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Celebrate Valentine's Day in Hershey, PA

10 Sweet Date Ideas in The Sweetest Place On Earth for February 2022

Valentine's Day 2022 is just around the corner, and there's no better place to celebrate love than The Sweetest Place On Earth. Whether you're looking to plan the ultimate Galentine's Day with your girlfriends or a romantic date night with your significant other, there are plenty of activities to do in Hershey, Pa. throughout February. 

1. Book a massage or other chocolate spa treatment

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with some relaxation, rejuvenation and chocolate at the spa?  The Spa At The Hotel Hershey and MeltSpa by Hershey offer a variety of chocolate-inspired services. Consider booking a cocoa couples massage at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey or treat yourself to a Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatment such as a sugar scrub, body wrap, manicure or pedicure at MeltSpa by Hershey.

Perfect for a girls day at the spa, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey also features a variety of Everything Chocolate day packages complete with the most popular chocolate treatments. 

Need a gift idea for Valentine's Day? From Jan. 20-Feb. 14,  2022, receive a $15 spa credit (valid from Jan. 20-Apr. 29, 2022) for every $150 spent on gift cards at MeltSpa by Hershey and a $25 spa credit (valid Feb. 15-Apr. 28, 2022) for every $250 spent on gift cards at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey.

2. Walk among hundreds of butterflies at Hershey Gardens

Overlooking the town of Hershey, the 23-acre Hershey Gardens features a breathtaking assortment of flowers and shrubs, a stately collection of rare trees, brilliant seasonal displays and theme gardens. Included with admission, you can walk among hundreds of butterflies from around the world in the Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens. One of only 25 indoor, tropical butterfly atriums in the country, the Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens is home to dozens of rare butterflies from South and Central America, Africa and Asia. The tropical setting boasts colorful plants and a soothing water feature that create a truly spectacular environment, especially during the season of love. 

Hershey Gardens is open daily in February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Butterfly Atrium is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To sweeten your visit, enjoy discounted admission through Mar. 31, 2022! Purchase tickets here.

3. Taste chocolates from around the world at The Hershey Story Museum

It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without some chocolate tasting! You can hone your skills as a cocoa connoisseur by sampling flights of warm drinking chocolates from around the world at The Hershey Story. From fruity African chocolate flavors to Indonesian chocolate with caramel overtones, Tastings at The Hershey Story is a treat for your taste buds and the perfect way to immerse yourself in the sweet world that inspired Milton Hershey. The tasting experience is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Guests who visit The Hershey Story Museum during February can also enjoy $7 admission to the Museum Experience as part of the museum’s “Cheers to Chocolate” promotion, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. To receive the discount, visitors will be required to say “Cheers” at the admissions desk when they purchase their tickets to the Museum Experience. In addition, all guests will receive a sampling of Hershey’s Kisses, compliments of The Hershey Company.  

4. Go behind-the-scenes at ZooAmerica

Winter is a great time to visit ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park as there are often fewer crowds and the animals in the outdoor regions are more active. You can take a morning stroll around the 11-acre zoo (open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to see gray wolves, river otters, Canada lynx, snowy owls and more.  As a special treat, guests can watch the zoo naturalists give chocolate-themed treats to certain animals every Saturday in February. Purchase tickets here.

To elevate your experience, ZooAmerica offers three special tours that guide you through non-public areas, get you close to the animals and leave you with a deeper understanding of the animal world. Learn more about times and pricing here. Talk about the perfect day date for animal lovers!

5. Let's lunch at The Hotel Hershey

The Hotel Hershey, a Historic Hotel Of America, is home to two delicious lunch spots to grab a bite to eat with your significant other or group of friends. 

You can savor farm-to-table dining during a delicious lunch at Harvest with a seasonal menu featuring local ingredients. Harvest is open on Valentine's Day from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the restaurant is closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

There's more to “amore” at Trevi 5 during a fresh, authentically modern Italian lunch experience.  The restaurant offers a contemporary twist on traditional Italian cuisine featuring a parade of small dish appetizers, and five-flavor combinations. Trevi 5 is open Feb. 14, 2022, for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6. Toast to happy hour at Fire & Grain

Located in Hershey Lodge, Fire & Grain is the ideal place to warm up and fill up during Happy Hour on Valentine's Day. From 4 to 6 p.m. daily, you can enjoy $4 draft beer, $6 house wine, $7 signature cocktails and half off all appetizers including toasts, flatbreads and a delicious meat and cheese plate.

7. Enjoy dinner 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.

8. Grab Dessert from The Sweeterie

The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen 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.

The Sweeterie is open on Feb. 14, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary parking is available in the Season Pass Holder lot when Hersheypark is not open.

9. See The Donna Summer Musical at Hershey Theatre

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is making a stop at Hershey Theatre on February 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. Sing along to 20 of Summer's classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff" during the electric experience. Tickets for the show are available for purchase here.

10. Cheer on the Hershey Bears

The Hershey Bears have a home game against the Belleville Senators on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at 7 p.m. Enjoy a night out at GIANT Center to watch the Chocolate and White as they compete to earn a spot at the top of the Atlantic Division standings.

Bonus: Plan a Staycation or Getaway

If you want to go all out for Valentine's Day, you can spend a night or two in Hershey at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge or Hersheypark Camping Resort. Then you can enjoy multiple date ideas from the list above! All resort guests receive FREE Resort Benefits, including free or discounted admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story, preferred pricing to ZooAmerica, on-site recreation and activities and more.

On select dates through March 2022, you can save big on a 2-night stay with our Book One Night, Get One 50% Off offer when you book by Jan. 31, 2022, using the code SAVE50.

Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Not sure what to get your Valentine? A Hershey gift card is the sweetest gift as it allows them to choose from a variety of activities across the destination. When you purchase a gift card, you can even select a fun Valentine's Day design.