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Things to do this spring in Hershey, PA: 2021

Happy spring!

Longer days, blooming trees and warmer weather...spring is here! We hope to see you this season in Hershey, PA. Scroll through this story for our suggestions on things to see, do, and eat on your springtime visit. 

As you prepare for your visit to The Sweetest Place On Earth this spring, please know that we are operating in accordance with guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and industry partners.

Hershey Restaurant Week  returns: April 26-May 2

The popular annual event, Hershey Restaurant Week is returning for the 12th year this spring with special two- to three-course tasting menus. Menus will consist of fresh, seasonal dishes hand-crafted by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts’ (HE&R) award-winning culinary teams with prices ranging from $22-$38 per person. 

This spring's event will offer dishes with new seasonal flavors, giving HE&R chefs the opportunity to feature new items that are often seen for the first time on a Hershey Restaurant Week menu. Guests can enjoy plates such as Charred Cauliflower Steak, Pan-Roasted Pennsylvania Chicken, Roasted Mushroom and Bresaola Flatbread, Strawberry Peach Crisp, and Cantaloupe Italian Ice.


Make sweet family memories with a spring getaway to Hershey, PA this month, and save big with sweet packages and rates from $159 at The Hotel HersheyHershey Lodge and Hersheypark Camping Resort. Plus, all guests receive FREE Resort Benefits including the best price on Hersheypark tickets, guaranteed reservations for admission to Hersheypark, free parking at the Park, complimentary or discounted admission to other area attractions, and more. The below offers are valid on select dates this spring:

  • 2-Day Stay & Play Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge 
  • Hersheypark Package at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge 
  • Hersheypark Camping Package at Hersheypark Camping Resort

Plan a Visit to Hersheypark

Who's ready for coaster rides and sweet family times at Hersheypark? The Park opens for the season on April 2, 2021 with plenty of opportunities to get Hersheypark Happy this spring. New this season, be sure to visit Milton's Ice Cream Parlor and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen inside Hershey's Chocolatetown starting April 2 for custom house-made ice cream creations and shareables and a curated selection of mouth-watering confections. 


ZooAmerica is open daily this spring from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on days when Hersheypark is open and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week when Hersheypark is closed. 

Guests can visit five different regions of the zoo both indoors and outdoors to see animals native to five regions of the North American continent – from the dry deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico to the expansive forests and tundra of Alaska and Canada.

Entrance to ZooAmerica is included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entered through the Hersheypark bridge during posted park hours. ZooAmerica Annual Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to the zoo and 2021 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders get into the zoo for free, too. 

Relax at Spas in Hershey 

Refresh and moisturize at MeltSpa by Hershey with treatments from the seasonal Coconut Lime Collection including a body scrub, manicure and pedicure, plus a lemongrass massage. 

Or, visit The Spa At The Hotel Hershey for more seasonal relaxation including a Milk & Honey Hydrating Body Wrap, Strawberry Hydrating Body Wrap, Mojito Massage, Highpoint Garden Hand Ritual and Highpoint Garden Foot Ritual. 


The Hershey Bears hockey team is scheduled to play five home games at GIANT Center through the end of May. Tickets will be available online via Ticketmaster. Or, you can now cheer them on from home, as three games will be televised on FOX43 next! Since capacity is limited due to COVID-19 protocols and restrictions currently in place, the Bears and FOX43 are excited to bring the action to those unable to secure seats. The following games are available to anyone in the region with an antenna, digital tuner, cable subscription, or streaming service that includes local channels:

  • Sunday, May 2 vs. Lehigh Valley, 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 8 vs. Lehigh Valley, 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 15 vs. Binghamton, 1 p.m.

For more options to follow the Bears, visit HersheyBears.com or follow them on social media. Let's go, Bears!

See the blooms at Hershey Gardens 

Early spring blooms, including Lenten roses, winter aconites, snowdrops, daffodils, hyacinth and Siberian Squill are on display, and more varieties will pop up throughout the season. Hershey Gardens is open daily, and don't forget about the indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium


Looking for a summer job or a year-round role? From part-time jobs at Hersheypark, housekeeping positions at Hershey Lodge or The Hotel Hershey, to cooks, pastry chefs, and servers on our culinary teams, Hershey, PA has a role available for everyone! Register now for the open interview sessions at The Hotel Hershey on April 20 and 22 and Hershey Lodge on April 24 and 28, PLUS a virtual Hersheypark Hiring Event on May 4. You can get hired on the spot.

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