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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“South Mountain Reservation covers 2,112 acres in the central section of Essex County, extending through the municipalities of West Orange, Maplewood, and Millburn, bordering South Orange, between the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountain Range. The presence of the early Lenape Indians lingers in the name given to the Watchung—the "high hills." The reservation has changed only slightly through the years. It's been preserved primarily in its wild state. Woodlands abound in a variety of hardwood trees, and tall hemlocks tower above streams, creeks and ponds”
  • 12 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Seafood Restaurant
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“Technically a restaurant, but the outside bar is the highlight! Go here on a warm night to enjoy a high-end but energetic scene with a lovely lake view.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This place is wonderful for you and the entire family. While there, be sure to visit Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex. It's a free admission to the park and lake. They are connected.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Livingston Mall is a two-level shopping mall owned by the Simon Property Group located in Livingston, New Jersey, United States, serving western Essex, Morris and Union counties.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Completely new in 2015, giant water reservoir turned paddle boat park! Take a 2 mile stroll around the lake, kids will love the swan paddle boats! Grab brunch at McLoone's Boathouse with lake views. Kids will love the Reggata play ground featuring a giant ship that they can slide down and climb all over~”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Family entertainment for the day - Go-carts; bumper cars; indoor rides; game arcade”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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Recreation Center
“The South Mountain Recreation Complex is nestled along Northfield Avenue and Cherry Lane in West Orange. The complex features a variety of recreation opportunities including Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, MiniGolf Safari, the children’s Regatta Playground, Paddleboating, a 1.7 mile walkway, and the Clipper Pavilion picnic shelter. The Arena is adjacent to the South Mountain Reservation, a 2,000 acre natural reserve which offers open space, picnic areas, barbecue sites, hiking trails, paddle boats and more. Located in the recreation complex behind the Arena are Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, Safari MiniGolf and the new Educational Center, a perfect place for a fun-filled time for the entire family. The ice skating arena is open to the public for skating, group skating lessons, learn to speedskate lessons, private ice skating parties, along with figure skating sessions and ice hockey camps and clinics.”
  • 2 locals recommend