May 24, 2019
Are you planning a visit to Hershey Park soon? If so, you’ve landed on the right page! In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this fun Pennsylvania destination, as well as the many Hershey Park events, concerts, and attractions you should keep on your radar. Read on and get ready to plan an exciting getaway! You can also download our free Vacation Guide for more local recommendations, including our picks for the best restaurants, museums, shops, outdoor activities, and more.
If you’re familiar with Hershey’s chocolate, then you already know half of the story of Hershey Park. It was originally created by Milton S. Hershey as leisure grounds for his employees at the chocolate factory. The facility includes a theme park with many rides, plus a zoo, water park, and an auditorium that hosts concerts and events all year round.
Experience Hershey’s wide variety of events at Hersheypark Stadium, one the most prominent outdoor stadiums in Pennsylvania. The space welcomes renowned national and international artists, including Luke Bryan, Blink 182, Lil Wayne, Backstreet Boys, Kiss, the Jonas Brothers, Hootie & the Blowfish, Zac Brown Band, and more!
Hershey Park is 45 minutes away from the Historic Smithton Inn, which means you can take a trip through the countryside and explore PA Dutch Country! Start with a journey back in time at Ephrata’s cloister or a visit to the Landis Valley Museum. Then, go on a scenic road trip through the Amish Country which leads you to Hershey. Of course, no visit to the park would be complete without a tour of the chocolate factory. Attend a free tour to learn about the process of transforming cocoa beans into chocolate. You can even create your own candy bar and enjoy a delicious chocolate tasting experience!
The Historic Smithton Inn is the perfect place to relax after a long day in Pennsylvania’s countryside. Have a relaxing stay in the quaint town of Ephrata and unwind in our charming accommodations!
Our Red Rose Room is spacious and elegant, offering a historical feel you’ll love. You can wash off in the glass rain shower, slip into one of our complimentary robes, and snuggle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand. Drift off to sleep on the plush queen mattress and wake up feeling refreshed! When you’re ready, follow the smell of freshly brewed coffee downstairs and join us for a delicious, homemade breakfast. We have a feeling you’ll love our signature quiche, fluffy cinnamon French toast, pancakes, and frittatas!