Hershey, Pennsylvania

Theme parks, luxurious hotels, beautiful gardens, and mouth-watering treats… There’s something for everyone in Hershey. This area has grown from Milton Hershey’s company town to very popular tourist destination, complete with a world-class theme park and resort complex. Throughout the community, visitors will find icons of its chocolate heritage, from the heavenly aroma of chocolate to streets names like Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues lined with Hershey’s Kisses street lights. A casual walk through beautiful Hershey Gardens will give you some insight on Mr. Hershey’s tribute to his wife.

Places to Stay

Throughout Hershey and the surrounding area you’ll find a variety of quality accommodations. Whether you prefer a full-service resort inn, a quiet campground, or a cozy bead and breakfast, you’ll find it here. The Suites at Hershey is a really nice vacation condo rental resort just one mile from Hershey Park. You’ll find the majority of lodging in Hershey is located along US 422, also known as the Benjamin Franklin Highway. There are also several excellent Bed and Breakfast establishments around Hershey.

Places to Eat

As a tourist destination, Hershey has it’s share of places to eat. From fast food chains to popular local dining, you won’t leave unsatisfied. Try The Bears Den and Sports Bar at the Hershey, Catherine’s Restaurant at 845 East Chocolate Avenue, or the Union Canal House and Restaurant at 107 South Hanover Street. You’ll find the majority of chain fast food establishments in Hershey located along US 422, also known as the Benjamin Franklin Highway.

Places to Go

More than 2 million visitors a year visit Hersheypark, a wildly popular theme park complete with roller coasters and tons of entertainment. Next to the park is ZooAmerica, an 11-acre, year-round North American wildlife park featuring more than 200 animals of 75 species. Just a short drive away you can enjoy a scenic ride on the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad. Another local attraction is Indian Echo Caverns.

For those interested in sports Hershey has a professional hockey term… the American Hockey League’s oldest continuously operating team, the Hershey Bears.

Nearby Grantville has thoroughbred horse racing at the Penn National Race Course. Hershey also is home to five spectacular championship golf courses. Hersheypark Arena and Stadium showcases popular entertainers and family shows year round. Hershey also has an internationally known symphony. It also hosts Broadway touring companies at beautiful Hershey Theater.

Getting Around

Hershey is located about 12 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. US Route 322 and 422 run east-west through town and most of the lodging and food choice are along these routes. Most lodging establishments offer shuttle service to Hershey Park. Hershey does have local taxi service.