Hotel at a Glance: Red Lion Inn & Suites Hershey
Red Lion Inn & Suites Hershey sits right along Chocolate Avenue, which leads straight to Hersheypark just 3 miles away. Its convenient location also puts it across the street from three local restaurants and 2 miles from the family-friendly attractions of downtown Hershey.
- Stay connected on your trip thanks to free WiFi.
- Wake up to waffles at the complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
- Boost your form with a workout at the onsite cardio and weight machines.
- Rollercoasters: Enjoy the rides and other attractions at the Hersheypark.
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.