5 Reasons to Make Hershey Your Summer Travel Destination
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Every summer we look forward to our trip to Hershey. Whether we stay at the Hershey Lodge, Hotel Hershey or Hersheypark Camping Resort, we always have a memorable experience. Besides the amazing benefits and adventures offered by the resorts, the town of Hershey itself also offers endless fun for travelers. There are so many sweet experiences the entire family will love. Here are just some of the many reasons you should make Hershey your summer travel destination just like us! (HINT: Make sure you get all the way to the end for a GREAT giveaway!!)
5 Reasons to Make Hershey, PA Your Summer Travel Destination
Fun for All Ages
What I love most about Hershey is that there is something for everyone. Whether you are 8, 38 or 80, Hershey offers an adventure you will enjoy. At Hersheypark, there are rides for all ages and entertainment the entire family can experience together (even grandparents). At ZooAmerica (which is included with admission to Hersheypark), guests can take a relaxing stroll while learning about and seeing animals from all over North America. Don’t forget Chocolate World too that offers chocolate tastings, a 4-D show, a FREE factory tour ride and more. You can also enjoy The Hershey Story Museum, Hershey Theatre, Hershey Gardens, spas and more to during your trip!
Beat the Heat
Hersheypark is the perfect place to beat the heat this summer. The Boardwalk offers endless opportunities to cool off, and it is included with your ticket to the park. Kids will love exploring the East Coast Waterworks while parents will enjoy floating around the Intercoastal Waterway. There are even spaces dedicated to little ones like Sandcastle Cove and Shoreline Sprayground.
If you’re a thrill seeker, then make sure you check out the 2 new water slides! Breakers Edge Water Coaster is the first hydroMAGNETIC coaster with flying saucer turns that will offer a thrilling experience for the entire family. Rafts fit 4 riders making it a perfect experience for family and friends.
Whitecap Racer is the longest mat racing slide in the world. Riders will race through turns and tunnels and choose between 6 colorful racing lanes. Guests can register before riding and keep track of their race time throughout the day. Riders can also have a picture with stats emailed to them as memorabilia!
Prevent the Summer Slide
Each summer kids will often regress academically due to a lack of exposure to educational experiences but there are many ways parents can prevent what’s often referred to as the “summer slide.” At Hershey, kids can participate in fun brain boosting activities that help stimulate academic and cognitive development. Here are just some of the educational experiences your kids will LOVE:
- Chocolate Lab class
- Chocolate Tasting class
- Hershey’s Chocolate Tour Ride
- Trolley Tour
- Exploring the Hershey Story Museum
- Arts and Crafts
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