See what the Hershey Hotel offers beyond chocolate.
We are more likely to get on a plane than we are to take a trip within our own state. That’s a shame since there’s so much to do right here in Pennsylvania in cities like Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.
We recently spent a jam-packed weekend in the Harrisburg area. A highlight of the weekend was the Saturday morning Segway tour and lunch at the Hotel Hershey.
We knew about the park and the candy. We’d heard about the chocolate massages.
But it turns out that there’s more to Hershey. Or so we found out during our off-road Segway tour.
We had never ridden Segways before, and the off-road versions seemed initially daunting to Mindi. Daryl rode the Segway like a pro from the start.
The informative tour guides taught us basic Segway skills, and we spent an enjoyable two hours gliding around the hotel grounds and along private wooded paths.
We heard colorful stories about the history of the company and founder, Milton Hershey. It was a pleasant way to spend an autumn morning, and the tour got our appetites primed for lunch.
Lunch at Harvest at Hotel Hershey
We conveniently had lunch at Harvest on the Hotel Hershey grounds. Harvest features local ingredients sourced from purveyors including Rettland Farm, Lancaster Co-Op and Groff’s Meats.
Upon sitting down in a private room with big picture windows overlooking the Hershey Hotel grounds, we both ordered drinks. Not surprisingly, Daryl opted for wine. Mindi, however, went for the Hershey Kisses Signature Chocolate Martini.
Daryl started the meal with a big bowl of She Crab soup, and Mindi got the sampler with three small bowls of soup. Daryl made a good choice since the She Crab soup was the best soup of the three.
For the main course, Daryl had the Fish and Chips made with Yuengling beer batter. Mindi had the recommended lobster cobb salad.
We just had to try a dessert. Hello, we were at chocolate headquarters. We shared a Candied Bacon Maple Cheesecake, but we sadly only had room for a bite or two.
As much fun as we had, it’s fair to say that the colorful Red Hat Society ladies were having even more fun at their table.
The rumors are true. Hershey is a happy place for people of all ages.
Harvest is located at 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033.
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About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
Original Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Saturday 5th of October 2019
You got your Pennsylvania right when your fish and chips is fried in Yuengling beer batter.
Sunday 23rd of November 2014
That looks like fun! I've always wanted to visit Heresy so I am glad to know that there is more than just chocolate now. I gotta check it out!
Friday 28th of March 2014
Oh, I haven't been there but gladly I saw this blog. Hershey is the best place for all ages - I agree with this, since the Red Hat Ladies on the photos are looking very happy.
Thursday 6th of February 2014
Have not yet been to Hershey (or Penn) for that matter. Glad to see there's some succulent treats for big kids. too! Will have to get myself there.
Thursday 19th of December 2013
That martini sounds awesome!