Livingston Area Attractions

Looking for things to do during your Livingston, NJ stay? Livingston and its surrounding communities have much to offer from word class shopping to the state’s finest golf courses. Below presents just a small sampling of the many attractions and activities available to our guests, most of which are mere minutes away.

 

SHOPPING

  • Livingston Mall (1.5 miles) – Discover the elegance of Livingston Mall, a two-level, super-regional shopping center appealing to a clientele with refined tastes.  Livingston Mall is anchored by Lord & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and Sears. (973) 994 – 9391
  • The Mall at Short Hills (5.5 miles) – Nowhere else in the world can you find such an unprecedented collection of upscale specialty retailers. The region’s preeminent shopping destination includes 160 specialty stores and restaurants including Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Henri Bendel, Louis Vuitton. (973) 376 – 7350
  • New York City (24.8 miles) – When it comes to shopping in NYC, your options are all but limitless. Here you’ll find many of the best department stores in the world, including Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s NYC, and countless Fifth Avenue boutique shops, such as the quality leather goods store A. Testoni.

THEATRE/MUSIC/CONCERT VENUES

  • Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum (6 miles) – The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is a professional theater that produces and presents year- round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, consisting of drama, comedies, thrillers, and musicals; two Children’s Theatre series, and a Jazz Showcase. (973) 971 – 3706
  • The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (6 miles) – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of 25 professional theaters in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theaters in the nation is New Jersey’s only professional theater company dedicated to Shakespeare’s canon and other classic masterworks. (973) 408 – 5600
  • SOPAC – South Orange Performing Arts Center (7 miles) – Almost 10 years in the making, SOPAC evolved from an idea of then Village of South Orange President Bill Calabrese to bring a movie theater to town. It’s currently a contemporary venue that presents elite artists in an intimate theater and feature cinema and event space a variety of performing arts. (973) 313 – 2787
  • The Community Theatre at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts (8 miles) – The Preforming Arts Center is a nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey (973) 539 – 8008

MUSEUMS

  • Imagine That! – Children’s Museum (2 miles) At this local museum, preschool age and young school children are encouraged to stretch their legs and their imaginations. Discover, learn and explore in a 16,000 sq ft space, featuring over 50 unique exhibits and a variety of activities the whole family can enjoy. (973) 966 – 8000
  • Morris Museum (6 miles) The goal of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life by advancing the understanding and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts, natural and physical sciences, and humanities. (973) 596 – 6550
  • Montclair Art Museum (8 miles) the Montclair Art Museum 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. (973) 746 – 5555
  • Edison National Historic Site Home and Lab (8 miles) Edison National Historic Site preserves Thomas Edison’s laboratory and home in West Orange, New Jersey. The site still includes most of the house’s original furnishings are intact and many Edison inventions and prototypes are on display in the laboratory. (973) 7366 – 0550

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

  • Drew University (5.5 miles) Located in the picturesque and friendly borough of Madison, New Jersey, Drew’s 186 acre, wooded campus is within walking distance of the Madison train station. The university is known for its small class sizes and personal attention to students. (973) 408-3000
  • Caldwell College (6 miles) At the core of a Caldwell College education is their liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to develop critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness. (973) 618-3000
  • Seton Hall University (8 miles) Seton Hall’s 58-acre campus is located in the quaint town of South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan. The University is home to eight schools, over 60 majors and about 10,000 students. (973) 761-9000
  • Rutgers University (11 miles) The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. (732) 455-4636

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS

  • The Funplex East Hanover (4 miles) Hit the pedal for the high speed thrills of Electric Go Karts and the wild fun of Bumper Cars. See the spectacle of XD Theater and experience the excitement of Foam Frenzy and Lazer Runner’s laser tag. (973) 428-1166
  • JCC Metrowest (4 miles) JCC MetroWest’s vision is to be the premier Jewish social, recreational, cultural and educational center that serves the entire MetroWest community and inspires every individual to explore the boundless potential of Judaism. (973) 530-3400
  • Turtle Back Zoo (5 miles) The Zoo is committed to providing an enriching recreational experience that fosters excellence in wildlife education and wildlife conservation so that present and future generations are inspired to understand, appreciate and protect the fragile interdependence of all living things. (973)-731-5800
  • Eagle Rock Reservation (7.5 miles) Eagle Rock Reservation is 408 acres of hills, streams, and valleys located on the border between West Orange and Montclair, NJ. (973) 268-3500
  • Funtime Junction (8.5 miles) Funtime Junction is the best party place for kids. Their top of the local children’s entertainment community and are a family enterprise that knows about family. (973) 882-9777

RECREATION

  • Anchor Golf Center (2.5 miles) Morris County’s premier golf facility with golf lessons, featuring a gold simulator, mini gold, driving range and more. (973) 887-0898
  • Pinch Brook Golf Course (3 miles) Designed by the world-renowned development firm, Rees Jones Inc, Pinch Brook Gold Course is considered a must play course in Florham Park, NJ. (973) 377-2039
  • Francis Byrne Golf Course (4.5 miles) Essex County Francis Byrne Golf Course has been a long-time anchor to the new jersey community from when it first opened in 1926. With holes modeled off famous Scotland courses, it’s one of the premiere public golf courses in the state. (973) 736-2306
  • Brooklake Indoor Tennis Courts (4.5 miles) With year-round tennis courts and swimming programs, Brooklade Tennis is open to the public. (973) 377-2235
  • West Orange Tennis Club (5.5 miles) Established in 1969, the West Orange Tennis Club is the largest tennis club in New Jersey with over 25 indoor and outdoor courts. (973) 731-1740