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Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Hershey?

You should plan to spend around $212 per day on your vacation in Hershey. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $61 on meals
  • $49 on local transportation
  • $227 on hotels

A one week trip to Hershey for two people costs, on average, $2,969. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hershey cost?

A one week trip to Hershey usually costs around $1,485 for one person and $2,969 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hershey on average costs around $2,969 for one person and $5,938 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hershey will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hershey on average costs around $6,362 for one person and $12,725 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Hershey has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hershey expensive to visit?

Prices in Hershey are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Hershey is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Key Largo or Montreal.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Hershey Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hershey?

The average Hershey trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hershey travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $227
Local Transportation 1 $49
Food 2 $61
Entertainment 1 $53
Alcohol 2 $14 - 41
Accommodation Budget in Hershey
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hershey is $114. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hershey is $227. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hershey

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hershey based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $117. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hershey
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hershey is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hershey.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Hershey
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Rental Cars in Hershey
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Food Budget in Hershey
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hershey can vary, the average cost of food in Hershey is $61 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hershey should cost around $24 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hershey is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Hershey?

Typical prices for Food in Hershey are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hershey, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate
  • Plain and Fancy Farm
  • Homemade Apple Butter

Entertainment Budget in Hershey
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hershey typically cost an average of $53 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Hershey?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Hershey are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hershey, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Hershey Chocolate World (for 3)

Alcohol Budget in Hershey
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $27 on alcoholic beverages in Hershey per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Hershey On a Budget
Often called "Chocolatetown, USA" and "The Sweetest Place on Earth," Hershey, Pennsylvania is most known for being home to the famous Hershey's chocolates. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey, and has grown to sell products in over sixty countries worldwide. Before the town was named Hershey, it was called Derry Church and was the hometown of the chocolatier. While there are now manufacturing plants in many locations, Hershey, PA, remains the location that draws the crowds. It is the place where the Hershey Company originated and is home to attractions like Hershey Park, Hershey Gardens, and Hershey's Chocolate World.
When you come to Hershey, expect to see chocolate everywhere you go. With street names like Chocolate and Cocoa Ave, and street lights shaped like Hershey's Kisses, one cannot help but have chocolate on the mind. Of course one of the best ways to satisfy these thoughts is to visit Hershey's Chocolate World, where visitors can have an inside tour of the Hershey Company as well as access to a fully stocked factory store. The smells of molten chocolate fill the air as you have a ride through the chocolate-making process, and when you exit into the store you cannot wait to get your hands on some of the goodies.

If you need a bit of air after all the sweet stuff, the Hershey Gardens offers a 23-acre botanical garden and arboretum. First opened by Milton S. Hershey as a rose garden for the community and his wife, the place has since grown to feature perennials, herbs, an ornamental grasses collection, a Japanese garden, coniferous garden, and oak grove, butterfly house, and much more.

Another popular spot unrelated with chocolate is the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. The museum presents exhibits of vintage vehicles with interactive talks and events for adults and children. The collection features about 100 cars, a whole floor of buses, over 30 motorcycles and motorbikes, plus more in the 20,000+ square feet of storage that the staff will use to rotate exhibits. It is both educational and fun for tourists and car enthusiasts alike.
The intersection of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues marks the site of Downtown Hershey. With plenty of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment, as well its location adjacent to Hershey Park, the downtown area is a hub for activity. It is home to the Hershey Theatre, the Hershey Story Museum, and plenty of places to stay for out-of-towners. ChocolateTown Square is also located in Downtown Hershey, which features summertime free concerts and entertainment for the community. It is also a beautiful place to bring the family to play or relax on any sunny afternoon.

When it comes to activities, the main attraction of Hershey, Pennsylvania, is without a doubt Hershey Park. The theme park was conceived in the early 1900s by the mind of Milton S. Hershey. Starting with a Merry-Go-Round in 1908, the park's area now covers more than 100 acres with about 70 rides and attractions, plus a zoo and several pools for the summer season. Themed areas include sections like the Pioneer Frontier, Carrousel Circle, Midway American, and the Boardwalk-though the overall theme of Hershey's candy remains ever-present. Height categories for children's riding heights range from smallest to largest with Miniatures, Kisses, Reese's, Hershey's, Twizzlers, and Jolly Ranchers-adding a bit of fun to the stress we all felt on tippy toes as a kid. Hershey characters also frequent the park for great photo ops.

The adjoining zoo of Hershey Park is called Zooamerica and features 11-acres of tree-lined pathways with more than 200 animals from five regions of North America. The park also holds special programs and events that are both fun and educational for all audiences. Some of the animals include bear, elk, reindeer, wolves, reptiles, birds of prey, and mountain lions.
Food and Dining
It probably does not even need to be said that chocolate is the food of Hershey. The Hershey Company has turned out many famous candies from the original Hershey bar and Kisses to M&Ms, KitKat, Krackel, Reese's, Milk Duds, York, Twizzlers, Good & Plenty, and Whoppers. The list of candy goes on, but the area of downtown Hershey has some great dining options before we get to dessert. Some of the top-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor include places like The Chocolate Avenue Grill and Troeg's Brewing Company for the more casual pub fare and brews, as well as finer dining at Devon Seafood & Steak and comfort food at the Hershey Pantry. There are also a number of pizzerias and sandwich shops for those looking for a quick meal.

The nearest airport to Hershey, PA is Harrisburg International Airport, about 12 miles to the southwest.

Amtrak's Keystone Service provides frequent rail service to the nearby towns of Middletown (9 miles), Harrisburg (13 miles) and Elizabethtown Amtrak Station (11 miles).

Bus services are provided by Capital Area Transit (CAT) and Lebanon Transit (LT).

By car, U.S. Route 422 (Chocolate Avenue) runs through the center of Hershey, and U.S. Route 322 passes south of the center. The two highways merge at the western end of Hershey, at an interchange with Pennsylvania Route 39.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.