Woodbridge is nestled within the Middlesex County, less than 10 minutes from Edison, Linden and Perth Amboy. During its early days of development, according to Joshua Coffin, the earliest settlers were the descendents of ‘Captain John Pike’ who were also ancestors of General Zebulon Montgomery Pike who was a war hero of the battle of Queenstown in 1813. Other early settlers includes Joseph Blomfield, John Bishop, Jonathan Hayes, Henry Jaques and Stephen Kent, just to name a few. Woodbridge was home to New Jersey’s very first grist mill which was built and run by Jonathan Singletary Dunham. As far as records show, Woodbridge Township is the oldest original township in the state of New Jersey, having a royal charter granted by King Charles II of England in 1669 and it was named after Reverend John W. Woodbridge of Newbury, Massachusetts. Woodbridge consists of many intimate communities and neighborhoods and they include Woodbridge Proper, Hopelawn, Sand Hills, Shore Views, Boynton Beach, Sewaren, Fords, Avenel, Fairfield etc. Woodbridge has one of the region’s most active YMCA community center and it is not uncommon to find locals flocking to the facility to enjoy its playroom, The Arenas which has a roller skating rink, a gym, pool and spacious community rooms. The ice skating rink at the center is home to the Special Hockey International Team, the Woodbridge Warriors. It is popularly known to host the annual ASHA, American Special Hockey Association’s Special Needs Hockey Day Camp which is conventionally held during summer. Being one of New Jersey very first settlement areas, this means a long list of historic attractions for visitors to visit. But that’s not all there is to it. Guests can make their way to attractions like the Jonathan Singletary Dunham House, the historic East Jersey State Prison, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, and St. James Catholic Church which was constructed and founded in 1860.
We bet the above historic sites sounds interesting to the history buffs in your group but is that all there is to do in Woodbridge and its surrounding cities and communities? Absolutely not. People can rent a mini bus or school bus for a field trip to learn about small rescued animals at Triple C Ranch, bring the charter bus out to Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena Edison hopping around the well-maintained trampoline park and arcade center or have a bowling night-out with their friends and family at Linden Lanes. Most attractions in Woodbridge has affordable event venues for special occasions and celebrations and it includes historic art attractions like Zimmerli Art Museum or you can bring the party bus for a bar crawl around some of the region’s top nightspots which includes Robins Nest. When you have an executive coach, school bus or van to transport your group around, be sure to make a trip to both Thomas Edison Museum and Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park. After learning about Thomas Edison’s inventions and patents, get the charter bus driver to make a stop at Warinanco Park in Elizabeth which is a hot favorite with the locals when it comes to outdoor attractions. If you have a wedding reception, social gathering, prom night, corporate function, state-to-state tours, fundraising dinner or corporate functions like conferences and meetings coming up in Woodbridge, NJ, be sure to give BusRental.com a call to find out more about our affordably-priced ground transportation services and packages. The perfect ride is always a quick phone call away.
The wonderful thing about visiting a charming city like Woodbridge is that if you can’t find it here in its city center, it is always a short charter bus drive away in surrounding communities. And the attractions are so diverse that we think some of the following points of interest are worth checking out.
The Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink is conveniently located near a lake so, a visit to this winter wonderland would make for a great escapade from the bustling city center. During warmer months, families will bring their kids out to the park for roller skating, enjoy an event, have a skating lesson or just hang out at the cafe. You can also let your kids loose at the fun Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena Edison where there are venues for corporate events, graduation parties and birthday celebrations. There is, obviously, nothing more fun than to target your boss or coworkers with a team-building event at Cousins Paintball or have a bowling night-out at attractions like Linden Lanes, Jersey Lanes or Majestic Lanes. On top of offering guests the chance to bowl to their hearts’ contents, there are arcade centers, pro shops, cafes, bars and party packages for you to take advantage of. For something simpler, there’s a movie night out waiting for you at AMC Aviation 12 instead.
When it comes to LIVE stage shows produced by the locals, you cannot go wrong by booking a spot for yourself at Plays in the Park in Edison. The outdoor theater is a refreshing change from the conventional theaters you can find in a large city. People can also bring the charter bus to the family-owned L&M Art Gallery which features antique paintings of all type, or head out to Pinot’s Palette Staten Island where you can have your own painting party...something quite out of the ordinary for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette celebrations. A tour around Zimmerli Art Museum will, however, prove to be quite an inspiring experience as the tour takes visitors around to explore more than 60,000 artwork procured from all around the world. Evalyn Dunn’s Gallery is a more intimate art attraction located in Westfield; it mainly features inspiring works of Graciela Rodo and Roy Fairchild so, if you are ready to learn more about the duo, bring the charter bus over for a tour.
While the city boasts of a long, impressive lineup of quaint restaurants, cafes, coffee outlets and cheap eateries all around the city’s vibrant center and shopping district, you may find yourself pondering about where is the best place for some drinks with your friends. Worry not, they are all here either in Woodbridge or neighboring Linden, Edison and Perth Amboy. There’s the blues combo of LIVE jazz, R&B, Cajun and Swing music at Robins Nest where you can just let loose and hang out with your best buddies, enjoy some import or craft beers while catching a football game at the big screen provided by Vida Bar NJ, and the friendly, comfy ambiance at Sangria Lounge in Perth Amboy. Fancy picking up new salsa dance moves? This is your best bet. The Ale House in Sayreville remains to be one of the best restaurants and bars in the region; the food options are good, service is friendly and it brings visitors a large number of both local and imported beer to go with your pizza, burgers and fries.
When you come as close to Edison as this, it only makes sense to organize a trip to Thomas Edison Museum and Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park. Both these attractions offers insightful tours into the works, artifacts, exhibits and early inventions related to the investor’s work and life. The model of Edison’s laboratory is intriguing while the site at Menlo Park has a unique Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower to explore. You can also make your way to Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Linden which is a historic place as well as outdoor attraction with ball fields, basketball and tennis courts as well as a playground for the young ones to have fun in. There are also historic sites around neighboring Woodbridge and it includes the four-room cottage of Kearny Cottage Museum which showcases early life in the region and The Conference House in Staten Island. The cottage was built in 1781 a short distance away from Raritan River and it has a beautiful colonial garden that has been restored and preserved. The Conference House, as the name might suggest, was where discussions were made to bring the Revolutionary War to an end. The home was constructed in 1860 and is a part of the National Register of Historic Places.
When visiting Woodbridge, visitors will get access to fun outdoor attractions like Roosevelt County Park where guests can engage in ice skating during winter, roller skating during summer, play basketball or soccer at its field; Wheeler Park is also a skate park, playground and picnic spot with a swimming pool and dive tank in Linden. Warinanco Park in Elizabeth happens to be one of the locals’ favorite weekend hangout spots for families because there is a scenic duck pond, Bayview Park has a waterfront park that is located at the border of New Jersey and New York with walking, biking, fishing and boating amenities, and Bloomingdale Park in Staten Island is a spacious 140-acre green lung for visitors and locals to hang out in.
While Triple C Ranch is not a zoo, per se, it is a rescue farm with a nice number of small animals for children to learn about and the animals includes ponies, rams, pigs, chickens, goats and ducks. Check out their schedule because sometimes, there are gardening classes held at the attraction and it would be an amazing chance for a field trip.
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