The 5 best places to visit in Edison, NJ

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Best Place To Visit Edison NJ

With the hustle and bustle of life going on, it’s sometimes difficult to sit and appreciate the cool attractions we have right in our little city. When we researched apartments, we repeatedly came back to Edison because of its vast amount of activities.

Surprisingly, I’ve never shared how cool my city is with you all. Luckily, I just partnered with Apartment Guide to take on the challenge of exploring my city. As an Apartment Guide Blog Partner, I get to share ideas to make your apartment feel like home. That includes taking advantage of what’s right in your area!

Harold’s New York Deli and Restaurant

Harold’s has been a mainstay in this area of Central New Jersey for decades. While we Edison residents can easily jump on a train to NYC for a corned beef sandwich, we never have to, thanks to Harold’s.

With sandwiches created that are bigger than my and my husband’s heads put together, and Matzo ball soup with balls as big as my fist, we always have a blast visiting the restaurant.

It’s a kid-friendly place, and Sonny always enjoys stopping at the dessert wall and looking at the 12-inch tall cheesecakes and chocolate cakes. We we aren’t in the mood to sit, we just order our food to-go. Harold’s is magical.

Tastee Sub Shop

Speaking of sandwiches, Tastee is THE BEST sub shop in the area, hands down. Even President Obama agrees, having visited our little gem a few years ago.  The owners of Tastee are the best example of a small business becoming a success and staying so. Rutgers students venture to our town for subs from this shop, and you know that college kids can spot great(and inexpensive) food anywhere. Make sure to stop in here for lunch.

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park

As you could have guessed, our town is named after the father of inventions, Thomas Edison. The Menlo Park Museum is an homage to the great inventor, who moved his experimental facilities here. The museum is located within Edison State Park and has recently been renovated to include more exhibits. Make sure to check out my favorite part of the museum, the Art Deco Edison Memorial Tower.

Plays In The Park

Besides being the birthplace of many of Edison’s inventions, this city is known for its plays in the park.  Located in the midst of Roosevelt Park, next to Menlo Park Mall, The Plays in the Park have been putting on shows for the public for the past 50 years.

With a facility that is equipped to do indoor and outdoor productions, residents can enjoy Broadway classics almost year-round. The arena also provides free concerts and plays geared towards kids and teens. Check out Plays in the Park for more information on upcoming shows.

Roosevelt Park

If you aren’t sure why New Jersey is called “The Garden State,” Edison will show you. With 29 different parks available all over the city, you’ll never have to search for a play to enjoy nature. Roosevelt Park is our most popular park, due to its location near our Menlo Park mall, and because it houses our plays in the park.

Roosevelt also has lots of open spaces for gatherings, 3 playgrounds, an ice skating rink, a lake for fishing and more, Edison and Middlesex County residents love to enjoy life here. This is the perfect park to take a picnic lunch to, and maybe even go on a long nature walk.

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My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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  1. 9.27.12

    This information’s are very helpful for me because I have planned to visit for my winter holidays and I can visit these places too.

  2. 9.27.12

    How close are you to the turnpike? We drive through 1-2 times a year & I’m always looking for places where I can let my kids get out and run.

  3. 9.28.12
    Amiyrah said:


    we are exit 10 off of the Turnpike. Actually, as soon as you get off at our exit, you’re only a few feet from Harold’s. Edison is a perfect city to stop in for a break during a trip.

  4. 10.2.12

    I love travelling to locations which has mystery or any other bond with special characters, so I think I should add “The Thomas Edison Center” to my list. It sounds pretty interesting for me.

  5. 12.25.13
    Anna said:

    These places all sounds great, and I love Harold’s!