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Don’t Miss the San Francisco Symphony East Coast Performance

This Is sure to be one of the top New Jersey Performing Arts events this year. 

San Francisco Symphony East Coast Performance

The San Francisco Symphony East Coast performance will take place on April 15 at Prudential Hall, NJPAC. The Symphony sets some of the highest standards for excellence when it comes to musical performance.

If you’ve been wondering which New Jersey performing arts events to book tickets for this year, this is the performance you won’t want to miss. The inspiring collaboration of the Symphony along with its musical director, Michael Tilson Thomas, is sure to wow you. Their program is a tribute to Aaron Copland, an American composer and includes the masterpiece, Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. It’s hard to come across any other orchestra or conductor who makes music with the boundless imagination and energy as well as the virtuosity that drive this incredible collaboration. The orchestra plays every piece to perfection and their commitment to new music along with the refinement of their performance offer a balance of sheer delight.

Stay with Us When You’re in Town for the Show

If you’re coming to New Jersey for the show, be sure to book your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. As a guest, you can look forward to hot and cold complimentary breakfast every day in the lobby, a welcoming reception area, complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary shuttle service anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. We also offer a 24-hour fitness center and an onsite sweet shoppe so that your snack needs will always be satisfied. You can also look forward to comfortable, well-appointed accommodations and all the amenities you could need for a relaxing and enjoyable home-away-from-home stay in New Jersey. We’re just a few minutes from NYC, so you can fit in some sightseeing in the Big Apple too!


Book Your Spring Getaway in New Jersey

There are plenty of Easter events in NJ to look forward to.

Spring getaway in New Jersey
With spring break just around the corner, you may be wondering what to do with the family. A tropical island trip may not be within your budget, or you may not be keen to fly with the kids. So why not book a spring getaway in New Jersey!

This year there are set to be many fun Easter events in NJ. Visitors will be able to look forward to the likes of Easter Bunny breakfasts, Easter egg hunts, train rides with the Easter Bunny, picnics, brunch cruises and more.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly spring break hotel near NYC, then look no further than The Wilshire Grand Hotel NJ. We offer great budget-friendly packages to ensure your spring break doesn’t break the bank.

The Advanced Planner Package
Plan your trip in advance and enjoy:
● Complimentary parking
● A glass of champagne at check in
● Complimentary WIFI
● Complimentary breakfast during your stay

Parents Delights Package
Bring the whole family for an exciting spring break in New Jersey and enjoy:
● Complimentary parking
● A glass of champagne on arrival
● Complimentary breakfast during your stay
● Complimentary WIFI
● A suite upgrade, depending on availability
● Early check in and a late check out, depending on availability
● A shuttle service to and from Verona Park
● Two tickets to the Turtleback Zoo

Come and enjoy top-class service and ample amenities as well as luxury accommodation this spring break at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We offer all the comforts of home matched with the luxury of a hotel stay.


Plenty of Easter Events in NJ to Look Forward To

Easter bunnies, trains and cruises: Easter Events in NJ are certainly eclectic!

of Easter Events in NJ


If you’re coming to the east coast this spring, make sure you check out these fun Easter events in NJ.

The Annual Easter Bunny Express
The 24th Easter Bunny Express will be taking place at the Whippany Railway Museum on March 19, 20 and 26. It’s the perfect excuse to celebrate the beginning of Spring on an Easter train ride through the northern areas of New Jersey. During the 45-minute trip, the Easter Bunny and a few helpers will be on board to keep you entertained. The train departs from the museum in Morris County and travelers will get to enjoy heated coaches and a comfortable ride. The rides tend to sell out early, so it’s a good idea to book your tickets well in advance.

Take an Easter Brunch Cruise
Why not do something different this Easter and hop aboard Spirit Cruises for a delectable brunch buffet, complete with DJ and dancing while you take in the incredible NYC skyline. The entire family is sure to enjoy Easter on the water. There are two cruises: Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise, 27 March departing from Chelsea Piers, New York or Lincoln Harbor. The cruise includes a visit from the Easter Bunny and a brunch buffet menu complete with food options for the kids.

Book your Easter weekend stay with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, New Jersey and delight in top quality service and a full house of amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable.

Until next time,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


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