Date Night Ideas

Celebrate the one you love! Make a date during any season, for any reason! Check out some of the ways you and your special someone can spend time together in the Hershey Harrisburg Region.



Get Cozy at a Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy all the comforts of home, and then add a riverfront view or a countryside vista for a peaceful getaway to Hershey and Harrisburg. A Bed & Breakfast weekend is a great way to relax and recharge. Explore nearby attractions and local experiences, or stay in to unplug and unwind.  

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Armstrong Valley Wine Bottles Date Night

Make a Toast

Wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries in the Hershey Harrisburg Region have the perfect beverage to toast your perfect person. Enjoy sample fights or make a purchase to go and enjoy at home. Most spots serve great food too, so think about dinner and drinks are covered! For the craft beer enthusiasts out there, download the free Brew Barons Beer Trail app! Accumulate (also free) mobile check-ins as you visit participating locations and earn cool prizes.

Did someone say chocolate martini? Head over to the Iberian Lounge at The Hotel Hershey for a night cap and a toast sealed with a kiss - a HERSHEY'S KISS of course. 


Dine In or Take Out

Our creative chefs are always serving up inspired dishes and desserts. In colder months, reserve a spot inside or on a heated patio. When it’s nice, outdoor courtyards and decks offer fresh air to complement your feast. Many restaurants offer take out and to-go menus as well.

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Date Night on a Budget

Every getaway doesn’t need to break the bank! Grab your sweetheart and enjoy a weekend trip in Hershey and Harrisburg, filled with these inexpensive date activity ideas under $40 a couple. *Admission prices listed below are subject to change. 


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Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction

You love each other and you both love chocolate, so there’s no sweeter place to visit than Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’re greeted with the mouthwatering scent of chocolate. It’s free to take the Chocolate Tour Ride, an immersive factory experience that shows you how the sweet stuff is made, from bean to bar.


Sweets For Your Sweetie

Add something sweet to date night with tasty treats! We’re home to the most famous name in chocolate, but you can also enjoy specialty baked goods, old-fashioned corner candy stores, inventive ice cream flavors and so much more at a variety of locations throughout the region. Check out the Chocolate & More Sweet Treat Trail - download the FREE mobile passport, check in at sweet spots along the trail and win a prize!

Sweet Cupcakes


Art Association of Harrisburg Couple

Experience Our Art Galleries

Harrisburg is an arts and culture hub with several galleries with free or low-cost admission to browse. Each of these unique art venues strives to make art accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and each exhibition further enriches the community of artists. The Art Association of Harrisburg (free admission) on Front Street features a rotating collection of in-house exhibitions and themed shows in the historic Governor Findlay Mansion. In Midtown Harrisburg, the Susquehanna Art Museum ($8 per person) is the city’s only dedicated art museum with works from local, national, and international artists, chosen to represent a variety of art styles and themes. Not just a restaurant and brewery, The Millworks (free admission) features in-house studios of more than 25 local artisans, from painters to potters. You might even get to see them at work! It’s difficult to miss all of the colorful street art popping up around the city. Download the free Murals & More - A Walk of Art audio passport to discover larger than life murals and artwork throughout the city.

Take a Refreshing Walk or Hike

If the weather is fair, there are options for outdoor activity along the Adventure Trail. The Hershey Harrisburg Region is close to the Appalachian Trail, as well as several other hiking spots like Boyd Big Tree Preserve (12 miles, 8 trails) and Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art (10 miles, 18 trails). You can also take a brisk walk around Wildwood Park (6 miles, 8 trails), a serene spot to enjoy nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Hershey Story Chocolate Lab

Take a Chocolate Lab Class at The Hershey Story

They say, “A couple who learns how to make chocolate together, stays together.” Okay, maybe they don’t say that. Still a Chocolate Lab Class ($15 per person) at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue is a sweet, hands-on activity to enjoy with your significant other. Roll up your sleeves and learn about chocolate’s ingredients, how to decorate, and of course, take home their delicious creations. Couples can also sample warm drinking chocolates ($13 per person for the full tasting menu, $6 per person for half) from around the globe at Tastings, a decadent treat for your taste buds.

Browse a Museum

Love every day – learn every day! The National Civil War Museum ($15 per person) is a must-see for history enthusiasts, featuring exquisite exhibits that portray the entire story of the American Civil War from both sides of the battlefield. The Smithsonian-affiliated museum has two floors and thousands of artifacts from uniform buttons to bayonets. If you’re staying in Hershey, don’t miss the pristine car collection at AACA Museum, Inc. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum features antique and collector cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, and memorabilia. 

Antique Auto Couple

Stroll Around Hershey Gardens

Explore Hershey Gardens, a beautiful, refreshing date idea year-round. There's always something in bloom, from the spring tulips and summer roses to the colorful fall foliage and winter plants and wildlife. Indoors, you'll find a magical butterfly atrium, with hundreds of tropical butterflies known to land on your shoulder. *Active military guests are free and their guests receive discounted admission.