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April 2016

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in New Jersey

Family Friendly Activities in New Jersey

Memorial Day Weekend in New Jersey
There are tons of family-friendly activities in New Jersey to enjoy. Why not bring the family along for the long Memorial Day Weekend in New Jersey and take advantage of these great activities?


Liberty State Park plays an important role in the New York Harbor area thanks to the reinvention of the waterfront in 1976. Today it is the perfect spot for a sunny BBQ or picnic and recreational sports are allowed. Take a stroll along The LIBERTY WALK promenade on the eastern edge of Liberty State Park attractions or Board the Statue of Liberty Ferry across the water to explore the famous lady herself and Ellis Island where so many entered the United States for the first time.

Turtle Back Zoo is a great place the whole family can visit, with plenty going on every day. The animals tend to be most active first thing in the morning, which makes for loads of fun. When you arrive at the zoo you will find a daily activity board inside the front entrance advertising the day’s activities. Late afternoon is also a good time to visit as most animals are being fed then. Apart from all the outdoor enclosures and displays, the zoo also has several indoor exhibits, so come rain or shine, it’s worth a visit.

Fleet Week New York - Although not in NJ, Fleet Week in NYC is a must see event. takes place from May 25 – 31. In its 28th year, Fleet Week is a celebration of our sea services. It is the perfect chance for you to meet Coast Guardsmen, Marines and Sailors and get to see the maritime service’s latest capabilities. The Parade of Ships will signal the start of 2016 Fleet Week New York followed by ship tours open to the public, concerts, exhibits and an amazing Memorial Day Celebration at the Intrepid Museum.

If you are planning a Memorial Day weekend getaway this year, book your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in New Jersey. We are minutes from New York and close to a range of exciting attractions and Memorial Day events.

Until Next Week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ 


Top Summer Wedding Tips in New Jersey

Getting Married in the Summer

summer wedding tips in New Jersey
Weddings are a special celebration of love, values and traditions. What better time for such a special occasion than summer – when the air is full of sunshine, warmth and promise. We’ve put together a couple of our top summer wedding tips in New Jersey to help plan your big day.

NJ summer wedding planning doesn’t have to be difficult if you follow these tips.

  1. Provide guests with relief from the heat - Guests are going to want to escape the heat at some point, especially if you are hosting an outdoor wedding. Your chosen venue should offer shade and air conditioning so your guests don’t have to sweat it out while you say “I do.” For particularly humid days, have ushers hand out ice-cold hand towels or chilled bottles of water. 
  2. Serve light meals - Heavy food just doesn’t go down well in the heat. Instead, choose a menu that features fresh produce, grilled entrées and plenty of refreshing fruit options. Frozen cocktails will be appreciated, too. 
  3. Consider the dress code - Brides will want to feel cool and comfortable on their wedding day – not hot and sticky. Choose a wedding dress with a light fabric that breathes well, such as silk. Alternatively go for an ultra-modern short skirt. Grooms can look handsome in crisp linen suites and even leather sandals, if the occasion allows.

Book Your New Jersey Wedding Venue Today

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is the perfect summer New Jersey wedding venue. Our dedicated team is committed to serving you and your guests. We offer several tailor-made packages to ensure your tastes, traditions and preferences are catered for with venues both indoors and out. Let our wedding specialist help make sure your wedding day is the fairytale you have always wanted. 

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Book Our NJ Hotel for Mother’s Day

Spend Mother’s Day in New Jersey with These Great Packages.

  NJ hotel for Mother's Day

Wracking your brain for the perfect Mother’s Day getaway idea this year? Why not go ahead and book our NJ hotel for Mother’s Day and treat Mom to some well-deserved pampering.

Mother’s Day in New Jersey just became a whole lot more affordable and luxurious with our special packages.

The Spoiled Mother Package is a great idea if you want to help Mom relax and feel pampered. The package includes:

• An early check-in and late check-out, based on availability
• A surprise gift when you check in and a beautiful flower arrangement
• A free in house movie
• A 20-minute yoga session
• A bottle of champagne
• A complimentary breakfast

The Marvelous Mother’s Package is ideal for those of you who may be driving to the hotel or hiring a car while in New Jersey and wish to spoil Mom with a delicious meal. The package includes:

• An early check-in and late check-out, depending on availability
• A suite upgrade and complimentary parking, based on availability
• A glass of champagne at check in
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Complimentary breakfast
• $50 credit from our onsite Primavera Restaurant

Primavera Restaurant is one of the top rated Zagat restaurants and serves up some of the finest Italian fare and cocktails. The restaurant offers a sophisticated ambience complete with warm and inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect place to spoil Mom with a meal this Mother’s Day.

Book your Mother’s Day stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ today. We offer a range of luxurious guest rooms and suites and are just a few minutes away from the excitement of New York City. We look forward to welcoming your family for a special Mother’s Day in NJ!


New Jersey Graduation Events

Montclair State University graduation and more at the Prudential Center. 

New Jersey graduation events

New Jersey graduation events are important for graduating students, as well as their friends and family. Commencement ceremonies provide the opportunity for everyone to celebrate the achievements and conclusion of a higher education degree. So queue up the Pomp and Circumstance and get the cameras ready as your favorite student marks their achievement.

Many of the local college and university ceremonies will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark.

• Berkeley College, April 29
• NJCU, May 11
• Ramapo College, May 13
• Rutgers University-Newark Commencement, May 18
• William Paterson University undergraduate ceremony (bachelor’s), May 20
• Montclair State University graduation, May 25
• Seton Hall University graduation, May 16

Have You Booked Accommodations?

If you are coming to New Jersey for a graduation ceremony at the Prudential Center, be sure to book your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Guests can look forward to a complimentary breakfast daily, attentive service and a range of amenities from free Wi-Fi service to a shuttle service that will take you anywhere within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. After the ceremony, join us for a celebratory meal at Primavera Restaurant. With all the amenities you need for a convenient stay, we’re sure you will enjoy your time with us.