With a population of just under 600,000 and being home to several universities, Union County is a bustling area with so much to do. From an archery range to live music venues, we guarantee you’ll never be bored. Here’s what you should do during your day trip around Union County.
Kick off your day trip with a hearty breakfast at Urban Griddle. Order up a Nutella Panini for something sweet or a Pesto Chicken Omelet to satisfy your craving for the savory. Make it a brunch and try a craft beer or cocktail at this Elizabeth, New Jersey spot.
Bowcraft Amusement Park
Get a thrill at the Bowcraft Amusement Park. Spend all day or just a few hours riding the roller coasters, playing on the bumper cars or eating deliciously bad-for-you fair food. Bring the kids to this family-friendly attraction in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Spend time relaxing in nature at the Watchung Reservation, the largest nature reserve in the county and just a half an hour drive from The Park. The 6-mile-long trail is perfect for walking and running. Not only will you get some fresh air and exercise, but you’ll be able to learn about important historic sites in Union County along the way on the Watchung Reservation History Trail.
Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park
Channel your inner Katniss for a day at the Archery Range at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. Sign up for private or small group lessons to sharpen your target-hitting skills.
16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro
Wind down for the evening with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and some live music at Westfield wine spot 16 Prospect. Let the jazzy notes transport you to another world while choosing from an impressive wine list. Visit this wine bar during the summer months and enjoy outdoor seating.