12 Things to do in Montclair

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Montclair is filled with so many things to do, whether you are interested in doing something with the whole family, a moms night out, or a date night with the hubs; Montclair offers fun for everyone.

 

1. Adventure Rooms

At Adventure Rooms your team can participate in a live room escape event. You rely on knowledge, experience, teammates, and street smarts. Can you solve your way out?
There are four different Adventure rooms to choose from
Swiss Original: You Are In An Unfamiliar Place, You Have 60 Minutes, You Must Solve Your Way Out, Will You Escape?
Penrose Dream: Enter the dream space for a mind-boggling experience! Will you complete the challenge?
The Remedy: You find yourself in a strange medical office. The truth is revealed. There is no one to help you. The clock is ticking. Will you find the remedy?
Adventure Room – Corporate: So you want to “Escape the Pink Slip”? Voted the best Team building Activity outing! Taking on Adventure Rooms with your co-workers will be the best thing you will ever do as a team. Bring us your competitive salesperson, your skeptical product manager, and stressed out director. “Escape the Pink Slip” experience will allow you to rapidly form genuine, collaborative relationships with one another. With these collegial bonds in place, teams are known to be more effective and productive in the workplace.
119 Grove Street Montclair, NJ 07042
For more information please call 973-746-0050 or visit http://www.myadventurerooms.com/new-jersey

 

2. Alexander Kasser Theater

Alexander Kasser Theater is a performing arts theater on the Montclair State University Campus at 1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ. It can seat up to 500 guests, providing a great crowd for the revolutionary experience. The theater has a wide variety of performances, keeping the art community fresh and optimistic for years to come. The performances are full of talent; some of the best around the world. For more information, please call 973-655-4000 or visit http://peakperfs.org/alexander-kasser-theater/ 

 

3. Cuban Pete’s

Is a Fun and Delicious Cuban Restaurant. When you walk in you instantly feel transported by being surrounded with Cuban décor. Featuring a great sangria bar and excellent food this uplifting environment is really something you must try. And not to mention it’s BYOB and you can have them put whatever you bring into a great sangria for you to enjoy. If you are looking for authentic Cuban food that you will enjoy Cuban Pete’s is where you want to go.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday-11:30-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday-11:30-12:00am
Sunday-11:30-11:00pm
Located at 428 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
For More information please call 973-746-1100 or visit http://cubanpetesrestaurant.com/

 

4. Diamond Cycle

The only one in the area to offer Historic Self-Guided tours of Montclair. These tours were made possible by the Montclair Historical Society, and feature some of the oldest and most interesting properties in town. We have also partnered with other local businesses to create a tour map that includes special discounts, and highlights three riding tours for all levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.Whether you need a full carbon race rig, or an electric-assist hybrid, Diamond cycle has you covered! Rentals are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. All rentals come with a helmet, lock, and souvenir Tour Map. Driver’s license and Credit Card are required. Daily Rentals: Pickup in the morning and return before closing the same day. Weekend Rentals: Pickup Friday 10-6 and return Monday 10-8. And don’t forget to view and print their Rental Agreement.
Located at 409 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
Hours of Operation:
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-6 (6-10 by apt)
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed
For more information please call 973-509-0233 or visit http://www.diamondcycle.com/articles/bike-tours-rentals-pg93.htm

 

5. Edgemont Memorial Park

Edgemont Park is a beautiful park located at 274 Valley Rd. Montclair, NJ. The park consists of 20 acres of land, including baseball diamonds, walkways and bike paths that surround a beautiful pond and a handicapped accessible playground. This park welcomes all guests, and strives on community support. An annual Fourth of July picnic is held at the park as well, which includes live music. For more information please call 973-509-5711 or visit http://friendsofedgemontpark.com.

 

6. Egan & Sons

Egan & Sons is an authentic Irish Pub. If you’re looking for a wonderful eating experience, Egan & Sons is the place to go. They have their award winning Fish & Chips, among other great dishes. They feature many paintings of Ireland’s well-known artists. This pub is family friendly and an overall great experience.
Located at 118 Walnut St. Montclair, NJ
For more information please call 973-744-1413 or visit http://www.egannsons.com.

