Initially consisting of clusters of small farms and close-knit communities, Old Bridge was originally incorporated as Madison Township. The name was changed in an effort to avoid confusion with another city in Morris County. The city had its beginning with Thomas Warne, one of the first 24 settlers in the area, being granted land by the King of England in 1737 as with John and Susannah Brown who were granted the same and named the area Brownville. The city has access to a great number of rivers, lakes and water features and the city was named after an old bridge that was built spanning South River. Apart from South River, there’s Raritan Bay, Deep Run, Tennets Brook, Matchaponix Brook, Barclay Brook and Cheesequake Creek. Its early settlers thrived on various industries which includes a large number of old mill streams, a thriving clay industry and apple farms. The number of residents only started to grow approximately around 1880 due to a building boom which includes the construction of Route 18 connecting the city to the shore. Money Magazine, in both 2005 and 2007, named Old Bridge as one of the best places to live in in the United States. Some of the city’s attractions includes Cheesequake State Park, Old Bridge Ice Arena, Veterans Park, Geick Park and Laurence Harbor Beachfront. Old Bridge is located less than 30 minutes drive away from Edison and Red Bank and less than 20 minutes from East Brunswick, making it a prime destination for visitors and travelers.
Visitors will get to enjoy a large number of attractions like the fun Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center and the community events, festivals and performances held at Heavenly Farms Community Arts Center. In support of the local art scene, be sure to make your way to Art Alliance to encourage the young who as aspiring actors, singers and dancers or hang out with your friends when there’s a LIVE performance at General Saloon. When it comes to history, Thomas Edison Museum and Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park are both located within a short distance from Old Bridge, New Jersey, and when all the tours are over, head over to Bicentennial Park to enjoy the beautiful wide open green space, take in the gorgeous flowers and plants at the well-maintained Rutgers Gardens on Rutgers University campus, or bring your students or kids out for horseback riding lessons provided by attractions like Legacy Riding Stables in East Brunswick.
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We are dedicated to providing more than just bus rental services to our customers - we are committed to you having the most fun in all the points of interest in Old Bridge and its surrounding cities. The list below will help you make the most informed decision about sites you may want to make time for when you are in Old Bridge, NJ.
The Heavenly Farms Community Arts Center is an attraction featuring baseball, soccer, basketball and other fun family-friendly sports at its 140 acres worth of green space. There’s an indoor theater for fun plays and an outdoor amphitheater which is often used for community events. When the weather is hot outside, there’s always Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick. Visitors can make use of the water tubes, picnic areas, deck chairs and other fun recreational water activities provided by the attraction all year round. You can also bring young children out to Jumping Jungle to enjoy the 10,000 square foot climate-controlled inflatable fun house and hurricane simulator, bring the charter bus to Red Bank Armory Ice Complex for special events, parties or its open public ice skating sessions, or just have a movie night out with your friends at attractions like Starplex Luxury Cinemas in East Brunswick or Red Bank Art Cinema in Red Bank.
If you love art, you can organize a trip to Lavon Art Gallery and Art to look around renowned artwork and aspiring artists masterpieces that is centered around modern and contemporary genres, join the various art events and tour the exhibits at Red Bank’s Art Alliance, or attend a local LIVE performances that range from hip hop to heavy metal music at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville. There’s also classical and dramatic performances held throughout the year, children’s theater and workshops to check out at Two River Theater Company and elaborate LIVE stage productions at Edison’s Plays in the Park.
Visitors will get to enjoy a world of International cuisine right at the heart of Old Bridge and its surrounding communities. There’s traditional American breakfast and brunch to devour at Comfi, authentic Italian cuisine like baked clams and fillet of sole from the unpretentious Cafe Luna, delicious pie and ice cold beer at General Saloon, a sumptuous Mexican and traditional American chorizo in the omelette from Raceway Cafe & Grill, and simple salads and soulful soups from establishments like Panera Bread. And when it comes to great drinks, we’ve got you covered. Head on over to The Tasting Room of Faustini Winery for their wide selection of sparkling wines, whites and reds, enjoy the fun DJ’s latest spins at the ever-popular Perle Night Club & Lounge, order all the pizzas, wings and burgers that you want to go with your beers at The Ale House in Sayreville, and book a spot for yourself and your group on the back veranda of Old York Cellars where there are amenities for a family gathering and picnic.
Looking for a place for a team-building event with your office workers? There are a few places to consider. You can take advantage of the soccer, lacrosse, basketball and hockey fields at The Fields Sports Complex, book the six Olympic-standard badminton courts at International Badminton Center in Edison, or enjoy a few rounds of glow-in-the-dark 18-hole mini golf course at Monster Mini Golf.
Most of the historical sites that comes highly recommended for those who visit Old Bridge are located in its surrounding cities like Edison, New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. Being so close to Edison, one should not miss the chance to get the charter bus driver to bring them to Thomas Edison Museum and Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park. The wonderful artifacts and insightful exhibits at the museum and at Menlo Park will shed light on the work, life and achievements of Thomas Edison, especially at Edison’s lab. At the park, make your way to the Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower. The Rutgers Geology Museum is located within the grounds of Rutgers University campus; the geology museum was founded way back in 1872 by George Cook and today, there are tours you can take on to visit exhibits like dinosaur trackway, an Egyptian mummy, mastodon skeleton as well as learn about minerals found around the region. The Kearny Cottage Museum in Perth Amboy is a historic four-room cottage constructed in 1781 near Raritan River; it’s building and colonial garden is preserved to help people understand what life was like during the era that it was constructed. For those who love history, do not miss the chance to bring the charter bus to Staten Island’s The Conference House. This is where a meeting was held that ended America’s Revolutionary War.
Whether you like fishing, soccer or hiking, there’s something for you to do when you visit Old Bridge. Visitors will get to opt for boating and fishing activities along the scenic hiking trails, playground, soccer, football fields and lake area at Bicentennial Park in East Brunswick, 26 acres worth of hiking trails and picnic areas at Welsh Park, and an intimate waterfront park with wide open grass fields and shaded picnic areas at Marine Park in downtown Red Bank. While the grassy areas and access to water activities at Riverside Park, some patrons visit the park when there are LIVE events and performances. Other fun outdoor attractions you can check out includes the ice skating rink and sports field at Roosevelt County Park in Edison, and Dismal Swamp Conservation Area that is home to rescue animals at Triple C Ranch.
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