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Nov 11, 2019

Guide to Harrisburg & Hershey Museums

There’s no shortage of history in Hershey & Harrisburg. Discover the sweet story of Hershey’s Chocolate, walk the hallways of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, marvel at turn-of-the-century automobiles, and envision the Battle of Gettysburg as you walk in a soldier’s boots. While you’re here, stop at a few of our museums, rich with history and ready to inspire you. In this guide, you’ll find details on when to visit each museum and what to see while you’re there!
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May 3, 2019

Family Travel Tips: How to Save Money & Time

Looking for an affordable family getaway destination? Save money (and time) with this family travel tips guide! You don’t have a break the bank to enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Hershey & Harrisburg. Not only do we have an abundance of budget-friendly attractions, but we also have activities the whole family can enjoy in less than an hour.
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May 2, 2019

Guide to Bike Trails in Harrisburg & Hershey

Explore the Hershey Harrisburg Region by bike, pedaling around Harrisburg doing some sight-cycling or off-roading on the challenging mountain bike trails in Hershey. Below is your guide to ride including recommended bike trails in Harrisburg & Hershey, sights along the way, bicycle rentals, and more!
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Feb 25, 2019

Road Trip: Sweet Car Games for Kids

You’ve heard the phrase: “It’s not the destination; it’s the journey.” While the Hershey Harrisburg Region isn’t a long road trip from most major Mid-Atlantic cities, these car games for kids will keep your passengers entertained and excited on the way here!
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Dec 30, 2018

Uniquely Harrisburg: Activities, History & Quirky Sights

Every city has that special something that locals love and keeps visitors coming back year after year. Harrisburg is more than Pennsylvania’s capital, Hershey’s neighbor, or pass-through city along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Take a peek at Harrisburg’s must-see attractions, fascinating history, and the quirky sights to see along the way. Essential
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Oct 10, 2018

Our Favorite Photo Op Spots

We love seeing local and visitor photos from around the region on social media! You’re spending the day being Hersheypark Happy SM , snapping pictures of your delicious dinners, sipping at our vineyards and breweries, and capturing the beauty of our cities and towns. We’ve put together a list of the region’s most Instagram-mable locations featuring photos from you!
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Oct 3, 2018

10 Amazing Statues & Monuments to Visit

From impressive military memorials made to resemble a war-torn building to bronze effigies of our region’s founding fathers, these 10 statues, monuments, and memorials are part history, part art.
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Aug 5, 2018

School Your Kids With These Fun Learning Opportunities

When you're a kid, the best part about summer is NO SCHOOL! With our interactive museums, fascinating history, and creative ways of blending education and fun, parents can get their little students back in a learning mindset, even if it's just for the day. Check out this semester’s schedule!
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Jul 1, 2018

36 Free Things to Do

Looking for cheap things to do in Hershey or Harrisburg? We’ll do ya one better. How about a list of completely free activities? From family-friendly attractions to self-guided tours and hikes, you don’t need to break the bank to get a taste of the region. When you’re traveling on a budget, it’s great to find some freebies like these:
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Apr 6, 2018

Restaurant Profile: Home 231

With menu creations as fresh as their veggies, the region’s first farm-to-table restaurant, Home 231, delivers sensational seasonal flavor in its cozy spot next to the Capitol. General Manager Richie Vickroy introduces us to Home 231, an atmosphere and menu built on a passion for food.
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