Hershey, Pennsylvania is home to the Hershey Chocolate Company. It is located just east of Pennsylvania’s state capital, Harrisburg. The town features The Hershey Story museum which chronicles the community’s creation as a model town for the workers at Milton Hershey’s chocolate factory as well as a fun attraction park filled with rides and more!
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If you’ve been following along on my 4,000+ Mile Road Trip- USA & Canada blog series you know that after a really fun filled morning in Staunton, Virginia on day 2 we headed north and detoured to Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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Both Clayton and I had visited Hershey as kids and since we were going to be “not far away” from the town I convinced my crew to make a pit stop and go check it out. I pretty much won them over with the fact that the street lights in the town were shaped like Hershey Kisses. So…off the highway we came!
I had completely figured that there would be tons of little candy shops that we could stop in to and buy some chocolate – but to my total dismay there were ZERO! The only place we could figure out to go buy anything Hershey related was if you entered into Hersheypark, a theme park – of which you had to pay for parking just to get in. So, we opted out of that and left disappointed 🙁 wahhh!!! I was totally craving candy at this point!
Since we were not able to find any chocolate shops, we just drove around the town, saw the theme park from afar and then hopped back on the highway heading north to New Jersey!
We arrived at the Marriott hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey and I busted out an awesome treadmill run while the kids enjoyed the pool!
….and then…our ridiculous amount of pizza eating began – you’ll understand what I mean over the next few blog posts! haha
See ya soon for day 3!