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Plan a NJ Theater Destination Visit

Upcoming South Orange Performing Arts Center Events. 

NJ Theatre Destination

If you love theater, it’s time to plan a NJ theatre destination trip. The South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOPAC, is a regional destination for world-class music, dance, comedy, theater and visual arts in an intimate and modern setting.

There’s always incredible South Orange Performing Arts Center events on and if you’re coming to New Jersey in February, you’re in for a treat. Just some of the shows include:

An Evening with Graham Nash, February 20, 8PM
This legendary singer-songwriter promises guests an evening of incredible musical entertainment. Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as well as being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. This Grammy Award-winning artist promises and evening of unforgettable entertainment.

Jazz in the Loft, February 21, 7PM
Tommy Campbell grew up completed immersed in a musical environment. Campbell performed with Dizzy Gillespie in the late 1970s through to the 1990s and has been inspired a variety of legendary drummers. This talented jazz artist has performed with a myriad of well-known artists, from John McLaughlin to Jimmy Smith and more. Join us him for a night of exciting, authentic drumming and a whole new generation of Jazz entertainment.

Peter Yarrow and John Gorka, February 26, 8PM
This performance promises guests a double-bill, featuring 1990s singer-songwriter, John Gorka who was popular on the folk music scene, along with legendary 1960s trio member, Peter Yarrow. 

For a full listing of upcoming events beyond February, visit the event website

If you’re coming to NJ for great theatrical entertainment, remember to book your stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. We are located close to the South Orange Performing Arts Center and offer guests exemplary service and a range of convenient amenities to ensure you enjoy your stay with us.

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

 


Fun St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in NJ

Erin Go Braugh! Enjoy family-friendly fun at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ.

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ

St. Patrick’s Day – where everyone is Irish! Why not enjoy some festive St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ this year? You may not find a four leaf clover but you will enjoy amazing entertainment, festive music, and parades at a weekend full of fun!

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in NJ are set to be fun for the whole family. The 65th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in West Orange takes place on March 13, 2016 and includes a host of events throughout the day. You can start off with morning mass at 9am, followed by the parade at 12:15. The route starts at the corners of Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Main Street and will run along Main Street. There will be grandstands on Main Street for spectators.

The Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be taking place on March 11th on Mulberry Street and Central. Founded in 1936, this parade committee is made up of delegates from almost 100 Irish, Catholic, Fraternal and Public Safety Organizations.

Of course, there is always the classic - the New York City Parade, arguably the most popular in the city, will be held on March 17 and will march up Fifth Avenue, past the St. Patrick’s Cathedral and up to 79th Street.

Book A Stay at Wilshire Grand

If you are coming to New Jersey (or New York City) for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, book your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We offer a range of amenities and services to ensure your trip is as comfortable as if you were at home. Take advantage of our high speed Internet access to upload photos of the day’s parades.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to New Jersey and serving as your base for all the fun activities planned this St. Patrick’s Day.

Until next week, 

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


NJ Devils Home Schedule - Don't Miss a Game!

Prudential Center Events Include New Jersey Devils Hockey. 

NJ Devils Home Schedule

Hockey season is in full swing and now is the time to catch a game. Just in case you've missed most of the action so far, we've got the details on upcoming games at the Prudential Center. Go Devils!

In addition to hosting ice skating shows, extreme sporting events, concerts and more, Newark's huge event center happens to be the home ice for our beloved NJ Devils NHL hockey team. Currently 4th in the Eastern Metropolitan Division, our New Jersey team is doing pretty well this year. You won't want to miss the fast-paced, crisp action of hockey, especially once we get closer to the Playoffs.

So gather your friends and fellow hockey-lovers, don your red, black, and white, and join thousands of other Devils fans as they pack the venue to cheer on the team. Here are some of the upcoming games on the NJ Devils home schedule:

● Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 7pm vs. Ottawa Senators
● Tuesday, February 2, 2016 @ 7pm vs. New York Rangers
● Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 1pm vs. Washington Capitals
● Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 7pm vs. Edmonton Oilers
● Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 12:30pm vs. Los Angeles Kings

If you're looking for a Prudential Center hotel, we invite you to consider staying with us because we're minutes from hometown hockey action. No matter where you are, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ will always welcome NJ Devils hockey fans. 


A Romantic Hotel Package in NJ for the Perfect Couple Getaway

The Perfect Valentine's Day Hotel in New Jersey. 

romantic hotel package in NJ

The holiday season is over and that means that Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. We invite you to take advantage of our romantic hotel package in NJ to help you and your love celebrate a holiday that is all about you.

No doubt your Valentine plans include food, wine, and some quality time together, but have you considered a mini vacation for just the two of you? Our Pampered in Pink package is just the thing when it comes to perfect couples getaway ideas. When you choose us for your Valentine's Day hotel in New Jersey and take advantage of our romantic deal, we take care of the small details to make sure that you can focus on each other and celebrating your life together. Here's what the package includes:


• Luxurious King-sized accommodations
• Chilled pink champagne bottle, chocolate kisses, and fresh pink flower arrangement delivered to your room
Primavera Restaurant dinner for two ($122.00 value)
• Late Checkout (2pm)

While you're here with us, we encourage you to relax and let yourself enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. There are so many ways to enjoy the perfect romantic weekend with your other half.

We're All About the Romance

During Valentine's Day this year, you can be sure we'll pull out all the stops for our guests. Chocolates, flowers, champagne, and anything else we can do to help make your stay a memorable one. Anytime you stay with us, for business or pleasure, we'll always roll out the welcome mat with our top rated customer service and luxurious accommodations. From all of the staff here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we hope to see you soon.


