Hershey PA is the town named for chocolate magnate Milton Hershey: 3 hours from NYC, 2 from Phillie; the big draw is HersheyPark theme park, with coasters and other rides. HersheyPark's not open in winter, but families still enjoy the classic Hotel Hershey (with kids club, and chocolate-themed spa), Hershey Lodge, and Hershey's Chocolate World.
Chocolate-Covered February fun includes a Chocolate Parade, Cody Cocoa Bean Storytelling, Teddy Bear Day, make your one-of-a-kind cupcake at Hershey's Chocolate World, Hershey Mudslide Cookie Demonstration, Afternoon Chocolate Tea at The Hotel Hershey, Chocolate-Covered Children's Tea at Hershey Lodge, and much more. A Family Fun Package on President's Weekend includes a stay at Hershey Lodge plus breakfast, tickets to Hershey attractions, and a complimentary 5 lb. Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar; price starts at $379 for a family of four.