Harrisburg Shopping and Districts

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - PA, USA)

Those planning a trip to Harrisburg should leave at least a day or two for a spot of shopping, particularly if the weather is a little on the inclement side. Several of the central neighborhoods around the downtown district combine retail, commercial and residential areas, especially around North 3rd Street and its resident Broad Street Market.

Strawberry Square is an appealing and attractive shopping complex and can be found on North 3rd Street, next to Harrisburg University. Around 30 stores, galleries and eateries call this small two-storey atrium mall their home. Notable stores based here include the Candy Store, Dress Barn, Hallmark Cards and the General Nutrition Center, while numerous attractions are close by, such as both the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and the Susquehanna Art Museum.

When to Shop and Opening Hours

The shopping hours at Strawberry Square are typical of so many stores around central Harrisburg, with shops here opening from 10:00 until 18:00 Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, and closing on Sunday. However, larger malls and supermarkets often choose to open on Sundays.

Where to Shop

There are several sizeable shopping centers situated outside of downtown Harrisburg. The Kline Plaza lies roughly ten minutes to the east, where it stands on South 25th Street and features around 15 different stores and eateries, such as the Giant Food Store, City Trends (clothing), MK World (shoes) and an obligatory McDonald's.

Slightly further east of downtown Harrisburg and best reached by taking Derry Street is the East Park Center, which is a good place to come for homewares and decorative goods. From here, head northwards along Interstate I-83 and you will reach the Point Shopping Center in a matter of minutes, where the Burlington Coat Factory and Staples stores are highlights.

To the southeast of Harrisburg city center is the aptly named Harrisburg Mall, off Paxton Street, which offers a small collection of out-of-town stores and eateries, such as Bass Pro (outdoor recreation), T Mobile and Toys 'R' Us.

One very noteworthy shopping mall not to be missed is named the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace and lies on Brindle Drive, being just a short journey to the northeast of downtown Harrisburg. If you are looking for a new outfit, then this mall is the place to come, since it is home to around 20 different clothing stores and further speciality shops, along with eateries such as Romano's Macaroni Grill and Starbucks.