Visit Hershey & Harrisburg

Convention center92,903 sq. m
Guest Rooms8,746
Guest rooms at 1 hotel665 guest rooms
Special event venues45
Average room rate$125.05
Daily food cost$51.00
Occupancy rate62.2%
Tax rate6%

Visit Hershey & Harrisburg


Why Choose Our Destination?

Inviting. Affordable. Accessible. - Visit the Hershey Harrisburg Region of South Central Pennsylvania for your next business event and receive rave reviews from your participants! When you plan your next conference, trade show, event, or meeting in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, you’ll discover an affordable destination offering world-class attractions, accommodations to suit every taste and budget, as well as delectable dining and rewarding shopping experiences. You won’t find ordinary options here--numerous unique venues provide a more exciting setting for a kick-off reception or guest event…let us help you get creative! - The Hershey Harrisburg Region is located within a convenient three-hour or less drive from major cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Traveling here is also simple and direct, whether by plane, car, or train. Just 20 minutes from downtown Harrisburg, Harrisburg International Airport (airport code MDT) is serviced by five major airlines offering daily nonstop flights to over a dozen destinations with one-stop connections to cities worldwide. Downtown Harrisburg’s stately Amtrak® station (station code HAR) welcomes hundreds of visitors traveling the Keystone and Pennsylvanian line each day. Several major interstates also intersect the Hershey Harrisburg Region, making traveling by car a breeze. - Four-star service and amenities are found at affordable prices here in the Hershey Harrisburg Region. We know budgets are crucial and often dictate the scale of your event. Let our experienced and professional staff work with you on on-site tours, room blocks, contracts, and services to make the very most of whatever budget size you are operating with. Over 9,000 hotel rooms in a variety of properties ranging from select- to full-service to luxury resort ensure a variety of price points to fit any budget. Dining in the Hershey Harrisburg Region is a travel experience unto itself! Delectable menus showcasing local farm-fresh ingredients, eclectic and traditional offerings, and international cuisines can all be found here. So many choices will leave you wanting to come back for more. - We have all the resources you may need as you plan your next meeting, conference, exposition, or social event. Let the professional staff at Visit Hershey & Harrisburg navigate you through the RFP process, site visits, and all event details to ensure your event is stellar and memorable! We can provide all necessary information to assist you during your initial site selection and planning phase by gathering your meeting details for lead distribution and hotel proposals and by matching you with our properties that suit your specific meeting requirements and budgets. We’ll coordinate site visits, familiarization tours, and bid presentations as well. - Once you’ve booked your event, our staff can help maximize your attendees free time by helping you create pre- and post-conference activities, spouse tours, golf outings, and special events. We’ll also establish hotel blocks and reservation services, offer dining, attraction, transportation, and service recommendations. If you need promotional support, we can help with that too! We have a wide variety of photographs and promotional materials available to showcase the region to your attendees. - Come early and stay late…make it a full blown vacation while you’re here on business and enjoy all the region has to offer.

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Distance from airport

  • Harrisburg International Airport

    19.31 km from city center


Local Attractions

Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction offers a truly unique location for after-hours special meetings and private events. Spacious lobby and atrium area plus several sweet options for groups and meetings of 50–250. Attractions include our recently updated Hershey’s Chocolate Tour, the new Hershey’s Unwrapped Chocolate Tasting Journey, Create Your Own Candy Bar, and 4D Chocolate Movie. Shop the world’s largest selection of Hershey’s products and dine with our on-site catering options. After-hours evenings available September–May. Contact us for details and options to create a uniquely memorable event.
101 Chocolate World Way
Hershey, PA, US 17033

The National Civil War Museum

The National Civil War Museum is in the middle of a scenic park in Harrisburg, where visitors can appreciate the breathtaking vistas of Pennsylvania’s historic capital. Our venue offers a unique setting to accommodate meetings and corporate events. During your event, your guests are welcome to tour the museum’s 17 galleries to experience the extraordinary displays and outstanding collections. Ample free parking & complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA, US 17103


Hersheypark® delights guests with more than 70 rides and attractions including 14 coasters, live entertainment, and water fun! The Boardwalk At Hersheypark ®, our family water park, features 16 attractions. THREE parks for one low price: Hersheypark, The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, and ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park. Group rates at Hersheypark include up to 45% off regular admission, FREE bus parking with FREE bus driver admission, and exclusive all-you-can-eat buffets available for groups of 40 or more. Plus, save up to 30% with pre-purchased meal tickets (includes refillable souvenir cup).
100 West Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA, US 17033

Balloon Rides Daily by United States Hot Air Balloon Team

Hershey, Pa, is officially the sweetest place to take your family and friends for a hot air balloon ride! Get a bird’s eye view of the roller coasters, expansive farmland, local attractions, and even some wildlife. You’ll have an experience of a lifetime in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth®! Plan on spending 2 1/2 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon ride from start to finish. Flight time is approximately one hour. Your balloon ride begins on the ground, where you can help the crew assemble the balloon and take some time for pictures. Then climb aboard to your balloon to set sail.
2727 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird in Hand, PA, US 17505

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course boasts some of the most unique and flexible event space in Central Pennsylvania. Our 6,500 square feet of meeting and function space can accommodate events for up to 450 guests. If you are searching for something different, consider an exclusive private reception in the private dining room in the award-winning Final Cut Steakhouse, one of our private rooms in Epic Buffet, or a more casual affair on our outdoor patio. Our experienced staff will handle details, making you the star of an award-winning event!
777 Hollywood Boulevard
Grantville, PA, US 17028

The AACA Museum

Tired of planning your meetings and events in the same banquet hall or meeting room? If so, we offer an engaging setting that provides a surprising alternative for your next business meeting or special event. With over 71,000 square feet of space, we can accommodate gatherings of 20–420 for seated dinners and up to 900 for standing reception-style events. We also offer several locations for small meetings able to accommodate up to 50 guests. Whether you’re planning a breakfast, luncheon, reception, dinner, or meeting, we have a unique decor to create a distinctive and memorable event.
161 Museum Dr.
Hershey, PA, US 17033

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey® portrays a timeless elegance that is reflective of High Point Mansion, the home of chocolate magnate Milton Hershey and his wife, Catherine. From the stained-glass windows to the breathtaking views of majestic gardens at The Hotel Hershey®, The Spa is a beautiful haven for all our guests. Experience first-hand the finest in elegance and service.
100 Hotel Rd.
Hershey, PA, US 17033

Tanger Outlets Hershey

Located just off Hersheypark drive, indulge your shopping appetite at over 60 stores including • Polo Ralph Lauren • Under Armour • Coach • Banana Republic • Gap Outlet Shop outlets …Shop Tanger.
46 Outlet Square
Hershey, PA, US 17033

Convention Centers

  • Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

    Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center is located at 2300 North Cameron Street in Harrisburg. The flexibility of the complex allows it to host major events around the entire facility, a private meeting, or anything in between.

    • Exhibit Space92,903 sq. m
      Total meeting space62,227 sq. m


Additional Information

We will do whatever it takes to make your next meeting or convention a sweet success. Here are just a few of the services we can provide: - Lodging Coordination/Online Housing Bureau - Site Inspections - Local Attraction Information - Referrals for Entertainment & Spousal Tours - Venue Procurement - Shuttle Service Referrals - Promotional Support - On-Site Support - VIP Greetings Please note that it is the policy and practice of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg's sales and services departments to work with each individual meeting, convention, and event, sport, and expo planner to determine the important parameters when selecting a hotel or service for the purpose of the event. Leads are only distributed to those hotels and companies who offer services with the ability to accommodate the needs of the customer. Sending a lead to the entire Visit Hershey & Harrisburg Partner base is not our practice. Visit Hershey & Harrisburg provides meeting/event planners the ability to remain confidential or opt-out of solicitation during the lead distribution process.