Hotel at a Glance: Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
The Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey has everything you need for a fun family getaway. While kids try to beat the high score in the on-site arcade, parents can play billiards. If you want to get active, swim in the indoor pool or play tennis and basketball on the hotel’s sports courts.
- In-room amenities: Guest rooms feature flat-screen high-definition TVs and free WiFi.
- Kids will love playing ping-pong in the game room and hitting the playground.
- Enjoy juicy steaks and fresh seafood at the on-site Season’s Restaurant.
- Nachos and wings anchor the menu at Off Season’s Sports Lounge, which serves up drinks and screens games on nine high-definition TVs.
Hershey, Pennsylvania: Chocolate Empire with Amusement Parks, Museum, and Tours
Hershey bills itself as “The Sweetest Place on Earth,” a claim that’s hard to dispute considering the whole town smells like chocolate. The confection empire dates back to 1903, when rags-to-riches entrepreneur Milton Hershey founded the area as a company town for his factory workers. These days, the town features candy-themed amusement parks and museums. At Hersheypark®, you can ride 13 roller coasters and float in inner tubes down a lazy river. Next door, the Hershey’s Chocolate World trolley tour takes passengers to Milton Hershey’s boyhood home and the mansion he built across from his factory.
The area has a few sugar-free attractions as well. The recently opened National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg chronicles the war from both the Southern and Northern perspectives. Robert E. Lee’s pocket Bible and Ulysses S. Grant’s sword belt are among its more than 12,000 artifacts. And about 25 miles south of Hershey, the Amish community of Lancaster County is colored by pastoral farmlands, covered bridges, and horse-drawn buggies.
Herseypark Christmas Candylane®
Oh what fun it is to ride on more than 50 different amusement park rides, including 6 coasters! Plus, introducing for the first time at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane®, enjoy Hershey Triple Tower™ and SidewinderSM. This holiday feature is open now until January 1.