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6 Reasons To Stay An Extra Day At The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark

Make The Sweetest Place On Earth your go-to destination. Whether you're looking for family fun, relaxing spa treatments or delicious food, there's enough to keep you busy for days! Plan your visit now and soak in the remaining days of summer. Hersheypark is open daily through Labor Day, and on Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 11-26.

Here are 6 reasons why you need an extra day at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark:

1. Exclusive Hersheypark  perks

If you're planning a visit to Hersheypark during your stay, be sure to take advantage of all of the perks that come with being a guest of one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark! All guests of The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort receive the below FREE Resort Benefits:

  • Extra hours at Hersheypark with Preview Plan and Sweet Start
    • Preview Plan: Resort guests enjoy up to 3 extra evening hours the night before their full-day visit. Simply present your ticket at the main entrance and enjoy a fun-filled evening.
    • Sweet Start: Available during the daily Summer season (May 27 through Sept. 6), Resort guests and Season Pass Holders enjoy 1-hour early access to select rides 
  • FREE front gate shuttle service to the all-new exclusive resort drop-off location at Hersheypark
  • Best price on Hersheypark tickets

Did you know the Resorts offer summer packages to help sweeten your stay? On select dates through September, The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge are offering special multi-night packages so families can extend their visit and truly enjoy all that Hershey, PA has to offer.

Packages and offers currently available at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark include:

  • 2-Day Stay & Play Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge
  • Hersheypark Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge 
  • Hersheypark Camping Package at Hersheypark Camping Resort
  • Book One Night, Get One 50% Off at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge 

2. Feed Your Inner Foodie

Taste the many flavors of Hershey, PA with a visit to one of our many deliciously unique and award-winning restaurants featuring signature cocktails, delicious entrees, and Hershey-inspired desserts. From restaurants at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge to Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar and Devon Seafood + Steak in downtown Hershey to the newest dining experiences in Hershey's Chocolatetown, you're sure to find something to suit your palate. 

New for 2021

  • The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is our all-new, full-service restaurant, bar and patio featuring past and present pieces from the Hersheypark ride collection, one-of-a-kind views of neighboring attractions, and a second-story patio and bar.
  • Milton's Ice Cream Parlor offers guests 100% local dairy house-made ice cream, Hershey’s candy toppings, and savory shareables.
  • The Sweeterie is a confectionery kitchen with mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge, and more.

More about Hershey's Chocolatetown 

The newest region at HersheyparkHershey's Chocolatetown, consists of an entirely reimagined arrival experience; our newest coaster, Candymonium; an iconic Kisses fountain; all-new shopping; the first-ever Starbucks inside Hersheypark; and more. While some experiences in this region require a Hersheypark ticket, like access to The CarrouselCandymoniumHP Collections and the Kisses Fountain, certain areas of Hershey's Chocolatetown are accessible to guests without an admission ticket.

Guests who do not have a Hersheypark ticket can still visit our largest retail store at the Park and enjoy our 3 new food offerings.

3. Catch Some R&R

Experience Hershey in the most decadent way. Schedule some rest & relaxation with a visit to The Spa At The Hotel Hershey or MeltSpa by Hershey. Whether you have just 30 minutes or can set aside a full day for relaxation, there is something on the menus at both spas to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Both spas are known for their chocolate treatments, naturally, but there are plenty of options if you would rather eat our town's sweet treat than be immersed in it.

Fall treatments

Even though fall does not begin until Sept. 22, we are ready at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey and MeltSpa by Hershey! Experience facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures inspired by the popular seasonal gourd - pumpkin. 

4. Poolside Fun for the Whole Family

Don't forget to pack your swimsuits! Pool complexes at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark are waiting for you. 

The outdoor pool complex at The Hotel Hershey is open daily through Labor Day as well as Saturdays and Sundays in September, weather permitting. It features an infinity edge adult (18+) pool and whirlpool, family pool with zero-grade entry, two large slides, a kiddie spray deck and a poolside cafe. For ultimate poolside relaxation, 14 cabanas surrounding the pool are available for rental, each featuring a 32-inch flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, table and chairs, three private lounge chairs, refrigerator, bottled water and snack basket. An indoor pool is also open daily.

At Hershey Lodge, guests can enjoy some sweet indoor fun year-round at Hershey's Water Works! The indoor pool complex includes interactive water features, such as a sand castle spray zone, lighthouse tipping bucket, basketball hoops, Twizzler's Twists water slides, Reese's Water Walk and more.

Campers at Hersheypark Camping Resort can cool off in two outdoor swimming pools and a kiddie pool through Labor Day. An indoor game room and camp store stocked with slushies, snacks and more are also situated next to the pool for guests' convenience.

5. Endless Recreation and Activities

There's so much to do at the Resorts including family s'mores roasts, scavenger hunts, chocolate bingo and more! Schedules are posted online in advance for your planning purposes, or you can pick up a schedule at check-in.

Vacation doesn't mean you have to skip the gym! Keep up on your fitness routine or kickoff a new regimen at one of our Fitness Centers at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge.

The Hotel Hershey offers an outdoor sports complex, more than 5.5 miles of outdoor trails, 18-hole putting course, disc golf and more. At Hershey Lodge, enjoy the arcade, mini-golf, basketball and tennis! Playgrounds, shuffleboard and basketball and volleyball courts can be found at Hersheypark Camping Resort

The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge Recreation

6. Destination-Wide Delights

As a guest of the Official Resorts, the town of Hershey is at your fingertips!

Enjoy access to 3 award-winning golf courses: the East and West courses at Hershey Country Club plus Spring Creek Golf Course

All guests of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge receive free passes for Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum in their check-in packet upon arrival at the resort, and guests of Hersheypark Camping Resort receive discounted admission.

No trip to Hershey is complete without a visit to Hershey's Chocolate World! Take a free ride on Hershey's Chocolate Tour Ride, then experience the Create Your Own Candy Bar, 4D Chocolate Movie and Hershey's Unwrapped attractions. Climb aboard Hershey Trolley Works for a historic journey through the town built on chocolate. A free timed entry pass is recommended for all guests visiting Hershey's Chocolate World. 

Pro tip: use the Trip Planning tool on the Hershey PA website to add all your must-haves to the list!

Book your stay today at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort!

If you're looking for more, check out our summer guide to The Official Resorts of Hersheypark.