Fun place to visit, especially for families!
Not that much to do if you've been there a couple times already
More than just the chocolate factory and amusement park
Many years ago as a little girl I remember being able to tour the actual Hershey factory. Large vats of chocolate and a big souvenir packet of different kinds of chocolate are firmly established in my memory bank. Unfortunately for us today, touring the factory is not allowed for safety reasons. Hershey Park has created the Chocolate World...more
Charlotte Hershey, wife of the chocolate company’s founder Milton Hershey, loved roses. Hershey Gardens began as a small area created by Milton so his wife could have a rose garden. Today the rose garden is 3.5 acres and sits in the middle of 23 acres of lush gardens and greenery.We visited the Hershey Gardens to attend the “Wine and Roses”...more
I’ve been going to Hershey Park since I was a little girl…so that means about a half century of Hershey Park enjoyment! I remember the park before there were all the new modern roller coasters and it was really just the Comet, the old white wooden coaster that is still there and allows me to relive my childhood. I remember being able to tour the...more
I’ve enjoyed the Hershey Spa twice, each time getting a chocolate massage (it’s not really chocolate, but rather chocolate scented oils). From the moment you check-in at the spa, you are pampered completely.Each time I made a reservation for my massage at a set time. However, you are free to spend the day at the spa and can arrive earlier than your...more
The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and this year will be their 50th anniversary. We started going in about 1963 after I made contact with another 1932 Plymouth owner at a local swap meet. We went in 1964 on our way to moving to...more
The AACA Museum is about a mile up the road for the Hershey Entertainment Complex (where Hersheypark and Chocolate World are located). This short drive out Rte 39 gives you the opportunity to see vintage cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses in a beautiful building all set in period themed displays. My kids LOVED the interactive photo stop where they...more
I haven't been to an amusement park for quite awhile, so I didn't know what to expect. When we went, the kids were two and five, so we grabbed a map online, and went to the entrance area the night before so we could plan what rides they were the correct height for. We counted about 35 they could do, and figured we'd get in a good 15 or so the next...more
We arrived in Hershey mid-day, so we didn't want to spend money on the park for only half a day. Instead, we felt it would be nice to stretch our legs here at the Gardens. Overall, there are many things to walk around and see. Start with the various themed gardens around the park, which feature plant such as perennials, herbs, roses, etc. Next, you...more
lots of rides to choose from. the roller soaker is fun but you better try it while the sun is still bright and warm. it gets chilly with squirting water guns below and water drops just over your head. they do warn people that in every ride, make sure you've got every belongings secured. one better listen to it, or you'll lose a pair of expensive...more
When Hubby gave me a gift certificate to the Hershey Spa, we decided to make a weekend of it and...more
1060 E. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States
Good for: Couples
Came here Christmas Eve for a Holiday Dinner Show. It was a song and dance show with professional...more
I may never be able to afford to stay at the Hotel Hershey but I can certainly find it in my budget to eat or drink there:) Well, mostly drink. haha:) The hotel offers a variety of places to eat: from the dining room, the cafe, the lounge, the creamery, the "fountain" (which is for cheaper, casual dining) and the other cafe--the Club House Cafe,...more
Without a doubt, the best meal we had on our trip. I didn't really get to the "chocolate" part of the restaurant (because we didn't do dessert here), but the main courses were great. We went to dinner after a full day in the park, fortunately, the restaurant is casual. We were seated quickly, and the kids were given a nice set of crayons and small...more
This is a neat little food stop (not really in Hershey - but in neighboring Palmyra.) We made this our choice after reading it was the best pizza in the area. Well, I guess that's all relative :) You order at a counter, and they'll call your number to pick up your food (huge menu - pizza, calzones, subs, etc.) The guys at the counter were friendly...more
Each night this summer, the park puts on a laser light show at 10pm. My kids saw it the first night we were there and said it was ok. The second night we were there the show was different according to them and it was excellent. So stay to the end and pull up a spot on the field and watch the laser light show.
Dress Code: We were there in July and it was HOT. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Wear your bathing suit and put shorts and a shirt over it.
