23
April
2019
|
02:45 AM
America/New_York

10 REASONS WHY HERSHEY, PA ISN'T JUST FOR KIDS!

Everyone knows that Hershey, Pennsylvania is 'The Sweetest Place on Earth.' Kids love the fun and excitement of Hersheypark, as well as the magical aura of Hershey's Chocolate World, but is it fun for adults, too? Friends often ask me for overnight ideas for couples or moms' weekend getaway options. I almost always suggest Hershey, so let me tell you why!

Even if you're visiting Hershey, PA with children, you'll find plenty of fun for adults, too. Check out my top ten reasons why Hershey, Pennsylvania isn't just for kids!

Disclosure: I was chosen to be a part of the Hershey Sweetest Families Panel. I've always been a self-proclaimed Hershey expert, but now it's official! So in full disclosure, that means I've partnered with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts to bring you some amazing posts and articles. The Sweetest Families program is sponsored by HE&R, and I may have been compensated with complimentary items or admission for my content, but all opinions are my own1. Hershey Concerts and ShowsThere are three main venues for entertainment in Hershey: Giant Center, Hershey Theatre, and Hersheypark Stadium. The variety of shows can be vast- concerts, comedies, musicals, plays, you name it- they are pretty much offered throughout these venues.Giant Center is home to the Hershey Bears, an awesome hockey team, and watching one of their games is always exciting! Hersheypark Arena, the original home of the Hershey Bears, now hosts local youth, high school and college hockey teams, and provides public skating sessions.Hershey Theatre is a gorgeous, iconic performing arts center, presenting the "finest in touring Broadway shows, classical music and dance attractions, and world-renowned entertainers," according to their website.Hersheypark Stadium is a perfect summer concert spot. Their website says, "See the stars under the stars at Hersheypark ® Stadium and experience the most prominent names in the music industry as they make their stop in Central PA. Hersheypark Stadium also plays host to PIAA High School state championships, regional high school sports, and more." Sounds fun, right?Seeing a show in Hershey and spending the night at one of the Hershey resorts is a fun night out for adults. I always have my eye on the Hershey line-up, especially if there is a tour I missed in the NJ/NY area, I always check Hershey to see who's playing.

photo from Hershey Theatre Facebook page

2. Romantic Hershey GardensKids are welcome at Hershey Gardens, too (have you seen their children's garden?), but if you've ever been there, you know there are some beautifully romantic paths to stroll through. The gardens are located at the base of The Hotel Hershey, so if you're staying there you can actually walk or drive down to the gardens (you can take a shuttle on-season). The tulips that bloom in the Spring are truly gorgeous, as well as the rose bushes. There are little benches to sit on and plenty of photo opps for couples. The butterfly atrium is also fun to visit. Hershey Gardens hosts some amazing events, like the Orchid show and learning workshops for adults. You can read my full review of Hershey Gardens here.

3. Chocolate Spa TreatmentsThe Spa at The Hotel Hershey (a.k.a. 'The Chocolate Spa') is famous for its chocolate treatments! Doesn't the 'Chocolate Escape Package' or the 'Hershey Gardens Rose Petal Soak' sound wonderful? They have even more to offer than that, believe me. Spa treatments at The Hotel Hershey are reserved primarily for guests 18 and over (though there are specific treatments available for teens ages 13-17). There is even a private restaurant/lounge within the spa called Oasis. Adults can also visit Melt Spa in the town of Hershey and experience some relaxation together (the same age restrictions also apply at Melt).

4. Signature Cocktails at Hershey PropertiesIf you follow any of my social media channels, you might have seen me post about these infamous cocktails before. Whenever my adult friends visit Hershey, I always tell them to try one of these. Seriously, if you're a cocktail drinker, they are a MUST TRY! You haven't lived until you've tried one of the amazing signature cocktails of the Hershey resorts. The Hershey Kiss Martini (or Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Martini, whichever you prefer) is to die for (I know because I've tried them both personally, so I can attest to their awesomeness). The restaurants and lounges on site also make seasonal cocktails. Couples can even take a martini making class at Hershey Lodge during Chocolate Covered February!

 

To read the full article, click here: https://www.thejerseymomma.com/2019/02/10-reasons-why-hershey-pa-isnt-just-for.html