6 Fun Things to do Around Hershey PA

If you’re visiting for a wedding or event at Historic Acres, you’ll find there are tons of things to do around Hershey PA. Explore The Sweetest Place on Earth, the nearby state capital city of Harrisburg, or the beautiful nature abound in this region. 

Things to do Around Hershey PA

Located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Historic Acres of Hershey sits on seven acres of rolling historic farmland. We are located just about 30 minutes outside of downtown Harrisburg. From here you can enjoy the scenic wilderness, rural charm, or rich history of the region. Plan your top things to do around Hershey PA for your next visit. 

Hershey Model Town

If you love sweets, you can’t miss the family-friendly and, of course, chocolate-covered fun at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Go on the free chocolate tour to taste all kinds of treats, create your own candy bar, or learn about the science of creating everyone’s favorite sweets. The park hosts seasonal events and activities as well. Be sure to check their calendar before planning your visit. Spend a day at nearby Hershey Park if you love rollercoasters or stop by The Hershey Story Museum to learn all about the brand’s past. 

Midtown Harrisburg

Midtown Harrisburg is a historic and cultural hub with tons to do. Stroll the Historic District to explore the diverse and detailed architecture. Many buildings in this neighborhood date back to the late 1800s. The neighborhood covers the area bounded by Verbeke and Forster Streets and Front and Third Streets. Other things to do in Midtown Harrisburg include the Susquehanna Art Museum, Broad Street Market, Midtown Scholar Bookstore & Café, and the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Plus, you’ll find great restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and parks. 

Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center

The Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center is a 229-acre park with a 90-acre shallow lake, 6 miles of trails, 1 mile of boardwalks to explore. The Wildwood Way Trail is a popular 3-mile loop. At the park and nature center, you can go hiking, walking, birdwatching, or take wildlife photography. Everyone can enjoy the habitats along the Wildwood Park Nature Trails, which are a variety of lengths, difficulty, and accessibility. The Olewine Nature Center features exhibits for adults and children to learn about the area’s ecosystems and wildlife. 

Grandview Vineyards

If you’re ready to relax and unwind, plan a visit to the Grandview Vineyards. This family-owned vineyard sits among the rolling hills and offers unparalleled views of the region. The tasting room at Grandview Vineyards is open 7 days a week and they have events like live music, yoga classes, and wine pairings regularly. Try the delicious wines here that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Chardonnay. 

Hershey Gardens

The Hershey Gardens opened in 1923 and remains a staple of the community. Boasting 23 acres, Hershey Gardens features 11 themed gardens, the Butterfly Atrium, Conservatory, Welcome Pavilion, BugZone, Children’s Garden, and more. Stroll the property to see what’s in bloom and soak in the sites and sounds of this tranquil destination. 

Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Take a ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat on a dinner cruise. As one of the last remaining paddlewheel riverboats in America, the riverboat is an iconic attraction in the area. The Pride has sailed the Susquehanna River for more than 30 years. It’s a is a must-do for anyone traveling here between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For the best experience, check out the sunset dinner cruise aboard the Pride. 

Plan Your Visit to Hershey PA

If you’re traveling to Historic Acres of Hershey for an event, be sure to check out the region’s best attractions and things to do. Give us a call if you need help planning your next event in Hershey or need more recommendations for area hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more.