East Coast Waterworks at Hersheypark
Whether your family is seeking thrills and chills, cocoa baths, 'sweet' history, or four-star, four-diamond dining and accommodations, Hershey, Pennsylvia is the place for everyone to experience it all! This is where you can taste the goodness of Hersheypark.
Hersheypark is a 110-acre theme park with more than 65 rides and attractions, featuring 12 exhilarating roller coasters, more than 20 kiddie rides, live daily entertainment, games, food, and shops. Star-studded family entertainment is available at five distinct Hershey entertainment venues, ranging from the state-of-the-art Giant Center to the magnificent Hershey Theatre, presenting performances that range from classical to contemporary shows.
If your family likes to splash in the surf, grab your bathing suits and head to The Boardwalk at Hersheypark with nine water-based attractions. This combines the best of two favorite family vacations – a day at an amusement park and a trip to the beach. The East Coast Waterworks water park includes over 600 interactive features. It's one of the world's largest water-play structures, themed to classic Northeast beaches such as Atlantic City and Coney Island.
Looking for more fun beyond the amusement and water parks? Visit ZooAmerica, a year-round, 11-acre, walk-thru zoo adjacent to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Stroll the tree-lined pathways as you learn about more than 200 animals from five regions of North America.
Also next to Hersheypark is Hershey's Chocolate World where you can explore the many wonders of chocolate. Located in the SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH, Hershey's Chocolate World is the home of The Hershey Company and the Great American Chocolate Bar. The attraction offers a delightful world of interactive attractions, delicious foods, fun for the whole family, and the largest selection of anything and everything HERSHEY’S!
An outdoor butterfly house and whimsical Children's Garden are highlights of the family activities available at Hershey Gardens. Walk through the whimsical entrance of The Children's Garden and enter a world of enchantment. Hershey's Kisses shaped misters greet you with a fine spray of water and meandering pathways guide you through 32 themed gardens on a journey of hands-on activity, discovery, and fun!
The Hotel Hershey
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hershey Highmeadow Campground are the official resorts of Hersheypark. Guests at these properties enjoy the Hershey Resorts Advantage, which features the lowest prices on Park tickets and many other perks. From noteworthy retail offerings to four-star dining, The Hotel Hershey serves as the crown jewel of the town built by Milton S. Hershey in 1933. You can choose to indulge your chocolate cravings with desserts in the new Circular dining room or signature chocolate treatments at the world-famous Chocolate Spa. This luxurious hotel offers a choice of historic rooms, indoor and outdoor pool complexes, a year-round ice skating rink, and a sand volleyball court are just some of the full range of family pastimes. Young guests will enjoy signing the Kids' Check-in guest book and receiving their own chocolate surprise while all members of the family will enjoy breakfast in the recently refreshed Hershey Grill.
Celebrating 50 years of family camping fun this summer, Hershey Highmeadow Campground offers 10 new cabins in addition to the existing 300 sites that range from tent areas to RVs to cabins. Basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, s'mores campfires, and two swimming pools offer everyone in the family an opportunity to play together while making memories.
Hersheypark was originally opened in 1907 by Milton S. Hershey as a picnic and pleasure grounds for his employees, the Hersheypark became a one-price admission theme park in 1971. Today, it is among the most respected in the amusement industry. In fact, the park has ranked among the top 20 most-visited theme parks in the United States, welcoming almost three million people.
One-price admission provides access to all the rides and attractions, The Boardwalk, and live entertainment. It also includes entry to Zoo America North American Wildlife Park.