Shop for designer shoes, dine on authentic Greek food, browse through original paintings, enjoy a facial, and experience an intense Pilates class, all in this quaint Bergen County town.
Shoes, jewels, and… lingerie: Shopping in Westwood offers something for everyone. From shoes at Avanti Moda Shoes (58 Westwood Ave., 201-664-6644, avantimodashoes.net); to diamonds and gems at the Gem Mine (65 Westwood Ave., 201-722-8676) and Laviano Jewelers (175 Westwood Ave., 201-664-0616, lavianojewelers.com); to custom frames at Frame it Yourself (89 Westwood Ave., 201-666-2615, frameityourselfofwestwood.com); or sexy lingerie for that special someone at Tender is the Night (152 Westwood Ave., 201-666-7455, tenderisthenight.net).
Great Eats: For cheese fondue and a girl’s night out, visit the Melting Pot (250 Center Ave., 201-664-8877, meltingpot.com); for a juicy, delicious burger, step into the Iron Horse (20 Washington Ave., 201-666-9682, theironhorse.com); for gyros and souvlaki, try It’s Greek to Me (487 Broadway, 201-722-3511); and for dessert enjoy an ice cream cookie sandwich at Cold Stone Creamery (441 Broadway, 201-722-0272).
Sneak a Peek: Hate long lines at the movies? Just want to enjoy the film without kids throwing Skittles at the back of your head? Visit Westwood’s Pascack Theatre (182 Center Ave., 201-664-3200)—showing six of the latest flicks for a cheaper price.
Take a Look: Westwood Art Gallery (10 Westwood Ave., 201-666-1800, westwoodartgallery.com) features original paintings, prints, and photographs with frequent exhibitions, and up-and-coming artists. Delivery and installation of purchases are available.
Just Knit: With knitting and crotchet classes, Creative Knit Works (300 Fairview Ave., 201-664-5648, creativeknitworks.com) is a great place to kick off a new hobby. Start small with a pair of socks or challenge yourself with a sweater. Also ask for great craft ideas for the kiddies.
Close Your Eyes: Mezzaluna Day Spa (333 Broadway, 201-666-6632, mezzalunadayspa.com) is a safe haven for a much-needed break. Whether it’s a facial, massage, aromatherapy, or a steam shower, Mezzaluna is the place to be.
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