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Hershey, PA
Travel Guide

Hersheypark which includes a waterpark

A theme park, a magnificent rose garden and a grand hotel are a few of the features of the model city planned by the father of the Hershey Chocolate empire.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something not built by famed chocolate maker Milton Hershey in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. He developed the town around his original Hershey chocolate factory in the early 20th century. Discover his fascinating vision for a model factory town, which includes an amusement park originally intended to entertain his employees, a grand hotel built to employ the town’s construction workers and a philanthropic grade school.

Start your tour of the town by learning about Milton Hershey’s life at The Hershey Story. This six-exhibit museum presents his entire biography, from his birth to a family of modest means in nearby Derry Church to his worldwide success. See machines from the original factory, including a highly specialized appliance for wrapping chocolate.

Explore the compact town center to see the variety of buildings Hershey commissioned to provide entertainment and services for his workers. The Hotel Hershey, which rests on a hill north of town, was built in 1933 to employ the town’s skilled workers during the Great Depression. Stay in the luxury hotel to access the spa and enjoy chocolate-themed treatments, including a whipped-cocoa bath. Visit the Milton Hershey School in the south of town to see Hershey’s school for orphans. Find the visitor center in the grand Founders Hall.

Spend a day at Hersheypark, the park Hershey established for his employees, which is now a regionally popular amusement park. Reach speeds of 75 miles (120 kilometer s) per hour on the Skyrush roller coaster or look out over the town from the soaring heights of the Kissing Tower‘s rotating observation booth. Afterward, visit the nearby sprawling Hershey Gardens. See the original rose garden and almost 5,600 roses in the park’s center.

Hershey is a 25-minute drive from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and a 2-hour drive from Philadelphia. Don’t miss the home of one of America’s most famous creations in “Chocolate Town, U.S.A.”

HersheyScape Inn
HersheyScape Inn
2 out of 5
115 Lucy Ave, Hershey, PA
The price is $115 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated near the airport, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Indian Echo Caverns, Giant Center, and Hershey Theatre. The Hershey Story Museum and ZooAmerica ...
4.1/5Very Good! (605 reviews)
"I stayed here while my husband had surgery at the nearby hospital. The location is convenient to restaurants and drugstores. The room was very clean, and updated compared to the outside of the building and lobby. The bed was very comfortable. There was a mini fridge amd microwave in the room. There ..."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

HersheyScape Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
2.5 out of 5
350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA
The price is $210 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
This family-friendly Hershey hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Hershey's ...
4.2/5Very Good! (972 reviews)
"This was a great place to stay during our visit to HersheyPark. Room was adequate with a mini fridge. Indoor pool was a hit with my kids and the hot tub was a hit with my achy body after walking around all day. Staff was courteous and professional. We’d definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
3 out of 5
515 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA
The price is $339 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 21
Located in the heart of Hershey, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Hershey's Chocolate World and Hersheypark ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (504 reviews)
"Liked the back patio area. We were able to hang out with our family from different areas of the country. We celebrated a birthday and had take out and cake. The staff was so helpful and accommodating!"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
Hershey, PA
This family-friendly Hershey vacation home is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Antique Automobile Club of America Museum and Giant Center. Hershey's ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Great Stay and Super Close to Hershey
"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! Brant was amazingly hospitable and responded right away anytime we reached out. The property is 5 minutes from the park and is a beautiful home. We had a great experience and highly recommend this property."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
Suites at Hershey 2br/2ba Suite w/ Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Indoor/outdoor Pool
Suites at Hershey 2br/2ba Suite w/ Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Indoor/outdoor Pool
Hershey, PA
Situated in Hershey, this villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tanger Outlet Center, Hersheypark Stadium, and Hershey Theatre. Hershey's Chocolate World and Giant ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent!!
"Great experience! Very helpful and informative owner!"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Suites at Hershey 2br/2ba Suite w/ Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Indoor/outdoor Pool
Suites at Hershey 2br/2ba Suite w/ Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Indoor/outdoor Pool
Suites at Hershey 2br/2ba Suite w/ Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Indoor/outdoor Pool
Hershey, PA
This family-friendly Hershey villa is within a 5-minute walk of Tanger Outlet Center and Troegs Brewing Company. Hersheypark Stadium and Hershey Theatre are ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful accommodations in perfect location.
"I loved the fact that it was across the parking lot from the outlet mall. There was a Red Robin restaurant that we could walk to so that was nice."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Suites at Hershey 2br/2ba Suite w/ Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Indoor/outdoor Pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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