- TripBuzz found 566 things to do with kids in or near Paterson, New Jersey, including 561 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like New York City, Staten Island, Bronx and Flushing.
- From Paul's Bar & Bowling to Paterson Museum, the Paterson area offers 115 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Movie Theaters, Arts & Crafts Classes and History Museums.
- With a population of nearly 150,000 people, Paterson is New Jersey's third most populous city and the nation's second most dense city, just behind New York City. Only 45 minutes from downtown Manhattan, Paterson has a prominent view of the city's sky line, which is a big attraction to the area.
The Paterson Museum strives to preserve the industrial history of the town of Paterson. The exhibits within the museum contain large collections of industrial-era goods and tools in addition to a large locomotive engine available for viewing.
The Fabian 8 Cinema offers its guests the chance to enjoy first-run movies in 3D. The location also hosts meetings and birthday parties, which can feature DJs, photographers, and catering services depending on the package.
The Paterson Falls are a little different from similar parks. Many people visit to experience the famous waterfalls, but the immediate surrounding area is full of history and visitors can take a look at some of America's earliest manufacturing mills.
Designed with a sandy landscape, Memorial Pool of Fair Lawn allows visitors to experience the beach. The beautiful scenery, children's water play area and lifeguard towers make it a safe and fun environment for the whole family.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the pre-Revolutionary War sandstone house that is the focus of the Garretson Forge & Farm. The site is essentially a living museum that follows daily life on a colonial Dutch farm that also has an extensive garden and educational programming.
An intimate 922 seat theater, the Shea Center for the Performing Arts was constructed in 1965. The center hosts a wide variety of events including lectures, meetings, theatre, concerts, and dance recitals.