We are so excited you’re going to stay the weekend!

West Orange has so much to offer, and we want to help you make the most of it.

Planning your Stay

Marriott Courtyard West Orange, has generously offered specially discounted rooms to “Let’s Go Wild…For Kids!” attendees. Rooms will only cost $159 a night when you mention The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. Located off of Route 280 and across from Essex Green Shopping Center and movie theatre complex. Book your discounted room here.


West Orange Area Attractions

Visit the labs where Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, phonograph and first motion picture as well as tour his home in the country’s first private residential park:


Enjoy what is referred to as the world’s best [thin crust] pizza:


Be amazed by breathtaking views of the NYC skyline, just 12 miles away, at Eagle Rock Reservation and take a moment to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial there as well:


Walk through pre-Revolutionary War burial grounds where you can still read inscriptions on tombstones from the 17th century:


Short but scenic hike with a payoff-a beautiful waterfall!


First-rate art and cultural exhibits:


Step back in time to one of the country’s last, fully-independent retailers of used, signed first-edition and new books:


Stroll Church Street and enjoy live music and outdoor cafes:


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