Spring Activities


Spring is here, and it's time to soak up some sunshine in the Hershey Harrisburg Region! From blooming gardens and bike paths to the towering coaster hills and chocolate treats, we have all the spring activities you need for a refreshing weekend getaway!

Springtime in the Park

Hersheypark® Springtime In The ParkSM

Wheeeeeeee! If you've been dreaming about Hersheypark all winter long, Springtime In The Park is your first chance to catch a thrill in 2019! The gates open in April for seven happy days, including 13 coasters ranging from mild to wild, along with family favorites like the Carrousel, Ferris Wheel, and Kissing TowerSM. You’re sure to find life-size candy bars - Hershey’s Characters - roaming around the park, eager to take a family photo with you! We bet the family could use a little getaway, so make your trip and overnighter filled with even more sweet attractions and family fun!

In Tune With Nature

You’ve endured months of freezing temperatures, hours of snow shoveling, and a handful of 2-hour delays. Okay, now forget all about it as you feel the warm sunshine on your face, hear the birds chirping, and see the trees and flowers blossoming again! Take a refreshing weekend getaway to the Hershey Harrisburg Region to enjoy nature walks at Wildwood Park, blooms and butterflies aplenty at Hershey Gardens, and awakening wildlife at ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park.

Zoo America

Adult break

Adult Spring Break

Grab your sweetie or a group of your best pals for a spontaneous overnighter filled with wine tastings and vineyard walks, beer flights and brewery tours, and hard-to-choose-just-one delicious dining options. Place your bets on a good time at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, including a chance to try their new sports betting experience, The Sportsbook. Plan for a luxurious Hershey’s Dark Chocolate treatment at Meltspa By HersheySM where you’ll be wrapped in relaxation…and chocolate!

Get Active

It’s time to stretch those legs and get your body moving after hibernation! Hike our scenic trails, including a portion of the famous Appalachian Trail, just 20 minutes north of Harrisburg. Pack a picnic for an active afternoon at Little Buffalo State Park, walking among the wildlife, boating, or fishing. Pedal around Harrisburg on the Capital Area Greenbelt, a 20-mile urban bike path filled with natural green spaces, scenic sights, and panoramic city views. Catch an invigorating barre or cycle group workout class at The Dailey Method that’ll get you shorts weather ready.

We're a year-round destination, so you're welcome to visit us anytime!