Set among rolling green pastures in the Amish country of central Pennsylvania, the charming town of Hershey is synonymous with chocolate. It's here where confectioner Milton S. Hershey opened his factory in 1905. Famed for its chocolate heritage and its Hersheypark® theme park, a visit to Hershey is like a childhood fantasy come to life, where the smell of chocolate in the air promises a fun family stay in “the sweetest place on earth.”
If you’re looking for a small-scale theme park getaway on the East Coast, it will indeed hit the sweet spot. Today the town is home to a variety of Hershey-themed attractions, as well as non-chocolate-related activities that will appeal to both children and adults. As an added bonus, just about everything here is kid-friendly, from breweries to classic car museums.
Hersheypark®A family-fun theme park featuring more than 70 thrill rides and attractions including 14 exciting coasters plus wild water slides, a wave pool and lazy river rides at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark.
ZooamericaExplore 11-acres of fun and adventure featuring more than 200 animals from five distinct regions across North America.
Hershey’s Chocolate WorldLearn and see how chocolate is made on a free tour ride, share and savor delicious Hershey's-inspired drinks and treats, and shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts.