"Back to school" can wait! We say, "Back to the pool!" And back to the water slides and lazy river rides that make the Boardwalk at Hersheypark the place to be when the summer sun is high.  You didn't think Hersheypark was just coasters, carousels and characters, did you? The little ones can splash in kid-friendly Sandcastle Cove, and the adventure seekers can head over to the wave pool or try the slippery slopes of tall, winding slides.  

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The Boardwalk at Hersheypark Waterpark

Ever wonder what it would be like to get PAID to taste milk chocolaty Hershey's treats all day? Now that's a whole different kind of cool! Earn your very own "Palateer" degree from Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction and discover that there's much more to the art of tasting a Hershey's treat than "Unwrap. Devour. Repeat." And no trip to Chocolate World is complete without the Hershey's Chocolate Tour ride. Free to ride, and free Hershey's chocolate at the end!

Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

Waterpark? Check. Sweet Treat? Check. But summer day getaways in the Hershey Harrisburg Region certainly don't stop there. There's nothing quite like an underground adventure where naturally air conditioned caverns are a cool 52 degrees all year long. The passageways at Indian Echo Caverns are flanked by incredible geological formations that are more than 400 MILLION years old. 

Let's go from naturally cool to quirky, scientific and educational cool! Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in downtown Harrisburg will keep your family entertained with hand-on exhibits that remind you how fun science can be! 

Relax on the deck of the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat where summer breezes and beautiful views of the Harrisburg Skyline greet passengers all summer long. The Pride is one of just seven authentic stern-driven paddle wheel riverboats in the country. It sails for public sightseeing cruises and themed events for all ages. (See what else City Island offers:Treasure Island Video Blog)

So we've covered pools, treats, caves and boats. How about...floats? Moonlight floats. Creek floats. Family floats. Wildlife floats. The calm waters of Susquehanna River and its scenic vistas draw first-time kayakers and waterway veterans to the region every day. When river levels are normal, the river is just a few feet deep and a perfect spot for the kids to experience the river. Lots of islands to dock and explore too. Such a fun way to experience the outdoors!

Back to school? Eventually. But until then, stay cool!

Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, Indian Echo Caverns and Kayaks on the River