10 Things to Do in Palisades Park That You Shouldn't Miss

July 19, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Palisades Park is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 19,622, reflecting an increase of 2,549 (+14.9%) from the 17,073 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,537 (+17.5%) from the 14,536 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Palisades Park

1. King Spa

321 Commercial Ave, Palisades Park, NJ 07650-1211 +1 201-947-9955
Excellent
47%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 128 reviews

King Spa

Reviewed By lunahod - New York City, New York

no frills 4 floors of simple delight. service is readily available though usually without a smile. clean, reliable, well worth the money. the design is atrocious but oh well... you can't have everything. the point is in the heat that's readily available really everywhere, starting with the worm floors and going all the way to the hottest/largest sauna next to the juice joint. smaller less hot saunas are also abundant as are places to rest including cozy corners where one can simply lay on the worm ceramic floor. overall, an excellent half day of the whole day trip to rejuvenation. highly recommended, especially in the cold seasons.

2. Overpeck County Park

Fort Lee Road/Overpeck Park Driveway, 50 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605 +1 201-336-7275
Excellent
60%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

Overpeck County Park

The north section in Leonia has been open for many years but last year, the southern part was renovated, a new environmentally friendly bridge was installed to cross the Overpeck; new playing fields in the Ridgefield Park section, walking/biking/jogging trails begin in Leonia and head over to Ridgefield Park. Amphitheater on the Ridgefield Park side has had concerts. Watch the horses go through their paces on the Leonia side. Dog park is on the north side, kayak/canoe launch on the south side. Load s of parking and beautiful views of the creek/lake. Incredible to have this treasure 5 minutes from the GWB. Bus 172 from the NY side of the GWBBS takes you down Fort Lee Road to the entrance of the park (or Rockland Bus line 11A runs on Grand Avenue and stops at Fort Lee Road (2 blocks east of the park). If you're in the Ridgefield Park side watching the kids in the playing field and look east, you'll see the skyline of midtown Manhattan (and the World Trade Center).

Reviewed By Sujit-Mahapatra - Bayonne, New Jersey

Had fun with Kayaking. The Kayak rentals are to the right of Fort Lee Road/Overpeck Park Driveway intersection, via the wooden bridges. The staff there were quite friendly and helpful. Just a note that Canoes are not available everyday there, so better inquire before visiting. Kids under 5 are not allowed, and kids under 8 are allowed on canowe ONLY with two accompanying adults.Also went to the dinosaurs field station nearby.

3. Fort Lee Historic Park

Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ +1 201-461-1776
Excellent
30%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Fort Lee Historic Park

Reviewed By DarnGoodPatron - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is the best part of living in the area. It's great to take friends and family every time they visit. Between the river, season and weather, it's a diffident view and experience every time. It's a wonderful place to take photos and get away. The only downfall is some rather large groups of rude or loud people or people with their dogs off leash, bad parents/children or people flying drones.

**note to personnel -- please enforce leash, noise and drone rules.

4. Manhattan Skyline

New York City, NY
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Manhattan Skyline

Reviewed By shanemoore2018 - New York City, New York

Just looking at the Manhattan Skyline makes me proud to be a Newyorker. The size of the building never fail to impress.

5. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0198 +1 212-535-7710
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 47 reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At New York City's most visited museum and attraction, you will experience over 5,000 years of art from around the world. The Met is for anyone as a source of inspiration, insight and understanding. You can learn, escape, play, dream, discover, connect.

Reviewed By Kerrie C

I’m not a huge fan of art galleries but I can imagine if this is your thing you will love it. Lots of great displays, sculptures, portraits, landscapes and modern art. Maps available to help navigate this museum with ease. Spent an hour here but you could spend much much longer. Audio guides are available.

6. Central Park

59th to 110th Street, Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (212) 310-6600
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Central Park

For more than 150 years, visitors have flocked to Central Park's 843 green acres in the heart of Manhattan. Since 1980, the Park has been managed by the Central Park Conservancy, in partnership with the public. Central Park is open 6 am to 1 am daily. Visit the official website of Central Park to learn more about Park happenings and activities and to learn how you to help Central Park!

Reviewed By MikeP1515 - Springfield, Massachusetts

The park is big, with beautiful walkways, scenic views of the city, and lots if green space. There are also lots of things to do, like the zoo, ponds, and wildlife watching (mostly birds). We got food at the little place by the sailboat pond, and it was mediocre. All in all a good park, but I think I need to revisit when the weather is warmer to get the full experience.

7. Yankee Stadium

161st Street and River Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452 +1 718-293-4300
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Yankee Stadium

This famous ballpark opened in 1923, and the home of the New York Yankees.

Reviewed By Larry S

Maybe the best known franchise in the US if not the world. Coming to Yankee Stadium is an experience you won't forget. Soak in the history as you walk through the stadium and see the many bars and food stalls synonymous with NYC. Don't forget the monument to all the legends of the Yankees and there are some huge names, Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio to name a few. Make a point to get to go a game if you can.

8. Top of the Rock Observation Deck

30 Rockefeller Center, Enter on West 50th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, New York City, NY 10112-0015 +1 212-698-2000
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.

Reviewed By zaheergani - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

We were so worried of visibility during this late winter spell, especially considering the hefty entrance fee.

Fortunately it was clear enough to have adequate vistas of iconic Manhattan and especially the amazing Empire State Building. Chrysler building views were partially obscured though.

Did not have to wait too long, I think less than 30 minutes to the top. Best views from 3rd floor of viewing deck.

A bit disorganized with the purchasing of the photos but I think worth the package price for the memories.

9. St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6863 +1 212-753-2261
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Enormous 13th-century-style Gothic church on Madison Avenue, with a seating capacity of 2,200, rose window reaching 26 feet across, pipe organ with more than 7,380 pipes and the graceful twin spires that reach 330 feet into the sky.

Reviewed By Kara24Dutton - Pasadena, California

Was walking around NY and came across St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I took the time to light a virtual prayer candle and reflect.

10. Broadway

New York City, NY
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Broadway

The most famous theater district in the world.

Reviewed By yukiniki - Cincinnati, Ohio

We saw the musical " Beautiful " and it was great ! The actress who played Carole King, sounded just like her! The staging was great and the music played by Orchestra was great! I've seen productions in London and NYC Theatre is the BEST!

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