The friendly town of Edison is a gateway to the Big Apple. Ride the train into the city and visit iconic attractions like the Empire State Building, Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Venues like the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Centre make Edison a hub for business travellers.
Things to do in Edison
Edison is home to a flourishing South Asian community. Stroll along bustling Oak Tree Road and browse shops selling colourful spices and jewel-encrusted saris. Oak Tree Road also boasts some of the best Indian restaurants in New York State. Enjoy spicy curries, crispy samosas and creamy mango lassis.
Visit Benjamin Shotwell House and learn about the early settlers who arrived in Middlesex County in the 1700s. The centuries-old farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been reimagined as a family-friendly museum.
Edison State Park pays tribute to one of America’s most famous inventors. The park is located on Christie Street, one of the first thoroughfares in the world to adopt electric streetlights. A 40-metre-high Art Deco tower honours the achievements of Thomas Edison, whose laboratory was located in the park. Within the tower is a small museum where you can see light bulbs, gramophones and electric train tracks designed by Edison.
Shop iconic American department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom at Menlo Park Mall. Browse up-to-the-minute fashion trends and pick up the latest bestsellers from Barnes & Noble. Restaurants range from fast-food favourites to chef-driven bistros.
Getting around Edison
Edison is in Middlesex County in New Jersey, within the New York City metropolitan area. Drive or ride the train between Edison and Downtown Manhattan in around one hour. John F. Kennedy International Airport is a one-hour drive away, depending on traffic.