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HERSHEY is Chocolate Heaven

Located just 80 miles or so from Jim Thorpe and the Poconos, Hershey makes for another ideal side trip when in the area. Whether you seek thrills and chills, cocoa baths, 'sweet' history, delectable dining, or varied accommodations options, Hershey is chocolate heaven--and much more.

Hersheypark boasts a collection of more than 65 rides and attractions that range from 11 exhilarating roller coasters to a leisurely steam locomotive and a magnificent historic carousel. A summer at Hersheypark also means grabbing your bathing suit to enjoy new additions at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark.

If your family members prefer to watch rather than participate, they also have you covered. Hersheypark boasts 13 stellar live entertainment shows, including six new offerings.

ZooAmerica is also included in the one-price admission to Hersheypark when entered from within the Park. The Zoo cares for more than 200 North American animals that live on 11 acres and is celebrating its 35th year of being a North American-themed zoo.

Adjacent to Hersheypark is Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction, where the fate of chocolate is in your hands at Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D! An innovative collaboration with Jim Henson's Creature Shop lets viewers follow fan-favorite characters Hershey, Reese, and Kiss as they navigate the mystery.

From noteworthy retail offerings to four-star dining, The Hotel Hershey serves as the crown jewel of the town built by Milton S. Hershey in 1933. For a splurge, this luxurious hotel offers a choice of historic rooms, as well as 10 luxury cottages. Indoor and outdoor pool complexes, a year-round ice skating rink, and a sand volleyball court are just some of the full range of possibilities.

You can choose to indulge your culinary cravings at The Circular, Milton Hershey's iconic dining room. The newly designed restaurant delivers a new menu featuring small plates, prime cuts of meat, local produce, irresistible desserts, and innovative cocktails. If pampering is your pleasure, enjoy signature chocolate treatments at the world-famous Chocolate Spa located within the Hotel. A meal at the recently refreshed Hershey grill remains a Hershey tradition.

Star-studded family entertainment is available at five distinct entertainment venues, ranging from the state-of-the-art Giant Center to the magnificent Hershey Theatre. The venues present performances that range from classical to contemporary including artists such as Justin Timberlake, Tony Bennett, and Dave Matthews.

An outdoor butterfly house and whimsical Children's Garden are highlights of the family activities available at Hershey Gardens. Across town, The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, is dedicated to the life and legacy of the man who started it all, Mr. Hershey, and offers "Chocolate Lab" classes and the Countries of Origin Chocolate Tasting.

For linksters of all skill levels, the legendary Hershey Golf Collection includes Spring Creek Golf Course, the first course in the United States specifically designed for junior golfers.

For more information, visit www.hersheypa.com or call (800) HERSHEY (1-800-437-7439).