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When you visit the Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show, you'll find a vibrant marketplace brimming with unique, handcrafted treasures. Since 1979, this beloved event has grown from a local gathering into one of the premier craft shows on the East Coast. Held annually on the second Saturday in August, the craft show transforms downtown Lititz into a bustling hub of creativity and community spirit, offering...

Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, known for its charming cottages, vibrant arts scene and tranquil lakes, is also home to the scenic Governor Dick Park. This 1,105-acre expanse of natural beauty offers a wealth of history and diverse recreational activities, providing a serene escape into the lush landscapes of Lebanon County, about 15 minutes from the Londonderry Inn and...

Ready to get "Hersheypark Happy" this summer? From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Hersheypark is filled with nonstop adventure and entertainment that will make you feel like a kid again. Once a simple recreational park for chocolate factory employees at the turn of the century, Hersheypark has grown to become a world-renowned amusement destination that captures the hearts of visitors from all over.

Picture it: You’re walking hand-in-hand through acres of vibrant flowers, enveloped in the strong scent of roses, feeling the mid-morning sunshine on your back and the occasional wisp of a butterfly’s wing on your cheek. This beautiful day could become your reality when you visit the Hershey Gardens during your romantic stay at The Londonderry Inn and Estate...

Sure, Hershey, Pennsylvania is synonymous with chocolate. And people are drawn here for our world-renowned amusement park. But there's so much more to see and do! This region is a hub for creativity, and nowhere is this more evident than the fine art festivals that have become time-honored traditions every spring. Whether you're looking for a unique souvenir or a one-of-a-kind artwork, or simply enjoy the atmosphere of local festivals, these fine art events are perfect for exploring...

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the season than by attending the electrifying concerts at Hersheypark Stadium? Opened in 1939 as an auto racing speedway, Hersheypark Stadium is now the most prominent outdoor concert venue between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, hosting some of the biggest names in music.

Warmer weather is slowly but surely approaching, and what better way to welcome back the sun than milling through the aisles of a local farmers market? Pennsylvania is known for its production of dairy products, crops such as corn and hay, and for being the top mushroom producer in the nation. Hershey’s rich agricultural industry makes it the perfect place to buy farm-fresh goods and support local farmers and the community.

We all know and love the iconic Hershey chocolate bar, but how much do you know about the man behind the candy empire? Chocolatier, businessman and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey sold his first Hershey bar in 1900, and from humble beginnings grew the brand into a household name.

As winter casts its icy spell over Pennsylvania, the capital city comes alive with a dazzling display of ice and fire that brings together locals and visitors for a frosty extravaganza. The Harrisburg Ice and Fire Festival is a day-long celebration that captures the essence of the season with an enchanting blend of art, entertainment and culinary delights.

For over five decades, the Hershey Symphony Orchestra has been enchanting audiences with its captivating performances, weaving together a tapestry of musical brilliance. This esteemed ensemble is made up of 80 accomplished musicians from Eastern and Central Pennsylvania who volunteer their time and talent to bring a rich repertoire of classical music to the community.

Do you prefer a classic car over a sleek new model? Love learning about vehicle makes and models that define the times? If you think the best vehicles are ones that are timeless, then make plans to visit some of Pennsylvania's auto museums.

Pennsylvania's state capital, Harrisburg, is a city steeped in history and political significance. A visit to this vibrant city along the Susquehanna River offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of American governance, with key attractions like the State Capitol building and the Governor's Residence standing as proud testaments to...

As the year draws to a close, Central Pennsylvania gears up for a spectacular New Year's Eve celebration like no other. Forget the traditional ball drop in Times Square; here in the heart of the Keystone State, we do things a little differently. Where else can you ring in the new year with a bologna or pickle drop?

Make your list and check it twice; it's holiday shopping time! In the midst of the holiday season, there's a magical place where shopping dreams come true — the Tanger Outlets in Hershey. With more than 50 storefronts, this retail haven offers an abundance of festive deals and unique finds that will make your holiday shopping experience truly memorable.

Sparkling lights, festive decorations, thrilling rides and the sweet smell of chocolate wafting through the air. It's a Christmas extravaganza that only Hersheypark can bring you. Summer may be Hersheypark's peak season, but Pennsylvania's largest amusement park comes alive in holiday splendor every November and December for Christmas...

Hockey fans across Pennsylvania and beyond have come to adore the Hershey Bears, a franchise steeped in tradition and success — most recently as the 2023 Calder Cup champions. The Bears have been a prominent fixture in the American Hockey League (AHL) for nearly a century, delighting fans with thrilling on-ice action and endearing community involvement.

Since its opening in 1933, the Hershey Theatre has been a cornerstone of cultural and artistic expression in Central Pennsylvania. It stands as a true testament to both the town's chocolate empire and its commitment to the arts, captivating audiences for nine decades. From symphony and ballet performances to Broadway shows and top music artists, you can see it all at the Hershey Theatre.

Pennsylvania's largest amusement park — Hersheypark —is a summertime mecca. Millions of visitors flock to this chocolate-themed destination each year for exhilarating roller coasters, family attractions and an 11-acre water park. While summer at Hersheypark is full of thrills, autumn brings spine-tingling chills with Hersheypark Halloween and...

Autumn in Pennsylvania is a magical time... those golden fall days, crisp nights and all the festivals of the autumn season. Not all of our popular fall events are about pumpkins and corn mazes. Two that draw thousands of visitors each year — AACA's Eastern Fall Nationals and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire — capture the essence of different eras, offering...

We may be only a couple of miles from Hershey park but those cheers that you're hearing aren't from the guests on their roller coasters...they're from our staff room where we just found out we've won another Traveler's Choice Award from Trip Advisor.com!