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Summer 2021 Guide To The Official Resorts of Hersheypark

Everything You Need To Know For A Sweet Summer Stay In Hershey, PA

Planning a stay at one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark this summer? We can't wait to welcome you!

Here's a guide to everything you need to know to help you prepare for a sweet summer visit in The Sweetest Place On Earth.

Save Big with our Sweet Packages

First things first - booking your accommodations. The Official Resorts of Hersheypark offer a variety of sweet accommodations from cabins and campsites to luxury guest rooms and suites. But did you know that they also offer summer packages to help sweeten your stay? On select dates this summer, The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge are offering special multi-night packages, including the 2-Day Stay & Play Package, so families can extend their visit and truly enjoy all that Hershey, PA has to offer. 

Additional packages and offers currently available at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark include:

  • Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge - a guest favorite!
  • Hersheypark Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge 
  • Hersheypark Camping Package at Hersheypark Camping Resort

Exclusive Hersheypark  Benefits

If you're planning a visit to Hersheypark during your stay, be sure to take advantage of all of the perks that come with being a guest of one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark! All guests of The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort receive the below FREE Resort Benefits:

  • Extra hours at Hersheypark with Sweet Start and Preview Plan
    • Sweet Start: Resort guests and Season Pass Holders enjoy 1-hour early access to select rides during the daily Summer season (May 27 through Sept. 6).
    • Preview Plan: Resort guests enjoy up to 3 extra evening hours the night before their full-day visit. Simply, present your ticket at the main entrance and enjoy a fun-filled evening.
  • FREE front gate shuttle service to the all-new exclusive resort drop-off location at Hersheypark
  • Best price on Hersheypark tickets

Splash at the Pools

Don't forget to pack your swimsuits and sunscreen! Outdoor pools at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort are open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

The outdoor pool complex at The Hotel Hershey features an infinity edge adult (18+) pool and whirlpool, family pool with zero-grade entry, two large slides, a kiddie spray deck and a poolside cafe. For ultimate poolside relaxation, 14 cabanas surrounding the pool are available for rental, each featuring a 32-inch flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, table and chairs, three private lounge chairs, refrigerator, bottled water and snack basket. An indoor pool is also open daily.

At Hershey Lodge, guests can enjoy an outdoor zero-entry pool, spray fountain and lounge area on weekends. Or, for some sweet indoor fun, Hershey's Water Works is open year-round with interactive water features, such as a sand castle spray zone, lighthouse tipping bucket, basketball hoops, Twizzler's Twists water slides, Reese's Water Walk and more. 

Campers at Hersheypark Camping Resort can cool off in two outdoor swimming pools and a kiddie pool. An indoor game room and camp store stocked with slushies, snacks and more are also situated next to the pool for guests' convenience.

Activities & Recreation

Throughout the summer, all three Official Resorts of Hersheypark offer a daily schedule of family-friendly activities for guests ranging from s'mores roasts to chocolate bingo to magic shows, character visits, games, crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Schedules are posted online in advance for your planning purposes, or you can pick up a schedule at check-in.

Guests can also take advantage of recreation on property, such as mini golf, basketball and tennis at Hershey Lodge; hiking trails, disc golf, glow golf and an outdoor sports complex at The Hotel Hershey; and playgrounds, shuffleboard and basketball and volleyball courts at Hersheypark Camping Resort.

The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Gardens 

Make sure to save some time in your itinerary for a visit to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum. All guests of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge receive free passes in their check-in packet upon arrival at the resort, and guests of Hersheypark Camping Resort receive discounted admission.

Hershey Gardens is a 23-acre walk-through botanical display garden that offers 11 themed gardens, including more than 5,000 roses in the summer and a Children’s Garden with chocolate-scented, named and colored flora. During your visit, be sure to check out the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory, which includes a year-round indoor tropical Butterfly Atrium featuring 600 butterflies from around the world. The atrium is one of only 25 year-round indoor tropical butterfly atriums in the U.S.

At The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, you can learn all about the life and legacy of our founder Milton S. Hershey, the town he created, and the lives he touched. Additional paid experiences are also available, including the Chocolate Lab, where you can try your hand at chocolate pouring and decorating.


Guests of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge can find a number of restaurants on property ranging from grab-and-go to fine dining.

Options at The Hotel Hershey include three full-service restaurants - the Hotel's flagship restaurant The Circular, a farm-to-fork restaurant Harvest, and a modern Italian grill Trevi 5. Guests over 21 will also want to check out the Iberian Lounge for lite fare and signature chocolate cocktails. And, be sure to stop at Chef's Market for some decadent chocolate treats on the go, courtesy of the Hotel's award-winning pastry team.

Hershey Lodge offers a variety of dining experiences from a hockey-rink atmosphere inspired by our hometown hockey team at The Bears' Den to classic and contemporary chophouse fare at the recently reimagined Revelry Chophouse, Bar & Patio. Fire & Grain offers an engaging setting for breakfast, dinner and happy hour with gathering tables, a fire wall and a full-service bar. For chocolate lovers, we also recommend a stop at Cocoa Beanery for specialty milkshakes and ice cream with your favorite Hershey's toppings.

Other options around town include Houlihan's Restaurant + Bar and Devon Seafood + Steak in downtown Hershey and the all-new The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio at Hersheypark, featuring nods to past and present elements from the Hersheypark ride collection, one-of-a-kind views of neighboring attractions, and a Fun to Table menu showcasing classic family fare with a fun spin and hints of chocolate. 

Please note, reservations are not accepted at most restaurants Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Schedule A Spa Treatment

Summertime calls for a spa day to refresh and moisturize. During your getaway, make time for some sweet relaxation at our two spas here in Hershey. 

Nothing says summer quite like the Cuban-inspired collection at MeltSpa by Hershey, our day spa in downtown Hershey. The collection is inspired by the rich history of Milton and Catherine Hershey. Of course, signature chocolate and dark chocolate treatments are also available.

Or, for more pampering, unwind and spend the day at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey with popular packages including Vacation For A Day and Sweet Chocolate Relaxation.

Bring Home A Sweet Souvenir

After a sweet getaway, you may want to take a piece of Hershey home with you to help you remember your visit to The Sweetest Place On Earth. So, don't forget to stop inside Sweet Memories gift shop at Hershey Lodge, Country Store - Sweets & More at Hersheypark Camping Resort, and the six shops at The Hotel Hershey for souvenirs, such as Hershey's chocolate, giftware, apparel, accessories and more. Gift bags, baskets, and shipping are available for in-store purchase.

Share Your Photos

While you're here, share your sweet summer photos with us on social and use #HersheyPA!

Please note, we are operating in accordance with guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and industry partners.