Experience a Bruce Springsteen Concert in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are back in town!

Bruce Springsteen Concert in New Jersey

The chance to see a Bruce Springsteen Concert in New Jersey is just around the corner. With his strong NJ roots, it's nice to see that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are back in our neck of the woods for the River Tour. Now is the time to see one of rock's greatest legends in action.

Help welcome the Boss and The E Street band home by attending the Bruce Springsteen concert in New Jersey. The phenomenal night is set to take place at the Prudential Center, Newark on Sunday, January 31st at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm. The band will play the full version of "The River" and delight the audience with many other hit songs from decades of performances. The band is well known for their epic performances and many hits including "Born in the U.S.A.," "Tougher Than the Rest," "Born to Run," and "Jersey Girl." They have been performing and releasing music since the 1970's. The rock legend has stood the test of time and continues to write music that relates to everyone, no matter how young or old they are.

Attending this leg of the River Tour would make a great date night or memorable gathering with friends. Music has the power to move us all, so join in with thousands of other music lovers as the Boss and the band do what they do best.

If you're going to be in the area for the concert, we invite you to stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We're always happy to welcome visitors and guests no matter what brings them into town.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand, NJ


Ready to Ring in 2016? Happy New Year from the Wilshire Grand Hotel NJ!

New Year Wishes from all of us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. 

We should live every day like it is a holiday, being thankful and spending time with family, and looking hopefully to the future. Extending our Best Wishes for the coming New Year!

The Wilshire Grand Hotel NJ

If you will be celebrating New Year's Eve in the metro NYC/NJ area, we welcome you to plan your stay with us and enjoy our convenient location to all of the exciting events taking place.

One of 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.

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


Happy Holidays from the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

We wish you a very happy holiday season.  

The Wilshire Grand Hotel NJ

This is our chance to thank you and to wish you the special gifts of this holiday season – Joy, Peace and Happiness from our family at the Wilshire Grand to yours.

“May the meaning of the season be deeper, its friendships stronger and its hopes brighter.” ~Anonymous

Our favorite holiday event in NJ includes Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo, taking place now through January 3, 2016. 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


Ring in 2016 with a New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Music, food and fireworks are part of this NYC NYE cruise.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise


If you're looking for an exciting way to ring in 2016 in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, take a New Year's Eve dinner cruise. Spirit Cruises is offering two New Year's Eve events. You and your partner can enjoy a romantic NYC or NJ NYE cruise, or you can bring the whole family along for a midday cruise.

You can enjoy a special evening with a New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise and depart from a port in New York or New Jersey at 9 p.m. for a cozy cruise aboard a beautiful ship. You'll enjoy a delicious dinner buffet of seafood, pasta, prime rib and desserts followed by an evening of dancing. Your night to remember will end with a fireworks display synchronized to music.

If you're looking for New Years Eve family friendly events, make plans for the New Year's Eve Family Lunch Cruise. This event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on December 31, which makes it the perfect celebration for children or older adults. You and your family will enjoy a lunch buffet including turkey, ham and an assortment of pies. After your delicious meal, you can enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline and Hudson River. There will also be a special "noon year's eve" countdown to begin the 2016 celebrations a little early.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, is a great choice for accommodations during your visit to the area. Browse our website to learn about other fun things to do over the holidays in the area.


Our Heartfelt Wishes for you this Thanksgiving Season

Happy Thanksgiving from The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving
but throughout the coming year!

Thanksgiving Wilshire Grand

There is nothing more precious than spending time with family and friends for the holidays! If you are planning to visit New Jersey for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there is an abundance of joy to be had in the area! Be sure to check out the Holiday Lights at Turtle Back Zoo, taking place through the season. It is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs after a big family meal at this family-friendly event. If you are staying at home this year, be sure to make use of our Thanksgiving Planning Guide for last minute tips.  

Whether you are visiting the area or hosting out of town guests, we hope you will consider The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ for your accommodations.

Our family here at The Wilshire Grand wishes you and yours a holiday season filled with happiness, peace and joy. Happy Thanksgiving!


Tesla Model S Test Drive Event

Get your motor running with an exclusive Tesla Model S Test Drive Event with us!

Does the road call to you? For car aficionados it does! At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we have a very special opportunity for all those who live and breathe all things horsepower with the Tesla Model S test Drive Event.

Tesla Model S Test Drive Event
Wednesday, December 16 from 10am – 6pm

Tesla Test Drive event at The Wilshire Grand


What does it feel like to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds without a drop of gasoline? You’re
about to find out. The Wilshire Grand Hotel would like to extend you the exclusive opportunity to test
drive the award winning Model S.

Tesla Model S Facts:
Highest safety rating in America
Autopilot equipped
Available All-Wheel Drive Dual Motor

Tesla's advanced electric powertrain is unique. Unlike a gasoline internal combustion engine with hundreds of moving parts, the Tesla has only one moving piece: the rotor.  

Autopilot allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, traffic-aware cruise control. Digital control of motors, brakes, and steering helps avoid collisions from the front and sides, as well as preventing the car from wandering off the road. Model S can also scan for a parking space, alert you when one is available, and parallel park on command.  

The Model S interior sound sound dynamics are likened to a recording studio and features a 17 inch touchscreen, angled toward the driver with day and night modes for increased visibility. 

Ready to try one out? Join us for this limited Tesla Model S test drive opportunity. For more information,visit the event page