“Are we there yet?” Help the kids pass the time with a few Hershey & Harrisburg inspired car games!
You’ll need a dry erase board, markers, and a handful of Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It might be a challenge not to eat the game pieces.
A sweet twist on a classic car game, this is one everyone can play. We’ll start with A: “I’m Going to Hersheypark and I’m going to say AHHHHH on the coasters.”
Pennsylvania’s central location on the East Coast welcomes dozens of different state plates to keep an eye out for. Another way to play is to get creative with the letters on the plates you pass. GWA could be “Girls With Attitude” or DBK could be “Dogs Bring Kites.” Funniest answer wins!
Today's kids seem to have access to endless electronic entertainment in the form of smartphones and tablets. When they get tired of the same old games, get them excited about their getaway.
Before you leave home, download the Hersheypark mobile app and preview the park. Filter the rides by type and height, create a to-do list of attractions, preview dining options, and get entertainment schedules. When you arrive, use the digital map to plan your route and navigate around using the “Take Me There” functionality. The app also provides insights on how long the lines are or which rides are temporarily closed.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol also has an app that includes a self-guided tour and a map of Capitol Complex. See inside the Main Rotunda, Senate and House Chamber, and Supreme Court, and take a closer look at each room’s artwork, stained glass, and artistic embellishments in this “palace of art.”
While the map is awesome, we encourage you to stop by for a FREE guided tour of one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the country. In the Main Rotunda, have the kids hunt for mosaic floor tiles like a butterfly, a cow, and a Keystone.
Add the Chocolate & More Sweet Treat Trail mobile pass to your smartphone to see a list of sweet spots to visit on your trip. From the most famous name in chocolate to corner bakeries, artisan candy makers, ice cream spots, and more, make a plan to drop in for the sweetest of treats. Accumulate check-ins by making qualifying purchases at a number of spots to earn a prize!.
Don't be road weary - you're almost here! Have your passengers give a shout when they see these landmarks!
You know you’re getting closer to Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth® when you see signs for Hershey Attractions. Depending on which way you’re headed into town, tell your crew to keep their eyes open for the Hershey’s Kisses streetlamps and the Hershey’s Cocoa bushes. As you get closer to Hersheypark, look for the tallest rides: Kissing Tower®, CandymoniumSM, Skyrush®, Storm Runner®, and Hershey Triple TowerSM.
Hello, Harrisburg! You're here when you spot the green dome on the State Capitol Building, our skyline’s most colorful and recognizable landmark. You can also look for City Island and FNB Field, connected to Harrisburg by the Walnut Street walking bridge and the Market Street bridge. Another sight to see in the Susquehanna River is the colorful Pride riverboat, sailing daily May through October. If you’re coming from the north, you’re getting closer when you see our mini Statue of Liberty on her perch in the River along Route 322.