you are a family seeking an educational trip or a business traveler on the hunt for leisure in downtime.

Aside from the attractions of downtown Harrisburg and the gorgeous bends of the Susquehanna River, Hilton Harrisburg is only a short drive from other wonderful area attractions like Hershey Park or the National Civil War Museum. Leisure and business travelers will also enjoy the many area golf courses and the Strawberry Square retail complex, located just a block away from Hilton Harrisburg.

After booking a room on EscapeWizard.com, guests can self-park at Hilton Harrisburg for $10 or utilize the valet service for a $22 charge. Upon checking in, patrons will receive the high quality service from staff and room amenities affiliated with the Hilton brand of hotels. These include a choice of smoking and non-smoking rooms, room-by-room climate control, a television with in-room movies and complimentary Wi-Fi high speed internet access across the hotel. Each room is also equipped with two telephones, a refrigerator, a coffee maker, ironing supplies, Hilton's Serenity Bed Collection and Crabtree & Evelyn amenities. For EscapeWizard.com travelers seeking something extra, Harrisburg Hilton also offers eleven mini-suites and four executive suites.

Families are also given optimal considerations during their stay at Harrisburg Hilton. The hotel offers a children's menu and complimentary cribs and high chairs. The health minded will also enjoy the heated pool, cardio machines, free weights and locker rooms, available to every EscapeWizard.com guest who checks in.

Patrons of the Harrisburg Hilton can also choose from a variety of on-site restaurants. These include the AAA Four Diamond award winning Golden Sheaf which offers premium seasonal specials in fine dining. For more budget minded guests, casual dining outlets include Raspberries, which offers a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner or the Market Square Cafe which includes casual lunch and dinner dining and live jazz performances.

The historical wonderland of South Central Pennsylvania deserves a comfortable place to rest the tired heads of energizing travelers. The premium offerings of Hilton Harrisburg are only a click and a trip away. Just click this link to book with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Harrisburg
By Adam J. Mohney
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
4751 Lindle Road Harrisburg, PA
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Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey (formally the Holiday Inn-Harrisburg East) is EscapeWizard.com's top choice for South Central Pennsylvania travelers on a budget. The friendly confines of Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey offer lots of fun for families and friends in down time from a Pennsylvania State Capital escape. Located just minutes from downtown Harrisburg and famous Hershey Park, the hotel is just a short drive from all of the Harrisburg area's most popular attractions.
   
After booking a room on EscapeWizard.com, guests can take advantage of Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey express check in before settling into their rooms, which include junior suite, double queen and king bed options. Guests may also choose from microwave and refrigerator upgrades. Families can request complimentary cribs free of charge, if needed. Travelers arriving by plane at Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) will appreciate a 24-hour complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.
   
Once inside the spacious rooms Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, guests will enjoy 32” LCD flat screen televisions with free HBO. Rooms and suites also feature a coffee maker, complimentary USA Today, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, free high speed Wi-Fi internet access and a telephone with voicemail and speaker phone features.
   
Patrons of Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey will eat and drink well during their stay at Season's Restaurant and Off Season's Lounge. Open from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Season's features casual dining and a wide array of steaks and seafood along with other options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests looking to socialize or relax will enjoy the quiet, yet social, atmosphere of Off Season's Lounge which features 42” flat screen televisions and billiard room to accompany a full menu and a wide variety of liquor, as well as wine and beer.
   
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey also features a wide variety of guest facilities that enhance the social atmosphere. These include an indoor swimming pool and seasonal outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. The confines also provide a 24-hour fitness center with an elliptical bike and treadmills. Also popular among people of all ages are tables for pool, ping-pong, foosball and air hockey in addition to a coin-operated arcade room with nine different games for guests to choose from.
   
No matter your reason for visiting Harrisburg, Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey is the ideal place for EscapeWizard.com users to stay without spending a fortune or sacrificing fun or location. Guests can book today by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).