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

January 10, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Carteret is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 22,844, reflecting an increase of 2,135 (+10.3%) from the 20,709 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,684 (+8.9%) from the 19,025 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Carteret

1. Carteret Waterfront Park

200 Middlesex Ave, Carteret, NJ 07008-3412 +1 732-541-3885
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Carteret Waterfront Park

Reviewed By John P - Carteret, New Jersey

Not you typical park. As you come upon this waterfront gem, you see a large lighthouse. There is a miniature golf course, a large pier, pavilion for summer concerts and a boat ramp. There are plenty of seats to enjoy the nice days. There is a little of everything for everyone to enjoy. Bait cutting stations for the fishermen, walking paths with exercise stations strategically placed. There are restrooms centrally located, and right near the swings / slides for the young ones. This is a well thought out park that is continuing to expand. Kudos to the planners and facilitators.

2. The Mills at Jersey Gardens

651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-4901 +1 908-354-5900
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Welcome to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores all under one roof! The mall is a shopper's paradise anchored by top outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Century 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall's and Bed Bath & Beyond. Shop for amazing values at the best brand outlets including Michael Kors, Coach, True Religion, Nautica, PUMA, Kate Spade and Guess. The center also offers the largest Tommy Hilfiger in the US and a 20-screen AMC Theatres featuring IMAX. With daily transportation from both the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Newark Liberty International Airport, the center is a great day-trip out of the hustle and bustle of New York City and features tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes! Enjoy great dining at Johnny Rockets, Chili's and Applebee's.

Reviewed By unkybuck - Tralee, Ireland

This place was huge! We spent 6 hours shopping and probably saw a quarter of what was in the center. There's some brilliant outlets offering great deals that makes it well worth a trip. Many people (us included) brought a suitcase and started filling it to save us carting our many many shopping bags around. The centre is spacious with a large food court and lots of variety.

3. Union County Performing Art Center

Irving Street, Rahway, NJ +1 732-499-8226
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Union County Performing Art Center

Reviewed By worldtravelier - New Jersey

Built in 1925 this theater has been restored. Fantastic! Large open space. Terrific ambience. As you walk in the main entrance take your time and look around. Take in your surroundings and imagine yourself back in time. How it must have been an excitement to be entertained in such luxury.

4. Heliflights

Lincoln Park, NJ 07036-6551
Excellent
83%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Heliflights

Heliflights Helicopter Tour around New York City.

Reviewed By Rdolci - Lausanne, Switzerland

We took the night tour. Because the helicopter is doing a circle from Linden towards Liberty Statue, Hudson river, Central Park, East river and back, the people (me) seating on the rear left (behind the pilot) do not see anything of Manhattan, while the others on right side and front seem to enjoy sone view.
I would skip this activity

5. Roosevelt Park

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

6. AMC Aviation 12 Movie Theater

1200 S Stiles St, Linden, NJ 07036-4724 +1 908-474-0271
Excellent
30%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

AMC Aviation 12 Movie Theater

Reviewed By Danny J

This movie theatre is ok is pretty clean i rather go in the morning or early afternoon while its not as crowded

7. To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, Bayonne, NJ 07002 +1 201-823-0333
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

Reviewed By Footsloggers - Ottawa, Canada

This is a very beautiful Memorial to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy. It was presented to the people of America from the people of Russia. I had previously seen very little about the sculpture other than a few photographs, nothing in the media or glossy brochures.

As a sculpture it is easy to make an interpretation, it is a single enormous, poignant teardrop hanging between two very tall pillars. Its simplicity is its beauty. Paving stones throughout the extremely small park are engraved with messages, family names, memorials and names, this is a beautiful place.

Sadly this Memorial has been sited in the back of beyond. It has been plonked right next to the cruise ship terminal, overshadowed by warehouses and on a bleak promontory jutting into the Hudson River. It's not an easy place to get to without a car, GPS doesn't recognise the address and only those determined to find it actually get to see it.

But if you do make the effort you'll see the reward for yourselves. Please go and see it.

8. Woodbridge Community Center

600 Main St, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-1105 +1 732-596-4000
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Woodbridge Community Center

Reviewed By Doyle S - Woodbridge, New Jersey

My wife and I have been retired for a few years now. We were in somewhat good shape and loved working out years ago. Well we kept putting off getting back into shape for no real good reason. We live less than a mile from the community center and drive pass frequently. Well there was an offer to signup at a reduced rate. We decided to give it a try and was quite surprised at what was offered there. We workout several times per week and also enjoy shooting pool and just meeting new people. We have been having fun going and getting in better shape. The staff are friendly and helpful.

9. Kelly's Pub

247 Washington Street, Carteret, NJ 07008-2733 +1 732-969-2940
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kelly's Pub

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

It was a nice locals kind of pub and bar. Very friendly crowd, and a nice staff. It's nothing fancy, but it was a good atmosphere for a few drinks and conversation. Easy parking.

10. Warinanco Park

2499 Saint Georges Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07203-3827
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Warinanco Park

Reviewed By Deer2002 - Woodbridge, New Jersey

We have ridden bikes, played basketball, ran, ice skated (winter, semi-indoor rink), barbecued, had family gatherings, had picnics, and walked our dog at Warnaco Park. Sometimes, I would just go for a walk and look at the beautiful blooming flowers (wonderful flower garden), or the changing colors of the leaves, or the spring bloom on the trees (even took my wedding photos amongst these beautiful flowering trees.) We bring our son back every year to take pictures in these trees.

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