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Things to do, Where to Stay in Hershey / Harrisburg Pennsylvania

It has been a month since our trip to the Hershey area & I am thrilled to finally put together our family guide to the area!
Here you will find out things to do, where to stay & fun places to eat!

NOTE: You will notice some things mentioned are not located in the Hershey/Harrisburg area, however, we are still adding them to our guide because we feel they are worth going outside the area to visit!

Of course a trip to the "sweetest place on earth" is a must! There is something to do for everyone at an entire theme park, themed to candy!

          For our tips to visiting Hershey Park click HERE          

Yes, Hershey World & Hershey Park are two separate places although they are within walking distance of one another. We saw several people think their Hershey Park tickets got them into the Hershey World attractions. Don't be that guy! Here you can make your own chocolate bar, go on a chocolate tour, do a taste tasting & so much more! 

3. Take a trip in Hershey downtown & have a donut

Don't stay confined to the theme park area, travel into town! 
Take a look at these street lights?! Can you even?

Stop at Duck Donuts for a fun treat! They have a TON of different fun flavors, & you can even come up with your own! I got the maple, bacon & I HIGHLY recommend! This place was an experience on it's own! 

4. Stay at Hilton Harrisburg 

Hershey Park hotels are $$$. Do yourself a favor &  we booked at the Harrisburg Hilton and had an amazing family-friendly stay. We found that the rooms were extremely spacious for families & affordable. The hotel is about 13 miles from Hershey. So super close to Hershey attractions. But aside from that, it is attached to the Whitaker Center for Science & Arts, & walking distance to City Island & Capitol Complex. It has two restaurants within the hotel & its super close to other restaurants!  If you're lucky you can get a room with a view of the river!

     Book your stay HERE     

5. Zoo America

This zoo is amazing & all of its animals are from North America! It was so neat to not only see animals that are common for our area but also see animals that are common from other sides of the US.

This stop is in Easton, PA. A short drive from the Hershey/Harrisburg area & so worth the drive!
Make your own crayon, make lots of art & see the world's largest crayon!

America's only all-water cavern & wildlife park. This was the most amazing experience for our family! It is secluded back off the beaten path, & again a bit of a farther drive than anywhere else mentioned, but this truly is a MUST SEE. We hit it on the way home, & I recommend that to anyone else too. Or on your way into Hershey if you're coming from west of PA. Truly so amazing!