122 posts categorized "Around Town"

03/04/2015

The Easter Bunny Express returns to Whippany Railway Museum!

Hop Aboard! The 23rd Annual Easter Bunny Express at Whippany Railway Museum is ready to depart the station.

Easter Bunny Express Whippany Railway Museum

After this harsh winter in NJ, we are all looking forward to the sunshine and exciting events that spring always brings to our area. If looking for ways to celebrate Easter with kids, hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express at Whippany Railway Museum and enjoy a 45-minute roundtrip ride along the Morristown & Erie Railway’s historic Whippanong Trail.

The 2015 Annual Easter Bunny Express will depart the Whippany station on:

Saturday, March 28th
Sunday, March 29th
Saturday, April 4th

at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

All trains run rain, snow or shine!

Fares

Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE 
Children (Under 12): $9 
Adults (Age 12+): $14

Jersey Coast Club car are $3 each additional.

Once hopping aboard the Springtime Streamliner, you and your family will e joy the comfort of heated passenger coaches as the crew hands out special holiday treats for the kids. Make sure to bring your camera, as the Easter Bunny will be visiting each child.

Celebrate the spring season and enjoy the 10-mile round trip excursion that is fun for all ages! Click here to learn more about this year’s Easter event in NJ.

If traveling far, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. Don't forget to browse our current hotel deals!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

02/25/2015

Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour will play in NJ this April!

Due to popular demand, Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour will play in NJ on April 14th.

Stevie Wonder has announced an extended run of dates for his 2015 “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour. The critically-acclaimed performance will be making a stop at the Prudential Center on April 14, 2015. Plan your stay to see Stevie Wonder in NJ! Tickets are on sale now.

Stevie Wonder in NJ

Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 8:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm
Ticket prices: $165, $149.50, $89.50, $49.50
Tickets on sale now!

The must-see event at the Prudential Center is produced by Wonder Productions and Live Nation and promoted by Live Nation. Don’t miss Stevie Wonder in NJ and plan your stay with us today.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located near the Prudential Center event this April. We welcome all fans to book their stay with us! Don’t forget to browse our current hotel packages before your stay.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

02/11/2015

The Wilshire Grand Hotel welcomes 100,000 guest!

We were happy to welcome our 100,000 guest at the Wilshire Grand Hotel this February.

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With the help of Hip New Jersey, we patiently awaited the arrival of Jordan from Alabama, who was welcomed to the Wilshire Grand Hotel as our 100,000 guest on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

The entire evening was memorable and a great memory we will cherish at our hotel in NJ. We wanted to share a few of the photos from the exciting event. We are very grateful for all of our valued guests and we greatly appreciate your continued loyalty to our West Orange hotel.

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If you are visiting our NJ area and looking for hotels, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Our Pampered in Pink hotel deal is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Come check out our cozy and affordable accommodations in NJ. We would love to welcome you to our property.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

02/04/2015

Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey® presents Circus XTREME at the Prudential Center!

Gather the family and don’t miss Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey® at the Prudential Center.

Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey at the Prudential Center

If you are searching for the perfect night out with your family, check out Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey® at the Prudential Center, which will take place March 12-15, 2015. If traveling far, the Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located near all of the events at the Prudential Center.

The family-friendly event in Newark, NJ promises XTREME fun for the entire family. There will be circus spectacles that you’ve never seen before, extra-ordinary circus artists and magnificent exotic animals.

Dates & Times for the 2015 Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey event:

Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm
Friday, March 13th at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 14th at 11:00am
Saturday, March 14th at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 14th at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 15th at 1:00pm
Sunday, March 15th at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices: $15-$125. Prices vary by performance.

Purchase your tickets today and enjoy a night out with your family! Browse our current hotel deals on our website.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

01/28/2015

Looking for Date Night Ideas in NJ? Check out the Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises in NJ & NY!

Hop aboard one of the Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises in NJ & NY. It’s a perfect date night idea in our NJ area.

Date Night Ideas in NJ

If searching for date night ideas in NJ, don’t miss out on the Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises in New York & New Jersey. Enjoy an evening of dancing and dining with the New York City skyline as your backdrop. It’s the perfect destination for your Valentine’s Day getaway in our NJ area.

Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers, NY:

Spirit of NY Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price: from $99.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

Spirit of NY Valentine’s Day Lunch on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
  • Price: from $51.90 per adult*
  • Includes a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older

Spirit of NY Early Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 2:45pm | Cruise: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Price: from $89.90 per person*
  • Includes a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older

Spirit of NY Valentine’s Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Chelsea Piers
  • Board: 7:30pm | Cruise: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price: from $129.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ:

Spirit of NJ Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Departing from: Lincoln Harbor
  • Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price: from $89.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

Spirit of NJ Valentine's Day Dinner on Saturday, February 14, 2015

  • Departing from: Lincoln Harbor
  • Board: 7:30pm | Cruise: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price: from $119.90 per person*
  • Includes a rose for each couple and a champagne toast for adults age 21 or older
  • Enhance your experience with Spirit's Gold or Platinum Package

If planning to attend one of the Valentine's Day Weekend Cruises, we are offering a great hotel package for your Valentine’s Day visit. Click here to learn about our Pampered in Pink hotel offer and plan your stay with us today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

01/21/2015

3 Reasons to plan your Romantic Getaway in NJ with us!

Planning a romantic getaway in NJ? Plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Romantic Getaway in NJ

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How are you planning on celebrating the special day? If you are searching for the perfect romantic getaway, we invite you to book your stay with us in NJ. Here are 3 quick reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day at our hotel.

