Planning a Bachelorette Party usually entails heading to the casino or nearest city for an epic bar-hop/pub-crawl. For me, I wanted to go to a spa and ride roller coasters. Where was I going to be able to do both of those things? Hershey, Pennsylvania!
I've been taking trips to Hershey since I was a little girl. Maybe 3 or 4 years of age. I love it there. I remember going on my first upside-down roller coaster there; The sooperdooperLooper and loving thrill rides ever since. As I got older Hershey stayed fun, it really is the park for all ages. After we graduated high school a group of my friends and I went to Hershey for a girls getaway and those same girls were in my bridal party, so what better way to spend a weekend together then to head back to where we had so much fun nearly 10 years prior?
Where We Stayed
Hershey offers two branded hotels; The Hotel Hershey and The Hershey Lodge. After that there are lots of choices of chain hotels and motels in the area. We booked two rooms at The Hershey Lodge. They offer bus services to the park for guest connivence and it is located less than 10 minutes away if you decide to drive. The Hershey Lodge offers great places to eat (more on that later), an indoor & outdoor pool, arcade and fitness center. Characters also make appearances in the lobby.
What We Did During The Day
We spent the later part of the morning and afternoon inside Hershey Park riding all of the thrill rides; Fahrenheit, Great Bear, Lightning Racer, Storm Runner, Skyrush and two wooden coasters that I remember going on as a kid; Wildcat and Comet.
We went in June and it was HOT, so to cool off a bit we took a ride on the log flume, Coal Cracker and then took in the sights inside The Kissing Tower.
Once we rode all the rides we wanted to and didn't feel like being in the sun any longer we headed to Hershey's Chocolate World, located right outside of the gates of Hershey Park. You do not need a park ticket to go Hershey's Chocolate World and a ride on the Chocolate Tour is free, but they do offer experiences that cost extra; such as Make Your Own Chocolate and a 4D movie. Hershey's Chocolate World also boasts a food court and a late gift shop where you can purchase chocolate (of course) as well as other Hershey branded items like t-shirts, mugs, stuffed animals, you name it!
No trip to Hershey really feels complete without taking a ride on the Chocolate Tour, it's running time is about 30 minutes and at the end you get a free sample. If it is a hot day, this attraction is air conditioned so it's a great way to cool off and break up a day.