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Shopping and kids activities across the border




hello Canadian desi group,

I am looking for suggestions for a cross border shopping trip, with some activities for kids nearby, such as water parks or amusement parks.

within 3 - 4 hrs. drive at the most, so New York, Pennsylvania, maybe Ohio but no more than 4 hrs. drive.

I have been to Buffalo for shopping but there is no amusement nearby.

I have heard of Grove City, but is there anything else to do around there?

thanks in advance.


 
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hchheda
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https://www.kalahariresorts.com/ohio/

https://www.darienlake.com/

Been to both, highly recommend 2-3 days stay.

Good luck.

Hiren


 
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RBO
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Good place to visit - water park splash lagoon.

Nice indoor water park - it is bigger than falls view water park. We had been there for two times and really enjoyed our stayed at Splash Lagoon. By the tickets from Piece bridge duty free shop. it will be cheaper then buying from Splash lagoon website.

www.splashlagoon.com

Last long weekend, I was at Darian lake, one day trip is enough for Darian lake. It is mini version of Wonderland.

Wag Jag is offering ($15 CAD) entry for one day at Darian Lake.

all the best...


 
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Shopping is not worth it any more in US, due low exchange rate of CAD dollar.

Plus due to NAFTA war, which has started the low level low class racist CBSA border guards are very strict about HST, Customs duties, taxes etc.

Even if you have a duty free limit, the racist CBSA morons love to harass non white Canadian shoppers, when they come back to the border.


 
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Hershey park / Chocolate world - Pennsylvania - good option for kids as well as adults...recommend to stay at Hershey lodge or somewhere outside...

 
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captainbeam
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thanks everyone for the suggestions.
what about shopping?

what are the major outlet shopping options across the border within 3 - 4 hrs. drive?
have heard of Grove City, PA but never been there.

i have been to all the shopping outlets near Buffalo and Niagara Falls, US so want to check out some new options.

thanks in advance.


 
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samna1978
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Go to Auburn Hills Michigan. Its 4 hour drive and a outlet mall.


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by samna1978

Go to Auburn Hills Michigan. Its 4 hour drive and a outlet mall.



I was there on July 4th, deals were not that great. Usually I've scored great deals in Michigan, but this time it wasn't that great

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captainbeam
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thanks everyone.
what about Grove City, PA?
has anyone been there for shopping? how is it?
I am mainly looking for sports shoes, sport wear, jeans and some electronic gadgets.


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by captainbeam

thanks everyone.
what about Grove City, PA?
has anyone been there for shopping? how is it?
I am mainly looking for sports shoes, sport wear, jeans and some electronic gadgets.



I have been to Grove City couple of times - the deals have been hit and miss. Being outlet mall, the selection may not be that great/trendy/latest design - especially Electronic items. Signup on line and they will list the promotions running during the week you are planning to go there.

Objectively, currently shopping in US has lost its lure due to adverse currency. At a time when the CAD was near par, the deals seemed worth the drive (not only to Grove city, but any US place in general). You might have better luck monitoring the item you need on Amazon (US or CA) and pick them up as they arrive. Signup for the receiving address near Niagara Falls (US) and have packages shipped there if convenient.

Good luck to you.

Hiren


 
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