New Hampshire Has Tax-Free Shopping & Its Best Malls Are A Short Road Trip From Montreal
- Although Montreal is equipped with great shopping, it cannot compare to shopping in New Hampshire, where there's zero percent sale tax. So, we've made a list of the best places to shop in New Hampshire.
- If you were looking for a way to save a dollar or two on your Christmas shopping, heading to this state to buy gifts will help you do exactly that!
One thing Montreal has (well, yet another thing) is great shopping. There is no need to venture too far away from home to find amazing stores and boutiques. But another thing Montreal has (as with the rest of Canada) is high sales taxes. On that note, there are only five states in the U.S. that have no sales tax. And luckily for us, one of them is not too far of a drive from Montreal to make a weekend road trip of it. So, we've gathered some of the best places to shop in New Hampshire for you.
Welcome to the "Live Free Or Die" state. New Hampshire is a cornucopia of shopping with high-end brands, outlets, malls, and zero percent sales tax.
Weekend tourists flock to the New England state to take advantage of the prices and also the mass amounts of options.
As a Canadian escaping to the U.S. for some shopping, it does come with limitations as to what you can bring back. But as long as you're there for at least 48 hours, you won't have to pay any duty or taxes on your purchases:
You can claim goods worth up to 800 CAD.
You can bring back up to 1.5 litres of wine or 1.14 litres of alcoholic beverages or up to 8.5 litres of beer.
If you want to save some money on all your Christmas shopping or want to check out some new stores, make sure to stop by these eight places next time you're in New Hampshire.
Where: 120 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH
Only a four-hour drive from Montreal, this massive outdoor mall has everything from premium clothes to basic everyday needs. They also are having a massive Black Friday deal if you can make it there between November 28 to December 1.
Settlers’ Green Outlet Village
Where: 2 Common Ct, North Conway, NH
There are over 75 stores & 13 eateries at this mall, including an L.L.Bean Outlet and a Nike Factory Store, and it's all under a four-hour drive away. There's a lot to do in North Conway, which in the winter months has over 10 ski areas located within an hour's drive.
New Hampshire Liquor Stores
Where: Multiple Locations in NH, USA
Wine and liquor here tend to be a lot cheaper than it's Montreal counterparts. You also get to check out a whole new selection of alcohol not chosen by the SAQ. There are numerous locations around the state so you're bound to drive by at least one.
Merrimack Premium Outlets
Where: 80 Premium Outlets Blvd, Merrimack, NH,
As the name suggests, this is the outlet mall you want to head to for premium stores. With over 100 stores, brands range from J.Crew to Nautica to Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
Pheasant Lane Mall
Where: 310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH
Pheasant Lane Mall is one of the largest malls in New Hampshire. At nearly 1 million square feet it's home to pretty much every popular American brand, and that includes dining options.
The Mall Of New Hampshire
Where: 1500 S Willow St, Manchester, NH
The major stores at this mall are Old Navy, Macy's, and JCPenney - so don't expect anything out of the ordinary. But it's a great spot for picking up those day to day essentials.
L.L.Bean Factory Outlets
Where: Various locations through New Hampshire
While you can shop online at this famous New England-based retailer, you would have to head to the only Canadian store in Ontario to shop in person. There are multiple outlets throughout New Hampshire and the closest one is less than four hours away.
Northern Outlet of New England
Where: 61 Main Street. Colebrook, NH
If you're running low on outdoor gear or need to replenish your flannel shirt stock, then this is the outlet to shop at. You'll find all the major affordable brands like Columbia, Sorel, Choko, and New Balance to name a few.
New Hampshire is the perfect spot for Christmas shopping. With so many choices and saving cash on sales tax, it's more than worth the trip.