 

7. Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy is a unique, real-time immersive experience unlike anything you’ve participated in. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a challenge and can use their observation skills and intellect, Exit Strategy quickly becomes the fastest hour you’ve ever faced. The task for each scenario is simple: go in, do the job, find the key, and get out. Do you have what it takes to get out in an hour? Do you have your own Exit Strategy?
The Senator’s Manor:United States Senator Franklin Wilson Neuhaus, II has been missing for several months. His son, Frankin, III has discovered through tax records that a secret manor belonging to Senator Neuhaus has not been investigated by the police. Not sure who he can trust, Franklin III has turned to you, a team of expert private investigators, to find any clues inside that may lead to the discovery of his father’s whereabouts.
45 Park St Montclair, NJ 07042
For more information please visitl http://exitstrategynj.com/

 

8. Montclair Art Museum (MAM)

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), along with its Yard School of Art, engages a diverse community through its distinctive collection of American and Native American art, exhibitions, and educational programs that link art to contemporary life in a global context.
Free First Thursdays Nights and Free First Fridays: Museum galleries are free of charge for everyone the first Thursday of the month 5–9 p.m. (October – June) and the first Friday of every month Noon–5 p.m. Also check out the Free First Thursday Nights schedule for a detailed listing of dynamic programming, including a full service bar, art activities, and live music.
Regular Admission:
Nonmember Adults: $12
Seniors (65+): $10
Students (with I.D.): $10
Members: free of charge
Children under 12: free of charge
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, and major holidays.
Located at 3 South Mountain Avenue Montclair, New Jersey 07042-1747
For more Information please call 973-746-5555 or visit https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/

 

9. SPAtique

Unwind, relax, and experience a world of warmth and tranquility at SPAtique.  Our attentive and professional staff is dedicated to undoing the effects of everyday life by providing you with a restful and restorative spa experience. Our uncompromising excellence and commitment to luxury wellness is not just a philosophy, but a highly cultivated practice. From the moment you walk through our doors you’ll leave the fast-paced world behind and begin a journey that will relax your body, rejuvenate your mind, and renew your spirit.
Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday-Friday: 10-8
Saturday: 9-7
Sunday: 10-5
Located 427 Bloomfield Avenue Montclair NJ 07042
For more information please call 973-744-1001 or visit http://spatiquelux.com/about/

 

10. The Wellmont Theater

The Wellmont Theater is a venue where world-class talent in a enormous variety of genres is guaranteed to be a valuable resource to North Jersey music people and the town of Montclair as a whole. The Wellmont is the venue for many events such as Meetings, Graduations, Awards Ceremonies, TV Shows, Benefits, Fundraisers, Concerts and Fashion Shows. Located at 5 Seymour Street Montclair, NJ 07042 For more information and find upcoming events please call 973-783-9500 or visit http://www.thewellmonttheater.com/

 

11. The Woodhouse Day Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa is a top of the line spa located at 56 S Park St. Montclair, NJ. They are open Monday-Sunday 9am-8pm. Guests are greeted with a robe and reflexology sandals. Guests then have their choice of tea to drink to begin their journey to relaxation. With dedicated staff, the ultimate goal of relaxation is highly achievable. For more information please call 973-509-8488 or visit https://www.woodhousespas.com/about-us.

 

12. Van Vleck House & Garden

Take a walk around our gardens
The Gardens are open to the public from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, and are always free-of-charge.
Garden Exploration Saturdays for Families
Come to Van Vleck and visit our Education Center anytime between 10 am to 1:00 pm. An environmental educator will discuss various topics relating to nature in and around the gardens. A simple craft will be offered, as well as supplies for a self-guided activity on the property. Everything you need to enjoy quality time with your family is here. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up; however, all are welcome. All children must be supervised by an adult. Rain or shine.
21 Van Vleck Street Montclair, NJ 07042
For more information and more events please call 973-744-4752 or visit http://vanvleck.org/

About Author

Daria Seaman is a student at Montclair State University majoring in Business Marketing. She currently lives in North Brunswick, NJ with her parents and two older siblings. Daria is a fun loving young lady that loves to be involved. Along with her positive attitude, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She cannot live without her favorite pizzeria and restaurant Francesco's in the neighboring town of Miltown. Her outgoing personality allows her to put a smile on everyone's face and never be afraid to be the only one dancing. She enjoys going on vacation with her family to Wildwood every year where Daria's favorite one stop shop, Duffers is located. Equipped with an arcade, miniature golf and an ice cream parlor this restaurant has everything Daria loves to do, eat and have fun.

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