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5 posts from April 2014

04/29/2014

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Newark Museum!

Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Newark Museum

Looking for the best things to do this spring in NJ? While everyone is searching for outdoor activities, don’t overlook the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Newark Museum, on display now through Monday, May 26, 2014.

The exhibit at the Newark Museum outlines the evolution of Rockwell’s art through paintings such as “Day in the Life of a Little Girl” and “The Problem We All Live With.” Explore the exhibit and discover Rockwell’s artistic contributions and the impact that his images have made on American popular culture.

The NJ museum will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th. Whether planning a weekend getaway or Memorial Day trip with us in NJ, be sure to visit the special exhibit at the Newark Museum.

To learn more about the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit, visit the Newark Museum website.

Exhibition admission ticket required:

Adults $15; Children, Veterans, Seniors and Students with valid ID $10; Newark residents $5.  MEMBERS: FREE

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

04/22/2014

Check out the Hottest Summer Wedding Trends!

The Hottest Summer Wedding Trends

Planning a summer wedding and looking for the hottest summer wedding trends? According to Marthastewartweddings.com, think bold & bright!  Don’t be afraid to embrace vibrant colors. Here are a few of the hottest summer wedding trends for your big day:

Marigold and Pewter: Combine yellow and gray and surprise your guests with a gorgeous color combo.

Think Great Gatsby. According to the Huffington Post, brides are falling in love with the elegance of the Roaring Twenties. Picture white-gloved waiters, crystal candlesticks and gold-rimmed china. Don’t forget the big band!

Spice up your event a little by adding some heat to the menu. It has been noted that guests reach first for the spicy things on the menu.

Remember, flavor is driven by season. When choosing your cake, think lemon flavor for the summertime.

According to TheKnot.com, one of the top wedding themes is rustic and natural with sophisticated, glam accents. Imagine a barnyard wedding with a hanging chandelier. This rustic glam theme is certainly one of the hottest summer wedding trends and can be shown by having branchy and green centerpieces with lush flowers and a pop of sparkle. Learn more here.

Unplugged weddings: While we all love social media, many brides are against it for their wedding. One of the upcoming trends for a wedding is an unplugged wedding where the bride and groom ask guests to refrain from taking photos or videos and just concentrate of having fun. It’s a nice touch to ensure everyone is living in the moment!

What are the hottest summer wedding trends that you’ve noticed? Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

04/15/2014

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Lunch or Dinner Cruise in NY or NJ!

Mother's Day Lunch Cruises in NY

It’s always a good time aboard the Spirit Cruises! This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a memorable lunch or dinner cruise in NY or NJ. Hop aboard the Spirit of New York or Spirit of New Jersey and enjoy a special day full of festivities. Each cruise is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes from us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel.

The Spirit of New York cruises depart from Chelsea Piers, Manhattan, NY on May 11, 2014. Enjoy:

  • Mother’s Day Early Lunch Cruise in NY, 10:30am-12:30pm.
  • Mother’s Day Afternoon Lunch Cruise, 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise, 7:00pm-10:00pm

The Spirit of New Jersey cruises depart from Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken, NJ on May 11, 2014. Enjoy:

  • Mother’s Day Lunch Cruise in NJ, Noon-2:00pm
  • Mother’s Day Early Dinner Cruise, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Many of the cruises include a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa for Mom and free juice and soda for everyone. Click here to learn more about the Mother’s Day Lunch or Dinner Cruises in NY and NJ!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

04/08/2014

Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course – An Exciting Weekend Event for the Adventure Seeker!

Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course

Love an adventure? Then, you’ll love the Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course, which is now open on the weekends. The world-class aerial obstacle course is located next to the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and features a junior course, adult course and zip line.

The Essex County TreeTop Adventure adult course is approximately 35ft in height and offers 30 unique challenge elements with a run time of 1 to 1.5 hours. The junior course is approximately 10ft in height and offers 18 challenge elements with a 30 to 45 minute run time. The zip line has been redesigned and measures the length of over a football field and is approximately 40 feet in height.

Click here to learn about the rules and regulations for the Essex County TreeTop Adventure Course and plan your visit to Northern New Jersey today! This is the perfect event for adventure seekers in our area.

After enjoying the event, rest your feet in our cozy accommodations in NJ. Visit our website to book your stay today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

04/01/2014

April Showers bring May Flowers – Our Top Rainy Day Activities in NJ!

Top Rainy Day Activities in NJ

It is unfortunate to think about but sometimes we get stuck with bad weather during a vacation. Don’t let the rain clouds put a damper on your weekend plans. Check out our list of our top rainy day activities in NJ and make the most out of your family getaway with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Here are our top rainy day activities in NJ:

For those looking to kick back and relax, the AMC Dine-In Theatres Essex Green 9 is located right here in West Orange, NJ! Catch a movie and enjoy delectable treats and beverages from the menu and yes, there is beer and wine for the adults!

For action seekers, Funplex in East Hanover is an indoor family amusement park, which features unique attractions and over 100,000 square feet of fun!

For museum lovers, Morristown is home to many exciting attractions, which includes the Morris Museum or you can head to Newark and visit the largest museum in New Jersey, the Newark Museum. It’s all just a short drive away from us in NJ!

Of course, these attractions are great, rain or shine! But, if you are looking for indoor family fun, don’t miss out on these top rainy day activities in NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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