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

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
The shul has a limited number of items for sale including packaged food items and dairy including chalav yisrael milk, yogurt and ice cream. Kosher meat and chicken are available at:
  • Weiss Markets, 1700A Fruitville Pike, Lancaster (717) 397-8127
  • Wegman’s, 2000 Crossings Blvd, Lancaster (off Harrisburg Pike)
Chalav Yisrael (Kreider Farms) milk is available at:
  • Giant Food Store (at Stone Mill Plaza), 1360 Columbia Ave., Lancaster
  • Weiss Markets (Kendig Square) 2600 Willow Street Pike, Willow St, PA

Attractions - Harrisburg: - Check Groupon for Deals
http://www.hersheypark.com/
https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us.html
https://www.laketobias.com/
http://indianechocaverns.com/
http://www.crayolaexperience.com/easton


Attractions - Lancaster: Check Groupon for Deals
Dutch Wonderland
Cherry Crest Farm
Crayola Factory
Kreider Farm Tour
Turkey Hill Factory

Go 'n Bananas https://gonbananas.com/
Verdant View Farm Tours


https://www.lancasterconservancy.org/preserves/pinnacle-scenic-overlook/

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: August 08, 2013, 11:56:28 PM »
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 12, 2013, 03:20:44 PM »
At Doubletree now. Very decent place and kid-friendly. Most people come with kids so we're not getting any nasty looks when our kids are being kids. They have indoor water playground (open until 11pm), crafts/activities throughout the day.  Last night they had an outdoor screening of Cars.  Great location- 10 minutes from the shul, 20 minutes from DW.  Highly recommend for vacation with kids.

DW Kosher stand reopened across the street at the Tanger outlet mall.  Not sure about minyanim there.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: August 12, 2013, 03:42:27 PM »
I know someone who is looking for work on a farm/agriculture & he would consider Lancaster PA if he can find something.

If you have or know any leads, please let me know. Much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
I know someone who is looking for work on a farm/agriculture & he would consider Lancaster PA if he can find something.

If you have or know any leads, please let me know. Much appreciated. Thanks.
Has he been in touch with the Rabbi there?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2013, 03:44:39 PM »
Is there still a mincha at dutch wonderland

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: August 14, 2013, 01:55:22 PM »
Any minyanim 4 shachris in Harrisburg this time of year ?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: August 14, 2013, 05:54:25 PM »
Is there still a mincha at dutch wonderland
Not officially but when I was there, a mincha/maariv was arranged, seemed to me it was standard practice.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2013, 01:46:47 PM »
Great find in Lancaster- the Darrenkamps supermarket across the street from the Doubletree carries Cholov Yisroel milk.  Look for the Kreider's Farm bottles with a hebrew date in the bottom right-hand corner of the bottle.  It's not overpriced either.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 02, 2014, 07:01:10 PM »
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: June 24, 2014, 11:45:39 AM »
I heard that there will be some type of kosher food in Dutch Wonderland in August. Does anyone here have more info? Also, what are good point options in the area

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 24, 2014, 11:46:37 AM »
Also, what is cheapest way to get tickets

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: June 24, 2014, 01:52:46 PM »
I heard that there will be some type of kosher food in Dutch Wonderland in August. Does anyone here have more info? Also, what are good point options in the area

http://centralpaskoshermart.com/dutch-wonderland.php

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 08, 2014, 07:57:36 PM »
Anyone stay at the Doubletree recently? It's like $250 a night when I would like to go next week. Should I rather wait a few days and stay at the Eden when it's available? Any other recommendations? Thanks

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: July 09, 2014, 07:51:41 PM »
I booked in the Best Western Eden. I have a choice of a villa suite or king suite in the main building. Anyone know which one is better?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: July 14, 2014, 10:41:40 PM »
Looking to go to Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland) next week with my wife and 3 kids under 6yrs. I know I'm very late, but both Eden resort and Doubletree have no suites available. I really don't like the looks of the Country Inn (looks old and basic, and even perhaps dirty?). Does anyone have pics of the bathrooms in those double queen suites?
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: July 14, 2014, 10:56:23 PM »

Anyone stay at the Doubletree recently? It's like $250 a night when I would like to go next week. Should I rather wait a few days and stay at the Eden when it's available? Any other recommendations? Thanks

The doubletree is nice. Haven't stayed at the Eden recently. See if you can pay the double tree with Hilton gift cards through Amex and get the $50 back.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: July 15, 2014, 09:45:38 PM »
Looking to go to Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland) next week with my wife and 3 kids under 6yrs. I know I'm very late, but both Eden resort and Doubletree have no suites available. I really don't like the looks of the Country Inn (looks old and basic, and even perhaps dirty?). Does anyone have pics of the bathrooms in those double queen suites?
Any other suggestions?
I was at the country Inn and suites a few years ago. Nothing special.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: July 16, 2014, 04:46:27 PM »
Looking to go to Lancaster (Dutch Wonderland) next week with my wife and 3 kids under 6yrs. I know I'm very late, but both Eden resort and Doubletree have no suites available. I really don't like the looks of the Country Inn (looks old and basic, and even perhaps dirty?). Does anyone have pics of the bathrooms in those double queen suites?
Any other suggestions?

We were in the same situation last year - both Eden resort and Doubletree were booked. We ended up staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Revere Inn & Suites and it was pretty decent. Nothing fancy, but clean and free breakfast (fruit, kosher cereal and yogurts),  a pretty central location, and a great price.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: July 16, 2014, 05:28:49 PM »
Stayed at the homewood suites 2 years ago and was really impressed.  Nice size suites (not as big as Eden).  Very clean.  Only drawback is there was no outdoor pool - only indoor.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2014, 11:48:50 PM »
I'm planning to head down with my kids to Dutch Wonderland, I heard there are ways to get cheaper tickets to get in (it's now around $35 per ticket) anyone has any ideas.