The limit of goods Canadians can bring home DUTY FREE increased! Canadians visiting the U.S. for 24 hours may bring back $200 per person worth of goods duty free, up from the previous $50 limit. Trips lasting at least 48 hours (think a weekend visit) can result in $800 of goods per person returned duty free; it was previously $400. For more information, read here.

Best Buy, Kohl’s, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Lowe’s, TJ Maxx and many more stores are in Watertown.

Watertown shopping is the best around for Northern New York and the 1000 Islands. As one of the few places to undergo economic growth in the past decade, Watertown is uniquely capable of providing visitors with a fulfilling, value-driven shopping vacation.

Bed, Bath & Beyond…Old Navy…Michaels and more are located in the newly constructed Towne Centre Plaza located less than 1 mile from Interstate 81, Exit 45, Arsenal Street. The Plaza includes ample parking and great dining options including Panera Bread, TGI Friday’s and the nearby Texas Roadhouse. Specialty shops including Sally Beauty Supply, Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, Verizon Wireless and more.

Across the road from the Town Centre Plaza and along Interstate 81 is the Salmon Run Mall. The mall includes the completely renovated Regal Cinema theatre that reopened to rave reviews in late 2011 with new screens, projectors, seating and audio equipment. It’s the most modern theatre experience around. Mall stores include Gander Mountain, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bon Ton and more.

The Arsenal Street exit includes dining options including familiar names such as Subway, Pizza Hut Wing Street, Buffalo Wild Wings, Ruby Tuesday’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and more.

If you’re looking for more local shopping, consider the short drive down Arsenal Street to the downtown Public Square. Newly realigned driving lanes surround an enjoyable downtown park with a gazebo that hosts summer concerts, stunning fountain and military-honoring monuments. Around the square includes locally owned and operated speciality shops such as Black River Adventurer’s Shop, the North Country Arts Council’s shop and eateries such as the timeless local favorite, The Crystal Restaurant.

Come visit Watertown for a truly satsifying Shopping Vacation. Watertown Shopping, the best around!