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Tour from New York

HI. I am planning to go to Hershey chocolate factory, but i can not find a bus tour from New York.

Any suggestions?

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Before you plan your trip -- you do understand that the Chocolate Factory itself doesn't offer tours and hasn't for many many years. Hershey Entertainment operates Chocolate World which features a ride-thru simulation of the chocolate making process -- enjoyable by all ages, but geared toward a younger crowd. It also has a "make your own chocolate bar" and 4D movie experience -- again geared toward younger audiences. And lastly has a shopping area with typical Hershey product and logo merchandise (which comes with a tourist rated price tag -- hint: you can get the exact same thing at the local grocery store for less or the same amount of money usually).

It's not generally considered an "all day" type excursion.

Are you planning to do other things while you're here? Staying overnight?

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Thank you very much for your respond. My girlfriend wants to stay there overnight. we heard that it is interesting place and want spend 2 days there.

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I am not aware of any bus trip tours from NYC to Hershey. You would have to take a train to Harrisburg and then the local public transit bus service (CAT - Capital Area Transit) to Hershey. Another option would that according to the Hotel Hershey website, they provide a shuttle service from the Harrisburg train station for a fee.

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If you have a driver's license, I think you might be wise to consider renting a car and driving down yourself. Even if you take the train and have a hotel shuttle or taxi take you to your hotel in Hershey, once you're here you'll be pretty stuck without a car.

In additional to Chocolate World, actually owned by The Hershey Company, there are other things to do during your stay. While Chocolate World is certainly a great place for kids, it has a lot for adults. The 4D show and make your own candy bar can be fun at any age if it's your kind of thing. Don't forget the Trolley leaves out of Chocolate World, too. And while you can find Hershey products in stores, it is sort of neat to see everything that Hershey produces. You will see products in Chocolate World you will not see in a typical store.

Other things to do in Hershey include the Hershey Story Museum, ZooAmerica, tours of the Hershey Theatre (or even a show) if your timing is right. There are concerts and other events at the Giant Center. Lots of people like to take a day at the Spa at the Hotel Hershey, which is actually a great one to go to as a couple. Unlike a lot of spas, the relaxation areas are open to both genders, so you can actually spend the time together.

Within 15-20 minutes there are lots of other places to visit. If you are interested in the Civil War, the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg is not far away. Indian Echo Caverns is an interesting diversion, too.

My point is, while I love living here, Hershey is not exactly an easy place to navigate without a car. We don't have public transportation and taxis don't exist. You have to call a taxi company to come out and get you, which really only works for drop offs to the airport, train station, etc. Otherwise simple things, like getting a bite for dinner, will likely become a frustration without a car, in my opinion.

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