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Spend Presidents Day Weekend in Hershey

Top Picks of Things to Do Over a Long Weekend in The Sweetest Place On Earth

If you're looking for the perfect destination for a long weekend in February, there are so many things to do in Hershey, PA. 

Keep scrolling for some of our top picks. 

The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark

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! 

Fantastic Fridays at ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is open daily this weekend (and throughout February) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a special Fantastic Fridays ticket offer where guests can enjoy 50% off regular and junior/senior admission every Friday in February. Tickets must be purchased at the Admissions Building to redeem the savings; please note the offer is not valid online.

Also this month, zoo staff will host chocolate-themed animal enrichment activities on Saturdays. Guests can watch the zoo naturalists give chocolate-themed treats to certain animals every Saturday in February at 1 p.m. This Saturday, February 19, 2022, features the gray wolf. Next weekend on February 26, 2022, is the bobcat.

ZooAmerica Pass Holders and 2022 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders receive unlimited, year-round visits to the zoo, even when Hersheypark is closed during the off-season.

Seasonal Menu and Offers at The Chocolatier

The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend (and throughout February) with sweet offers and a new seasonal menu, featuring winter dishes like the Reese's Take5 Chicken Sandwich, Salted Caramel Milkshake and Chocolate Beer Cheese Soup.

Guests can make a reservation for lunch or dinner, or stop by the bar area for Happy Hour on Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. for discounts on drinks and appetizers.  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.

And don’t forget - 2022 Full and King Size Season Pass Holders and Zoo Pass Holders also receive 20% off in February when they show their pass, and Hershey Bears fans get a free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée when they show their same-day game ticket (dine-in only, not valid on the Ferris Wheel Sampler or with other offers).

For more sweet dining offerings across Hershey, PA, visit DiningInHershey.com.

Chocolate relaxation 

Our spas in Hershey - MeltSpa by Hershey day spa and The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa - offer chocolate treatments and packages to help you warm up and unwind during the frigid winter season. 

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.

Learn about Chocolate History 

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

Chocolate & Wine Pairing Experience

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. 19-21, 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. 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.

Shopping in Hershey’s Chocolatetown

Other experiences in Hershey’s Chocolatetown are also open this month for shopping and sweet treats. 

  • Hersheypark Supply Co. is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Ticketing Services is also temporarily located inside this building.
  • The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in February 2022 (hours subject to change). From chocolate-dipped treats to signature hand-crafted fudge, there are plenty of options for a Valentine’s Day dessert.
  • Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in February 2022 (hours subject to change). It’s a great place to grab some lunch and then a cone of house-made ice cream.

Plan Ahead for a Summer Getaway

Now is the best time to book your family's summer getaway with the best price of the year on Hersheypark tickets and the Best Rates of Summer at The Official Resorts Of Hersheypark.

Guests can save 40% on 1-day tickets to Hersheypark when purchased online with the current offer. Tickets purchased during this sale will be valid on any 2022 public operating day from April 2, 2022, through Jan. 1, 2023.  

Tickets include three parks in one with a wide range of family-friendly and thrill attractions; The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park (celebrating 15 years) open from Memorial Day through Labor Day; and ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park only by accessing the zoo through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours.