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6 Reasons for Romantic Getaways in HHR.

Published: Feb 1, 2014

Celebrate love in the HHR this winter. Our region offers an assortment of romantic and chocolate-lover events.

Round-Up: 6 Rendezvous for a Romantic Getaway 
in the Hershey Harrisburg Region

Harrisburg, PA – Celebrate love in Hershey Harrisburg this winter with an assortment of romantic and chocolate-lover-friendly events for couples. Find your perfect story angle below and give us a call to schedule a media visit.

1.)   NEW! The Spa at the Hotel Hershey (Beginning Jan. 1)

Beginning January 1, guests are invited to The Spa at the Hotel Hershey to get a fresh start on the New Year. The Chocolate Spa is offering the New Year, New You Package - a new package designed to refresh, illuminate and tone. The New Year, New You Package includes two new treatments: the 90-minute Sweet Bliss Illuminating Facial and   Skin-Firming Toning Wrap. The new Sweet Bliss Illuminating Facial is available year-round and begins with a thorough cleanse and enzymatic exfoliating scrub with pineapple     extract, followed by a facial massage that redirects the flow of energy through the body. The 90-minute facial includes the Hershey Hand Revitalizer. This experience is an         application of aroma essence mixed with warm massage cream. The hands are then cocooned in warm mitts to provide the ultimate treat in relaxation and hydration. The 120- minute facial includes the Hershey Hand & Foot Revitalizer, where the feet also enjoy the relaxing and hydrating experience. The new Skin-Firming Toning Wrap is also available year-round and is a targeted treatment designed to tone skin in key areas of the body including the bust, stomach, thighs and arms.

2.)    10th Annual Chocolate-Covered February in Hershey (Feb.)

Hershey is celebrating its 10th year of Chocolate-Covered February, a month-long, town-wide celebration of all things chocolate. Over the last “sweet” decade, events and activities for all ages and tastes have honored chocolate. Festivities kick off with the decadent Chocolate Dinner Extraordinaire, a five-course chocolate-infused dinner, at The Hotel Hershey at 6:30pm on Friday, January 31. Reservations are required for all events at The Hotel Hershey and can be made by calling 717-534-8800.

Additional events throughout the month at The Hotel Hershey include:

-Complimentary Chef’s Demo: Every Saturday in February at 11:00am.

Chocolate Tea: Every Saturday in February at 3:00pm.

-Wine & Chocolate Pairing: Every Saturday in February at 4:00pm.

Hershey Lodge commemorates Chocolate-Covered February with these events:

-Chocolate-Covered Children’s Tea: Every Saturday in February at 11:00am.

-Complimentary Chef’s Demo: Every Saturday beginning February 8 at 2:00pm.

-Chocolate & Spirits Pairing: Every Saturday beginning February 8 at 3:00pm. 

-Martini Mixology: Fridays, February 7 and 21 at 3:00pm.

-Beer & Chocolate Pairing: Fridays, February 14 and 28 at 3:00pm.

-Hershey’s Product Character Breakfast: Sunday, February 23 from 7 to 10am.

3.)    Chocolate Lab Classes at The Hershey Story (Nov. 19 – Jan. 1)

In celebration of Chocolate-Covered February, The Hershey Story Museum is bringing back some popular classes in The Chocolate Lab and a favorite workshop especially for kids. In “The Heart of Chocolate,” guests design a heart-shaped milk chocolate confection while learning how Milton Hershey’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to create one of the world’s greatest chocolate businesses; also learn how chocolate is grown and processed. In “Try It with Truffles,” guests can hand roll truffles while learning about the courtship of Milton and Catherine Hershey. Lab classes are 45 minutes and offered daily. For a more romantic experience, The Chocolate Lab offers “Truffles for Couples.” The hour-long classes are being held February 13, 14 and 15 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm, and February 16 at 6:00pm. Guests begin the evening by finding their customized chocolate name cards in the Chocolate Lab. Participants will then hand roll dark chocolate ganache, dip it in milk or white chocolate and complete their confection with a sel    ection of toppings. Each guest will package their truffles in a box and receive a long-stemmed red rose to take home.

4.)    Valentine’s Day at Char’s - Tracy Mansion (Feb.)

Char’s – Tracy Mansion is the only restaurant in Harrisburg situated on the lovely Susquehanna River. Built in 1913, the mansion has regained its long-lost elegance as this American Brasserie. Overlooking the river, The Dining Room serves as the perfect showcase for Chef Ron Canady’s celebrated menu. The warm, convivial Bar features Sal Pantano’s spirited creations, as well as our Small Plate Menu, while the McKee Library is the perfect spot for a cocktail or to relax with after dinner drinks. Enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one to celebrate Valentine’s Day in historic Harrisburg.

5.)    Antique Auto Museum Celebrates Chocolate-Covered February (Feb.)

The AACA Museum has a 1920s gallery that depicts downtown Hershey in the 1920s in honor of Chocolate-Covered February. The Museum is also home to one of the rare Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruisers that on display for guests to enjoy. Throughout the month, visitors can participate in a Hershey’s Kisses Scavenger Hunt throughout the Museum – how many Hershey’s Kisses can you find?

6.)    Valentine’s Day Dinner at Final Cut Steakhouse at Hollywood Casino (Feb. 14)

There’s no better place to be for Valentine’s Day than Final Cut Steakhouse, situated inside of Hollywood Casino. Join us on your special day and enjoy Prawns, Oysters, Filet, Prime N.Y. Strip, Roasted Maine Lobster and other delicious dinner choices. Then complete your romantic evening with a decadent dessert trio of Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, Espresso Gelato and Vanilla Panna Cotta. Wrap up the evening with dancing, live music, and gambling at Hollywood Casino. Please visit hcpn.com or speak with the hostess to make a reservation.

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Rick@HersheyHarrisburg.org
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Cell: 717.884.3328

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