Fun Things to do on a Date in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A friend of mine asked for some ideas on where to take his girlfriend out for a date in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I sent the question to my co-workers and this is what they came up with below. Let me know if you have any other ideas.

  • Harrisuburg Senator’s Games:
  • Susquehanna Art Museum : From there you could walk a few blocks for a nice dinner.
  • Color me mine if they’re an artistic person, you can make your own pieces of pottery and come back later to see how they turned out:
  • Really good restaurants that I would recommend in the area: Skewers on Second Street: (right by Ceoltas) has excellent middle eastern food; Aangan: (Indian cuisine) on Progress, Garrison’s tavern (europena/american) on Forrester), Okini that serves Pan-Ameican food: – anything from Thai to Sushi.
  • Take her horseback riding that’s always super fun.
  • ·         Go on a hike up to Hawk Rock and already have a picnic set up there for the two of you to enjoy the view, it’s really nice.
  • ·         Café Fresco. It is small, intimate and has great food and service. On Friday nights they have Jazz bands. It is close to everything and best of all NON-smoking:
  • Definitely make sure at least one date includes a walk along the river.
  • Dinner at Bayou ar Sammys, followed by a stroll to city island to catch a Senators game or show off your skills in the bating cages.
  • Dinner at passage to India, then a ride on a bicycle rickshaw around down town, then drinks at fisaga or the fire house.
  • Indoor Rock Climbing @ Climbnasium in Mechanicsburg (
  • Find a body of water (Little Buffalo State Park, Riverfront park, Susquehanna in general ) and during the daytime you could do the whole kayaking and fishing thing and pack a picnic for a twilight show…share a bottle of wine that’s always fun…
  • Lol… One co-worker said the best thing to do in Harrisburg is to take them to Philly!