Plan Your Trip to Hershey, Pa with this 2-Day Itinerary
Enjoy a fun Hersheypark Happy vacation to Hershey in 2021
With summer just around the corner and vacation planning in full swing, Hershey, Pa., remains a destination that puts guest safety and enjoyment as the top priority. Planning a spring trip doesn't have to be stressful with the perfect 2-day Hershey, Pa., itinerary full of fun and relaxation.
Before diving into our suggestions, here are a few things you can do in advance to make your vacation seamless and fun-focused:
- Save on Hersheypark tickets by purchasing in advance and make a reservation for your day here.
- Stay at one of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark for extra perks like the best price on Hersheypark tickets, guaranteed reservations, free parking, and a three-hour preview at Hersheypark.
- Book a treatment at MeltSpa by Hershey or The Spa At The Hotel Hershey and fill out the Health History and new COVID-19 Health Screening forms before your visit.
- Purchase tickets for The Hershey Story or Hershey Gardens (guests of The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark receive discounted or free admission).
- Get a Free Timed Entry Pass for Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction.
First things first, breakfast! Swing by Fire & Grain at Hershey Lodge to enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch meal. We recommend trying the Eggs Benedict or Smoked Salmon Platter.
Once you’ve wrapped up breakfast, head to your spa appointment at MeltSpa by Hershey for some relaxation and rejuvenation. The Coconut Lime Collection and Chocolate Treatments are just a few of our guests' favorites.
After a morning at the spa, spend the afternoon enjoying the spring blooms at Hershey Gardens. If there is bad weather, head over to The Hershey Story to learn more about the history of Milton S. Hershey and participate in Chocolate Tastings or experience the Chocolate Lab.
Don’t forget to stop by Hershey's Chocolate World for the famous Hershey’s Chocolate Tour and to stock up on your favorite Hershey’s candies (a free timed reservation is required).
To top off the day, head over to Hersheypark for the last two hours of operating hours (three if you are staying at The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark) to squeeze in some coasters rides before your visit the next day. No reservations are necessary for preview but you will need your ticket scanned for entry! If you’re looking for savory dinner options, stop by Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor located in Hershey’s Chocolatetown for the Chicken N Waffles or the Signature Grilled Cheese. Grab dessert to go from The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen, located next door to Milton’s.
Early bird gets the worm at Hersheypark! Swing by Cocoa Beanery to grab breakfast to go so you can be one of the first in line to get into the park, which opens at 11 a.m. Check out these top tips to help you enjoy your visit.
If you are a coaster fanatic, make sure to get a ride on the tallest, faster, longest, and sweetest coaster, Candymonium, which opened last summer in Hershey’s Chocolatetown. Another fan favorite, Comet, is celebrating its 75th anniversary season so don’t miss out on riding this iconic coaster.
Don’t forget, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is included with admission to Hersheypark only by accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. While there, enjoy 200 animals from wolves and bears to lynx and mountain lions.
In case you get hungry, we have plenty of in-park dining options to satisfy any craving. We have delicious, slow-cooked Spring Creek Smokehouse favorites like brisket, pulled pork, turkey legs, macaroni & cheese, and mashed potatoes, and, new for this year, we have Cheesesteak Fries located at Tower Fries on Kissing Tower Hill. If you still have room for more, get the Hershey's Chocolatetown King Size Shake at Simply Chocolate or the Springtime King Size Donut at Cookies & Donuts. Check out some of our new offerings here.
After a fun-filled day of rides and coasters, you need something to commemorate the occasion. Swing by HP Collections or Hersheypark Supply Co. to grab a shirt, mug, or sweatshirt to help you remember your time at The Sweetest Place On Earth!
Safety guidelines and protocols
- MeltSpa by Hershey and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey
- Fire & Grain
- The Hershey Story
- Hershey Gardens