Top 10 Things to do in Plainfield, United States

December 31, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States, known by its nickname as "The Queen City". As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population increased to 49,808, its highest ever recorded population in any decennial census, with the population having increased by 1,979 (+4.1%) from the 47,829 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,262 (+2.7%) from the 46,567 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Plainfield

1. Escapology

300 South Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027-1312 +1 908-232-2222
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

Escapology

Garwood's original real life Escape Game experience! Located in a prime spot next to Crunch Fitness in the Kings Shopping Center, up to 6 players will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Do you have what it takes to escape? Never play with strangers at our private rooms, book group events too!

Reviewed By Ready2travel365 - Springfield, New Jersey

Our kids love escape room, they have done many nationally and internationally. Recently, we took our son and his friends for an esc ape room ‘sweet 16’ birthday party. Teens had a blast! I We haven’t du e the room with them but I must...MoreThank you for the wonderful review! It’s exciting to know you’ve visited so many escape rooms and find ours a great “escape” from the ordinary! We look forward to having you back soon!

2. Washington Rock State Park

Green Brook, NJ 08812 +1 908-722-1200
Excellent
42%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Washington Rock State Park

Reviewed By CobbCoGA - Marietta, Georgia

From a facilities stand-point (there are none that I could see, including restrooms), this isn't much of a park. There was a bit of garbage about, but not too much. There is a short hiking trail over rocky soil and parking is available. So only 1 star for the park as a facility... Now the view... It's amazing. It's worth it just to look at that view. Look left you've got the skyline of New York City. There is also that standing where George Washington stood thing, if you're a history buff. There's also no admission, so what the heck, stop by if you're in the area. (I wouldn't say go too far out of your way though.)

3. Watchung Lake

Stirling Rd, Stirling Rd & Mountain Blvd, Watchung, NJ 07069
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Watchung Lake

Reviewed By TonyK300 - New Jersey

Great little lake for walking (almost exactly a mile around) that breaks up the monotony of doing so with views of the lake, and surrounding residences one of which is a privately owned mansion. There is another body of water just steps from this one by this one has the nicest views. Park near the dam just past the gas station on the circle. There is restricted fishing (watch for signs) and there is a wonderful restaurant just steps away from the parking lot (Water & Wine) . Great place for a scenic walk or just to hang out as the area lacks these kind of amenities.

4. Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Drive, Edison, NJ 08837 +1 732-745-3900
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Roosevelt Park

Reviewed By YatriForever - Chennai

We used to visit this park in late 90s when we were living in Iselin. When we visited a few weeks ago, we were delighted to see the park so much improved with facilities and upkeep. There are spots for picnics, playing, place for artists to perform and everything a good community park should have. Felt very nice to be here.

5. Dunnellen Cinema Cafe

458 North Ave, Dunellen, NJ 08812-1223 +1 732-968-9010
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Dunnellen Cinema Cafe

Reviewed By Jeremy31Virgo - Middlesex, New Jersey

Been here more than a dozen times, this time on opening night of Captain America: Civil War. We could not find seats on the main level and were among the first ones upstairs. There are a few chairs that don't work or are not comfortable so you get a feel for places you like to sit here. I was pleasantly surprised with how well they handled all the food orders and it didn't take forever like it did during Minions. My son loves it here so we have booked his birthday party here for this summer. Only issue we had was we could hear music from the kitchen and could not hear the movie. Someone went down to complain and they did some combination of closing the door and/or raising the volume of the movie. Either way it was resolved.

6. Bowcraft Amusement Park

2545 US Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1520 +1 908-389-1234
Excellent
23%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 81 reviews

Bowcraft Amusement Park

Reviewed By Amusementparkguy - Pataskala, Ohio

This is a little gem amongst some of the larger amusement parks in the area. There are mainly classic rides here for children and their parents. This is more geared to families with younger children, under the age of 10. The grounds were clean, and the employees were friendly. I have heard rumors that this will be the last year for the park as land is more valuable than the park itself. I spoke with a manager of the park, and he said that is likely the case. A friend found some of their rides listed for sale, so it seems as if this quiet treasure will not be with us after this season. If you have never been here, this might be your last chance.

7. Demented Brewing Company

600 Lincoln Blvd, Middlesex, NJ 08846-2443 +1 732-629-8262
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Demented Brewing Company

Reviewed By Kevin B - Mount Juliet, Tennessee

This is a great local brewery! I came here this past week as I heard they were a great brewery and I really enjoyed coming here. The tasting area is small, but they have tables in the brewery itself, so there's room for larger groups. The tasters are affordable ($2-3.5 each) and they have a variety of styles, which were all really good; I particularly enjoyed their IPAs and their wee heavy. The staff were kind and it's just a fun place overall!

8. Nomahegan Park

Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Nomahegan Park

Reviewed By Barbara S

I go here alone or with a friend to take a stroll or jog...depends on my mood. It's very safe and the scenery ranges from beautiful homes to beautiful waterscapes.

9. Trailside Nature & Science Center

452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092-1409 +1 908-789-3670
Excellent
57%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Trailside Nature & Science Center

Reviewed By lds1331 - Brooklyn, Pennsylvania

this is the best place for kids and kids at heart and nature lovers it has a nite theater plenty of hand on displays a tee pee a huge fish tank observation window to watch birds and its free

10. The Raptor Trust Center

1390 Whitebridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946-2044 +1 908-647-2353
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 68 reviews

The Raptor Trust Center

The Raptor Trust center is known nationally for rehabilitating wild birds and the conservation of birds of prey. The center is located near the Great Swamp National Wildlife refuge. The Raptor Trust not only provides avian rehabilitation, but also offers educational programs about wildlife. The center is open 365 days a year to receive injured birds. Visitors are welcome to view hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls housed in aviaries on the property. The Phone# is 908-647-2353.

Reviewed By John N - New York

They only ask for a $2 donation as admission so how can you go wrong? They take in injured raptors and nurse them back to health and many then become residents. An easy walk among the enclosures and you can learn so much about these amazing creatures. Easy to find not far off Rte 287 - I came in off of Maple Ave and just be warned 99% of the road coming in is paved but there is a very small section of dirt but it is in good shape

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