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 2023 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 spas in Hershey. MeltSpa by Hershey day spa in downtown Hershey 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.
The Spa At The Hotel Hershey offers 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. Please note, demand is high and availability is limited, so we recommend booking as early as you know your plans.
Gift idea: This Valentine’s Day, give your gal pals or your loved ones some time to relax with a gift card to MeltSpa by Hershey or The Spa At The Hotel Hershey! Choose from several different e-gift card options and buy now at our easy and convenient online shop.
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. and weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in February.
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 - the perfect way to immerse yourself in the sweet world that inspired Milton 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 & 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. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2023, at 2 p.m. and 4 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. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2023.
Plus, save the date for the big reveal of a Hershey's Chocolate World inspired chocolate sculpture, created by talented Pennsylvania-based food artists on Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
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. Additional paid attraction experiences - including a chocolate bar-making factory, chocolate tasting theatrical experience and trolley show on wheels - are also offered.
As a town built on chocolate, it's only fitting that Hershey, Pa. offers a plethora of unique, chocolate-infused menu items for guests to taste. Take a look at some of the highlights below, and check out our Chocolate-Infused Dining Guide to learn more about where you can find one-of-a-kind chocolate dishes across the destination.
Dining 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 Chili, and more.
New to the menu at The Chocolatier are Chocolate Mini Martini Flights, which include three chocolate-inspired drinks:
- Hershey's Chocolate Covered Orange Martini
- Hershey's Chocolate Covered Raspberry Martini
- Hershey's Chocolate Covered Banana Martini
Make a reservation to try them today!
Decadent Desserts at The Sweeterie
The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen, open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the 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, 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 Kisses Signature Chocolate Martini, Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel Martini and the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini.
Tip: Some dining locations like 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!