Visitors who've been to the Hershey Harrisburg Region know there's so much to see and do that they can't fit it all into one trip! If you've visited us before and want to try something new this year, here are eight new attractions to try.
Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer at Hersheypark
Don your swimsuits and prepare for a big splash at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark® this summer with the much-anticipated addition of two new water attractions! The wet and wild Whitecap RacerSM is the longest mat racing slide in the world and the only mat racer with two sets of looping tunnels. You and five friends will race along six colorful tracks to find out who makes it to the finish line. The Breakers EdgeSM Water Coaster is Hersheypark’s 14th coaster and the first HydroMAGNETIC coaster with flying saucer turns. Hop in the 4-person raft for a smooth ride with tunnels, hills, and lots of splashes.
MeltSpa by Hershey
For many, going on a trip is a chance to relax and reset from the everyday hustle and bustle. At Hershey's newest luxury day spa, MeltSpa by HersheySM, you can indulge in one of their exclusive dark chocolate treatments, like sugar scrubs, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures. MeltSpa also offers Swedish massage to relieve tension, rejuvenating facials to make your skin glow, and salon services to ensure you look and feel your best.
ZerØday Øutpost at Broad Street Market
ZerØday is known for their flavorful and creative brews cooked up at their Midtown brewery, and they’ve graced Harrisburg with a second set of taps at the ZerØday Øutpost at the Broad Street Market. Now you can grab a frothy pint of their flagship and seasonal brews to pair with incredible eats from the Market’s food vendors like BBQ, deli sandwiches, pizza, fried chicken, seafood, and more. For a spicy and refreshing taste, try their Mango Habanero IPA!
Harrisburg Bike Share
When the weather is fine, get out and about in the city with Harrisburg Bike Share! Powered by Zagster, visitors can borrow a bicycle and pedal to brunch or get some exercise on the most scenic portion of the Capital Area Greenbelt along Riverfront Park. Not just for locals, Harrisburg Bike Share allows anyone to pay by the hour using the Zagster app and offers more than 10 borrow/return racks throughout the downtown area including City Island!
J.R. Tobias Museum & Education Center
You love their exotic animals and their famous safari bus tours, but do you know about the man who created this visionary park? Lake Tobias Wildlife Park opened the J.R. Tobias Museum & Education Center in September to honor the life and legacy of its founder, share the history of the wildlife park, and educate visitors on the care origins of the exotic animals who live there. Who knew you could see the world in Halifax, PA?
Anna Rose Bakery & 205 Speakeasy
Come for the cookies, stay for the cocktails at this unique spot in Downtown Harrisburg that gives new meaning to "business in the front, party in the back." Anna Rose Bakery on Walnut Street in Harrisburg beckons hungry patrons in with its colorful efface and delights with their playfully decorated cupcakes, donuts, and pastries. Order the weekend’s special menu item because it comes with a code to unlock the door to 205, a casual-chic speakeasy hidden behind the bakery. Reminiscent of the nation’s Prohibition era, 205’s décor feels like an upscale hotel bar with an exclusivity that makes you want to party like it's 1929!
Looking to escape the city for a bit of natural beauty? Check out Detweiler Park, Dauphin County's newest and largest green space with 7 miles of trails winding through varied habitats and ecosystems. The grounds include gardens, fields, meadows, evergreen plantations, and mature deciduous forests that often attract animal visitors like deer, turkeys, hawks, woodpeckers, and bluebirds.