Things to do in Parsippany
Ideally located just 30 minutes from Newark International Airport and 25 miles from New York City, Sheraton Parsippany Hotel is a great choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Navigating the area by car is simple: we are convenient to several highways, including Interstates 80, 280, 287 and others. We are also within easy reach of historic Morristown, Florham Park and East Hanover. For those who want a breath of fresh air or a taste of history and culture, there are many things to do in Parsippany.
|Historic Downtown Morristown - 7 miles
Visiting this historic downtown district is one of the top things to do in Parsippany. It exudes a charming ambience and is now host to a wide array of fine shops and restaurants. The Morristown Crossroads District is home to a diverse range of specialty shops, restaurants, services and more. Completed in 1969, Morristown's famous overhead sidewalks known as "Skymart" was an ambitious urban renewal project that added a second, overhead sidewalk system to Morristown's historic Main Street. Morristown is the only city in America with a two-level sidewalk system.
|Acorn Hall - 6 miles
68 Morris Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960 | (973) 267-3465
Acorn Hall was built for the Schermerhorn family in 1853, and purchased by Agustus and Mary Crane in 1860. It serves as an authentic representation of early upper-middle class suburban life in Morris County. In recognition of the role of the Crane and Hone women in both preservation and the women’s suffrage movement, Acorn Hall is part of the NJ Women’s Hertitage Trail.
|Frelinghuysen Arboretum - 7 miles
353 East Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07962 | (973) 326-7600
Surrounding a magnificent Colonial Revival mansion, the woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and distinctive collections of trees and shrubs of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum make this the ideal setting for leisurely strolls. Today, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum is also a regional center for horticultural activities, including educational programs, special tours, group tours, special events, and a comprehensive collection of botanical literature.
|Morris Museum | Bickford Theatre - 7 miles
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 | (973) 971-3700
The Morris Museum is the only museum in New Jersey with a professional theatre that produces and presents professional productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, and mysteries; year-round children’s theatre; a jazz series; a blues series, and special concerts and performances.
|The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey - 9 miles
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 | 973-408-5600
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually. Among the top things to do in Parsippany, it is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Now in its 49th season, it is the longest-running Shakespeare theatre on the east coast.
|The Mall at Short Hills - 13 miles
1200 Morris Tpke., Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 376-7350
Nowhere else in the world can you find such an unprecedented collection of upscale specialty retailers. The region's preeminent shopping destination includes 160 specialty stores and restaurants. Over 40 boutiques have their only NJ location at The Mall at Short Hills, a favored destination for shoppers from far and wide. The Mall at Short Hills is by far one of our guests' favorite things to do in Parsippany.