Posted July 7, 2009 by Kate Hamman
There's no denying that Hershey is America's very own chocolate town. Stay in an affordable lodge with cocoa perks, then satisfy your chocoholic craving at the Chocolate World. Just when you think you've had enough, end the night by sipping a dessert martini at the Hotel Hershey.
Hershey Lodge: Chocolate lovers of all ages delight in the Hershey Lodge, where you're greeted with a Hershey's Bar and possibly a Hershey's character. Along with the many perks of staying at the lodge, including early entrance to Hershey Gardens and best-price tickets to Hersheypark during the summer, there's a range of package deals to make your stay even more economical and enjoyable. Non-package room rates start at $299 in the summer and kids under 17 stay free.
Hershey's Chocolate World: Step into the realm of all things sweet at Hershey's Chocolate World, where you'll discover the largest collection of Hershey's chocolates, collectibles, and clothing in the world. Not only can you hop aboard a free ride that takes you through the history of chocolate, you can also have Hershey bars personalized with your own message. The Marketplace Shops sell the traditional Hershey's Chocolate standbys, as well as a range of items not sold in the U.S. such as the green tea Kisses.
Iberian Lounge: Located inside the luxurious Hotel Hershey, the Iberian Lounge takes a sugar high to new heights, with its famous Hotel Hershey Martini made from rich chocolate and liquor with a Kiss. The lounge serves an array of other cocoa-inspired cocktails, as well as a double chocolate stout and a chocolate wine. While the hotel might be too expensive to stay the night, you can sit around the fireplace and celebrate your trip with something sweet.
(Photo: Scott Dingman)