9 Things To Do in Summer near Hershey PA

Summer is the perfect time to pack up your bags and take off for a change of scenery! Studies show that even looking forward to a planned vacation reduces stress, and improves cardiovascular health. To help you plan, we have compiled our favorite 9 things to do in summer near Hershey, PA. Look them over, and book your room at the 1825 Inn. We are more than happy to help you plan the perfect getaway.

1. Hershey’s Chocolate World

Location:  101 Chocolate World Way, Hershey PA
Hours: 9am – 7pm

You cannot even think of the word Hershey without thinking about chocolate! Surround yourself with the smell of chocolate at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Take a tour, create your own chocolate bar, or stuff a Reese’s cup. Dig into the science of chocolate or view a 4D movie. Be a kid!

2. Hersheypark

Location: 100 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey PA
Hours: 11am – 8pm

Now that you have your kid mindset, think about the sheer mind-blowing fun of visiting an amusement park! Hersheypark has both kid and adult-themed rides. There are roller coasters, carousels, a water park with multiple rides, as well as candy characters, music, and sea lion shows. Eat your fill of all sorts of sweet treats, healthy treats, and fun treats!

3. ZooAmerica

Location: 201 Park Avenue, Hershey PA
Hours: 10am – 7pm

While you are at Hersheypark, you can add a visit to ZooAmerica (or visit it separately). There are more than 200 different animals at ZooAmerica from 5 areas of the North American continent: Southern Swamps, Great Southwest, Eastern Woodlands, Big Sky Country, and Northlands. Wander around, or take a behind-the-scenes or photography tour.

4. Hershey Garden

Location: 170 Hotel Rd, Hershey PA
Hours: 9am – 6pm

Take a day away from chocolate and careening to visit the 23 acres of botanical gardens of Hershey Garden. There are rare specimens, a gorgeous rose garden, a butterfly atrium, and a children’s garden. Make sure you look at the special Marvelous Monday kid’s craft shows, and evening musical concerts.

5. Concerts

Location: 100 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey PA
Hours: Vary by artist

Take in a concert at Hersheypark Stadium! This year the headliners are spectacular and include Pitbull, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Rod Stewart, and Chris Stapleton. Find your favorite artist, and get your tickets early.

6. Outdoor Activities

Summertime means spending as much time outside as possible! So, depending on your favorite outdoor sport, we can help you find the perfect venue. Bring your clubs, and play a round of golf at one of our local clubs. If you prefer hiking, we have a list of the best trails. If you want to bring your bike, we can send you to some fabulous trails. We can even send you and your canoe or kayak to a great launch site for a day on the water.

7. Shopping

If retail therapy is your style of relaxing, we can point you to malls and outlets. Malls aren’t the only way to shop, there are smaller boutiques, an antique mall, as well as farmer’s markets. Another fun way to spend a day is a drive through Amish country stopping at local quilt and furniture-makers.

8. Falconry

Location: Meet at the Hershey Hotel, 100 Hotel Rd, Hershey
Hours: Daily 10am – 12pm (except Tuesdays), reservations required

If you want to try something a bit more unusual, look at the Falconry experience. This gives you the opportunity to participate in an interactive demonstration featuring hawks, falcons, and a Golden Eagle. You may even have the opportunity to have a falcon land on your gloved hand!

9. Relax

Sometimes planning nothing and simply relaxing in our beautifully landscaped yard, or reading a book on the swing. We can refer you to a local spa for some personal attention, or just let you snooze and recharge.

Have you picked out your favorite activities yet? Certainly, you’ll choose a favorite 9 things to do in summer near Hershey, PA must appeal to you! Start planning your getaway now! If you have questions about any of the items described here, please feel free to contact us! We look forward to seeing you this summer.

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