Are you thinking about Christmas shopping or do you need to buy winter clothing for yourself or your family and are not happy with the limited selection in Toronto stores? You may want to consider taking a shopping bus tour across the border to Erie and Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Erie & Grove City, Pennsylvania Shopping Bus Tour
Join Can-ar coach on Nov. 24-26, 2017 to shop in Erie, Pennsylvania and Grove City with a 3-day tax-free shopping excursion to Pennsylvania. There is no sales tax on clothing, shoes and many other items. Plan your shopping while being driven to the best shopping areas in Pennsylvania. A full day will be spent at the Grove City Outlet Mall on Saturday. A valid Canadian Passport is required for this tour.
The trip includes round-trip bus transportation on a deluxe highway Coach, 3-day shopping trip to Erie and Grove City, Pennsylvania, two nights’ accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Erie, Pennsylvania, two full hot breakfast buffet, and complimentary WIFI at the hotel. The trip is fully escorted with a tour guide throughout the trip. Bus will transport you directly to shopping venues. Luggage handling, applicable taxes
Cost Per Person: QUAD $250; TRIPLE $275; TWIN $300; SINGLE $400 (All rates are per person & includes taxes.) Call 1-800-387-7097 for more information.
The sales tax on clothing and shoes varies from state to state. In Pennsylvania, the 6% sales tax is exempt on most clothing and footwear while New York has recently exempted their 4% sales tax on both clothing and footwear less than $55. In addition, the Canadian government announced that effective June 1, 2012, if you stay across the border for a period of 24-48 hours, you can bring up to $200 in tax exempt goods back to Canada. This has increased from the previous $50 in tax exempt goods. Further, travellers staying in the U.S. for longer than 48 hours will be able to bring back $800 in tax exempt goods (previously $400).
Short Trips often travels to New York City and they have an upcoming New York City Christmas Time Tour that is booked although there is a waitlist. The trip includes three nights’ accommodation at Wilshire Grand Hotel in New Jersey, tour of Radio City Music Hall, tickets to Radio City Musical Hall Annual Christmas Show with the Rockettes, visit to 9/11 Memorial, visit to Chelsea Market, boat cruise to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, three hot buffet breakfasts and all tips and taxes. Cost is Double: $699 per person; Single: $939 per person. Pick up locations include Finch Subway Station, Kipling Subway Station, York Mills Subway Station, Scarborough Town Centre, Hillcrest Mall and Dixie Outlet Mall. Short Trips is also offering upcoming trips to Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania in March and April 2017. Call 866-208-2950 to reserve.
Bus Ride from Toronto to New York City by Tall Pat Tours – $150
If you are just looking for a round trip bus ride to New York City, Tall Pat Tours is offering a round trip bus ride from Toronto to New York City on November 28-30, 2017. Book you own hotel in New York City and plan your own itinerary. Pick up locations are Scarborough Town Centre, Jane & Wilson and Square One.
Departs 6 p.m. – Scarborough Town Centre (in front of the YMCA)
Second pick-up: 7 p.m. – Jane and Wilson (behind Coffee Time)
Third pick-up: 8 p.m. – Square One (in front of CIBC Bank on Robert Speck Parkway)