Treat your family to a getaway to Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth. What began as a town built on chocolate has become a fun destination featuring the latest and greatest in family entertainment. Experience Hersheypark, a world-class entertainment park; The Hershey Golf Collection; a chocolate-inspired spa; Hershey Gardens and Hershey Trolley Works. Catch top-name performers at Hersheypark Stadium and Giant Center. The oldest continuously operating team in the American Hockey League, The Hershey Bears, also play at Giant Center. Hersheypark has something for everyone, with over 65 rides and attractions, including 11 roller coasters, more than 20 kiddie rides, and The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, featuring nine water-based attractions. A day at Hersheypark combines the best of two favorite family vacations - a day at an amusement park and a trip to the beach.
So Much To Do
Families love Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction, the official visitors’ center of The Hershey Company and the most visited corporate visitors’ center in the United States. Admission to Hershey’s Chocolate World attraction and Hershey’s chocolate-making tour is free. Additional activities here include Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure, Hershey’s Really Big 3-D Show, a food court and gift shops that offer the widest selection of Hershey’s products anywhere. The newest experience here is Hershey’s Create Your Own Candy Bar. This all-new attraction allows you to step inside a real working chocolate factory and create your own candy bar.
Hershey Trolley Works offers chocolate-tasting, sightseeing and historical tours of Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth aboard an old-fashioned trolley car. It’s a sentimental journey through the town and the inspiring story of Mr. Hershey - along with the chocolates that made him famous. Tours operate year round.
The Hershey Story, The Museum On Chocolate Avenue is located in downtown Hershey under the iconic Hershey’s Kisses streetlights. This interactive museum will guide you on an inspirational journey through Milton S. Hershey’s lifetime and beyond, a tale spanning more than 150 years of trials and triumphs, philanthropic endeavors and one man’s unwavering confidence. Other activities include an interactive Chocolate Lab; Cafe Zola, which features the Countries of Origin Chocolate Tasting; and a museum shop.
Located in downtown Hershey, Hershey Theatre has established itself as the area’s premier performing arts center. It presents touring Broadway shows, classical music and dance attractions, family shows, and world-renowned entertainers. There's also ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre, walk-through zoo with more than 200 animals.
At The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, chocolate is not just a treat to eat, but also a necessary ingredient in the Spa’s unique services. The Spa’s most sought-after treatments include the Chocolate Fondue Wrap, Cocoa Facial Experience, and patented Whipped Cocoa Bath. In addition to chocolate treatments, the Spa also offers Cuban-themed treatments; treatments for men; and the Hershey Teen Scene, which includes select spa services for teens age 13 through 17.
Need a break from indulging? Work out on one of the four golf courses, including Spring Creek Golf Course which was the nation’s first public golf course created for players under the age of 18.
Where to Stay
The Hotel Hershey offers 278 rooms of classic elegance complete with the amenities expected of a truly grand hotel. Historic photographs line the halls and each guest room features original artwork. Outside, panoramic views of the gardens and the town of Hershey punctuate this world-class resort experience. A recently completed Grand Expansion includes the addition of ten luxury guest cottages which offer the perfect location for families to stay. Also included in the hotel expansion were boutique shops, a year-round outdoor ice skating rink, an outdoor sports complex, new pool complex and much more. You’ll love the Hotel for its family-friendly offerings which include kids’ check-in and s’mores making. Hershey Outfitters is also located on property and offers an Odyssey Course, paintball, geocaching and other exciting experiences. Your kids are important at The Hotel Hershey, and everything possible is done to make sure they have fun. Hence, the Cocoa Clubhouse, which is home to Cocoa Kids Club (ages 5-12) and Club Adventure (teens 13+) recreation programs.
At Hershey Lodge, you’ll find 665 well-appointed guest rooms and deluxe suites. Reflecting the already warm and gracious interior of the lobby, each guest room features chocolate-themed decor and artwork. With a relaxed atmosphere and sweet reminders everywhere you look, you know you could only be in Hershey, Pennsylvania. From check-in (which even includes a kids’ check-in desk) to check-out, you’ll find everything you need to make your stay at Hershey Lodge comfortable. Guests of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities, including s’mores roasts, chocolate bingo, Hershey’s Product Character appearances and more!
Hershey Highmeadow Campground welcomes campers of all kinds to its 55-acres of emerald hills all year long. Highmeadow offers more than 300 open and shaded sites including 25 cabins, pull-through sites, partial sites, and no-hook-up tent sites. Hershey Highmeadow Campground offers families two sparkling swimming pools, a kiddie wading pool, game room, playground, basketball and volleyball courts, shuffle board, and horseshoes
As a guest of Hershey Resorts, you receive the Hershey Resorts Advantage. This includes complimentary local transportation including shuttle bus service to Hersheypark; participation in Hersheypark Sweet Start, which gives guests early access to select rides and attractions; priority access to rent one of 27 private cabanas at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark; the exclusive opportunity to purchase a Hersheypark Sweet Access Pass with VIP benefits.
Hershey is three hours from New York City, two hours from Philadelphia, and 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. Harrisburg International Airport is 15 miles from Hershey.