Drive Time From Downtown: 3 hours, 45 minutes
The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey
The Hotel Hershey, just east of Harrisburg, ups its luxury quotient this summer. A $67 million expansion includes Greenbrier-style private cottages, shops, a new restaurant and such sophisticated outdoor adventures as falconry.
Of course, you can spend a day with the kids at Hershey Park (that might actually be a law here), but leave time for adult pampering at the spa, where chocolate-inspired treatments such as the whipped-cocoa bath, chocolate-bean polish or chocolate-fondue wrap are on offer. New attractions at Hershey include a year-round skating rink, heated infinity pool and personal cabanas.
Overnight guests enjoy free admission to Hershey Gardens and the town museum, access to four golf courses (one’s a family-friendly nine-holer) and discounts and early admission to the amusement park. Sweet!