A Sweet Valentine’s Day In Hershey PA

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A Sweet Valentine’s Day In Hershey, PA

If you are like me, Valentine’s Day is a family affair, as well as a day to remember your sweetheart. In my house, I have two loves- the one I married, and the one I gave birth to. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love for us – not just the romantic kind. (And there is always after the kids go to bed for a nice amorous evening and eating dessert in peace.)

A great place to get away for a quick weekend (and how perfect that Valentine’s is on a Friday this year?) is Hershey, Pennsylvania. Of course, the famed park itself is not open, but nearly everything else in the area is- and without the crowds. As this is the “chocolate holiday”, what better time, really?


What to Do

Have a little time to yourselves? Or perhaps you would like to give your spouse a sweet gift and some “me” time. Check out the Spa at Hotel Hershey. The choices are truly delicious- but what would you expect of a place known as “the chocolate spa”? With dessert-inspired treatments, like the whipped chocolate fondue wrap, whipped cocoa bath, chocolate bean polish, cocoa facial experience, or the “Gentleman’s” whiskey facial, you will not only be relaxed, but good enough to eat when you leave. Kids 13 and older can get in on the action as well.


You can also pay a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World. Open from 9-5 weekdays, and 9-6 weekends, they are hosting a month-long celebration of chocolate in February. Each day this month is a new way to enjoy chocolate in all its glory. Leave your diet at the door and enjoy!


Some of the Chocolate-Covered February Activities Include:

  • Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire at The Hotel Hershey
  • Chocolate Tea at the Hotel Hershey
  • Chocolate Animal Treats at Zoo America
  • Chocolate-Covered Children’s Teas at Hershey Lodge
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairings at The Hotel Hershey
  • Countries of Origin Chocolate Tasting at Cafe Zooka

You can download the full list at: http://www.chocolatecoveredfebruary.com/

There are also fun tours and activities that you can do as a couple or family, like the Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour Ride, where you follow a cocoa bean from its beginnings all the way to your candy bar; the tour is free and includes samples. There are also chocolate tasting adventures, Trolley Works tours, bake shops, and more.


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2 Responses to A Sweet Valentine’s Day In Hershey PA

  1. abby k says:

    I am a choco-holic and would be in heaven in Hershey PA

  2. Oh my gosh, all of that sounds so good! Please, please sign me up for the whipped cocoa bath and the Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire. You would have to roll me home after one weekend :) Thank you for some killer ideas for next year! As much as I love “love” I think this would also be a great girls weekend too!

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