Before heading on vacation to Hershey, Pennsylvania do a little research on what you want to see and do. If you are traveling there with your family, then here are four suggestions to have a really fun time.
1. HersheyPark - When visiting Hersheypark you will need to allow for several days to do everything in the park. This extremely well laid out park includes an amusement park, a water park and a zoo. HersheyPark has a lot of fun appropriate for the whole family including thrill roller coasters, kid rides, games and tons of great food. If you are interested in only visiting the zoo, a separate ticket may be purchased.
2. Hershey's Chocolate World - Right next door to Hersheypark is Hershey's Chocolate World. Just as Hersheypark has tons of attractions within the one space, Chocolate World has many attractions inside. Here you will find a 4D mystery movie, chocolate tasting, dessert creating, creating your own candy bar, the Hershey Trolly, the chocolate tour ride, a fun food court and lots of great shopping. This place could easily take one full day if you want to participate in all of the activities, but be ready for a chocolate overload.
3. Hershey Gardens - If you visit Hershey from April - December you will be able to have a fun family time at Hershey Gardens. With 23 acres of beautiful landscaping, more than 5,000 rose bushes, a butterfly garden and more. This is a really fun attraction that the whole family will enjoy. Leisurely stroll on the lovely walking paths and smell the chocolate-themed plants.
4. The Hershey Story - The Hershey Story is a fun, child friendly museum experience that takes you on a journey through Milton S. Hershey's life, company and his legacy. As you work through the museum you will learn about old machinery the factory used in the past as well as jobs people held within the factory. This is a great educational and entertaining stop for the family. You may also reserve a time to attend a "Chocolate Lab" where you will learn about chocolate and then create a chocolatey treat. Chocolate Labs are only available for guests ages 4+.
You don't have to be a chocolate lover to visit Hershey, but it helps if you are with free samples everywhere, and streets literally lined with chocolate (well, the street lights are in the shape of Hershey Kisses). Hershey Pennsylvania has created a very entertaining town full of family friendly attractions that will create life long memories for everyone.