West Orange, New Jersey, is a great destination to visit with the family. Located 15 minutes from Manhattan in Essex County, New Jersey, West Orange offers something for everyone.
The Main Street Corridor features four distinct neighborhoods: Eagle Rock, Tory Corner, St. Marks and the Valley. Each offers unique boutiques, restaurants and attractions.
For the outdoorsy family, head to South Mountain Reservation. Set on 2,110 acres, the nature reserve is part of the Essex County Park System. The complex features 19 miles of hiking trails, an adventure course, picnic areas, playground, fishing areas and horseback riding trails. The Turtleback Zoo is also located there. The popular zoo is home to 1,400 animals with species from all continents except Antarctica. The zoo is open daily.
West Orange offers several cultural attractions. Explore Thomas Edison National Historic Park, located right in downtown West Orange. See Edison’s house and laboratory to learn about the importance of his inventions. The Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center is a five-acre outdoor theater, perfect for listening to live music or catching a theatrical performance. The West Orange Arts Council hosts various events, workshops and exhibits for all ages.
West Orange’s downtown hosts numerous family-friendly events this summer, including a weekly farmers market and Thursday night live music shows.
Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino offers families special summer activities with its Kids R VIP program. Through Sept. 30, families traveling with children under 12 years old have access to exclusive offerings and discounts for the property and island excursions.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice offers traveling families a series of new activities to help them experience the magic of Venice. Housed in a former flour mill, the 5-star hotel is located on Giudecca Island.
TikTok has taken over many people’s phones during the pandemic. One of the best aspects of the app are the recipes people share from around the world. Try this easy, tasty and simple air-fryer chip recipe for your next family gathering.
Kimpton Hotels & Resorts announced an exclusive partnership with Micro Kickboard to offer children’s kick scooters at properties around the United States. Kimpton is the first major hotel brand to offer a program of this kind. The Kimpton-designed scooters are an extension of the brand’s bike loaning amenity.
Kensington Tours debuted a more enriching, enjoyable way for families to travel together with new, family-centric itineraries designed for all families, including those with multiple generations and children under 15 years of age.