Pampered in Pink Hotel Deal: Our exclusive romance hotel package in NJ includes superior king room accommodations, a bottle of chilled pink champagne with chocolate kisses and an arrangement of fresh pink flowers, dinner for two at Primavera Restaurant and a 2:00pm late check-out.

Primavera Restaurant: If searching for the best NJ restaurants for Valentine’s Day, come visit our Primavera Restaurant at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Our Zagat-rated Italian restaurant and bar offers a wide array of selections to please any palate.

Our convenient location: At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near many of the top places to celebrate Valentine’s Day including all of the tourist places in NYC and the Spirit of NJ & NY cruises.

We hope you’ll visit us this Valentine’s Day.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

12/31/2014

Wishing you health and happiness in the year to come from the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Warmest wishes for a wonderful New Year from all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Wishing you joy, health and happiness in 2015! From all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we hope your New Year is filled with peace, love and laughter.

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If you will be celebrating New Year's Eve in NJ, we welcome you to plan your stay with us and enjoy our conveneint location to all of the exciting events taking place this NYE in New Jersey.

Our favorite New Year's Eve events in NJ are the New Year's Eve cruises aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York. The NY New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Chelsea Piers, New York and the NJ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey. You can learn more here.

Click here to view our special offers on our Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ website and plan your New Year's Eve visit with us!

12/24/2014

Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season from the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Wishing you and yours all of the happiness this holiday season. Wherever you may be celebrating, may the peace and joy of the holidays be with you throughout the New Year. If you will be celebrating the holiday season in our area, there are many exciting things to do in NJ this holiday season.

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Our favorite holiday event in NJ includes Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo, taking place now through January 4, 2015. The event is free and open to the public but in-kind donations of canned foods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

If you are looking for hotels in NJ this holiday season, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Browse our current hotel offers on our website and book your visit with us today.

12/17/2014

Here are our Top Things to do in NJ this winter!

There are many exciting things to do around our hotel in NJ, don’t forget to plan your stay this winter.

Things to do in NJ this winter

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near the best attractions in Northern New Jersey. If visiting with us this holiday season, check out our top things to do in NJ this winter.

Located just a few minutes from Newark, we are always excited to let our guests know about the upcoming events taking place at the Prudential Center. Whether you are a sports fan, music lover or just looking for a little excitement during these winter months, check out these Prudential Center events:

  • New Jersey Devils Home Game: Click here for the upcoming schedule.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Live Debut of “The Christmas Attic:” on Sunday, Decemeber 21, 2014 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Tour: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

If looking to get into the holiday spirit, there are many events and attractions to visit this winter. Our favorites include:

Plan your stay with us and celebrate the holiday season in NJ. 

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

12/10/2014

Ring in the New Year at these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises!

The ultimate NYE Party is aboard one of these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises.

Ring in 2015 in style. The Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York know how to throw a NYE Party. If you will be celebrating the holiday in our area, don’t miss one of these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises.

NYC New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Departing from Chelsea Piers, New York
Boarding: 11:00am Cruising: 11:30am-1:30pm
Price: from $44.90 per adult, $26.95 per child age 3-12*

The New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise in NYC features a freshly prepared buffet, DJ entertainment, a countdown to noon with NYE décor, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast for adults only.

The Spirit of New York and the Spirit of New Jersey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises includes:

Four-Hour Event on the New York Harbor
Premium Open Bar (Must be 21 or older with ID to consume alcohol)
Spirit's Dinner Buffet
Rockin' DJ for Dancing the Night Away
Party Favors & Festive Decorations
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Stunning views of the illuminating fireworks display, co-sponsored by Spirit, as synchronized music accompanies the show in perfect harmony

The NY New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Chelsea Piers, New York and the NJ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey. Click here for more important details.

NY New Year's Eve Cruises

NY New Year’s Day Lunch Cruise
January 1, 2015

Menu: Lunch Buffet
Pricing: from $49.90 per adult*
Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
Departs from Chelsea Piers, New York

NY New Year’s Day Dinner Cruise
January 1, 2015

Menu: Dinner Buffet
Pricing: from $89.90 per adult*
Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Departs from Chelsea Piers, New York

Whether you are looking for family-friendly NYE Events in NYC & NJ area or hoping to ring in the New Year with that special someone, the Spirit of NJ & NY cruises won’t disappoint. Plan your stay with us today.

*Menus, prices and time subject to change. Prices do not include taxes, fuel surcharge fees or administrative fees.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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