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

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

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #380 on: August 25, 2020, 12:19:09 AM »
Just wanted to say that this hotel is an amazing option for lancaster. The rooms are really big if you get the queen bed suite which is the majority of their rooms. The hotel was just built in April 2019 so everything is really nice and new. Full kitchen and fridge/freezer so great option for a family.
Thanks. For points redemption they show only the queen bed studio, not the queen bed suite. Hopefully they'll make it available upon check in, as you say it's the majority of their rooms.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: August 25, 2020, 09:26:06 AM »
Thanks. For points redemption they show only the queen bed studio, not the queen bed suite. Hopefully they'll make it available upon check in, as you say it's the majority of their rooms.
I'm referring to the studio queen.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #382 on: August 25, 2020, 09:48:57 PM »
Is there a Hershey park thread? Minyan nearby?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: August 25, 2020, 10:41:57 PM »
Thanks. For points redemption they show only the queen bed studio, not the queen bed suite. Hopefully they'll make it available upon check in, as you say it's the majority of their rooms.
I'm assuming you mean the king bed 1 bedroom suite, (there is no queen suite.)
That is not a standard room, it won't open up.

The studio rooms also have full kitchens, but is not 2 separate rooms.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #385 on: September 02, 2020, 01:41:09 PM »
Just wanted to say that this hotel is an amazing option for lancaster. The rooms are really big if you get the queen bed suite which is the majority of their rooms. The hotel was just built in April 2019 so everything is really nice and new. Full kitchen and fridge/freezer so great option for a family.

+1. This is a great option when using bonvoy points in Lancaster, the only downside is that none of the Queen studio suites connect for a larger family.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #386 on: September 02, 2020, 01:53:39 PM »
+1. This is a great option when using bonvoy points in Lancaster, the only downside is that none of the Queen studio suites connect for a larger family.
Interesting to note its not available on awards for this weekend and the next

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #387 on: September 25, 2020, 01:05:05 PM »
Just reviewed my EZ pass statement, round trip tolls for Brooklyn-Lancaster is $64. Highway robbery !!

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #388 on: September 25, 2020, 03:34:34 PM »
Just reviewed my EZ pass statement, round trip tolls for Brooklyn-Lancaster is $64. Highway robbery !!

What shaychus lancaster? You paid all of that to NY/NJ Port Authority, besides for $1 at the delaware river.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #389 on: September 25, 2020, 04:08:08 PM »
What shaychus lancaster? You paid all of that to NY/NJ Port Authority, besides for $1 at the delaware river.
PA not behind, significant portion was the hefty toll charges for the PA Turnpike.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #390 on: September 27, 2020, 09:00:54 AM »
Did you save much time by going that way instead of just taking i-78? Almost never worth taking 76 or476

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #391 on: September 29, 2020, 01:42:26 PM »
anything open for chol hamoed?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #392 on: September 29, 2020, 02:27:03 PM »
I believe Cherry Crest Farms is open Wednesday of Chol Hamoed, but no sukkah on premises.

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #393 on: October 05, 2020, 02:15:37 PM »
anyone knows of any succahs open in lancaster or harrisburg?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #394 on: December 28, 2020, 08:38:58 AM »
Looking to form a minyan at Lancaster residence Inn shabbos parshas Bo. January 22-23
Already have at least 4.
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #395 on: March 23, 2021, 09:33:17 PM »
HI im going to lancaster on chol hamoed pesach
any new ideas or tips for this time of year?

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #396 on: April 01, 2021, 11:48:12 AM »
just to put it out there
we went to a fantastic place 30 min from lancaster
called refreshing mountains- stevens PA
it had ziplines and ropes course and cabins you counld rent
reptile animals, petting zoo......
fantastic family whole day outing
https://refreshingmountain.com/

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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #397 on: April 08, 2021, 12:38:26 AM »
Just wanted to say that this hotel is an amazing option for lancaster. The rooms are really big if you get the queen bed suite which is the majority of their rooms. The hotel was just built in April 2019 so everything is really nice and new. Full kitchen and fridge/freezer so great option for a family.
where did you Daven? Does local Chanda down the road have year round minyan?
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #398 on: April 08, 2021, 12:40:20 AM »
just to put it out there
we went to a fantastic place 30 min from lancaster
called refreshing mountains- stevens PA
it had ziplines and ropes course and cabins you counld rent
reptile animals, petting zoo......
fantastic family whole day outing
https://refreshingmountain.com/
thanks! Checked out their website and on the logo it has a cross, is this any way affiliated with Christians?
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Re: Lancaster, PA (And Hershey Park) Master Thread
« Reply #399 on: April 08, 2021, 07:33:50 AM »
thanks! Checked out their website and on the logo it has a cross, is this any way affiliated with Christians?