Downtown Dreaming in Montclair

Evening sky with flowers and building with stop sign and lightpost

Planning a day trip to North Jersey? Find yourself in Montclair, a college town with perfect blends of city and suburban lifestyles.

Shops and boutiques are sprouted all throughout town. Whatever your reading pleasures, you will be able to find the perfect soft, or hard covered page-turner at the 10,000 square foot Montclair Book Center.

Shelves overflowing with the next spine tingling mystery!

In Montclair, you have the opportunity to experience the roses though the Van Vleck House & Gardens, and appreciate the impressionistic watercolors at the Montclair Art Museum.

Walking around Montclair is fun that will make you hungry! Look around the downtown streets of Montclair, and you’re sure to find somewhere to relax your legs, and grab a bite. You will find all of your culinary delights on Bloomfield Avenue, Valley Road, and Walnut Park Drive.

There is something for everyone here, ranging from Poke bowls to Playa Bowls. Order your ice cream rolled or coned. Enjoy every kind of cuisine you can think of from Colombian, Cuban, Italian, and more. If you haven’t tried Cuban Pete’s, what are you waiting for?


Montclair is abundant in outdoor seating to enjoy your drinks in the summer evenings. Unwind and enjoy a relaxing end to your day of exploring a new city. There is always a new experience to uncover, a new restaurant to try, or a new street to stroll down on. Enjoy Montclair and all it has to offer.

Can’t decide where to eat? Try some of my go-to spots.

  • Noches de Colombia: Mouth-watering Colombian food with big portions and reasonable prices. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy with family and friends.
  • Mundo Vegan: Grab some of their amazingly soft and chocolate brownies here. Wether you’re vegan or not they are to die for.
  • The Corner: Every millennial’s dream brunch spot. With Instagram-worthy decor and food to match, no wonder this place is always busy!

Don’t just take it from me, explore and see for yourself why this is one of New Jersey’s top downtowns! 

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