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Paint and Sip at Pinot's Palette in Montclair!

Paint and Sip in Montclair

Paint and Sip in Montclair.

Paint the town red or whichever color you'd like! Paint and sip has become a very popular trend and we can see why. It's a fun way for adults to unwind and drink wine or beer in a unique setting. Purchase wine in our Sweet Shoppe, located right next to our front desk in our lobby, and head to Pinot's Palette for a truly fun evening of painting and drinking with friends. Paint and Sip in Montclair is just a quick Uber drive away!

Upcoming events at Pinot's Palette:

  • Walk on Sunset Beach on Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Trolling Around on Saturday, July 1, 11:30 - 1:30PM
  • River Willow on Saturday, July 1, 7:00 - 10:00PM
  • Freedom Flowers on Sunday, July 2, 11:30 - 1:30PM
  • Japanese Crimson Moon on Thursday, July 6, 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Poppies à la Van Gogh on Friday, July 7, 7:00 - 10:00PM
  • Sunset Sanctuary on Saturday, July 8, 7:00 - 10:00PM
  • Fabulous Florals on Sunday, July 9, 11:30 - 1:30PM

There will be plenty more events taking place throughout the summer! Click here for full list of the upcoming events at Pinot's Palette.

Here's what you need to know before you head over to Paint and Sip in Montclair. They are a BYOB studio and invite guests, aged 21 and over, to bring their favorite wine or beer to consume in a responsible manner. Public events have the following age policy: 21+ for Friday and Saturday evenings and 13+ for other classes, when accompanied by an adult.

If visiting with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and looking for fun things to do in Montclair, head to Pinot's Palette for a truly memorable evening and a great night out in New Jersey!


Schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ

Schedule for New York Red Bulls in NJ

Check Out the Schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ during your stay!

 

Competing as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer, the New York Red Bulls is an American professional soccer team and are based at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Whether you're a fan of the game or just looking for ways to enjoy a summer night in New Jersey, one of our recommendations is to check out the schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ. Nothing beats the thrill of a live sporting event and if the weather is nice during your stay, nothing is better than spending a beautiful summer day at Red Bull Arena.

The upcoming home games schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ include:

  • Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:00pm vs. Philadelphia Union
  • Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:30pm vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30pm vs. Montreal Impact
  • Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30pm vs. Orlando City SC
  • Friday, August 25 @ 7:00pm New York City FC

Click here for the complete 2017 schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ.

Red Bull Arena is just a quick shuttle ride from the NJ Transit station, which is conveniently located just minutes away from us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. For travel tips regarding how to enter into Red Bull Arena from the train station, you may find this link helpful, just click here.

Whether you're staying with us and looking for things to do near West Orange, NJ or you're currently planning a summer getaway, check out the schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ and show your support for the Major League Soccer team this summer. After the game, it's time for you to kick up your feet and enjoy a restful night's sleep in our cozy accommodations.


Staycation Ideas in NJ: How to Spend a Summer Day at our hotel!

Staycation Ideas in NJ

We're Sharing our Staycation Ideas in NJ!

Getting ready to plan a stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel? Or perhaps you're just looking for staycation ideas in NJ. Either way, we're here to share our favorite ways to spend a day at our hotel here in West Orange, NJ! The truth is, you don't have to travel far or spend a lot of money to enjoy a great weekend getaway. Get inspired by our favorite ways to spend a summer day in Essex County, NJ.

After checking in and unpacking, you have probably built up quite an appetite. If looking for trendy places to eat in Northern New Jersey, you may be surprised to find that Montclair is just a quick Uber drive away. There are plenty of cafes, bars and shops lining the streets to explore, after you eat at the must-try restaurants that will make you feel as if you've transported to a tropical destination. We love Vital Dining, if you're craving Jamaican cuisine!

If looking for a place to grab a drink, there are plenty of great options nearby. If willing to travel back into an Uber, you should check out Upstairs bar, you'll love the ambience there.

Traveling back to our hotel, there are plenty of options to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Our patio out back is always a favorite amongst our guests with plenty of seating to sit back and catch up with friends or family. Our "hidden gem" is located next to our ballroom and one of our best kept secrets here at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. If the weather is nice, venture out to our terrace, which features a waterfall and plant wall! We love when our brides and grooms take advantage of this space for their wedding photos. The walls were specifically designed with photo-ops in mind!

Before calling it a night, be sure to check out our 24-hour Sweet Shoppe featuring water, candy and wine! Load up on yummy treats before heading back to your room to enjoy a movie or your favorite show.

Don't forget about our complimentary breakfast in the morning! We offer bagels, doughnuts, oatmeal, cereal and more each morning in our lobby.

If looking for staycation ideas in NJ, consider The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Visit our website today and find a room that best fits your needs! We hope to see you soon.


Cheers to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival!

 

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will take place Saturday, July 15.

Trendy restaurants, cute coffee shops and upscale retail stores line the streets of Montclair. Stroll down one of the streets on any sunny day and you can easily fill your entire day with shopping and a whole lot of food. If you're lucky, you may catch a special event taking place, such as the Montclair Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, July 15. What can you expect? Live music,  vendor tastings, wine, beer and spirits, too!

The Bourbon & Biergarten Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wellmont Theatre

The BBQ-themed food and wine festival in Montclair is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy food sampling from some of the best Montclair restaurants, including Turtle + The Wolf, Vital Dining, Bluff City BBQ, Little Daisy Bakeshop and more. It promises to be a fun-filled evening of the flavors and spirits of the summer but don't be mistaken, the festival will have more than just food and wine. There will also be a wide array of bourbons and beers from local artisanal and national brands, plus live entertainment to enjoy and listen to throughout the day.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is just a quick 10 minute drive from Montclair! Plan a staycation with us and enjoy everything Montclair has to offer. Let us be your home-away-from-home this summer. You'll love how conveniently located we are to the Montclair Food and Wine Festival. We've also added a few new features to our hotel since your last visit with us. Our new outdoor terrace, featuring a plant wall, is a favorite among our guests! Enjoy a convenient and comfortable staycation here in New Jersey.

Visit our website to learn more about our affordable accommodations and book your stay today!