What to do and see in Short Hills, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 5, 2017 Milan Banda

Short Hills is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Millburn Township, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is a popular commuter town for residents who work in New York City.
Restaurants in Short Hills

1. Mall at Short Hills

Short Hills, NJ +1 973-376-7350
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Mall at Short Hills

Reviewed By lucianmermaid - Jersey City, New Jersey

If you’re a shopper, you too will love this mall! Short Hills features amazing anchor stores like - Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Macy's. Sorry Saks left. They have an epic blend of high and mid-range options. Its layout is a work of art and the restaurants offer something for everyone. Plus it is always immaculately clean!

My favorites include Legal Seafood, California Kitchen and lately The Cheesecake Factory. It was hilarious to us that The Cheesecake Factory has removed the calorie count from its main menu. Apparently people wanted to eat whatever they selected without guilt. So now if you're counting calories you have to opt for a selection from the Skinny Menu. Tooooooo, toooooo funny!!!!!

The variety of boutiques in this mall covers pretty much all of your shopping needs.

Tiffany's
Apple
Starbucks
Talbot's
J Crew
Banana Republic
Club Monaco

The list goes on and on and on...Much better than jumping all over town in Manhattan and you pay lower taxes in New Jersey on your purchases!

Happy Shopping! ;~>

2. Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940-1434 +1 973-408-5600
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called "New Jersey Shakespeare Festival") is one of 25 professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey's largest professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

Reviewed By travelontheroad - Morristown, New Jersey

There are no bad seats in this small theater. Plays range from Shakespeare to other classics. Enjoyable with friends! They do an excellent job!

3. Paper Mill Playhouse

22 Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ 07041-1610 +1 973-379-3636
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Paper Mill Playhouse

Reviewed By JoelNunez1555 - Springfield, New Jersey

Casts and production values are topnotch. I've seen The Bodyguard, The Producers, and Mary Poppins here and I was floored by how good the shows were. Hit shows get good crowds so book early. Parking is easy, and the theater is close to the train station.

4. Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960-4259 +1 973-539-2016 ext. 210
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Headquarters and Museum

Reviewed By Beverly D - Morris Plains, New Jersey

A brand new museum was unveiled at Washington's Headquarters over Presidents Day Weekend. In addition to the Ford Mansion, just a few steps away, there is now a museum which has a film and War Gallery. along with another room containing artifacts, the new Discovery Center focuses on what life was like during the Revolution for people living in NJ. Exhibits cover musket firing, desertions, food scarcity, loyalty oaths, to name a few. Many of the exhibits are interactive, which appeal to kids and adults alike, there are costumes to try on and there is even an authentic door from an 18th century Morristown jail. Add a visit to Jockey Hollow (approximately 3 miles south), site of the winter encampment of 1779-1780, and you can experience the Revolutionary War as never before. Good for school-age children & adults and it's free.

5. Imagine That! Children's Museum

4 Vreeland Rd, Florham Park, NJ 07932-1555 +1 973-966-8000
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

Imagine That! Children's Museum

At Imagine That!!!, children are encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in our 16,000 square foot space, featuring over 50 unique exhibits. Featuring an arts and crafts room, 3 level train exhibit, dance studio, diner, grocery store, Victorian house, princess castle, real fire engine, post office, doctor & dentist area, real airplane and much more!!! Embracing a learning-through-play model, Imagine That!!! is a safe environment where young children can stretch their legs and their imagination. Our exhibits are specifically designed to stimulate the child's imagination and intellect while providing them with a fun and exciting day! Imagine That!!! specializes in field trips, summer camps and private and custom birthday parties!

Reviewed By Cristina R - Whippany, New Jersey

This has been a go to spot for my toddler for sometime. He loves the different play areas, especially the painting, trains, grocery store, and pirate ship. It was an obvious choice for his birthday party and they did an excellent job! They tailored the party to what we wanted and had face painting and a private, personalized puppet show! My son and his friends had an amazing time!

6. Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Ave, Summit, NJ 07901-2908 +1 908-273-8787
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Reviewed By MitchPhyllis65 - Morristown, New Jersey

My wife and I visited Reeves-Reed Arboretum on a Saturday at the end of August and enjoyed a free guided tour of the estate’s beautiful gardens. If you’re a home gardener, then you’ll truly appreciate all the hard work that goes into maintaining and improving what Mother Nature started. This arboretum may be smaller than some, but it ranks right up there with the nicer ones we’ve seen. We want to thank all the volunteers that give their time to help preserve this delightful arboretum.

7. Words Bookstore

179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2509 +1 973-763-9500
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 45 reviews

Words Bookstore

Reviewed By firebirdinc - Maplewood, New Jersey

The staff is very friendly and always helpful. If they don't have what you are looking for they can get it quickly. Lots of charm and great to have a family owned bookstore instead of the usual antiseptic chains.

8. Twin Elephant Brewing Company

13 Watchung Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928-2759 +1 973-507-9862
Excellent
22%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Twin Elephant Brewing Company

Reviewed By Kevin B - Mount Juliet, Tennessee

I stopped here a few times this year since it's only a few miles from my home and it's been getting rave reviews and it's a fairly decent little brewery. They're only open Friday afternoons and Saturday and it gets super packed on both days; there are huge lines for people filling up growlers. The brewery has different beers each week as they make small batches and the beer has been hit or miss, but more hit than miss. Their IPAs are fairly good overall and they often have experimental brews, some of which have been great. The tasting room is fairly spacious and they let you bring in food. A flight of 4 or 5 costs around $10 and extra tasters are around $3. It's a nice place overall and I would recommend it to any craft beer fans in the area. I'd suggest visiting early on a Saturday and avoid it on a Friday afternoon as it's way too packed then.

9. Jockey Hollow

Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960 +1 973-539-2016 ext. 210
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Jockey Hollow

Part of the Morristown National Historical Park, this recreated campsite was home to the Pennsylvnia troops in the winter of 1779-80.

Reviewed By Hammbrook - New Jersey

Jockey Hollow is a beautiful park, with many walking trails, and a strong interpretive center. The Wick House and grounds/gardens give you the feel of colonial times while the re-creations of the soldiers’ huts (barracks) illustrate the tough conditions the soldiers faced wintering in New Jersey two years after Valley Forge. Dogs on a leash are allowed. Ample parking. A definite stop for history buffs.

10. South Mountain Reservation

So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052 +1 973-268-3500
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

South Mountain Reservation

Reviewed By Mona B

This is a great spot for walking, hiking, and running. There are short easy trails, longer trails, we haven't even explored all of them and we're always discovering something new. Beautiful views and if it's recently rained there are several great spots with waterfalls. Also a dog park and a spot that is gated off for biking. Our whole family loves going.

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