Edison was included in the list of ‘Most Livable Cities in the United States’ by CNN Money Magazine for several years, including the ‘Top 100 Places to Live in the United States’. Other publications also accorded Edison with similar awards, including ‘America’s 10 Best Places to Grow Up’. Located within Middlesex County in the state of New Jersey, today, the Edison Township comprises of various communities and neighborhoods like the former sections of Woodbridge and Piscataway townships. The earliest settlement by Europeans in Edison was in a small village named Piscatawaytown, the heart of which was centered around St. James Church and a town center named Piscataway Common. Many of the city’s historic buildings like Benjamin Shotwell House, Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge and Laing House of Plainfield Plantation, which was built during the country’s colonial era, has been included into the National Register of Historic Places. Thomas Edison lived in the city and was credited with shaping the city - he had a home and research laboratory on a real estate development of Raritan Township, also called Menlo Park (it was later moved to Edison State Park). Edison, as we all know today, is a master of inventions, having registered more than a thousand patents for everything ranging from stock ticker to motion-picture camera, from alkaline storage battery to phonograph. Although Edison later moved his home and laboratory to West Orange in 1886, it was in Menlo Park that his greatest creations came to fruition. Edison is one of the most well-connected cities in the state of New Jersey and that was why it has always been considered an important transportation hub during the city’s developmental years. It has an extensive network of highways, roads that connects most Northeast cities like Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and many other cities in the region.
Getting around anywhere in and out of Edison will surely be a breeze but why contend with traffic conditions and parking woes when you can easily and affordably rent a charter bus, mini bus, school bus, party bus, corporate car, executive coach or limousine for your events in Edison, NJ? Let the bus take you around to attractions like International Badminton Center or Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink for a team-building event or family weekend outing or head out to Monster Mini Golf to make use of its party venues and fun amenities. You can also arrive in style in the comfort of a party bus or limousine when you visit Stress Factory Comedy Club to hang out with your friends and for field trips, get a mini bus or school bus to bring your group to Metuchen Edison YMCA for its dance or fitness classes. The charter buses are also sometimes used for trips to popular attractions in Edison like the gorgeous Kirkpatrick Chapel or a picnic at Bayview Park. BusRental.com’ professional bus rental services are used for all types of events, be it big or small, and they can be social gatherings, birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette party celebrations, annual events, festivals, local community activities, dinners and meetings. You can reach our customer service agents by calling, emailing or completing the simple enquiry form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
The best way to make the most of the time that you have in Edison, NJ, is to come prepared. Get your gears ready and check out historic landmark locations and art-related points of interest all around Edison, NJ, with your family, friends or colleagues.
Visitors to Edison can be assured of the fact that there’s something for everyone to enjoy during their trip and they can head out for ice skating or enjoy a birthday party at Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink along Parsonage Road or let their hair down jumping around the open jump area, basketball slam dunk and foam pit at Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena Edison. The latter attraction has a large venue for celebrations and parties like birthdays, graduation and corporate functions. Guests will have a splendid time golfing around the scenic, lighted 18-hole mini golf course of Monster Mini Golf, catch the latest Hollywood films and independent movies from Bollywood or Asia at Big Cinema NJ, and then put on their dancing shoes at one of the most popular nightspots in NJ, Perle Night Club and Lounge.
Plays in the Park offers a spacious venue for LIVE stage productions of all kinds while Edison Valley Playhouse Box Office is a historic theater that hosts seasonal productions and acting workshops. Visitors will get to hang out, relax and get their funny bones tickled by the antics of the people behind Stress Factory Comedy Club, or bring the charter bus to Zimmerli Art Museum which is a teaching museum featuring more than 60,000 artworks in its collection. The George Street Playhouse has been around since its inception in 1974 and today, it continues to offer both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as special student matinees. State Theater is a primary art location in New Brunswick, less than 15 minutes away from Edison city center; the shows features anything from sell-out concerts to theater, movies to ballet performances.
It is always fun to gain perspective when shopping at local quaint shops in a new city and they range from a mouth-watering array of frozen yogurt from outlets like Sogreen Yogurt Menlo Park along Parsonage Road to skateboarding apparel and equipment from shops like Classic Skate Shop. There are also quaint farmers markets like Dutch Country Farmers Market in Flemington to Stony Hill Gardens and Farm Market in downtown Chester. The markets offer candies, meats, salads, fresh produce, arts and crafts and delicious baked goods that you can take home with you as gifts. At Stony Hill Gardens, there is a Maze Fun Park for kids to enjoy while their parents shop. Looking for a place to have a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party? You will definitely enjoy the chic ambiance at Sangria Lounge where there’s also LIVE music and free salsa dance lessons while Robins Nest in Linden is the only blues club that has been inducted in The Blues Hall of Fame so, if you love music, this is a not-to-be-missed attraction. The wine connoisseurs in your group can take heart with the fact that there is a wide range of inexpensive wine to shop for at Wine Depot of Livingston.
When it comes to fitness programs and community activities, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Metuchen Edison YMCA where there are classes for dance, swimming and much, much more. If you are looking for some badminton action for a team-building event, check out Edison’s International Badminton Center along Park Avenue, or enjoy the indoor hockey rink, driving range and mini golf center at Inman Sports Club instead.
Although Monument Square Park is a relatively intimate one compared to other veterans monuments, it is located in a very iconic part of the region in Old New Brunswick. It remains to be a favorite with tourists and visitors. Without a smidgen of doubt, two of the most important landmark locations in Edison are the Thomas Edison Museum and Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park. There are guided tours and educational demos by staff at the museum as you can wander around Edison’s earliest laboratory while there’s a large Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower and a smaller museum dedicated to the inventor at Menlo Park. Other not-to-be-missed sites includes the beautiful, stained-glass-decorated Kirkpatrick Chapel which is often used for weddings and public events, exhibits of Egyptian mummies, dinosaur trackway and mastodon skeleton at Rutgers Geology Museum (located on the Rutgers University Campus), and Buccleuch Mansion which is located along Raritan River. The attraction and The White House Farm are maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Whether you are looking for a place for a tennis game, picnic or some running, you will never run out of options when you visit Edison. Guests will get to enjoy not just ice skating in Roosevelt County Park during winter, they can indulge in basketball, soccer or just go walking while observing the locals go about their everyday lives other times of the year. There’s also a 160-acre park, sports complex, lighted tennis courts and 4 soccer fields at Thomas Edison County Park and a waterfront area with amenities for biking, boating and fishing at Bayview Park which is a park located right along the New Jersey and New York border. There are also baseball diamonds, a skate park and jogging trail at Papaianni Park in downtown Edison, fishing spots, a full-size amphitheater and venue for special events at Boyd Park, 2 basketball courts and 2 playgrounds for young children at Rudyk Park, and a gorgeous, manicured gardens at Rutgers Gardens. Located within the campus of Rutgers University, this is also home to the university’s School of Environment and Biological Sciences. The attraction offers fun and educational programs for youth, children and adults alike, all year round.
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