There is no better place to be during the most romantic month of the year than the sweetest town in America. Downtown Hershey, PA is a mere three-minute drive from our Pennsylvania bed and breakfast. If you and your special someone will be in town for Valentine’s Day on a romantic getaway, here are ten things you don’t want to miss.
Watch the Hersheypark Chocolate Parade
Kick off Valentine’s month with some fun at the Hersheypark Chocolate Parade. Get energized with dancing with Hershey’s characters while the Hersheypark band plays. It’s a show you won’t see anywhere else. Admission is free!
The Spa at The Hotel Hershey
Enjoy ultimate luxury and relaxation at The Spa at The Hotel Hershey. Treat yourself to a massage and let the stress of everyday melt away like gourmet chocolate and let it kick off your vacation with a rejuvenating start.
The Hershey Story
The Hershey Story is an interactive museum experience for every chocolate lover. Learn who Milton S. Hershey was and savor delicious chocolate samples from around the world. Experiencing the Hershey Story will give you a deep appreciation for the wonderful town and the central Pennsylvania area. You will remember the location where you vacationed with your love.
Try it with Truffles
Get hands-on this February and try your hand at truffle making! In the same way that Milton Hershey once handmade his confections. Take the 45-minute class and make a memory you won’t forget.
Visit Roundtop Ski Area
Get adventurous this winter with a trip to Roundtop Ski area for skiing or tubing. If you’re not a skier, try being a tuber! Snow tubing is like sledding with a spin. Enjoy beautifully groomed tracks and a magic carpet to get back to the top quicker. That means more rides down! The best part is, no experience is required!
Milton Hershey School and Founders Hall
Take in the history of an iconic brand and piece of American culture at the Milton Hershey School and Founders Hall. Founders hall features a beautiful monument, built to honor Milton and Catherine Hershey. Take in one of the most unique architectural structures in central Pennsylvania and understand the immense impact the Hershey’s had on the world and the children whose lives they improved. Stop by the Visitor’s Center and take a tour.
Take a Sip at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey
Hershey isn’t just about chocolate… try the wine! There are options for every taste, from light and fun to bold and flavorful. Try a myriad of different types and discover a new favorite. The wine at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey features wine produced by local artisans. Top quality and colorful flavors are what Hershey is best known for.
#IHeartHershey at The Hershey Story Museum
Celebrate love and show some of your favorite things this Valentine’s Day (February 13 and 14). Choose a paper heart and place it on your favorite exhibit for this special holiday. Then snap a photo of yourself and your favorite object at special “selfie stations” and share it on social media using #IHeartHershey and #HersheyStory. Participants will also receive a sweet treat! Free with admission to the Museum Experience.
Musical Performances at Hershey Harrisburg Theatre
Enjoy a night of music this month at the popular Hershey Harrisburg Theatre. February brings two great choices. If your stay spans the majority of February, you may even be able to attend both concerts!
II Volo: Hear a talented group of Italian pop-opera teenage singers (or “popera” singers) perform at Hershey Theatre on February 23. Buy tickets here.
O.A.R.: This American rock band from Maryland consists of a lead vocalist/guitarist, drummer, guitarist, bassist, and saxophonist. They’ll perform all their fan’s favorites from songs off of their debut album, King, to their latest album, The Rockville LP. O.A.R. will perform on February 9. Buy tickets here.
Visit the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum.
Experience the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum and get an appreciation for world-class automobiles. Whether antique cars is a passion of yours or you have never considered the possibilities of them, this museum will interest and excite you. There are options for both guided and self-guided tours so you can learn and enjoy at your own pace. The AACA was named “Reader’s Choice for Best Museum” and “Best Tourist Attraction” for its innovative displays.
AACA will be celebrating Chocolate Covered February this month! Museum visitors will have the chance to see the original Hershey’s Kissmobile cruiser, a unique vehicle like you’ve never seen before. All month, participate in a Hershey’s Kisses Scavenger Hunt throughout the museum. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the sweetness of the season while taking in the vehicles at the museum.