Edison, previously known as Raritan Township, was first settled in the late 1600's, when it was part of Woodbridge and Piscataway townships. The city was not well populated in those early times; hence only a few family names were native to this area. Its first families included the Martins, Bonhams, Hulls, Dunhams, and Fitz Randolphs, to whom land grants were given.
Many of these names live on in the community in the form of street names and section names. But people have lived in the Edison area since prehistoric times. Many archeological artifacts such as skulls and bone fragments from the Stone Age have been discovered in the Piscataway town area during an excavation near Dismal Swamp, following arrowheads and cooking implements, which points the history to Native Americans living in this area.
Edison established itself in the second half of the 19th century as the attractiveness of the rural landscape was more witnessed with the opening of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Easton and Amboy lines. By the late 1800's, many residents applied to jobs in New York and other parts of New Jersey.
And hence the city prospered as an economically active part along with gaining tourists attraction.
You must not return from the state of Edison without visiting the below described mesmerizing spots; each of which holds a remarkable historic landmark and has a story to tell.
Menlo Park is famous for its memorial, the Edison Memorial Tower, which was established to honor the inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison. The tower was inaugurated on February 11, 1938, which would have been Edison’s 91st birthday. Also, this tower marks the site of Edison's Menlo Park laboratory, which was the world's first organized research and development center.
This garden is an official botanic garden of Rutgers University, located near the Cook Campus, North Brunswick, New Jersey. The gardens include 60 acres of designed plant beds for trees and shrub collections, lawns, and walking paths. It also comprises of an adjoining 70-acre Frank G. Helyar Woods. Serving as a place of learning and beauty, Rutgers Gardens is aimed to provide a fun, knowledgeable, and engaging place for students, community members and tourists to enjoy the nature.
Located in east-central Edison, Roosevelt Park is a 217-acre land in New Jersey, just west to the Menlo Park Mall. It was established in 1933 and is now owned and operated by the county government.
A 473-acre linear park that runs along the northern side of the Raritan River in the areas of Piscataway and Highland Park, New Jersey. The park's main attractions and facilities include a small zoo and many other attractions that can make your picnic memorable.
Top Amenities: Free parking, Free Wi Fi, Family rooms, Tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Bar.
Reviews: 6.3 review score based on 897 reviews.
Location: 1050 King Georges Post Road, Edison, NJ.
Crowne Plaza Edison
Top Amenities: Tea/coffee maker in all rooms, Ba.r
Reviews: 8.6 review score based on 195 reviews.
Location: 2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ
E Hotel Banquet & Conference Center
Top Amenities: 100 % non-smoking environment, On-site restaurant, gift shop, In-room coffeemakers, free wireless internet access, On-site dining at Harold's New Yorker Deli for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Reviews: 6.3 review score based on 153 reviews.
Location: 3050 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ
Red Roof Inn Edison
Top Amenities: Cable TV, Work desk, In-room safes, Complimentary coffee is available in the lobby area each day, Snack center, Business center, Laundry facilities, Daily Newspapers.
Reviews: 6.7 review score based on 265 reviews.
Location: 860 New Durham Road., Edison, NJ.
Extended Stay America - Edison - Raritan Center
Top Amenities: Free parking, Free Wi-Fi, Pets allowed, Family rooms, 24-hour front desk, Laundry, Ironing facilities, Free breakfast including breakfast bars, muffins, hot cereal, coffee and tea is served every morning.
Reviews: 6.9 review score based on 295 reviews.
Location: 1 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison, NJ.
A small yet significant city like Edison in the state of New Jersey holds its own unique importance that stands till date.
And now, with everyday advancements in a wide variety of cheap hotels in New Jersey as well as hotels near Edison, NJ, your stay in this city of historical importance is no issue at all.