You cannot mention Hershey, Pennsylvania without thinking of the beloved candy company, and it has left an enduring legacy of family and kid-friendly amusements throughout this charming town. However, even if you somehow tire of the candy shops and chocolate, you'll still find novel ways to enjoy your time in a Hershey timeshare.
The best way to explore Hershey is on the Hershey Trolley Works. This guided tour of the city is filled with humorous anecdotes and historical trivia and will spark ideas for where you want to go next.
The top attraction is an indulgent tour of Hershey's Chocolate World, where you will learn everything that goes into transforming cocoa beans into dentist-defying treats of sugary goodness, complete with samples. Afterward, you can walk off your sugar rush with a relaxing stroll through the Hershey Gardens, a 23-acre botanical garden with hundreds of types of plants and flowers, and one of the few butterfly atriums in the United States open year-round. And if you want to see something other than chocolate, the Antique Automobile Club of America is a fascinating museum showcasing over 100 vintage vehicles dating back to 1896.
More Activities Than You Think
Hersheypark is one of the best places to take the kids during your stay at a Hershey timeshare resort. While it was originally designed as a green space for company employees back in 1907, the modern park has green spaces, roller coasters, and over 70 rides and attractions lining its famed boardwalk. The same ticket will get you into ZooAmerica, an 11-acre walking zoo featuring over 200 animals in simulated natural habitats.
For nightlife, you'll want to visit some of the top entertainment venues in Hershey. Hersheypark Stadium hosts sporting events, concerts, and other events year-round, but its summer concert series is especially popular during tourist season. The Hershey Theater offers a more elegant alternative, with its touring Broadway shows, dances, and live performances. And when you find yourself hungering or thirsting for something besides chocolate, the downtown restaurants and bars offer a variety of options well into the night.
Best Time to Visit
Summer is the most popular time of year for a Hershey timeshare vacation. Its reputation as a family-friendly city makes it a great choice for a summer vacation getaway. March through May is the second-busiest time of year followed by winter and fall, which are less popular but still enjoyable. During the December holidays, the town lights up and Hersheypark becomes a true wonderland of candy and toy-themed amusements.