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Book a Bus Rental in Rahway, New Jersey for a Tour of its Famous Sites

Rahway was the original settlement area for the Lenni Lenape Native Americans and was named after the local tribal chief, Rahwack. It became a European settlement in the 17th century.

Take in the sights of this city through a bus rental in Rahway, New Jersey

The most noted place in the City of Rahway is of course the Rahway River. It is a 48-kilometer long river with its upper reaches surrounded by parks and the mouth utilized as industrial channel. It is also the source of drinking water for Rahway residents and is home to over 6,000 trout.

Must-stops. For some dose of arts, visit the Arts Guild New Jersey (Rahway, NJ 07065), which aims to promote local artists in New Jersey. It has a regular exhibit of art works from construction or assemblage, mixed media collage, paintings, prints, photography and sculpture.

According to the history of Rahway, the development started with the purchase of Elizabethtown tract, which prompted the establishment of the English settlement in New Jersey. Know more about its historical revolution through the Rahway Historical Society, which operates some art galleries and museums.

For a dose of fun, check out the Rahway Recreation Center, where all the major activities of the city are held. For concerts and recitals, the Union County Performing Arts Center is the place to be. The center's Hamilton Stage is considered a hidden gem of the city.

Seldom does a prison become a tourist destination but in Rahway, it is a must-stop. Why? Two words: George Clooney. The East Jersey State Prison (formerly Rahway State Prison) made an appearance at the start of the movie Ocean's Eleven. It was where Clooney was supposedly incarcerated. Since then, many have posed outside the prison for pictures, so make sure that the bus rental in Rahway heads this way. That's not all, Scared Straight, a 1978 documentary was filmed there. The 1989 movie Lock Up starring Sylvester Stallone was also filmed in the facility.

Incidentally, many famous people were also born and raised in Rahway. Among these are the young YouTube sensation Joshua Chomik, the late Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, singer-songwriter Eric Roberson and astronomer Carl Sagan.

Shopping and dining options.

  • Classic Comics. The New Jersey area is devoid of comic stores for real collectors. Of course, comics are available anywhere but for rare gems, the Classic Comics may be a small store but its selection of comics is wide-ranging. Of course, the shop still has the usual Marvel and DC comics.
  • Times of Grace. This shop is not for everybody. But for those who want a permanent remembrance of that trip to Rahway, drop by this tattoo shop. It is said that "Robert" has a light hand.
  • Wicked Flame. This is an independent home décor shop. The minute you step into this shop, you'll immediately think you are in heaven because it's how heaven should smell like.

For dining options, direct the bus rental in Rahway to either Main Street or Grand Avenue for wonderful restaurant alternatives:

  • Cubanu has great Cuban food and an equally great selection of Cuban music. Stuff yourself with Cuban treats then dance the night away.
  • Kim's in the Mix. Anyone will have the best of both worlds in this restaurant—they have a great selection of Southern food for the main course, and a wide array of dessert with one just as delectable as the other. When dropping by this restaurant as a group, make sure to order different dishes and eat off each other's plate. This is one way to taste everything the restaurant has to offer.
  • Nancy's Towne House has the thinnest and crispiest crust pizza in the area. The prices are reasonable and the bar is well-stocked. Pizza, after all, is great with either beer or wine.
  • Pierogi Palace. This Polish place serves pierogis in so many different options.
  • The Waiting Room. If you are visiting Rahway but you don't want to miss a sports competition, then drop by this bar to meet other sports enthusiasts both locals and visitors.

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