A Hershey Guide for Chocolate Lovers
Can’t-Miss Chocolate Experiences in The Sweetest Place On Earth
Calling all chocoholics! If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day getaway or you like to celebrate chocolate all year, there is no sweeter place to visit than Hershey, Pa.
Check out this Hershey guide to all the chocolatey adventures to be had in The Sweetest Place On Earth in February 2022 and beyond.
Chocolate Spa Relaxation
What better place to enjoy a chocolate spa treatment than the birthplace of Hershey’s chocolate?
The month of chocolate calls for pampering at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey with sweet packages like a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Package, Sweet Chocolate Relaxation Package, a Hershey Kiss Package and more. Individual chocolate treatments, such as the Cocoa Massage, are also available for some February bliss.
MeltSpa by Hershey also offers Signature Hershey’s Chocolate Treatments, which include a relaxing massage, rejuvenating facial, body scrub, body wrap, and hands and feet treatments. For a deeply satisfying spa experience, you can indulge in the Exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments – available only at MeltSpa.
Gift idea: Spend $250 or more in gift cards to The Spa At The Hotel Hershey through Feb. 14, 2022, and receive a $25 spa credit to use towards a future treatment or service. The voucher is valid Monday-Thursday from Feb. 15-Apr. 28, 2022. Not valid on holidays.
Chocolate Tasting at The Hershey Story
It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without some chocolate tasting! You can sample flights of warm drinking chocolates from around the world at The Hershey Story on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As a sweet bonus, Cupid’s Brew (red velvet hot chocolate made with Hershey’s milk chocolate and topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings) is available for purchase at Tastings for $7 per beverage through Feb. 27, 2022.
During February, guests who visit The Hershey Story can also enjoy $7 admission to the Museum Experience as part of the museum’s “Cheers to Chocolate” promotion through Feb. 28, 2022. Visitors will be required to say “Cheers” at the admissions desk when they purchase their tickets to the Museum Experience to receive the discount. In addition, all guests will receive a sampling of Hershey’s Kisses, compliments of The Hershey Company.
Daytime Chocolate Lab Classes
It's time to roll up your sleeves for a playful, hands-on experience and interactive demonstration in the Chocolate Lab at The Hershey Story. One of the February class themes is “Try It with Truffles” where guests will make dark chocolate ganache truffles while learning about the courtship of Milton and Catherine Hershey.
The Chocolate Lab offers 45-minute, daily classes for guests to learn about chocolate and make their own chocolate treat. Chocolate Lab tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and may be purchased in advance online or at The Hershey Story admissions desk on the day of the class. Space is limited. Children must be at least 5 years old to enter the Lab.
Chocolate Themed Treats at ZooAmerica
This month, even a visit to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is full of chocolate goodness. Every Saturday in February at 1 p.m., guests can watch zoo naturalists give chocolate-themed treats to certain animals as part of their enrichment. The schedule is as follows with the animals subject to change:
- Feb.12: Canada lynx
- Feb. 19: Gray wolf
- Feb. 26: Bobcat
Chocolate & Wine Pairing Experience at Hershey’s Chocolate World
Sip, sip, hooray! There’s nothing sweeter than tasting, smelling and making chocolate with the ones you love at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. Guests ages 21 and older can discover a new way to savor their favorite Hershey's Chocolates with a Chocolate and Wine Experience featuring five pairings on Feb. 12-13, 19-21 and 26-27, 2022, at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Families can join the Hershey's Characters and their fellow band members as they perform and parade through Hershey's Chocolate World, celebrating the story of Hershey's Chocolate! The parade takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, 2022.
Other experiences include a free chocolate tour ride to see how cocoa beans become world-famous Hershey’s Chocolate, and shopping for endless amounts of chocolate, including limited-edition treats like KIT KAT Strawberry + Dark Chocolate wafers. Four paid attraction experiences - a 4D movie, a chocolate bar-making factory, chocolate tasting theatrical experience and trolley show on wheels - are also offered.
Specials at The Chocolatier
The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio serves up family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate, making it the perfect dinner spot during Valentine's Day week. The menu features plenty of chocolate-infused dishes like the Reese’s Take5 Chicken Sandwich, Chocolatetown Burger, Cocoa-Dusted Beef Short Ribs, Heath Bar Crusted Salmon, Chocolate Beer Cheese Soup, and more.
Plus, The Chocolatier is offering some February Specials for Valentine’s Week 2022 while supplies last. From Feb. 10-15, the specials include Cocoa Crusted Rack of Lamb and Chocolate Brownie Strawberry Creme Torte. The specials from Feb. 16-21 are Grilled Halibut with a White Chocolate Beurre Blanc and White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. You can make a reservation here.
Bonus: There is a sweet deal for Valentine's Day gifting - receive a $10 voucher for you when you spend $50 or more on gift cards from Jan. 20-Feb. 14, 2022. The voucher is valid Monday-Thursday from Feb. 15-Apr. 28, 2022.
Decadent Desserts at The Sweeterie
The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen, open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the new Hershey's Chocolatetown region, has mouth-watering grab-and-go desserts to enjoy on Valentine's Day. You can choose from chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge and more.
Signature Chocolate Martinis
You can toast your significant other on Valentine’s Day with a signature Hershey’s chocolate martini served at various dining locations around town like The Chocolatier, Houlihan’s and Fire & Grain. Options include the Hershey’s Chocolate Martini, Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel Martini and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini.
Tip: Some dining locations like The Chocolatier and Fire & Grain host Happy Hour, where you can enjoy discounts on the signature martinis.
Chocolate-Filled Fun at our Resorts
Need overnight accommodations while you’re enjoying your chocolate-filled adventures in Hershey? There’s no sweeter place to stay than The Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge. You’ll start your stay with a full-size chocolate bar at check-in and can enjoy chocolate in various other ways throughout your visit, including chocolate bath amenities in your guest room, chocolate-infused dining options at the restaurants on property, chocolate-themed resort activities on weekends like chocolate bingo, and more!