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New Jersey Fall Foliage Tour With Spirit Cruises

Glorious colors of autumn welcome you from the water aboard a New Jersey Fall Foliage Tour with Spirit Cruises.


Fall Foliage Tour With Spirit Cruises

As summer is coming to a close, many people turn their attention to back-to-school planning and thoughts of the coming holidays. However, you do not have to bemoan the end of summer when you can instead celebrate the beginning of autumn, one of the most beautiful seasons in the Northeast.

In the Garden State, autumn provides you with striking colors and cool air perfect for a New Jersey Fall Foliage Tour with Spirit Cruises. The cruise takes you up the Hudson River for a three-hour scenic adventure complete with DJ narration and a fully inclusive lunch buffet, all in style and comfort. Cruises for the fall tours take place October 17 and 24th.  

If you decide to stay in the area, we invite you to consider The Wilshire Grand Hotel for a full weekend of fall fun in New Jersey.  Continue to tour the area’s autumnal display as we are centrally located to so many beautiful areas that feature spectacular colors. Consider staying the night in luxury before setting out on a drive to see the colors.  Visit New Jersey provides some great resources for planning out your road trip.    

Until next week,  
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


The Perfect NJ Fall Wedding Venue

Plan a picture-perfect wedding with these wedding tips for fall.

NJ Fall Wedding Venue
Brides often think of summer as outdoor wedding season, but waiting until the fall to say “I do” can be just as romantic if not even more so. With a backdrop of colorful autumn leaves and pleasantly cool weather, fall is a wonderful time to plan a picture-perfect outdoor ceremony. To help you achieve this dream of a wedding, we've compiled some of the best advice for planning a fall wedding.

Tip #1 Plan for the weather

Guests probably won’t be sweating at a fall wedding, but they could start shivering if an unseasonable cold front rolls in. Make sure your guests are prepared for cool weather by keeping them updated about the forecast. You could also provide a basket of inexpensive shawls for those guests who forget to bring an extra layer.

Tip #2 Don’t forget the holidays

Many holidays that are celebrated in the fall can create scheduling conflicts for wedding guests. Be mindful of your guests’ holiday plans by doing careful research before booking your venue. In addition to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, there are some religious holidays in the fall that should be kept in mind.

Tip #3 Choose fall flower arrangements

Many flowers will come into bloom just in time for your fall wedding, such as dahlias, asters and chrysanthemums. By keeping your floral arrangements in-season, you can save money and stay true to your wedding’s fall theme. If you want to get creative, you could even incorporate some fall fruits and vegetables into your fall wedding décor.

Tip #4 Pick the perfect venue

Choosing a venue that offers all-inclusive wedding packages can make planning the perfect fall wedding a breeze. With beautiful outdoor gardens, an elegant 20,000 square foot ballroom and excellent catering, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ can serve as the perfect venue for your fall wedding. Visit our wedding page to read more about our lovely wedding packages.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Giants & Jets 2015 Metlife Football Schedule

It’s almost time for NY Jets and Giants Home Games at Metlife Stadium!

2015 Metlife football schedule
Football season is nearly upon us, and everyone from casual observers to ardent fans of the Jets and Giants will likely want to see their favorite teams compete on their home field. With the 2015 Metlife football schedule come  see the teams play right in the Garden State.  Here's this year's home schedule for both:

Giants Home Game Schedule, Preseason:

August 22, at 7:30 p.m. - vs. Jaguars,  August 29, at 7:00 p.m. - vs. Jets 

Giants Home Game Schedule, Regular Season:

September 20, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Falcons, September 24, at 8:25 p.m. - vs. Redskins, October 11, at 8:30 p.m. - vs. 49ers, October 25, at 4:25 p.m. - vs. Cowboys, November 15, at 4:25 p.m. - vs. Patriots, December 6, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Jets, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Panthers,
January 3, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Eagles,

Jets Home Game Schedule, Preseason:

August 21, at 7:30 p.m. - vs. Falcons, September 3, at 7:00 p.m. - vs. Eagles

Jets Home Game Schedule, Regular Season:

September 13, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Browns, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Eagles, October 18, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Redskins, November 8, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Jaguars, November 12, at 8:25 p.m. - vs. Bills,
November 29, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Bills, December 13, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Titans, December 27, at 1:00 p.m. - vs. Patriots.

When you're in town for a game,  stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. We are a short distance from Metlife Stadium, and we look forward to helping you cheer on your favorite team. We offer comfortable, luxurious accommodations so you can relax after the thrill of the game.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel,NJ


Enjoy a NJ Back to School Getaway at a hotel near Montclair University

Get your favorite student set up at Montclair State University while treating yourself to a relaxing weekend getaway.

hotel near Montclair University

Getting ready to get your recent high school grads set up at Montclair University or Seton Hall?  Congratulations on this new chapter in both of your lives!

Sending your child off to college in New Jersey can challenging. You can look forward to the process by making reservations at a hotel near Montclair University and Seton Hall. After getting your navigating the dorms, you can head back to The Wilshire Grand to rest, relax and enjoy a marvelous meal. Turn this trip into a full weekend getaway…you deserve it!

Spend the afternoon touring Thomas Edison National Historical Park or go for a stroll through the South Mountain Reservation. You'll have easy access to area attractions, including Turtle Back Zoo.

After all the hustle, bustle and last minute preparations, just relax!  Let us take care of you - and provide the calming atmosphere you need after your preparations. Make taking your kids to college your own back to school getaway!

Whether you want to relax and be pampered at a local spa or you plan to spend your time touring the local attractions and even NYC, The Wilshire Grand Hotel is perfectly situated near both college campuses with a variety of activities available in West Orange, NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