It’s been a long winter. A really long winter capped off by two (maybe three coming soon!) Nor’Easters. My kids had off from school, stuck inside for 5 days. Needless to say, we are super excited for the upcoming Spring and Summer season at Hershey! I am thrilled to be included in Hershey Sweetest Moms 2018 because it really is one of our family’s favorite places to visit. It’s close to home and perfect for all ages. We always have an amazing time when we go.
Tip: If you’re looking to get away this Spring, you can! Hersheypark – Springtime in the Park will run from March 30-April 1, April 7-8 and April 14-15. We are planning to visit April 14-15 and I can’t wait to share our trip recap with you!
We’ll also return during the summer season, which starts April 27th, for a little bit longer of a trip and you should, too! (PSST…We’ll be having an amazing giveaway to come for tickets to Hersheypark this summer!)
Below are 5 Reasons to Visit Hershey this Summer:
Amazing Attractions & New Rides
Hersheypark amusement park boasts more than 70 rides in this 111th season. This summer, there are two, new family-thrill attractions in The Boardwalk At Hersheypark water park – Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer. Breakers Edge Water Coaster will be the world’s first HydroMAGNETIC water coaster with thrilling flying saucer turns and the 14th coaster at Hersheypark. Whitecap Racer will be the world’s longest mat racing slide with a high-tech leaderboard making it the race of the summer. The new attractions will be located between Shoreline Sprayground attraction and Intercoastal Waterway lazy river and slated to debut Memorial Day weekend.
One thing our family loves about Hershey is the VALUE in everything. When you stay at a Hershey Resorts, so much is accessible to you. In addition, there’s always amazing ways to save. For example, you can Save 40% on Summer Tickets and the tickets are valid all summer! This ends soon – 3/16 – so HURRY. If a season pass is more interesting, Hersheypark Season Pass holders have access to unique Drink and Dining Plans, free parking, food and retail discounts and six Season Pass holder events throughout the year. And new this year, Park Add-ons are also available at purchase, including All-Day Drink and Dining Deals, one-time ride or new unlimited Fast Track pass, games value pack, ride photo pass, cabanas, and more!
You can experience the best in concerts, family entertainment, sporting events and touring Broadway shows at the official venues of Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium, Giant Center, Hersheypark Arena, and Hershey Theatre.
For example, there is an amazing entertainment lineup this summer at Hersheypark Stadium. With your tickets, you get a ticket discount the day before, of and after a concert! Here is the schedule :
May 25: Journey & Def Leppard
June 2: Kendrick Lamar
June 14: Harry Styles Live On Tour
June 16: Imagine Dragons
June 22: Zac Brown Band 2018
July 21: Adventures of Kesha & Macklemore
July 28: Lynyrd Skynyrd
September 1: Fall Out Boy
September 2: Pentatonix
The Official Resorts of Hersheypark are amazing. The Hotel Hershey luxury accommodation, Hershey Lodge full-service resort and Hersheypark Camping Resort campground. Popular offers during the summer season include current best rates of summer, the Kids Stay, Play & Eat FREE and 2-Day Stay & Play packages at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge resorts. Free Resort Benefits include one-hour early access to Hersheypark amusement park, complimentary front gate shuttle service, resort recreation and activities and more.
Other resort benefits include:
- Admission to Hershey Gardens featuring the new Butterfly Atrium*
- Admission to The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience*
- Access to 3 Award-winning Golf Courses
- Preferred pricing to ZooAmerica®
Not Just for the Kids!
While so much is geared for the kids, parents will love Hershey, too! Hershey, PA, offers so many things to see and do with more than a dozen unique dining venues that include everything from casual coffee shops to late-night cocktails, family-friendly dining to four-star cuisine and everything in between. MeltSpa by Hershey day spa is also a great stop for girlfriends and more to enjoy in exclusive Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Treatments. You know I’ll be visiting MeltSpa on my next visit to Hershey, so I’ll be sure to feature more about this and all the great dining options.
I also LOVE the Chocolate Spa at the Hotel Hershey. It is always an amazing experience when I am there.
As I mentioned, stay tuned for more to come on Hershey. I’ll be sharing our experience at Hershey this spring, summer and offering a great giveaway for my readers!