27 posts categorized "Things to do in West Orange"

10/29/2013

Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season- Visit Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo!

Holiday Lights at Turtle Back Zoo
Begin a new family tradition. Bundle up and head out to view all of the dazzling lights beneath the NJ sky, a wondrous experience here in West Orange, NJ. Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo is one of the top holiday events in our New Jersey area.

Holiday Lights at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be free admission to all visitors. In-kind donations of canned goods and toys are encouraged. Help spread holiday cheer and enjoy a fulfilling holiday experience with your family this winter.

 The Schedule for Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo:

  • November 29th through December 1st, 2013
  • December 6th, 013 through January 1st, 2014

Please keep in mind that the Holiday Lights program at the Turtle Back Zoo will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 24th, 2013
  • December 25th, 2013

On January 1st, 2014, the Zoo will be closed during the day yet it will still feature the Holiday Light display at night. For more important details about the NJ holiday attraction, click here.

Kick off the holiday season in NJ and enjoy the spectacular holiday light display and more during your family’s visit.  We hope to see you this holiday season!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

10/22/2013

Help us Raise Funds & Awareness for Saint Barnabas ‘Paws for Patients’

Saint Barnabas Paws for PatientsAt The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we have two great ways to raise money for Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients," a hospice therapy program offered to patients of the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Centers. Keep reading to find out how you can help bring awareness to the cause and plan your stay with us today.

Bandit Rubio Designs and The Wilshire Grand presents, Paws for a Cause!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
4pm to 7pm

Enjoy a Halloween festival and dog fashion show right here in NJ! Admission is $25 per family in advance and $30 per family at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients” program.

Saint Barnabas Paws for Patients 2Also, when enjoying a bottle of William Hill Wine from our in-room service, we will donate a portion of sales to the “Paws for Patients” program.

Central Coast Chardonnay:

Flavors of ripe tree fruit and spice with hints of citrus and notes of vanilla and toasty oak.

$19.95

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon:

Flavors and aromas of dark cherry, ripe plum, and blueberry complemented by sweet vanilla and brown spice notes.

$19.95

Make your travel plans today and help us raise funds and awareness for Saint Barnabas “Paws for Patients.”

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

10/08/2013

Fall Fun at Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses in NJ!

Fairfield Farms in NJ
As Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses proudly states, “fall is the best time on the farm!” With hayrides, pumpkin picking, a kid-friendly maze and more, it’s no wonder why Fairfield Farms in NJ has a reputation for being a wonderful place to visit this season. Enjoy the ultimate autumn experience and visit Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses in Essex County, NJ. It’s open seven days a week for hayrides and pumpkin picking.

The fall family-friendly activities at the NJ farm 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

The Petting Zoo from Mountainside Stables includes several baby animals such as goats, sheep, an alpaca and more. Admission will be $2.50 per person. To learn more about the Petting Zoo and Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses, click here.

If planning to visit Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses in NJ, we invite you to begin your autumn visit with us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. We offer exclusive hotel packages and luxurious accommodations to enjoy during your stay. Visit our website to learn more and plan your fall family getaway with us in New Jersey.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand, NJ

10/01/2013

Enter if you Dare: Here’s our Top Halloween Attraction in NJ!

Halloween Attractions in NJ
Many celebrate the turn of the season with pumpkin lattes, hayrides, costume contests, parties and haunted houses. If you’re planning on hitting the road this October to find the best Halloween attractions in and around NJ, you won’t want to miss Stadium of Screams at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The spine-tingling Halloween attraction in Newark, NJ features thrills, chills and excitement around every corner.


The 2013 Stadium of Screams
October 25th, 26th & 31st and November 1st and 2nd
8pm-12am
Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium
Newark, NJ

The Halloween attraction in NJ features five Haunted Attractions, Costume Contests, Live Entertainment, Carnival Games, Hayrides and more. Click here for more information or visit the Stadium of Screams Facebook page.

Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, home of the Newark Bears, is conveniently located near our hotel. After the late-night attraction, enjoy a quick travel back to The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and relive your favorite moments from the Halloween event! We hope to see you this fall.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

09/24/2013

Have a Spooky Good Time at this Turtle Back Zoo Halloween Event!

Turtle Back Zoo Halloween Events
Traveling with kids? Check out the Turtle Back Zoo Halloween event, Spooky Zoo! The #1 Zoo in New Jersey is inviting all little ones to West Orange, NJ for spooky, family fun on October 25, 2013, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Come experience the top NJ family attraction after the sun goes down. Spooky Zoo at the Turtle Back Zoo is our top Halloween event for kids in NJ!

What can you expect at this frighteningly, fun Turtle Back Zoo Halloween event? Plenty of games, crafts, activities and of course, animal presentations! There will also be a not-so-scary train ride until 8pm for the little ones. New this year is a scary train ride from 8pm-9pm, parental guidance is suggested. Rain date for the Turtle Back Zoo Halloween event: Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Admission: $3 per Member and $5 per Non-Member. Space is limited. Registration and payment must be received prior to the event. For more important details, visit the Turtle Back Zoo website.

If looking for things to do with kids in NJ, you won’t want to miss this Halloween event at the Turtle Back Zoo. For overnight accommodations, we offer spacious rooms at an unbeatable rate just minutes from the attraction. Visit our website and celebrate Halloween a bit early this year!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

09/17/2013

Enjoy our Hotel Discount for AAA Members in NJ!

Hotel Discounts for AAA Members in NJ
If you’re traveling to our North Jersey area, take advantage of our hotel discount for AAA members in NJ. Our special hotel package includes all of the amenities needed to ensure a convenient and comfortable visit. Whether with us for business or pleasure, make your getaway memorable from beginning to end. We’ll provide everything you’ll need for the best possible experience.

 Our Hotel Discount for AAA members in NJ includes:

Overnight accommodations
Complimentary breakfast for two
Complimentary parking

Click here for rates and availability.

At The Wilshire Grand Hotel, we provide world-class accommodations at an unbeatable location just minutes from the top attractions in both North Jersey and NYC. Enjoy luxurious amenities in our spacious rooms, from our Wolfgang Puck in-room coffee service and our own eco-friendly amenity line with the essence of grapefruit & sage.

Click here to learn more about our hotel discount for AAA members in NJ, as well as our many other hotel discounts and packages in West Orange, NJ. We hope you’ll take advantage of our special offer during your next visit with us.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

09/03/2013

The 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival in NJ – Celebrate Autumn!

 

The 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival
http://www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net/

Don’t you just love a great pumpkin festival in NJ? The weather is turning, the leaves are changing and there seems to be a permanent pumpkin smell in the air. We love autumn and if you’re like us, you’re looking forward to some pumpkin pickin’ fun with your family! The 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival in NJ is our top pick for family-friendly fun this autumn. Enjoy train rides, Halloween crafts and more on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 12:30pm-5:30pm at the Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, NJ.

 

What is there to do at the 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival in NJ? Families can enjoy a special Pumpkin Marketplace Crafts Fair, which can be found among the pumpkin, corn shocks and scarecrows; view a unique collection of vintage tractors; pose in front of a haunted house; meet Stormy the Scarecrow and of course, ride in style board the “Pumpkinliner” train. Sit back and relax as the elegantly restored 1927-era train takes you on a nostalgic 30-minute trip along the railroad.

Celebrate the beginning of autumn at this beloved family attraction in NJ. For more information regarding the Whippany Railway Museum and 13th Annual Pumpkin Festival, click here.

We welcome all visitors to visit our website and book their stay with us, conveniently located just minutes from the Whippany Railway Museum. We hope to see you and your family this fall!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

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