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Shopping

Peddler’s Village
Rtes 202 and 263
Lahaska, PA 18931
http://www.peddlersvillage.com


Description:

Peddler’s Village is a little community in itself, an outdoor shopping center with stores dedicated to local crafts as well as international flair.  There are a number of restaurants of varying prices in the 1 sq. mile area as well.  Many parking lots are available in the Village.
Why it’s our pick: Jen takes many stops to the shops here on her way to PA.  We love to get gifts for loved ones from the different stores.
Random fact: Jen entered a carousel into the 2006 Peddler’s Village Gingerbread Competition!  Unfortunately she didn’t win anything. 
You can walk across Rt. 202 or Rt. 263 for more mainstream shopping:
Penn's Purchase Factory Outlet Stores
5861 York Rd
PO Box 81
Lahaska, PA 18931
http://www.pennspurchase.com

Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 10 am-6 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 11 am-6 pm

King of Prussia Mall
160 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
http://www.kingofprussiamall.com


Description:

This is one of the largest malls in the US.  If you have some time, this mall is worth visiting for a few hours or a full day, or even a week (there are definitely enough stores).  Find every store you could possibly imagine in one convenient location.  It’s only 20 minutes from the Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove.

Why it’s our pick: Who wouldn’t love access to every store imaginable in one location?

Hours:

Mon.-Sat. 10 am-9:30 pm; Sun. 11 am-7 pm

Willow Grove Park Mall
Easton, Moreland & Old Welsh Roads
Willow Grove, PA 19090
http://www.willowgroveparkmall.com


Description:

More shopping at your typical moderate to upscale mall.

Why it’s our pick: If you want to peruse a typical mall, this is a convenient 10 minute drive from the Courtyard Philadelphia Willow Grove.

Hours:

Mon.-Sat. 10 am-9:30 pm; Sun. 11 am-6 pm

Rice’s Market
6326 Greenhill Road,
New Hope, PA 18938
http://www.ricesmarket.com

Description:

Rice's Market is a 30 acre outdoor flea market. Vendors come from all around, as they have for over 100 years, to sell their goods. You can find all different types of items.

Why it’s our pick: The fresh kettle-cooked kettle popcorn is the best.  Also find imitation purses, wallets, and sunglasses among genuine antiques – results may vary.

Hours:

Saturday 7 am-1 pm

Fees:

Parking $1-$2

Doylestown (Main St. and Surrounding Areas)
Doylestown houses an upscale downtown area, including a Main Street.  Here you will find specialty clothing boutiques, bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants in every genre, and the historic County Theater, which shows both independent and current films.  It’s a great place to go on Saturday afternoon for a relaxing walk, or for a trendy dinner.

Why it’s our pick: We love to go into town to go eat more than for the shopping.  However, if you are looking for some specialty stores with some delicious food in-between, it’s a great place to visit.  The arts festival will also be in full swing, so feel free to do some of both!