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Hotels in Hershey near Hersheypark Stadium

Hersheypark Stadium Introduction

Built by the confectioner and philanthropist Milton Hershey during the Great Depression to boost the local economy, Hersheypark Stadium is a football and soccer stadium, which also hosts music concerts. It has also been the venue for political events, including a birthday gala for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and a rally for President George W. Bush during the 2004 election. The stadium, which holds has over 15,000 permanent seats, was used for Olympic qualifying soccer matches in 2000, and also is used for lacrosse games. It is located next to Hersheypark theme park.

Hotels near Hersheypark Stadium

The hotels close to the stadium seem to be largely in two categories: budget 2-star lodgings with straightforward rooms or upscale hotels with luxurious add-ons. The properties at the cheaper end of the market have free Wi-Fi and breakfast, and the rooms usually feature cable TV, coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. At the other end of the scale, the Hershey-themed hotel offers a spa, gym and pools, plus access to 3 golf courses and gardens, as well as an Italian restaurant. Winter months in Hershey are chilly and the tourist numbers and room rates are also lower.

Where to stay near Hersheypark Stadium

Although there is a wide selection of attractions and places to visit in Hershey, it is a small city. For its size it has a great choice of hotels. For those on a budget the best bet is to look at the straightforward lodgings along East Chocolate Avenue (U.S. Route 422). In this area there's also Hershey Lodge, a resort that is geared towards children, with a kids’ check-in desk and Hershey characters making personal appearances. There are more upscale options near Hershey Gardens and Hershey Country Club.

Things to see near Hersheypark Stadium

The Hershey theme is everywhere, but it means there are plenty of things for families to see and do. If you have a sweet tooth, start with a free tour of Hershey's Chocolate World, which includes complimentary chocolate. Hersheypark has adrenalin rides, waterslides, wave pools and family attractions. Originally intended for employees it is now a major tourist attraction. A more gentle experience can be found at Hershey Gardens, which feature 23 acres of themed gardens and an outdoor Butterfly House. To find out more about the man and the chocolate business, The Hershey Story is an informative museum.

How to get to Hersheypark Stadium

To reach Hersheypark Stadium, the best way to access via the train network or by air is to head for nearby Harrisburg. Harrisburg International Airport is 12.1 miles away and Harrisburg Transportation Center (railway station) is 14.1 miles, picking up the Amtrak network. Greyhound Bus Lines also drop off here. The resorts and many hotels offer shuttles to the airport and station. Interstates 81 and 76 pass to the north and south of Hershey. From I-81, take exit 77 and travel South on PA-39. The turning off the I-76 is 9.5 miles away.

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