107 posts categorized "Around Town"

10/29/2014

Admire the Fall Foliage & Enjoy these Hiking Trails near Newark, NJ!

Looking for an adventure? Explore these hiking trails near Newark, NJ.

There’s no better way to celebrate the fall season here in NJ than going out and enjoying the crisp air. If looking for the top things to do this fall, how about checking out these hiking trails near Newark, NJ?

Hiking Trails near Newark NJ

Pyramid Mountain – Tripod Rock

This trail in Northern NJ is ideal for beginners and experienced hikers. Enjoy 4.4 miles roundtrip of moderate trail surface, rocky footpaths and several streams near Boonton, New Jersey.

Watchung Reservation History Trail

Located in Union County, the Watching Reservation History Trail is a 6-mile loop that starts and ends at the Trailside Nature & Science Center.

Mountainside Park

Located in Pequannock, NJ, Mountainside Park is another excellent choice for hiking in our NJ area.

Pack your sneakers and head to our hotel in West Orange, NJ. Our cozy accommodations will be waiting for you before and after your hike!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

10/15/2014

The 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational – Four Teams, One Champion!

Cheer on your favorite college hockey team in the 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational.

Four teams. One goal. One Champion. The 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational is taking place this Halloween weekend at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Our hotel is conveniently located near the Prudential Center. We invite you to plan your stay with us!

UConn and Merrimack will kick off the weekend in the opening game on Friday, October 31st followed by a matchup between Princeton and Ivy League opponent Yale at 7:30pm. The champion will be decided on Sunday, November 2nd immediately following the third-place match at 1:00pm.

The 2014 Liberty Hockey InvitationalGame Dates & Times:

UConn vs. Merrimack
Friday, October 31 at 4:30pm

Princeton vs. Yale
Friday, October 31 at 7:30pm

Third Place Game, Sunday, November 2 at 1:00pm
Championship Game, Sunday, November 2 at 4:00pm

Ticket prices are $60 and $35 for all-session passes and $35 and $20 for individual games. Group tickets are also available through Prudential Center Group Sales.

If planning to attend the weekend event in NJ, browse our current hotel specials on our website and book your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

10/07/2014

Not-so-Scary Halloween Events for Families at the Turtle Back Zoo in NJ!

Looking for spooktacular events for your little ones? Check out these Halloween events for families in NJ.

Halloween Events for Families in NJ

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near many top attractions in the Northern NJ area. Which means, there is always something new to discover each time you visit our hotel. If planning to celebrate Halloween in our area and looking for events for families in NJ, check out the Turtle Back Zoo this October.

The Halloween events include:

Spooky Zoo at the Turtle Back Zoo
October 24th and 25th, 2014
6pm to 9pm
$5 for non-members, $3 for Zoo members

This spooktacular family-friendly Halloween event in NJ features a spooky animal presentation, hands-on activity stations and nighttime train rides.  The not-so-scary train rides will take place before 7:45pm and scary rides start at 8pm. The event is rain or shine. Click here for tickets.

Safe HOWL-O-Ween at the Turtle Back Zoo
Friday, October 31st, 2014
4pm-9pm
$5 for non-members, $3 for Zoo members

Gather your little ones and enjoy trick or treating at more than 25 candy stations at the Turtle Back Zoo.

If interested in attending these frighteningly fun Halloween events at the Turtle Back Zoo, we welcome you and your family to book your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Click here to view last year’s event and plan your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

09/30/2014

Planning an Extended Stay? Take Advantage of our NJ Hotel Package with Breakfast included!

Our NJ Extended Stay Hotel Package with Complimentary Breakfast Daily is perfect for your stay in NJ.

If you are planning an extended stay in NJ, look no further than the Wilshire Grand Hotel. We are offering an exclusive NJ Hotel Package with breakfast included for you to enjoy during your visit. Learn more about our hotel deal below and plan your stay with us in West Orange, NJ.

NJ Hotel Packages with Breakfast

Our Extended Stay Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Basket with beverages & snacks upon arrival
  • Complimentary full breakfast buffet daily
  • Monday - Thursday manager's reception
  • Free WiFi and internet service
  • Free shuttle service within a 5 mile radius, based on availability

Terms and Conditions apply. Visit our special hotel offers page on our Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ website to learn more.

Whether visiting for business or leisure, we are committed to ensuring your stay is memorable from beginning to end. Come visit your home here in West Orange, NJ and enjoy our comfortable accommodations and unprecedented service.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

09/23/2014

Admire the changing scenery aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise.

The Spirit of New Jersey and Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise is the perfect way to celebrate the autumn season.

Spirit of New Jersey Lunch CruisesAutumn is a wonderful time of the year here in our NJ/NY area. The trees are changing colors and the crisp cool air is on its way. There is no better time to enjoy a cruise up the Hudson River to enjoy the stunning scenery! Plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and enjoy a Spirit of New Jersey or Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise.

The Fall Foliage Lunch Cruises on the Spirit of New Jersey and Spirit of New York will begin boarding at 11:30am before the cruise starts noon-3pm. Check below for the upcoming schedule for the New Jersey and New York cruises:

Departing from Chelsea Piers, NY:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Price: from $59.90 per person. Call 866.483.3866 or Book your Cruise Online

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located near Chelsea Piers, NY and Lincoln Harbor, NJ. We invite you to browse our current hotel offers and plan your stay with us.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

 

Photo Source: Spirit Cruises

09/16/2014

Hockey fans, the New Jersey Devils 2014-15 Season is almost here!

The New Jersey 2014-15 Regular Season is about to begin! Plan your stay today.

