Paramus, New Jersey, offers something different from the big-name brands on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The Garden State doesn't levy taxes on clothes, making this the ultimate destination for New Yorkers looking for a bargain. From large retail outlets along Routes 4 and 17 to unique boutiques at the Fashion Center, Paramus is a shopper's dream come true. Reserve a room in Paramus hotels to be in the center of this East Coast shopping hub.
When it comes to shopping, you'll be spoiled for choices in Paramus, which is only 27 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. When you arrive, check out Paramus Park, an enormous mall that spans 771,000 square feet. Bigger still is Westfield Garden State Plaza, three times the size of Paramus Park and home to large department stores, a movie theater, and even a Venetian carousel. Stay in hotels near Paramus to be close to Westfield Garden State Plaza, formerly the largest shopping mall in the United States. If you're traveling with children, don't forget to visit the Paramus Fritz Behnke Historical Museum. The museum – which uses the slogan, "take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the way things used to be" – houses exhibits from yesteryear, including furniture and toys.
Westfield Garden State Plaza is a popular place to eat: You'll find a mix of big-name burger bars, pizza joints, and upscale seafood restaurants. Alternatively, head over to the Paramus Park food court, where you can grab a bite if you're in a rush. Feeling thirsty? Stay in the best hotels in Paramus and order an Applejack cocktail – a mix of grenadine, lemon juice, and brandy, and a favorite with New Jerseyans since Colonial times.