The High Line in NYC is an almost 1.5 mile long elevated public park which was “built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side,” according to thehighline.org.
We’ve enjoyed walks along The High Line many times including one during OpenHouseNY when one section wasn’t yet open to the public.
Trains are very popular and of great interest to younger kids. When I first heard about a hotel made of old train cars in Pennsylvania, I wanted to stay there when Lucas was a bit older but it never happened. (Room availability and cost were some factors.)
I first heard about Camelback Resort (located in the Poconos, Pennsylvania) a few years back. The resort looked like it could be a fun weekend trip but Lucas was a bit too young at the time to make it worthwhile.
Last July Kim, Lucas and I headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania due to the Stay 1, Get 1 promotion from Club Carlson. We had a lot of options to earn our bonuses for Radisson and Country Inn. .
With not too many Park Inn’s around the U.S. we had to figure out which Park Inn was closest to home. We ended up booking two nights (one in each of our names) at the Park Inn Harrisburg West.
Harrisburg isn’t exactly a glamorous city but we found plenty to do and had a nice time during our visit.
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania so we had to stop by the Capitol Building to check it out.
When we arrived, the Capitol was already closed for the day. I was hoping to get inside and do a tour but that wasn’t going to happen this time.
I was a bit bummed that I couldn’t see inside but still found the building to be really impressive. The green tiled dome, which I read is made of terra cotta was an amazing site to see. It is topped by a 14.5 foot statue called Commonwealth. The fountain at the back of the building was also really fun to watch.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol was worth visiting, even if we could only view it from the outside. It also made for a great place for a jump!