Things To Do Valentine's Day Weekend 2023 in Hershey, PA
Sweet Date Ideas in The Sweetest Place On Earth
There is no better place to celebrate love than The Sweetest Place On Earth. Whether you’re looking for things to do with your galentines, kids, or a special someone, here are our top picks of things to do Valentine’s Day weekend in Hershey, Pa.
Dine in Hershey
Taste the many flavors of Hershey, Pa. this Valentine’s Day with a visit to one of 16 deliciously unique and award-winning restaurants. Dining locations include everything from family-friendly dining to late-night cocktails, four-star cuisine and everything in between. Reservations are available at select restaurants and are highly encouraged.
Chocolate lovers - be sure to check out our chocolate-infused food guide before you visit.
Get a Sweet Treat from The Sweeterie
If you’re looking for something sweet to bring home, The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen, located in Hershey's Chocolatetown region at Hersheypark, has mouth-watering grab-and-go desserts to enjoy this Valentine's Day. Choose from chocolate-dipped treats, decadent desserts, signature hand-crafted fudge and more.
The Sweeterie is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Complimentary parking is available in the Season Pass Holder lot while Hersheypark is closed.
Book A Spa Treatment
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a chocolate-filled spa day? MeltSpa by Hershey day spa offers chocolate-inspired services perfect for a day of melt-worthy relaxation. MeltSpa by Hershey is also the exclusive home to Hershey’s Signature Dark Chocolate Treatments such as a body wrap, facial, massage and more.
During your visit, relax the day away in a fluffy chocolate robe and enjoy refreshments in the relaxation lounge like hot cocoa and delicious double chocolate muffins. This is the perfect retreat for you and your gals, significant other, or a day of self-care just for YOU!
Bring the animal lover in your life to visit ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. February is a great time to visit this 11-acre zoo as there are often fewer crowds, and the outdoor animals are more active. Take a stroll through the five different animal regions and see species such as gray wolves, river otters, Canada lynx, alligators and more. Plus, as a special treat, guests can watch the zoo naturalists give chocolate-themed treats to certain animals every Saturday in February.
To elevate your experience, ZooAmerica offers 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.
See a Hershey Bears Game
Cheer on the Hershey Bears ice hockey team as they play the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The Bears currently hold the No. 1 seed in the AHL’s Atlantic Division. Come support this hometown hockey team as they “Defend the Den”!
Chocolate & Wine Pairing Experience at Chocolate World
Sip, sip, hooray! On weekends in February, Hershey’s Chocolate World will host a unique guided tasting with decadent Hershey’s Chocolate desserts paired with popular wine varieties. Each guest will also receive a souvenir wine glass to take home with them. Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID to participate. Availability is limited so be sure to purchase tickets before it’s too late!
Visit Hershey Gardens
Overlooking the town of Hershey, the 23-acre Hershey Gardens brings guests a breathtaking stroll through an assortment of flowers and shrubs, a stately collection of rare trees, brilliant seasonal displays and themed gardens.
Included with admission, you can walk among hundreds of butterflies from around the world in the Butterfly Atrium. One of only 25 indoor, tropical butterfly atriums in the country, the Butterfly Atrium 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. with the last admission for the Butterfly Atrium being 15 minutes prior to closing time.
Experience Chocolate Tastings and Classes At The Hershey Story Museum
It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without some chocolate tasting! Hone your skills as a cocoa connoisseur with two interactive chocolate experiences at The Hershey Story Museum. Enjoy a flight of warm drinking chocolates when you book a Chocolate Tasting and experience a taste of chocolates from all over the world. Or, roll up your sleeves and make Valentine’s Day-themed chocolate when you sign up for a class in the Chocolate Lab. Tastings and Chocolate Lab classes are available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend and are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the sweet world that inspired Milton Hershey.
Chocolate lovers can also sign up for the museum’s Truffles for Couples class on Saturday, Feb. 11. Attendants will have the chance to hand-roll traditional dark chocolate ganache, coat them in their choice of milk or white chocolate and finish with a sweet array of toppings.
Two sessions will be offered at 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Saturday night and are most suitable for adults. Please note that space is limited to 24 participants per session.
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.
Plus, if you stay midweek on select dates through March 2023, you can save big on a multi-night stay with our Book One Night, Get One 50% Off offer or our Book Two Nights, Get One Free offer when you book by Jan. 31, 2023.
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 purchasing a gift card, you can even select a fun Valentine's Day design.