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Monday, August 10, 2015

Hershey Park Birthday Trip

Since Christopher's birthday is the end of April and mine is the beginning of May, we decided to take a little weekend getaway this year instead of gifts.
I decided on Hershey at the recommendation of a friend of mine. I've been to Hershey Park a number of times as a kid, but never stayed there in any of the Hershey properties or done any of the town tours or anything.
We stayed at the Hershey Hotel and the accommodations were beautiful. The wall paper in the bathroom, the sheets, and even the carpeting has Hershey kisses all over it. The beds were very comfy and there were a lot of amenities and activities to take part in.
Sadly we were only there two nights, and Friday night we got in very late, so we didn't get to do too much in the way of activities, but they certainly did look like fun. Some of the things that looked interesting were the Falconry classes, Segway tours, craft classes for kiddos, a Wii building, where there are apparently 20-some Wii's available to play with, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, hiking tours, and of course, the Hershey Spa with complete with Chocolate massages. Like I said, we did none of those. No time.
We did however go to the park and ride everything that we could (Chris was a little too tall/large for a few of the ones that had over the shoulder harnesses, and my migraines keep me off of rides that are too bumpy or jerk your head around too much.) and ate a LOT of candy!

We also visited Chocolate World, which is right next door to the park. You can take a trolley ride through the entire town of Hershey and learn all about the history of Milton Hershey and all that he did (there was no AC on said trolley, and it was quite bumpy...not for the migraine people of the world!.)
There is also the Hershey Innovation center, where you can make your own chocolate bar and watch it be made, a taste kitchen, and a few other things. Also a LOT of shopping available at Chocolate World and you can find any and all candies made by Hershey and it's affiliates there, by the case if your heart desires!!
All in all, a good trip. I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you live in or around the Northern Virginia area, because it's just a few hour drive and tons of fun!

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