Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Shop, Sleep & Eat

Shopping, stay & dine, too!

Whitaker Center is located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, steps away from shopping, hotels and fabulous restaurants. Here are a few suggestions on where to spend your time before or after your visit to Whitaker Center.


Strawberry Square retail complex is accessible directly from Whitaker Center on the Arcade Level by taking the enclosed walking bridge. Strawberry Square is open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am – 5:00pm and closed on Sundays.

Overnight Accommodations

Two hotels are located within blocks of Whitaker Center and provide excellent accommodations in the heart of Harrisburg’s vibrant 2nd Street.

Located directly next to Whitaker Center and accessible from the Walnut Street Parking Garage (the same garage that is connected to Whitaker Center) is the Hilton Harrisburg.

Located at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut, the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey is just two blocks down and one block over from Whitaker Center. 

For alternative hotels in Harrisburg, check HotelsCombined.

 Dining Out

Harrisburg’s 2nd Street is full of exciting places to eat! Come to the city early or stay late to grab a bite or drinks with friends after a show. From Mexican to Italian to virtually every cuisine in between, you’ll want to make the most of your night out with a stop at one (or more) of Harrisburg’s bars and restaurants.

 Check out what’s cooking in and around Harrisburg >  


 For more shopping, lodging and dining options check out visitHersheyHarrisburg.org


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