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Hotel Hershey | More than Just Chocolate

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.

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 chocolate. We’d heard about the chocolate massages.

Segway of Hershey
Segway of Hershey

But it turns out that there’s more to Hershey. Or so we found out during the Segway of Hershey off-road tour.

Segway of Hershey Tour

Daryl on the Hershey Off-Road Segway Tour
Daryl on the Hershey 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.

View from the Hershey Off-Road Segway Tour
View from the Hershey Off-Road Segway Tour

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

Harvest at Hotel Hershey
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, Hummingbird Farms, Lancaster Co-Op and Groff’s Meats.

Hershey Kisses Signature Chocolate Martini with 360 Chocolate Vodka, Vanilla Vodka and White Crème de Cacao
Hershey Kisses Signature Chocolate Martini with 360 Chocolate Vodka, Vanilla Vodka and White Crème de Cacao

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.

Soup Sampler with She Crab Soup, Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Rivel Soup and Pumpkin Pear Soup
Soup Sampler with She Crab Soup, Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Rivel Soup and Pumpkin Pear Soup

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.

Entrees at The Hotel Hershey's Harvest
Entrees at The Hotel Hershey’s Harvest

For the main course, Daryl had the Fish and Chips made with Yuengling beer batter. Mindi had the recommended lobster cobb salad.

Maple Cheesecake with Local Apple Compote, Caramel Sauce and House-Made Chocolate Dipped Candied Bacon
Maple Cheesecake with Local Apple Compote, Caramel Sauce and House-Made Chocolate Dipped Candied Bacon

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.

Red Hat Society at Hotel Hershey's Harvest
Red Hat Society at Hotel Hershey’s Harvest

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.

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Danial

Saturday 5th of October 2019

You got your Pennsylvania right when your fish and chips is fried in Yuengling beer batter.

christine

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!

Lady Bling

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.

Doreen Pendgracs

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.

Yvie Sismee

Thursday 19th of December 2013

That martini sounds awesome!