I’ve partnered with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts to share the latest happenings in Hershey!

Last week, we celebrated the end of school by visiting Hersheypark and staying at the Hershey Lodge for three days! It was a vacation that we really needed and we soaked up every minute.

During our stay, we really came to realize all the benefits of staying at Hershey resort while visiting the park. We only live about 2 hours from Hershey and can easily the do the trip in a day but there are some real benefits for staying on property.

Why You Should Stay at a Hershey Resort

Resort Amenities. Each resort has their own amenities that are exclusive to the resort. When staying at the Hershey Lodge, you have access to Water Works (indoor waterpark), an outdoor pool and miniture golf. They also offer kid and family activities each and every day, from bingo to S’mores Roasts!

More time at the parks! If you are not a current season pass holder, you can still get extra time at Hersheypark. Enjoy up to 3.5 FREE extra hours at Hersheypark (Memorial Day – Labor Day) with Preview Plan. Just present your ticket for the following day to enjoy the park the night before.

And if that wasn’t a bonus, you can get in one hour early access with Sweet Start! With Hersheypark Sweet Start, you can start your day before the gates officially open with up to one-hour early admittance on select rides in Founder’s Way, The Hollow, and Kissing Tower Hill.

Explore Hershey. When you check in, you will not only receive your hotel key cards and complimentary chocolate bars (always a bonus in my book), you will also receive tickets to Hershey Gardens featuring the new Butterfly Atrium and The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience!

Shuttle service. We utilized the shuttle service for the first time during our last stay. Since we have Season Passes, we take advantage of the closer parking. However, if there are any events or concerts going on while you are at Hersheypark, you are going to want to skip the headache of parking. Just hop on the shuttle and the hassle of parking will be long behind you!

Relax. The biggest benefit, for us, when staying at a Hershey Resort is the ability to relax. We don’t have to cram everything we want to do in a few hours. We can spend a few hours at the park, swim at the hotel, take a nap, and then head back to the parks! Being able to space out our activities keeps everyone happy and makes our trips actually feel like a vacation!

And now it’s time for a Hersheypark Giveaway!

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts are sponsoring a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive four 2-day passes to Hersheypark, good for the 2018 summer season.

This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18+, and please make sure you are able to use the tickets and live within driving distance of Hershey, PA, or are planning a trip to visit this summer. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm ET on June 30, 2018. Good luck!

Learn more about Hershey and Hersheypark!

— Hershey Theatre: A Local Theatre with Big City Feels

— Why You Need Hersheypark Season Passes

— 8 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Hersheypark

— Last Minute Summer Fun at Hersheypark

— Hersheypark in the Dark is Fun for All Ages!

— Everything You Need to Know about Christmas at Hershey

— 5 Things to Do in Hershey

— Where to Stay in Hershey

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