Hershey Tourism At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Hershey Pennsylvania
HersheyPark is open daily during the summer with limited operating hours during May, September, October, and November. December brings extended openings. Zoo America has year-round openings, but it is more enjoyable during the warmer months. Hershey Gardens is best during June when the 7,000 roses begin to bloom; the butterfly house is open from June through mid-September. If you can come during June or early July, you'll make the most of area attractions. Click Here to find hotels in Hershey. If you need additional visitor information for Hershey, Click Here.
Average Hershey Weather
Expect a white Christmas or at least some snow during the holiday season; December highs in Hershey hover in the low 40s with lows dipping into the mid-20s. December averages over three inches of precipitation. January is the coldest month with a mean average temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit. June, July and August are hot enough to melt lots of chocolate with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. The spring and summer also see a lot of rainfall. Fall and spring are mild seasons. Year-round youll need your umbrella.
Amtrak and Greyhound both provide service to Hershey. American, Continental, Delta Northwest, United, and USAir all fly to Harrisburg International Airport, only 15 minutes from Hershey. Many area hotels provide shuttle service to and from the airport. Thrifty, National, and Hertz all have airport outlets. You really need a car to negotiate the area unless you plan on staying at the Hershey Resort and not venturing out and about.
One Day Admission to Hersheypark is $34.95 for folks ages nine and up; adult admission to the Gardens is $6, a ride on the Hersheys Trolley will set you back $9.95 if you are between the ages of 13 and 61. During the height of tourist time even moderately nice hotel chains charge upwards of $150 per night --- the savvy traveler will check room rates and book well in advance of travel to get the best available price. While you can subsist on kisses, if you dine out at a moderately nice restaurant, expect to pay in the $25 range per person without wine. Of course, as kid friendly as the town is, youll also find some lower cost burger emporiums.
Pennsylvania Tourism - Hershey Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
Hershey is a sweet base city for a family road trip! After sampling the chocolate youll want to roam a bit. Hershey is a mere 30 minutes from the Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County. A 45-minute jaunt will land you in the historic Gettysburg Battlefield National Park. The PA State Capitol in Harrisburg is only a few minutes down the road.
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