This ice skating rink is a great place to go to occupy a few hours during the boring winter months. The semi-enclosed rink is often cold, so be sure to bundle up before you go. The staff members at the rink are very friendly and helpful, especially the safety staff that is present on the rink at all times. This is a great place to take your kids who may just be learning how to ice skate.
Wild Ocean is a pretty small surf shop at the beginning of the boardwalk, but it is not lacking in quality. They have a decent selection of clothing for both men and women, and a good amount of surfing gear. This store is one of the few that rents out Bic boards, in case you want to give surfing a try but don't have the means to do so. They are willing to rent you a board for about $15 a day, which is a pretty decent price, especially if you get good use out of it. The service is very helpful, and I recommend this store, not only for their apparel selection, but for their board rental services.
Magic Fountain has a widely-known reputation of serving up some delicious ice cream, and I could not agree any more. While the line can get pretty long, especially during after-dinner hours during the summer, the wait is never exceptionally long, and the ice cream is worth the wait anyway. I highly recommend visiting Magic Fountain, but if Summit is a little out of your way, there is another one located further down Morris Ave in Union. All in all, if you want a cone or cup of great ice cream, pay a visit to Magic Fountain, and I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure that it is open when you go, because it is a seasonal establishment that closes during the winter months and re-opens in the spring.
The Omega diner is a great diner to go to if you are looking for an atmosphere that does not resemble one of a diner at all. The interior is nicely decorated so that you feel as if you are in an actual resturant. One popular highlight of this diner is their "create-you-own pancakes", where you have the option to put whatever you please on your pancakes, from banans to chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for a resturant atmosphere with classic diner food and prices, this is the place to go.
The Scotchwood Diner is a great diner to eat at during any point of the day. They have friendly service and good food. There are often large groups of high school kids eating here, so if you are looking for a very quiet place to dine, this may not be it. Otherwise, the food is great, the service is fast and willing to do their best to make you happy, and I recommend it for a quick meal at anytime during the day.
Suspenders offers a fun bar and resturant atmosphere. The food choices aren't anything spectacular or out of the ordinary, but the food is always served hot and tastes great. You have the option to eat outdoors on a deck if the weather is agreeable. The service is very friendly, but the bar area can get loud, especially during peak hours, so if you are looking for a quiet place to dine, this is probably not it. Otherwise, I highly recommend Suspenders for a great meal at any time.
While the prices at Union Theatres may be a bit lower than those at surronding theatres, there is a reason why. There are a few adequately sized theatres, and the rest are exceptionally small, some only offering two seats in each row. If you go see a movie during an off time, you are likely to be one of the only people there, and may get a "private showing", but otherwise, many of the patrons are loud and rude during movies.
Proud Papa's is a relatively new establishment that offers delicious choices of different types of pizza and other foods. You can choose to eat either in the comfortable atmosphere at the resturant, or have your food deliverd by an efficient service. The prices are a bit higher than other pizza places in the area, but it is a good place to eat and order food from if you don't mind the slightly higher prices.
Previously known as Snuffy's, Pantagis offers numerous different eloquently decorated rooms appropriate for events ranging from Sweet Sixteens to wedding receptions. Their menu is delicious, and the service always goes above and beyond to make your experience at Pantagis more than wonderful. I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for a great place to have any type of party or reception.
Joe's Resturant offers a delicious selection of many different types of pizza, ranging from the average pepperoni pie to an interesting slice of penne vodka with chicken. This resturant is not limited to pizza, however, and also serves up delicious cheesesteaks and other delectable items. I highly recommend stopping by Joe's at anytime for a great meal.