Planning to fly into NYC late October this year for 2 days, leaving early Sunday via Amtrak to get to Harrisburg and visit nearby "all that's Hershey" for an overnight stay and leave mid-day the following day to Philly. My question: like to have a good amount of time to visit Harrisburg and get a car (or other transport) to visit Hershey. Where is the best place to stay overnight...in Harrisburg and see Hershey the next day or the other way around? Are car rentals readily available in downtown Harrisburg? (I would assume). Is there another way to get to Hershey (private transport/tours)? I want to be in Philly by Monday late afternoon, again, via Amtrak.
Thanks in advance. My daughter and I will be visiting Pennsylvania for the first time.