With summer just around the corner, look no further than Hersheypark and the Hershey Resorts for some of the sweetest family vacation deals. By day families can enjoy the upcoming Shoreline Sprayground along with two new waterslides at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, then relax in one of the three unique resort offerings: The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, or the Hersheypark Camping Resort. Whether guests choose to spend their evening at a historic luxury hotel, a family-friendly upscale lodge, or even under the stars, all resort guests can enjoy the Hershey Resorts Advantage: exclusive benefits that ensure more fun at great prices.
From now through July 2 when Hersheypark is in operation, guests can take advantage of the “Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free” package at both the Hotel Hershey starting at $325/N and the Hershey Lodge starting at $425/N. With this package, a family of four can receive deluxe accommodations; one day of admission to the park for the entire family; free breakfast for kids 17 and under; admission to the Museum Experience at The Hershey Story, the Museum on Chocolate Avenue, and the Hershey Gardens.
Later in the season, from July 2 to September 1, guests at the Hershey Lodge and the Hotel Hershey are offered the “Hershey Package”. Hershey Lodge starts at $418/N, or Hotel Hershey from $538/N which includes deluxe accommodations for a family of four; one day of admission; breakfast; as well as admission to the Museum Experience at the Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, and the Hershey Gardens. Also, if you missed out on the “Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free” package, from July 7 through 11 and July 14 through 18, guests can take advantage of this sweet deal and its $325 price tag only at the Hershey Lodge.
Nature-lovers may opt to spend a night at the Hersheypark Camping Resort, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. In preparation for this momentous event, the Camping Resort has added 10 deluxe log cabins, a total of 37 log cabins that guests can enjoy. One-bedroom deluxe log cabin rates start at $147/N, and two-bedroom deluxe log cabin rates start at $156/N. These cabins accommodate up to seven guests each and provide campers with amenities such as: heat and air conditioning; a ceiling fan; dinner table and seating; kitchenette including a sink, stove top, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot and toaster, shower, pull-out sofa, flat-screen TV and DVD player; and a porch with a grill and picnic table. Tent, full and partial hook-up for RVs, and extended log cabin accommodations are also available.
While guests may choose their resort based on their different needs, all resort guests can enjoy the benefits of the Hershey Resorts Advantage, which are included in their packages. Resort guests receive the best price on Hersheypark tickets, as well as participation in Hersheypark Sweet Start, which enables the opportunity to beat the crowds with early access to select rides and attractions. Hersheypark also offers complimentary local transportation from your resort’s frontdoor, including seasonal shuttle service to and from Hersheypark.
Guests making use of the Hershey Resorts Advantage also receive special access to several park exclusive deals. Want to cool down after exploring the new Shoreline Sprayground? Resort guests have priority access to rent a private cabana at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark. Resort guests also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a Hersheypark Sweet Access Pass with VIP benefits. The Sweet Access Pass is available for an additional charge and includes personalized concierge service inside Hersheypark, front-of-line access for six hours, discounts, and other special opportunities. As a special treat for the little ones, resort guests also receive preferred pricing for Breakfast at the Park, a fun-filled breakfast and meet-n-greet with Hershey’s product characters.
Staying at a Hershey resort also has advantages beyond the park. Guests receive special access to the Hershey Golf Collection, which features 63 holes on four distinctive golf courses. In addition, there are two courses exclusive to Hershey Resorts guests and members of the Hershey Country Club: the West course and the East course. And for more family fun, there are special kids’ activities at each resort to ensure more fun outside of the park, including: family bingo, kids’ crafts, “drive-in” movies, and miniature golf.
An extended stay at the Hershey Resorts also provides a good base for other day-trips in and around Pennsylvania. Read on for more ideas and other cultural attractions around the area to sweeten the Hershey Resorts Advantage deal.
For more information on these packages and other discounts, visit Hershey PA tourist office or call (800/437-7439) or your travel agent. The Hershey Lodge is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033; the Hotel Hershey at 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033; the Hershey Camping Resort at 1200 Sweet Street (formerly Matlack Road), Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, 17036.
This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.