Comfort Inn & Suites
211 Route 17 South
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 261-8686
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The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, popularly known as “The Big M,” is a famous spot for horse-racing. It has been a witness to this sport since 1976. The racecourse hosts fine dining services too and partners with a lot of luxury hotels. It offers live videos of races, as well as photographs and souvenirs for visitors.
This multi-purpose arena is home of the New Jersey Nets basketball team and the New Jersey Devils football team. It has won numerous awards for its state-of-the-art facilities, such as the 'Arena of the Year' and the 'Prime Site Award'. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Elton John, Madonna, U2, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears and Eminem are a few of the famous stars that have performed at sold-out concerts here.
Located on 28 acres of beautiful gardens and woodlands, this non-profit cultural institution overlooks the Hudson River. Wave Hill is dedicated to exploring the interaction between human beings and the natural environment. It maintains four historic buildings and five greenhouses and has won many awards for its gardens. Its Arts Program presents the work of contemporary artists and landscape professionals. Partake in educational, horticultural and art programmes that are held at the cultural center from time to time. Come enjoy the feast of nature in its own arms.
Located in Washington Heights, Fort Tryon Park and its 67 acres (27.11 hectares) of land are home to some of the best views in The Bronx, as well as a number of other worthy tourist attractions. Featuring one of the highest points in the city, Fort Tryon Park offers stunning views of the Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, and other magnificent vistas. Highlights of the park include the Alpine Garden and Heather Garden, as well as the full-service restaurant, New Leaf Cafe. Perhaps the most popular attraction of the park is The Cloisters, the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The park also contains two playgrounds and a gazebo, and visitors are welcome to picnic, run, or ride bikes through the park.
If you long for some quiet from the Manhattan crowds, then the 1,146 acres of Van Cortlandt Park is made for you. This is the third largest park in New York City, but one of the least well known. It is filled with playgrounds, fields, picnic areas, a lake, and the Van Cortlandt House Museum. There is also a swimming pool, horseback riding and stables, a golf course, cross-country skiing trails, tennis courts, two nature trails and a bird sanctuary. Admission is free.
The Van Cortlandt Park Ice Skating Rink is probably the only one of its kind in the Bronx. Open through the year, this arena is used for both ice skating and ice hockey. They have special programs for kids, as well as private lessons, group lessons, ice hockey lessons and a lot more. You are most likely to find the spot filled with kids of all ages, gliding along effortlessly on the ice. The center also has rental space available for kids' birthday parties.
The skating court at the Riverbank State Park turns into an ice skating rink every winter, welcoming visitors from all over the city looking for some winter recreation. The rink is situated by the Hudson River, with beautiful views at the other side of the river as well. Admission prices are minimal, and one can also rent skates or enroll for ice skating lessons. If you wish to hold a special event here, you can rent the entire rink too.
Named after the late Holcombe L. Rucker, a former Harlem playground director for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Rucker Park is perhaps the most famous street basketball court in the world. The court has been the home of a well-known pro-am basketball tournament for decades, and is visited frequently by many NBA superstars. Many NBA legends got their skills at Rucker Park before moving on to fame, such as Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Julius "Dr. J" Erving, to name a few. Basketball fans should be sure to check out this legendary court.
This 18 hole course features 5,815 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.
Upper West Side joggers, rollerbladers and dog owners love this four-mile long park beside the Hudson River. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the same architects behind Central Park and Prospect Park, Riverside Park boasts excellent views of the river and New Jersey. Park attractions include Grant's Tomb, the Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, and a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt. Early morning may be the best time to visit or exercise, as this park can become fairly crowded.
Covering 250 acres (101 hectares), the New York Botanical Garden is a blend of rocks, waterfalls, hills, rivers, woods, ponds, plants, and of course, flowers. The property is beautiful and a National Landmark and includes an interactive area for children. The restored Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a Victorian-era greenhouse. Don't forget to visit the Shop in the Garden - a store which offers a wide range of goods, from books and garden products to jewelry and body products. Admission prices are higher during peak season, so check the website for details. For those interested in fresh fruits and vegetables, the garden hosts a farmer's market from June through November each year.
Trump Lasker Rink becomes one of the main attractions of Central Park in the winter, with families from all over the city flocking here to get a piece of the winter action. The facility has a number of amenities such as skate rentals, locker provisions, skate lessons and a lot more. A part of the rink is reserved for use by local university teams, while the other is open to the public. So grab your skates and head here already!