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ParamusUnited States of America

Spend your days shopping at some of New Jersey’s biggest shopping malls to discover deals that draw people from other states.

Residents of the New York metropolitan area converge on this suburban stretch of New Jersey throughout the week for its shopping opportunities. Due to New Jersey’s lower taxes, including zero clothing tax, malls in Paramus have grown to some of the most visited in North America. Enormous malls feature luxury brands, discount outlets and impressive food courts serving a range of international cuisine far exceeding the usual standards of shopping center food courts. Outside the malls, Paramus is home to parklands with rolling hills, golf courses and a zoo in Van Saun County Park.

Start your trip by driving down the state highway that cuts through Paramus. Lined on both sides by malls, this is where the people of New Jersey and New York come to shop. Visit Westfield Garden State Plaza, among the oldest and most famous malls in Paramus, to shop for designer labels, books, electronics and music. Built in 1957, the mall covers more than 198 acres (80 hectares). Continue along the highway to reach Paramus Park Mall, Bergen Town Center and the Fashion Center. Buses and shuttle services connect all the malls. Underground parking is available at each site for a small fee. Shop during the week; Bergen County’s “blue” laws allow only restaurants to operate on Sundays.

Take a break from shopping at one of the mall food courts. Riverside Mall’s recently renovated dining facilities feature upmarket restaurants alongside fast-food chains and international takeaway outlets.

Venture outside the malls to discover some of New Jersey’s local heritage. See Terhune House, a historic 18th-century Dutch home, and the Midland School, a one-room schoolhouse now serving as a library. Get some fresh air as you cycle along the 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) of bike paths in Saddle River County Park or visit the zoo in Van Saun County Park.

Rent a car to best explore the Paramus area, which is located just a short drive from New York City and the Newark International Airport.

Top Hotels in Paramus

Hampton Inn Paramus, NJ
Hampton Inn Paramus, NJ
2.5 out of 5
625 From Road, Paramus, NJ
The price is $99 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in Paramus, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Paramus Park Mall, Ridgewood Country Club, and Van Saun County Park. Bergen County Zoo is 2.7 mi (4.4 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (277 reviews)

"What a pleasant surprise, an excellent 3 night stay at this hotel. Spotlessly clean with extensive safety measures in place, spacious and comfortable rooms (great beds!), and wonderful staff. Everyone working there is upbeat, personable, and very helpful. Special shoutout to Fred, Alex, Anna, Eugene, ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Hampton Inn Paramus, NJ
Courtyard by Marriott Paramus
Courtyard by Marriott Paramus
3 out of 5
320 Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ
The price is $104 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in the heart of Paramus, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Paramus Park Mall, Bergen Regional Medical Center, and Ridgewood Country Club. Orchard Hills ...

4.3/5Excellent! (778 reviews)

"Clean, large enough bed and bath. Check in and out quick and pleasant. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Paramus
Comfort Inn & Suites Paramus
Comfort Inn & Suites Paramus
3 out of 5
211 Rte 17, Paramus, NJ
The price is $90 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21

Situated in Paramus, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Westfield Garden State Plaza and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Paramus Park Mall. Paramus Golf Course and Bergen ...

4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"The only thing that I didn't like how thin walls were and we had very loud people in our floor and very close to our room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Comfort Inn & Suites Paramus
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Paramus

Entire House Close to NYC in Paramus
Entire House Close to NYC in Paramus
Paramus, NJ

Situated in Paramus, this vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Bergen County Zoo and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Paramus Park Mall. Westfield Garden State Plaza and ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Summer stay

"We enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Entire House Close to NYC in Paramus
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is $79 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)

"Clean and confortable, very kind host. A great place even with the pandemic."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Staybridge Suites Times Square
Staybridge Suites Times Square
3.5 out of 5
340 W 40 Street, New York, NY
The price is $88 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 22

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square, and American Lyric Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,615 reviews)

"clean with the minimum needed stuff for the kitchen and bathroom The laundry facility is open to guest for free as a complementary."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Staybridge Suites Times Square
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Paramus

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,890 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Central Park
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Central Park

4.5/5(16,922 reviews)

Offering blissful respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle, this is the perfect spot to rest weary feet or enjoy a picnic. 

Broadway
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Broadway

4.5/5(15,833 reviews)

Visit the dazzling theater district of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Enjoy the shopping, dining and street entertainment as well.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

4.5/5(8,234 reviews)

This symbol of freedom, democracy and hope is one of the most famous statues in the world.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

4.5/5(13,006 reviews)

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

4.5/5(7,945 reviews)

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Top things to do in Paramus

Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

$100
Per adult
Recreational Axe Throwing 2-Hour session
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Recreational Axe Throwing 2-Hour session

$40
Per adult
Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 90+ Top Attractions & Tours

$65
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
9/11 Memorial & Museum: General Admission
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9/11 Memorial & Museum: General Admission

$28
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

$46
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
45 Minutes Central Park Tour
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45 Minutes Central Park Tour

$169
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Paramus

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 36.87943262411348%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 37.5886524822695%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 21.27659574468085%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.5460992907801416%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.7092198581560284%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

May 5, 2020

Do a better job you only had three guests or just close down.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

Good shopping

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

Paramus is a shopper’s paradise.

4/5 - Good

Abi

Dec 4, 2019

Shopping was very easy to get to, there was plenty of options around for food and entertainment. Our primary reason for being here was to see family over Thanksgiving in Emerson and this was a perfect spot, we were only a 10 minute drive away.

3/5 - Okay

Edsel

Nov 25, 2019

It's a nice area but the traffic was a little to crazy at times but I guess it's probably because it's the holiday season.

5/5 - Excellent

Dez

Nov 11, 2019

Great restaurants all over and you have 3 malls to visit as well as lots of shopping centers and hundreds of other stores

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