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Things to do in Morris County

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.
Clothes Shop
“Upscale shopping mall, even if you don’t buy anything, it is a nice place to have a stroll. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Zoo
“One of the most popular zoo in NJ, 17 min driving distance from the property. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
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”
  • 13 locals recommend
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
Pizza Place
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“Incredible farm-to-table restaurant. There might be a wait, but it's worth it. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Over 50 taps serving the largest selection of rare draft beers in the state of New Jersey. Experience the good life at our Grand Country Estate nestled on 3 acres of rolling hills and countryside in the heart of Sparta N.J. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients come together to create a unique farm-to-table dining experience. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great Local Theatre... playing top-notch musicals you will love with the whole family or just enjoy a pleasant evening with your significant other!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Miles of trails for hiking and running, great area for biking, and lots of Revolutionary War History!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“If you want to connect with nature and like walking or hiking, this park/reservation it’s big and has nice trails. It’s within minutes driving. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Beautiful setting on the lake. You can sit indoors or outdoors depending on the season. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent food, Nice atmosphere. If you're looking for a quiet dinner this isn't a good choice. I like the noise : )”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Worth a visit despite the higher price. Great food, service, and amazing views!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“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
Bar
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“This area has a lot to offer overall, Alice's is one of three good restaurants on the lake here. It has the highest view of Lake Hopatcong out of the other restaurants and is a little more upscale but still very delicious and perfect for a date night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“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
Pizza Place
“Incredible farm-to-table restaurant. There might be a wait, but it's worth it. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Over 50 taps serving the largest selection of rare draft beers in the state of New Jersey. Experience the good life at our Grand Country Estate nestled on 3 acres of rolling hills and countryside in the heart of Sparta N.J. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients come together to create a unique farm-to-table dining experience. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent food, Nice atmosphere. If you're looking for a quiet dinner this isn't a good choice. I like the noise : )”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Worth a visit despite the higher price. Great food, service, and amazing views!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Beautiful setting on the lake. You can sit indoors or outdoors depending on the season. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This area has a lot to offer overall, Alice's is one of three good restaurants on the lake here. It has the highest view of Lake Hopatcong out of the other restaurants and is a little more upscale but still very delicious and perfect for a date night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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