Hockey fans, are you ready for the NHL 2014-15 season? We are always excited to offer hockey fans a convenient place to stay before and after the games at the Prudential Center. If you’re planning to attend a New Jersey Devils home game during the 2014-15 season, we invite you to book your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We are located just minutes away from the arena.

New Jersey Devils 2014-15 SeasonThe regular season home games for the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center begins Saturday, October 18, 2014 and ends Tuesday, April 7, 2014. We’ve listed the upcoming October games at the Prudential Center and you can view the full 2014-15 schedule for the NJ Devils here.

The October home games for the Devils include:

Saturday, October 18, 2014 vs. the Sharks at 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 vs. the Rangers at 7:00pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 vs. the Stars at 7:00pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 vs. the Jets at 7:00pm

If looking for things to do this fall/winter in NJ, check out a game at the Prudential Center this season. Check out our current hotel deals and packages.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

09/02/2014

The best fall activities for kids in NJ – Check out Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses!

Family-fun awaits you at Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses. Check out the fall activities for kids in NJ!

Fall Activities for kids in NJ

Fall season is the best time to visit Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses! Located right in Essex County just minutes away from us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, the family-friendly attraction has a reputation for being one of the best places to visit in NJ in the fall. If looking for the best fall activities for kids in NJ, check out Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses.

The family-friendly farm in Fairfield is open seven days a week for hayrides and pumpkin picking. The various activities to enjoy this fall in NJ include: 

  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • 5-acre corn maze (child friendly)
  • Large “Play in the Hay” area inside greenhouse
  • Petting Zoo (first three weekends in October and Columbus Day, weather permitting)
  • Refreshments

Fall display items will also be available for purchase. These items include everything from mums to cornstalks! Browse the fall decorations or head to the Petting Zoo, taking place on the following weekends: October 5th and 6th, October 12th, 13th and Columbus Day, October 14th and October 19th and 20th.

Beverages and a light menu will also be available for purchase. Spend the entire afternoon at Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses before heading back to our cozy accommodations at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

08/26/2014

Traveling with family? Take a trip to the Whippany Railway Museum this fall!

The Whippany Railway Museum is the place to be this fall.

Whippany Railway Museum this fall

The family fun doesn’t have to stop once summer ends. The Whippany Railway Museum is hosting family activities this fall to ensure a memorable visit for you and your kids! Plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and enjoy the fall activities taking place in the upcoming weeks.

Excursion Train Rides, September 7 & 14, 2014. Take a journey into the past on a Whippany Railway Museum’s Excursion Train. Visitors will have the opportunity to climb aboard a restored, vintage caboose and enjoy a 45-minute journey to view the countryside.

The 14th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Sunday, October 5, 2014. Be sure to save the date for the 2014 Pumpkin Festival at Whippany Railway Museum. This event in NJ is taking place rain or shine! Enjoy an afternoon of Halloween crafts and the Pumpkin Marketplace Crafts Fair. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a relaxing, nostalgic 30-minute trip into the past on the “Pumpkinliner.” Check out last year's event.

Come discover all of the family-fun at the Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, NJ. Be sure to stay tuned for the holiday events taking place at the attraction this winter.

 
Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand, NJ

08/19/2014

Book a Romantic Summer Getaway in NJ with our Pampered in Pink Hotel Deal!

Summer is almost over – Don’t forget to book a romantic summer getaway with us in NJ.

Romantic Summer Getaway in NJ

Last chance to book a romantic summer getaway in NJ! At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we are offering an exclusive romantic hotel deal that is perfect for you and your loved one this summer. Reconnect with that special someone and enjoy our Pampered in Pink hotel deal at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ.

Our romance hotel package in NJ includes:

  • Superior King Room accommodations
  • Bottle of chilled pink Champagne with Chocolate kisses and Arrangement of fresh pink flowers delivered to your room
  • Dinner for two at Primavera Restaurant (122.00 Value)
  • 2:00pm late check out

Plan your stay today and enjoy our cozy and spacious accommodations and convenient location to the many attractions in North Jersey and NYC. It’s not too late to book your NJ summer getaway. Visit our special packages page on our website to check for rates and availability and book today!

08/12/2014

Check out the New York Giants & Jets 2014 Season Schedule & Plan your stay today!

Ready for football? So are we! We’ve listed the New York Giants & Jets 2014 season schedule down below.

New York Giants 2014 Season Schedule

No matter if the color of your jersey is blue or green, we welcome all football fans to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Out hotel is conveniently located near MetLife Stadium to ensure a convenient trip. Check out the New York Giants and New York Jets 2014 Season Schedule down below and plan your stay today.

The 2014 Home Games for the New York Giants:

Preseason

August 22nd at 7:30pm vs. Jets
August 28th at 7:30pm vs. Patriots

Regular

September 14th at 1:00pm vs. Cardinals
September 21st at 1:00pm vs. Texans
October 5th at 1:00pm vs. Falcons
November 3rd at 8:30pm vs. 8:30pm vs. Colts
November 16th at 1:00pm vs. 49ers
November 23rd at 8:30pm vs. Cowboys
December 14th at 1:00pm vs. Redskins
December 28th at 1:00pm vs. Eagles
 
The 2014 Home Games for the New York Jets:

Preseason

August 22nd at 7:30pm vs. Giants

Regular

September 7th at 1:00pm vs. Raiders
September 22nd at 8:30pm vs. Bears
September 28th at 1:00pm vs. Lions
October 12th at 1:00pm vs. Broncos
October 26th at 1:00pm vs. Bills
November 9th at 1:00pm vs. Steelers
December 1st at 8:30pm vs. Dolphins
December 21st  at 1:00pm vs. Patriots

Catch a professional football game in NJ during your next visit, one of the best fall/winter activities in NJ. Visit our current hotel deals before booking your stay.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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