Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a great destination for family fun, entertainment, sightseeing and shopping. Chocolate Town, as it’s known, is home to Hershey chocolate manufacturing. With its famous Hershey Kiss lightposts on Chocolate Avenue, the entire town is a celebration of its founder, Milton S. Hershey, and his American success story. One of the biggest attractions in the area is Hersheypark amusement park, where visitors can enjoy the rides, games and attractions including live music shows, dolphin shows and more. Right next to Hersheypark is Chocolate World, which features a fun and educational ride that illustrates the chocolate-making process from plantation to factory. The best thing about Chocolate World is that it’s free to enter and take the ride. Other attractions include the Hershey Gardens with its 23 acres of beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees; Zoo America, a walk-through wildlife park featuring native North American animals; and The Hershey Story, an interactive museum dedicated to the life of Milton Hershey and his accomplishments. Not to be lost among all these attractions are the Hershey Outlets. The Hershey Outlets have some of the best shopping for miles around.
Hershey also offers great entertainment from concerts to sporting events, as well as great dining, and shopping. There are plenty of places in and around Hersheypark to buy souvenirs and gifts. After taking the free Chocolate World tour ride, most visitors stop at the gift center for shopping, relaxing and of course, chocolate! The Shops at the Hotel Hershey feature jewelry, gifts, Christmas items, coffee and sweets.
The Hershey shopping experience doesn’t end with gifts and chocolate. Hershey is home to Tanger Outlets, sometimes called Hershey Outlets, a huge shopping center with over 60 outlet stores featuring deeply discounted prices. Hershey outlets offer big savings because shoppers purchase direct from the manufacturer with no middleman involved. Prices on name brand merchandise at outlet stores can be up to 40% below retail.
Tanger Outlets features some of the best known name brands in apparel, accessories and footwear. Some of the top outlet stores at Tanger include Calvin Klein, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Jones New York, Lane Bryant Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Izod. Children’s apparel can be found at Carter’s, The Children’s Place, Gymboree Outlet, Disney Store, Oshkosh B’gosh and more. For footwear there’s Reebok, Champion, Skechers and selections of footwear at many apparel stores.
There’s more than apparel shopping at Hershey Outlets. Specialty stores let you shop for gifts, collectibles, housewares and more. Pamper yourself with something from Bath and Body Works, explore the wonderful scents at Yankee Candle, shop for healthy living products at Vitamin World, or get the best cookware and kitchen gadgets at Kitchen Collection. When you need a break from shopping you can grab a meal at Wendy’s, Subway or Red Robin, or have a coffee and snack at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts.
Tanger Outlets offers a membership in Tanger Club, which gives members access to exclusive deals, coupons, and perks like discounts and rewards on your birthday and waived fees on gift card processing. Lifetime membership in Tanger Club costs $10 and can be purchased online or at the Tanger Office main office. Special sales and savings events go on throughout the year for Tanger Club members and non-members alike.