Tanger Outlets Deer Park
152 The Arches Circle Deer Park, NY 631-940-9200
Tanger Outlets at The Arches (yup, lots of architectural arches -- 800,000 or so square feet modeled after a stucco Tuscan village) has more than 70 stores. And can you find a bargain? Oh, yeah.
For a true day of bargain shopping, search the mall directory and pre-print the mall map, make a plan, set a budget and come prepared with water and snacks.
If you're not in the mood to actually shop, there's ice skating in the winter, a fountain to site around in the summer while you enjoy the Summer Concert Series (Sat. nights, June-August) and Regal Cinemas with 16 theaters. Dining options including Nathan's Famous, Johnny Rocket's, Chipotle, and more.
Ice skating: Open Nov. 22-Mar. 6., an outdoor oval skating rink that encircles a 50-foot Christmas tree in the complex's center court. Hours: 3-9 p.m. Mon-Thur, 3-10 p.m. Fri, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun, weather permitting. Check website for sessions. Fee: $10 admission, $4 skate rental. Children under 5 skate for free.Hours:
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.Season:
Winter hours (Jan. 1-Mar. 8): Mon-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Holiday Hours (Nov. 27-Dec. 20): Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Extended Thanksgiving weekend hours. Closed Christmas day. Call or check website for details.