I’ve done a fair bit of traveling in my time. From business trips to personal vacations, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some truly beautiful places around the world. Some people want to travel the world so badly that they completely forget where they live. They want nothing more to do with their roots, they simply want to travel. And while visiting other locations is great, one should never forget where you come from and where you live. As a resident of Hershey, Pennsylvania, I figured I would list a few things to do and see when visiting our beautiful community.


Quite possibly one of the most obvious stops in Hershey, PA is Hersheypark. Known the world over for its state-of-the-art rides, one-of-a-kind experiences and close affiliation with some of the world’s most popular candy, Hersheypark has something to entertain everyone. With over 70 attractions, including 13 roller coasters and a full-fledge boardwalk experience, Hersheypark offers hours of family-fun entertainment. While you’re there, make sure to stop at Hershey’s Chocolate World, a one-stop-shop for any Hershey fan to learn about the storied history of the company and indulge yourself in the company’s delicious treats.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Hershey, PA offers a variety of opportunities for you to not only engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences, but to also save those memories forever! Visit any one of the multiple shops and outlets scattered throughout the community and you will be in a shopper’s paradise. The Shops At The Hotel Hershey offer a variety of home decor, jewelry and other items that are uniquely Hershey. Or stop by The Chocolate Spa, where you can take a piece of the luxury of The Spa At The Hotel Hershey home with you. Top it all off with a visit to Sweet Memories at Hershey Lodge, where you are certain to find all of the chocolate-related gifts, jewelry and apparel your heart desires.

Hershey Gardens

Don’t be fooled by the world-famous amusement park, various shops, restaurants and concert venues; Hershey, PA isn’t solely an entertainment capital. Hershey also features the beauty of nature at Hershey Gardens. Bring the family and visit the Butterfly Atrium or simply take a nice, calming stroll through one of the 11 themed gardens. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, stop by Hershey Gardens and relax a little.

Hershey, PA is called “The Sweetest Place On Earth” for a reason. No other place in the world offers such a diverse range of activities while also displaying such a strong sense of community like Hershey. If you’re looking for a great way to spend your vacation or even a long weekend, make sure to stop by Hershey, PA.