What We’re Up To This Weekend

The Garden State is full of great events, restaurants and activities—we're heading out to explore a few of them.

There’s so much to do in the great Garden State and each weekend our staffers spread out across New Jersey on adventures of their own. This is what they’ll be up to this weekend.

Breanne’s Picks
Saturday: I plan on visiting Princeton to meet family and get lunch at Cafe Vienna. Styled after a typical Viennese kaffeehaus, the cafe offers salads, sandwiches, an assortment of breakfast dishes and of course, kaffeespezialitäten. Afterwards, I’m hoping to make a stop at Terhune Orchards to pick up cider donuts and a pumpkin or two.

Also in Princeton: Go on a spooky ghost tour or explore new territory with our guide to Offbeat Princeton.

Sunday: I’ll end my weekend with a visit to the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at Drew University to attend the performance of The Diary of Anne Frank, based on book The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. The play, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, is based on the young holocaust victim’s experience hiding from Nazi’s during WWII. (Running now through November 21).

Anne Frank

Anne Frank (Emmanuelle Nadeau) reflects on her situation through her writing. Photo by Jerry Dalia.

Lauren’s Picks
Saturday: With the leaves at their peak this weekend, I’ll be riding along Old Mine Road—a route that winds with the adjacent Delaware River. At about 45 miles long, the road traverses through the westernmost part of the Skylands region in Warren and Sussex counties. This stretch of road, said by some to be the oldest highway in America, has a storied history. Stop by any number of abandoned buildings or visit Millbrook Village, a recreation of an 1800’s pioneer village.

Sunday: In the morning, I’ll be heading to the nearby farmers market to buy some pumpkins for decorating…and baking, too. To find a farm stand near you, check out our trip to dozens of farmers markets around the state. At noon, it’s tailgate time. I’ll be rooting for Big Blue at MetLife Statdium in East Rutherford this Sunday as the Giants face off against the Cowboys. Need a place to watch the big game? Visit one of the state’s top tap rooms where you can grab a pint (or, a few).

P.S. Be sure to follow along as I guest post for New Jersey Spots on Instagram this weekend.


Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: liz west.

Katie’s Picks

Saturday: My friends and I will be wandering Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown and tasting wines from around the state at the Grand Harvest Wine Festival. There will be 20 different Jersey wineries offering samples, as well as food and craft vendors, live music, and kids’ activities so the whole family has something to enjoy.

Sunday: I plan on gorging myself on delicious ‘cue and brews at Rock the BBQ in Hoboken, a weekend event for barbecue, beer, wine (you can never have too much!) and music lovers from around the tri-state area. Swing by for a drink and to cheer on the Giants, Jets and Eagles from afar.

Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: Faisal Akram

Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons: Faisal Akram

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