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Shuls:
Kesher Israel (great minyan with breakfast after shachris)
Chabad

Hotels Near Shuls:
IHG Only one in walking distance from KI, 36min
Days Inn 17min from Chabad
ABVI 25min from Chabad
SPG, None are walking distance:
Sheraton 7k/C&P (3 suites, corner rooms are very large, kids aren't allowed in the club lounge)

FP 4k
FP 3k/C&P


Kosher Food:
Central PA's Kosher Mart
Weis Markets - carries packaged deli and cheese.
1700 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 397-8127

Cheaper Tickets:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/42557

Attractions - Harrisburg:
http://www.hersheypark.com/
https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html
https://www.laketobias.com/
http://indianechocaverns.com/
http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton
$14 tickets with Groupon: https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-crayola-experience-easton-pa

Attractions - Lancaster:
https://www.dutchwonderland.com/ Groupon: https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-dutch-wonderland-in-lancaster-2
http://www.cherrycrestfarm.com/
http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton


Author Topic: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread  (Read 66402 times)

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Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« on: August 25, 2009, 02:42:36 PM »
Does anyone know of a nice hotel with good rates for a 2-3 night stay with a family in the Lancaster, Amish town, Dutch Wundeland area? any itinerary would be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: Lancaster, PA
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 04:15:33 PM »
There is also actually a yeshivah out there.
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Re: Lancaster, PA
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 08:06:16 PM »
BESTWESTERN EDEN RESORT is great.

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Re: Lancaster, PA
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 08:07:09 PM »
there is another hotel that has an indoor waterpark that i've heard about but never stayed there - try tripadvisor.com for info.

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dutch wonderland in the summer
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 11:35:06 PM »
im thinking of taking my kids in the middle of aug to dutch wonderland any advice were to stay and extra to do around there?

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Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 01:47:37 PM »
There are many hotels close by to Dutch Wonderland. There is a Quality Inn right across from Dutch wonderland, this is a cheapish hotel and there are minyanim there during Bain Hazmanim. The Eden Resort Best Western is 5/10 minutes away it is a beautiful hotel and they have some larger suites which you can rent. There they also have miyanim during Bain Hazmanim. There are a lot of options.

There are many beautiful places you can go in the area. I’ll list some of them which my kids enjoyed.
Dutch Wonderland – great place for younger kids, you can buy discounted tickets by the kosher food stand.
Kreiders farm - excellent place, you actually see a modern farm where they milk the cows, cholov yisroel
Pennsylvania Rail road museum – my kids loved this, no admission for kids when I was there
Cherry crest farm – full day activities
Herr’s Potato chip factory – also a nice place about, not so close
Hershey’s chocolate factory
Drive around in the Amish areas

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Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 02:10:50 PM »
any spg hotels ?

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Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 02:13:49 PM »
Thanks much appreciated! Is there a *wood hotel around or a hotel that I could transfer Amex MR into? Thanks

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Re: dutch wonderland in the summer
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 09:08:28 AM »
I beleive that there is no wood, my friend once stayed in Harrisburg with his wood points. That is probably 45 minutes away from Dutch.

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Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 10:44:59 AM »
Anyone plan on being in the Hershey park area 9/4-9/5?

Maybe we can hook up for minyanim, we will probably be 5 men.

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Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 11:06:11 AM »
I don't know about 9/5 but during the summer you don't have to ore-arrange. Either way the shul in Lancaster should have a minyan.

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Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 11:13:52 AM »
The shul in Lancaster davens at 7am + 1/2 hour drive from our hotel = not my idea of a vacation getting up at 6am  ;D

Looking to arrange somethin at a more civilized hour...


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Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2011, 12:47:50 AM »
Does anyone know of an hotel that could accommodate a couple with a bunch of kids ( 2 room suite or adjoining rooms) that doesn't smell like BO or who knows what.

The Eden and Doubletree are full next week and the only other place I found was the Country Inn and Suites I found a review which complained about the smell of the room. They also complained about the orthodox jews so maybe....

Any personal experience would help

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Re: Hershey park Area Labor Day 9/4-9/5
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2011, 12:49:35 AM »
I think they have minyanim at one of the hotels near dutch wonderland, not sure about details. Maybe call the kosher stand and ask them

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Re: Lancaster, PA Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2011, 12:52:27 AM »
I actually just booked at the Country Inn and Suites. What did you find out about it?