10 Things to Do in Bloomfield That You Shouldn't Miss

September 20, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Bloomfield is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 47,315, reflecting a decline of 368 (-0.8%) from the 47,683 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,622 (+5.8%) from the 45,061 counted in the 1990 Census. It surrounds the Bloomfield Green Historic District.
Restaurants in Bloomfield

1. Thomas Edison National Historical Park

211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612 +1 973-736-0550
Excellent
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4.5 based on 417 reviews

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Reviewed By VacaCouple2014 - New York City, New York

This is a museum where you need several hours to really see everything and they close at 4 pm. so plan accordingly. We ran out of time. You can see Edison's workshop, library, stock room along with multiple other things - like the first movie production site, a display of the original phonograph (that still works) and so much more that it is hard to remember it all. We plan to return again when we can go and view his home in nearby Montclair in warm weather - opens in April.

2. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104-1029 +1 973-484-4600
Excellent
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5 based on 156 reviews

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Reviewed By barry m - New York City, New York

I have stopped to take a look sometimes a take pictures.
This is one of the largest cathederals on the East coast, from what I have read about it.
There are nice Italian restaurants and bakeries nearby. This was once a major Italian neighborhood at one time.

3. Brookdale Park

Watchung Avenue, Park Borders Bloomfield and Montclair, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 +1 973-268-3500
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Brookdale Park

Reviewed By jfdunphy1

Summer concert series in progress again. Local residents appreciate the high quality upgrade on track, football/soccer field and so on. Rose garden and archery facilities maintained by clubs. And there is a dog park. Well used park.

4. FlyNYON

78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ 07032-6500
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5 based on 141 reviews

FlyNYON

We make professional aerial photography services accessible to everyone by providing a crowdsourced aerial experience. Whether you want to snap a signature shoe selfie on your iPhone, or you want to capture incredible aerial content for your portfolio: we’ve got a variety of options for you. No two flights are the same. Variables in time of day, seasons, weather, and a custom flight plan has photographers flying with us time and time again. Each photo flight is tailored to what you would like to see. Want to go high or low? Want to focus on a specific building or landmark? Take your photography to new heights with FlyNYON. FlyNYON takes the thrill of shooting images from an open door helicopter, and makes it accessible by offering crowdsourced seats, without compromising on safety. Our New York City flights are conducted in turbine engine helicopters and are piloted by crew with thousands of hours of experience. The doors are taken off and you and your photo equipment are securely tethered in for the ride. We’ve flown thousands of passengers since we’ve opened our doors in 2012, and now offer photo flights in NYC, Miami, San Francisco & Los Angeles. Sky’s not the limit; it’s our office.

Reviewed By Daniel E

I booked a doors off flight last year to take this April. Doors off flights have currently been suspended as Flynyon we’re responsible for the recent helicopter crash into the Hudson River where five of their customers sadly lost their lives. I have attempted to...MoreHi Daniel, Spoke to customer service department. They'll be getting in touch shortly. I apologize for the inconvenience.

5. Presby Iris Gardens

474 Upper Mountain Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-1523 +1 973-783-5974
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Presby Iris Gardens

Reviewed By Marc S - Randolph, New Jersey

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is a remarkable garden, with over 10,000 irises, 1,500 varieties and over 100,000 blooms over the entire season. Like any other garden, it makes sense to inquire about the stage of the bloom. Visiting the garden in late May, we still saw many beautiful irises. However the majority of viewed irises looked well past their prime.

Parking is available on the street, and I am sure it can sometimes be challenging. We easily found a spot. Importantly be sure to check the weather. Overcast skies with little or no wind will help with your photography.

6. Medieval Times

149 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-3601 +1 888-935-6878
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4 based on 584 reviews

Medieval Times

Chivalry, Rivalry, Revelry THE #1 DINNER ATTRACTION IN NORTH AMERICA Travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love—at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Imagine the pageantry and excitement that would have been yours as a guest of the royal court ten centuries ago. That’s exactly what you will experience at North America’s most popular dinner attraction. See our electrifying show featuring heroic knights on spirited horses displaying the astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a “hands-on” feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you. A sweeping musical score and brilliant lights provide a fabulous backdrop for this spellbinding experience that blurs the boundary between fairy tale and spectacle!

Reviewed By Mike G

Entertaining for the adults, 9yo and 14yo boys really enjoyed it and want to know when we can go again. Amazingly they can serve 1/2 roasted chickens to a crowd of 1,000 and have it be crispy, succulent and piping hot. We were quite impressed...MoreHello Mike G., We're glad to hear you and your group had an amazing time at our castle with her Majesty the Queen. Thank you for choosing Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you all again soon.

7. Verona Park

475 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044-2016
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Verona Park

Reviewed By Rollin D - Verona, New Jersey

Verona Park is a classically designed gem of the Essex County Park System, reminiscent of New York's Central Park and Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Unfortunately, in recent years, much of the understory vegetation, especially the native mountain laurels, have died or otherwise disappeared. This is a problem more widespread than just here; the explosive deer population and other factors have contributed.

The lack of appropriate maintenance of the park, however, is another matter altogether. Motor vehicles, apparently operated by employees assigned to work in the park, have torn up the lawns adjacent to the walkways, leaving inches deep tire treads in some places. This is a regrettable condition that should be addressed! Vehicle use in the park should be carefully monitored by appropriate staff members and adjusted accordingly.

The park is still beautiful and worth visiting but what was once a surpassing gem is now flawed, and needlessly so. Hopefully steps will be taken to restore it to a measure of its' former glory.

8. Nutley Public Library

93 Booth Dr, Nutley, NJ 07110-2782 +1 973-667-0405
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5 based on 13 reviews

Nutley Public Library

Reviewed By Kat D - Nutley, New Jersey

Once a week my grandkids fonts Nutley library with their mom and come home with DVDs and books for the week. This is so special to them because they get the opportunity to read and view so many movies and books. They love their visits there

9. Red Bull Arena

600 Cape May St # 1, Harrison, NJ 07029-2400 +1 973-268-8473
Excellent
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4 based on 137 reviews

Red Bull Arena

Reviewed By wclegends - WEST NEW YORK

My wife and I always enjoy the couple of hours outside watching the Red Bulls play soccer!!! The matches are very entertaining and the atmosphere is very good!!!

10. New Jersey Performing Arts Center

1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102-4501 +1 973-642-8989
Excellent
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4.5 based on 334 reviews

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Reviewed By John C

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center hall is an acoustic and architectural gem - the perfect place to experience Mozart’s final, moving masterpiece. Conductor Xian Zhang’s infectious enthusiasm animated the musicians. A full chorus - the Montclair State University Singers - made for a riveting, emotional musical journey. Bravo!

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