May 9, 2013

The Sweetest Place on Earth

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Hersheypark in lovely Hershey, Pennsylvania many times when I was growing up.  My family didn't live locally (we were about an hour away), however I probably visited at least once a year during a family outing or school field trip.  We'd sometimes meet up with cousins who didn't live in our town, and I recall one time visiting Hersheypark with my cousin from Georgia.  There's no way she was coming all the way up to PA and not riding The Comet.
My memories of Hersheypark are obviously infused with the smell of chocolate, but they also evoke other senses.  The excited screams from The Sooperdooperlooper, the feel of water spraying from the Coal Cracker flume's plunge, the colorful landscaping, and the taste of the Reese's S'mores from the cart in Peddler's Circle have all contributed to my enduring and endearing memories of Hersheypark.
I recall my parents, aunts and uncles enjoying the time spent at Hersheypark too, mostly because of the food, but for the adult activities like live music in the park, the spectacular views of Hershey from The Kissing Tower, and even the Carousel, which magically transports adults back to childhood.

Speaking of live music, there is a lot going on this summer in Hershey, whether at the Hersheypark Stadium, Hersheypark Arena, The Star Theater, The Hershey Theater or the Giant Center.  Performers include Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Matchbox 20, The Dave Matthews Band, and more.  You can find more info HERE.

Hershey, PA is an easy drive from most major cities on the East Coast (90 min. from Philadelphia and Baltimore, 2 hours from Washington, DC, and 3 hours from New York) so it makes a great place for a quick (or long!) getaway for your family.  I can't wait to take the boys this summer, especially to play in the new Shoreline Sprayground in The Boardwalk area of the park.

To book your own Hershey vacation, call 1-800-HERSHEY or visit HersheyPA.com.

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