If you’re a fan of all things cocoa, consider one of these spots.
People choose travel destinations for a variety of reasons ― weather, financial incentives, special events, convenience, nostalgia, etc. But sometimes the draw is something … sweeter.
Chocolate tourism is a very real industry as travelers seek out famous chocolatiers, cocoa farms, museums and more to learn about the history and production of this delicious treat (and taste a million or so samples). Fortunately, there are many places where you can taste the magic around the world.
We’ve rounded up 17 great travel destinations for chocolate lovers. Read on for some mouthwatering inspiration.
Home to The Hershey Co., this destination in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, features Hershey’s Chocolate World factory store and tour, Hersheypark theme park, The Hotel Hershey and its “chocolate spa,” and many other attractions for lovers of all things chocolate.
The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is a popular chocolate tourism destination with its cocoa farms, chocolate-themed hotels, chocolate heritage month and more.
Barcelona is a great city for chocolate lovers. In addition to the delicious cocoa cuisine (shoutout to churros dipped in chocolate), there are also chocolate walking tours and the famous Museu de la Xocolata, which covers the history and production of chocolate and houses impressive chocolate sculptures.