There’s so much to explore with young kids! Enjoy the crisp air and beautiful foliage around the Susquehanna river from a carriage, train, or trolley ride on City Island, or by water aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna paddleboat. Bring the bikes and the whole family can enjoy a 1-mile loop around the Island, where you will pass a mini-golf course, large playground, and the Senator's baseball stadium.
In downtown Harrisburg, you’ll find the hands-on fun of Whitaker Center and the kid-centered entertainment of the Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre. At The State Museum of Pennsylvania, visit the Curiosity Connection, their top kid-friendly attraction, or stop by the Planetarium.
Harrisburg features many engaging and entertaining options for families with teens, too! If you’ve never been, you have to check out our beautiful State Capitol building during one of the many daily 30-minute guided tours. This “palace of art” and National Historic Landmark features Pennsylvania-made and Pennsylvania-themed sculptures, murals and stained-glass windows.
Just a few blocks away, bring your teens to Outside the Box Escape Room, for 60-minutes of adventure with secret rooms and hidden passages!
There are plenty of restaurants and eateries throughout the city to keep up with those teen appetites. Try some slow-smoked pork BBQ, award-winning burgers, authentic Mexican specialties, and other delicious options!
Fall is show time in HBG! Get tickets for one of the live theatre, concert, or cultural performances coming to our many arts venues this season. Then, make a day of it with some gallery or museum stops before the show and a nice dinner or drinks and dessert outing afterwards.