It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to celebrate the one you love. Make a date during any season, for any reason! Check out some of the ways you can spend time together in the Hershey Harrisburg Region.
*Please join us in a shared commitment to the health and safety of our guests, hospitality staff, and neighbors. We remind all guests to plan ahead by visiting a business’ website for details on admission and reservation guidelines and the latest health and safety protocols.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and play BINGO along the way!
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. Thanks to the vision of Sprocket Mural Works to beautify the city with art, you can take a drive or a stroll around the city along the Harrisburg Mural Trail to spot these larger than life murals.
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.
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 ($13.50 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 ($10 per person) 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 ($13 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. ($12.50 per person). This Smithsonian-affiliated museum features antique and collector cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, and memorabilia.
Hit the Links…Indoors
If you’re a couple who likes to golf, get in some practice rounds indoors at one of our golf simulator attractions. Harrisburg Golf Simulator, open 24/7, has 84 courses, national and international, to try along with 13 other sport and skill games in a posh lounge atmosphere. The Golf Garage offers bay rentals with a vast library of games and courses in 4K resolution. Rentals at both locations run $40 per hour and feature precise, state-of-the-art technology, analytics, and measurement.
Strike the Bullseye at Generation Axe
Unleash your inner Viking at Generation Axe, an all-skill level ax-throwing attraction ($16 per person or $5 on Wednesdays & Sundays) inside Joe K’s Brewhouse in Harrisburg. Book a time, get trained by one of their axe-perts, and score points for every axe that sticks in the target. Loser buys dinner?
Stroll Around Hershey Gardens
Explore Hershey Gardens ($10.00 special winter admission), 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.