If you are arriving to the area by train or bus and want to get to the Hershey attractions consider riding the Capital Area Transit - CAT.There are daily runs into Hershey from Harrisburg's downtown transportation center. The "322 Hershey" will take you there.If you arrive by air into Harrisburg the local transportation options can be found here:...more
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What to buy in Hershey? Chocolate, of course! You can get all the current types of Hershey prepackaged chocolates as well as many yummy homemade goodies at the restaurants. Need your own “world’s largest chocolate bar”? No, problem. You can find it here (for a price!).The shops in the park and in Chocolate World have a variety of non-food items as...more
With vendors in 9,000 flea market spaces, and owners of approximately 2,500 show cars plus visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world the Hershey hotel and motel spaces are strained to the utmost. There are no spaces available for at least 50 miles around. Hershey does have a campground where you can stay, but...more
Hershey, PA crime stats put it into the top 10% of safe places for vacationing in America.There are only 4 sex offenders registered in the greater Hershey area.The averages show less than 1 murder or rape per year. Auto Theft is the prevelant non-violent crime and even that is very low compared to national averages for a population similar to...more
The big Swap Meet and Antique Car Show which is held in October can have definite weather problems. One year it rained and turned the swap meet field into a quagmire. I had to be very careful to put my feet down square or they would slide out from under me. It was very tiring walking.Other years it has been quite cold - and then again it can be...more
Hersheypark is quite an attraction for the tourists. Lots of rides and amusements.....like roller coasters. The Lightening Racer was the newest one. Now there's one for 2002 called the Roller Soaker that involves the traditional roller coaster but with a twist in that you can shoot water from your car....I'll have to try it out and get back to you.more
Food and drinks are very expensive in the park. For example $2.50 for a soda,$3.25 for a bottle of water and a slice of pizza was close to $3.00. So plan in advance and pack a cooler of drinks and food. We left the coolers in the car and I took a walk back to the car and brought drinks and snacks in when the kids got thirsty and hungry. I carried a...more
.....its about an hour away but well worth the drive. I'm talking about Doubleday Farm - a bed and breakfast kinda place with a twist. The twist being baseball the old fashion way complete with the look and feel and of course a player from days gone by....It's located in Landisburg, PA. From Carlisle, head north on Rt. 74 and up over Waggoners Gap...more
If you are a masochist then this is the course for you.
For $85, you can spend three hours being tortured, frustrated and having you self-esteem destroyed. It is truly humbling and humiliating to play this course unless you are better than average golfer. We duffers should avoid this course at all cost.
Even playing the short tees at 4900 yards (7100 yards for the long tees) is grueling. The whole course is up, down and all around. Narrow fairways, gorse along the edges with horrible rough up to 10 inches long; water hazards that are voracious as wild pigs hungry for your balls; greens with pin locations in 11-inch rises. And everything is so well kept that you have to believe the establishment knows they are frustrating you on purpose (no one to blame but your own poor skills).
Greens are bent grass and play fast in the summer heat.
There is a strict dress code (collared shirt, long pants or normal shorts, rubber spikes only).
Driving ranges and putting greens and chipping greens are all available for your warm up exercises.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, give this course a shot.
Other than the tourist attractions, there's not much else to Hershey. It's a small town and I definitely think other small towns have more local personality than Hershey does. You can go there for concerts, hockey games and the things I'm mentioned already, but just to hang out? I'm not so sure. Perhaps...There are some cool buildings and nice...more
There are three main things to do while in Hershey. 1.) Visit the Hershey factory and take a tour. They give free chocolate. Ummm good!2.) Visit Hershey park for 2 days, it's really fun, and there's a ton to do!3.) Stay in the Hotel Hershey for at least 1 night, free limo rides to the Hershey Park!more
Go on as many rides as you can or that your stomach can handle. Also check the schedule to see what groups and concerts are going on in the park. While waiting to go on the water flume ride, I heard music from the theater. I was impressed with how much they sounded like the group America. After all while standing on line, all the songs we heard...more