9 Reasons to Visit Hershey, PA In Spring 2023
Things To Do in The Sweetest Place On Earth This Spring
Spring is almost here! The beginning of longer days, warm weather, and Hersheypark reopening are just a few of the reasons to be excited for a new season. Add in sweet deals and a variety of things to do and you’ll see why spring is such a sweet time to visit Hershey.
Keep scrolling for our top nine things to see and do in Hershey this spring.
1. Visit Hersheypark
After a long winter waiting for the return of coaster rides, Hersheypark will open this spring for more days than ever before. Beginning April 1, enjoy 8 fun-filled weekends of rides, coasters, Hershey characters, delicious eats, sweet treats and so much more! Plus, save more than 40% on tickets when you purchase them online before March 31 with the Best Price of the Year offer available for a limited time.
2. See The Animals At ZooAmerica
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily this spring for guests to visit over 200 animals native to the North American region. Explore the numerous habitats of this 11-acre wildlife park and be greeted by animals such as bears, alligators, big cats, snakes, otters and many more.
Throughout March, the zoo hosts Mommy & Me days every Monday, where guests can enjoy quality time with their little ones. The program features a self-guided scavenger hunt and a booklet of take-home activities. Moms, dads, siblings, grandparents and friends are all encouraged to attend! Guests can also see daily animal activities, such as feedings, training sessions or enrichment opportunities on Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. 1, p.m. and 3 p.m. Please note that animals and schedules are subject to change.
Entrance to ZooAmerica is free to all ZooAmerica Annual Pass Holders and Hersheypark Season Pass Holders. ZooAmerica admission is also included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark only by accessing the Zoo from the bridge inside Hersheypark during posted Park hours. Please note that ZooAmerica and Hersheypark hours vary. Guests interested in visiting ZooAmerica separately can purchase a daily admission ticket here.
3. Enjoy Best Rates On Resort Stays
Spring is the perfect time to book a stay at one of the Official Resorts of Hersheypark. See the beautiful tulips begin to bloom all over the resort grounds, and enjoy outdoor activities such as s’mores roasts, glow putting, and scavenger hunts as they return with the warm weather. Plus, enjoy splashes at the indoor pool at The Hotel Hershey or at Hershey's Water Works indoor pool complex at Hershey Lodge - complete with Twizzlers Twists water slides and a Reese's Water Walk.
Guests who book by March 31 can save with our Best Rates Of Summer, which are included in popular resort packages available select dates starting April 1. Reservations include FREE Resort Benefits, such as the best price on Hersheypark tickets, extra hours at the park, front gate shuttle service, free or discounted admission to local attractions and more.
4. Eat Ice Cream At Milton's Ice Cream Parlor
Warmer temperatures in Hershey means ice cream season is upon us! There is no better place for ice cream than Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor located in Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Here, expert Ice Creamologists have crafted over a dozen ice cream flavors and creations such as a Reese's Cupfusion Sundae, a Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich or Create Your Own Sundae with three scoops of ice cream, unlimited toppings, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.
5. See A Live Show
- March 23: Third Eye Blind at Hershey Theatre at 8 p.m.
- March 30 - April 2: Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero at GIANT Center. Times vary.
- March 30: 4th Annual CPMA Awards at Hershey Theatre at 7 p.m.
- April 4-9: Hadestown at Hershey Theatre. Times vary.
- April 12: Chicago at Hershey Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
- April 13: Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled at GIANT Center at 7:30 p.m.
- April 14: Reba McEntire at GIANT Center at 6:30 p.m.
- April 15: Joe Gatto's Night of Comedy at Hershey Theatre. Times vary.
- April 22: An Evening With Natalie Merchant: Keep Your Courage Tour at Hershey Theatre at 8 p.m.
- April 23: Brit Floyd: 50 Years of Dark Side at Hershey Theatre at 7 p.m.
- April 30: Alice Cooper at Hershey Theatre at 8 p.m.
- May 5: Nate Bargatze: The Be Funny Tour at GIANT Center at 7 p.m.
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6. Indulge In Seasonal Spa Treatments
Experience a rejuvenating seasonal spa treatment at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey or MeltSpa by Hershey! Pamper yourself with spring-inspired treatments like the Milk & Honey Wrap, Herbal Meadow Sea Salt Scrub, or a Mojito Massage at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa. Or, indulge in treatments from the new Spring Lavender Seasonal Collection at MeltSpa by Hershey day spa, featuring a Lavender & Chamomile Massage, Lavender Body Scrub, Lavender Immersion and a Lavender Manicure and Pedicure.
To make an appointment at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey, call 844-330-1797. For appointments at MeltSpa by Hershey call 855-500-2366 or visit their website.
7. Cheer On The Hershey Bears
The push to the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs is on for the Hershey Bears! The AHL’s most decorated franchise has an exciting lineup of home games at the GIANT Center before playoffs begin. Come support this hometown hockey team as they “Defend the Den”!
8. Visit Hershey Gardens
What better way to embrace the new season than visiting 23 acres of beautiful blooming plant life? Hershey Gardens is home to 13-themed gardens, seasonal displays, and an assortment of flowers, shrubs, and trees for guests of all ages to enjoy. The spring seasonal display will include thousands of tulips of every color of the rainbow when the tulips reach peak bloom. Guests visiting with kids can immerse themselves in the Children’s Garden and Butterfly Atrium. Or get up close and personal with crawling creatures inside the Conservatory’s Zoology Zone.
Tickets to Hershey Gardens are included with a stay at Hershey Lodge and The Hotel Hershey and discounted with a stay at Hersheypark Camping Resort.
9. Play Golf At Hershey Country Club
Those staying at an Official Resort of Hersheypark can schedule a tee-time at one of the award-winning golf courses at Hershey Country Club. Each course (East Course, West Course, and Spring Creek) provides a unique playing experience geared toward varying skill levels. Need to sharpen up your skills before teeing off? Head over to the practice facility and take advantage of the driving range, practice tees, pitching area, and putting greens to work on all aspects of your game.
The East Course is open year-round and Spring Creek is scheduled to open on March 24. Stay tuned for the reopening date of the West Course.
We hope to see you in The Sweetest Place On Earth this Spring! Share your sweet Hershey memories with us on social media using #HersheyPA during your visit.