Hershey, PA

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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.”

Inn at Chocolate Ave, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Inn at Chocolate Ave, SureStay Collection by Best Western
2.5 out of 5
84 Sipe Ave, Hershey, PA, 17036
The price is $83 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this hotel in Hershey. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (324 reviews)
"Clean. Nice property."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Inn at Chocolate Ave, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
2.5 out of 5
350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is $110 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Hershey. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and the hallways smell like chocolate."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
2.5 out of 5
204 Hillcrest Road, Hershey, PA, 17033
The price is $137 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Hershey. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (811 reviews)
Happy with our stay
"We were there just for 1 night while we visited Hershey park. A bit on the expensive side for what you get but expected for the area. Room was clean and had a nice breakfast."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Tru By Hilton 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.
The Suites at Hershey
The Suites at Hershey
3 out of 5
176 E Hershey Park Dr, Hershey, PA, 17033
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly apartment in Hershey. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (219 reviews)
"The front desk was so efficient and the property is so clean and close to Hershey Park."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

The Suites at Hershey
A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
Hershey, PA
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Hershey. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and a spa tub. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Great location & amenities!
"This place has a great location to Hershey Park and was just what we needed for our family of 5. Everything we needed for our stay! Our only "issue" was that the downstairs is quite bright at night with the street lights and car headlights so our kids had trouble sleeping on the pull out couch. We ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
The Suites at Hershey - 2 Bedroom
The Suites at Hershey - 2 Bedroom
Hershey, PA
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Hershey. Enjoy private pools, a water park, and WiFi. Popular attractions Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World are ...
The Suites at Hershey - 2 Bedroom
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