Make the most of your Visit

During Your Visit, Experience the Area!

The best way to truly understand and appreciate all that Montclair State University has to offer is to visit the campus in person. A personal or group tour will show you all the major attractions of our beautiful campus, but there’s still more to see in the local area. For prospective students unfamiliar with the area, the city of Montclair is a wonderful place to visit. In fact, in 2010, Montclair was named one of “America’s Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit” by Travel and Leisure magazine.

While you’re here:

• Check out the Montclair Art Museum, and enjoy one of its many travelling exhibitions, shows, and collections.

• See a show at the famous Wellmont Theather that frequently host touring musicians and artists from around the country.

• Visit a wide variety of art galleries, antique shops, vintage clothing shops and boutiques along Valley Road, Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street.

• Enjoy any of over 20 public parks and gardens, including one of the best ways to really get a feel for life in downtown Montclair – a leisurely stroll through Brookdale Park, located less than a half mile off campus.

Another great way to get a feel for the area is to visit Montclair’s exceptional restaurants and unique shops. Montclair has over 100 restaurants, coffee shops, and cafes, so there is always an option that works!

Here’s a list of some great places to eat, explore, and shop!

Applegate Farm - 1.3 mi
616 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-5900 •

608 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-2954

215 Belleuve Avenue, Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-8226

Falafel Hut
213 Belleuve Avenue, Montclair, NJ
(973) 746-7730

596 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-0915

Sandwich Theory
590 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
(973) 746-5666

Bluestone Coffee Co - 2.5 mi
123 Watchung Ave # 2, Montclair, NJ
(973) 783-3523

28 Church Street, Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-9263

Mancinni’s Coal Pizza
438 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-4391

19 S. Park Street, Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-9077

700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-8099

Let’s YO
31 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
(973) 337-8451

173 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ
(973) 746-2380

Holsten’s - 2.7 mi
1063 North Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
 (973) 338-7091 •    
(Note, Holsten’s was just a popular local hangout near campus until it was immortalized as the scene of the final episode of the TV series “The Sopranos.” Now, in addition to the excellent food and famous ice cream sundaes, it is also a popular tourist destination for fans of the show.)

AKI Japanese Cuisine - 2.4 mi
1273 North Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
(973) 338-5030 •     

Pub 46 Sports Bar & Grill - 1.0 mi
1081 Us Highway 46, Clifton, NJ
(973) 473-8184 •
Stamna Greek Taverna - 2.7 mi
1045 North Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
(973) 338-5151 •     

Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q & Pizza - 3.2 mi
64 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-1134 •
Nauna’s Bella Casa - 3.1 mi
148 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
(973) 744-3232 •     

Halal compliant offering near campus:
The Bosphorus
226 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 680-8999

Kosher compliant offering near campus:
Shaloms Bias Kosher Spot
11 Waverly Pl,
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 779-7211

Vegetarian/ Vegan friendly offering near campus:

Veggie Heaven
631 Valley Road,
Montclair, NJ, 07043
973 738 1088

Are you an out of town visitor looking to stay the night at a comfortable, affordable hotel near campus? Try these three options first:

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
265 Route 3 East
Clifton, NJ  07014
Phone (973) 778-6500     

Hampton Inn and Suites
118 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 575-5777     

Best Western-Fairfield Executive Inn
216 US Highway 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 575-7700