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Patsy Sympson

About Me
My name is Patsy Sympson , and I am an on-air radio personality. I love living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania because it's close to everywhere: NYC, Philly, Baltimore, DC and the beach! It's also big enough to have cool bookstores, art, museums, music & culture, but small enough to make it easy to more/less
You have to go to
The state capitol building. People think Philly or Pittsburgh, but Harrisburg is it. The grounds and building are lovely, inside and out.
Here's one fun activity you can do
Walk around the capitol building, but go inside if you can. Walk over to City Island and people watch! Play mini golf, see a ballgame! Hard to believe this used to be an undeveloped piece of grass!
Don't forget to check out one of my favorite places
Midtown District for its cool people, art, cinema, bookstore, music, food, antique and thrift shops. The Susquehanna Art Museum is there too.
Enjoy a meal at my favorite restaurant
That's like asking someone to choose their favorite child! Harrisburg has so many wonderful ethnic and unique restaurants, but I'd have to say The Subway Cafe. It's Italian and has been around since 1948. Its a "divey" little place, and the bartender and cook are famous in the area and known for their thin crust pizzas.
Here's a doable bucket list for you to do in one day
1. Start by walking around and inside the capitol building.
2. Walk along beautiful State St. and look at the architecture.
3. The Susquehanna River. There's a peace garden, art structures and cows along the river.
4. Go across the bridge to City Island. the entire island, just a couple miles, if that, stopping along the way to get an ice-cream, play a round of mini golf, all the other things & nature to look at! Walk, drive, or take a bicycle taxi ( is that what they're called? Like a rickshaw) to Midtown. Go to midtown scholar bookstore, a beautiful huge bookstore/ coffee shop. Look at the Harrisburg mural. Be sure to walk around upstairs. Stop in some thrift /unique shops. Have a meal at The Kitchen at HMAC or one of the other restaurants. At night, see an Art Film at Midtown Cinema, or see an eclectic show at Stage on Herr, or Both! Have a beer at Zero Day ( named for days off while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, which is nearby!)
My extra insider tip for you is
The city of Hershey is nearby, with an amusement park (pricey). There's a fun, free cheesy ride in Chocolate World, which I recommend. The town of Hershey, with its Kiss street lights, is like a Norman Rockwell painting. Unfortunately, it's becoming more built up, and they no longer make most of the candy there! Oh & if you're a hiker, as I said, the AT is nearby. I wouldn't miss it!
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