Day 3 in Hershey, PA – the Hotel Hershey, The Circular, The Chocolate Lab at Hershey Story, Hershey Gardens and The Chocolate Spa

So I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with my 3-Day weekend in Hershey, PA posts! I had a absolute blast while I was there and it’s been fun reminiscing and sharing all the amazing things I did while I was there with you!

Check out Day 1 + Day 2 here.

I’m here to wrap up the weekend with you, but we had another busy Sunday in Hershey! We started off with a visit + a tour of the Hotel Hershey

This world class hotel is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out.

It is a historical landmark and the hotel itself overlooks Hershey, Pa – which is really cool. It has spectacular views of the area on a clear day and the inside is just as breathtaking.

It is inspired by Cuba, which I will share more with you on that later, but the fountain lobby is a really beautiful space to experience.

But before our tour of the hotel, we had to have breakfast at The Circular  – which is a award winning restaurant that was inspired by Milton Hershey’s idea that there should be no bad seat at any restaurant, hence the circular space – no corners!

Our group was able to experience the Sunday brunch, which was a real treat. The food, the service, the atmosphere was top notch!

And did I mention everything was delicious? Because it totally was. Especially the cinnamon buns, seriously – life changing.

After we were seriously stuffed from brunch it was time to tour the hotel. We were able to see some of the special rooms and areas in the hotel that give it so much history.

And it is very easy to see the Cuban inspiration throughout. Milton Hershey had a love for Cuba and even built a town about 30 miles from Havana – called Hershey, Cuba. There he built modern utilities, schools, health clinics and subsidized housing for his sugar mill workers.

Hershey, Cuba is mostly gone now, except for the name – but it’s nice to be in the middle off this gorgeous room and think of all the history it has seen over the years.

On our tour we also got to see the newly renovated Iberian Lounge. If you go there, be sure to ask the bartended about this special painting – it moves!

And a quick peak in one of the gorgeous guest rooms. Check out the love for Hershey, Cuba in the top left photo!

After exploring the Hotel Hershey, we made our way to the Chocolate Lab at the Hershey Story. Here we got to learn all about chocolate, had a tasting of chocolate {which is about as amazing as it sounds} and even made our own personalized chocolate bar!

They do a variety of programs at the Chocolate Lab including different interactive activities. For groups, depending on the ages of the kids they can create something that works for you!

I made my chocolate with 3 different flavors – red pepper, cinnamon and cacao nibs. It was fun to go through the process and learn about the production and experimentation that goes into creating new flavor combinations and it was nice to leave with a personalized treat!

After the Chocolate Lab it was time to head on over to Hershey Gardens. I was very excited to see the Conservatory, Butterfly Atrium and Children’s Gardens!

If you are a guest of the Hotel Hershey then you have access to the gardens, which is located on the Hotel property!

On the day we visited, it was a little rainy outside so we didn’t get to enjoy much of the actual gardens, but we were able to enjoy the indoor Butterfly Atrium.

Obviously, the experience with the butterflies was a beautiful one. It was lovely to be able to see them up close and personal.

After our time with the butterflies, it was time for our last stop of the weekend, which worked out very nicely because it was the sweetest + most relaxing stop – The Chocolate Spa at Hotel Hershey.

I had been looking forward to this ALLLLLL weekend!

The spa itself is so big and so amazing. There are multiple relaxation rooms throughout the two floors of the spa – including a restaurant which you can go to in your robe and is only available for spa guests!

I was treated to the Sweet Feet treatment, which was the ultimate chocolate experience for my feet! After all the walking around we did all weekend, it was nice to sit back and enjoy a glorious pedicure – which came with a chocolate sugar exfoliation, chocolate mask for the feet, intensive moisturizing treatment, and nourishing chocolate massage.

I enjoyed every single minute of that pedicure. I totally want to come back to the Hotel Hershey for a weekend, take my mom and sit in the  chocolate spa for a few days! Sounds like heaven, right?

So there you have it – my 3 day weekend in Hershey, PA. I did a little bit of pretty much everything and each experience was fantastic. I can’t wait to come back with my family and share Hershey with them and make even more amazing memories in this sweet little part of Pennsylvania!

Thanks to everyone in Hershey for a great weekend! I’ll be back!

I participated in the Sweet Welcome 2017 event. My time in Hershey, PA was hosted by Hershey, but as always, all opinions are my own.  

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  • Reply MIMS May 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Your post was so informative – I didn’t realize how much Hershey had to offer. I think it would be a great place for a girls weekend and definitely for a family weekend getaway! Thanks for sharing – the pics were amazing!

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