Things to See & Do in Paterson City
Although you may find the cities of Newark or Jersey City more familiar, Paterson, New Jersey holds an early seat of New Jersey industry that birthed many of the state’s most timeless traditions. As the third largest city in the state, the domain mixes urban and rural attractions, requiring a bit of driving in between. But you can easily see it all while enjoying relaxing travel from the seat of a charter bus from Shofur. Have a professional driver who’s knowledgeable on the area transport you from the city’s national park to its famous castles, museums, and libraries.
When planning event travel, a private driver makes it easy to travel long distances and arrange medium- to large-scale trips for professional associations, school field trips, weddings, sports outings, and private events. Our team mission is to provide a solution for modern travel challenges such as traffic and limited public parking. We'll streamline your travel plans with a dependable ride ready to assist you in your pick-up or drop-off schedule at any event.
Explore the Great Outdoors By Bus
Enjoy the longstanding national park that gave rise to Paterson's history and cultural development. The waterfalls and green spaces make it a great area for camping, hiking, and picnicking. Adventure through the winding trails with a personal chauffeur that understands how to navigate the national park and terrain with ease. When arriving at the national park you can tour the park with a ranger or take the self-guided tour with your private ride waiting for pick-up.
Discover the Great Falls National Park, a naturally occurring waterfall series designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1967. The falls represent more than the topography of the city. The attraction is one of the first planned natural features that made this city into the ideal industrial city in the United States. Its location between New York City and Philadelphia also made it the first choice of Alexander Hamilton and the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) in 1792.
Historic Sites & Museum Attractions
Don't miss the chance to tour the historic sites and attractions of Paterson and take a family minibus around historic sites and attractions. Start by wandering the historic Lambert Castle, also known as Belle Vista. The castle received historical landmark designation from both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1976. Built-in 1892-93 on Garret Mountain, the historic site and museum overlooks the City of Paterson, providing spectacular panoramic views of the city. In 1928 the landmark also became part of the 575-acre Garret Mountain Reservation, now including a museum and library in its castle. Although the city demolished the Gallery Wing Lambert constructed in 1896, the original structure remains for tourists and adventurers to walk the story of its past.
Visit The Paterson Museum for exhibits on the area's archaeology, mineralogy, and industrial history. The museum, established in 1925, provides educational interpretive exhibits with a special focus on inventors who settled there. The museum's holdings boomed since its inception as a natural history museum, housed in the assembly room of the Danforth Public Library. The museum acts as an open-air gallery providing information on the immigrant experience, early development of industrial water power systems and the manufacturing industries Paterson hosted including cotton, locomotives, textile machinery, silk spinning, and weaving.
School Field Trips & Educational Outings
There’s a myriad of learning centers and educational opportunities to explore with a group in the city, but the crowd favorite seems to be The Elizabeth A. Beam Local History and Genealogy Library. Genealogy enthusiasts find a plethora of Passaic County resources at the library, housed at Lambert Castle. The hidden house of learning houses more than 2,800 volumes include city directories, atlases, published genealogies, works by local authors and local histories, as well as a manuscript collection.
Our travel experts work closely with a network of bus providers across the state to provide top-notch transportation services to educational centers in the state. The buses in our network can also include comfortable amenities for long distance travels such as comfortable reclining seats for classmates to bond and watch a movie or televisions with DVD players and portable Wifi to keep students entertained. Let Shofur give you one less thing to worry about while planning your school trip, so you won’t have to worry about navigating an unfamiliar area.
Dream Wedding Shuttle Bus Rentals
The beauty of Paterson also makes the city an ideal destination for outdoor weddings and receptions; however, the most challenging part of a destination wedding is accommodating your guests’ transportation. Keep wedding guests connected between event venues with a minibus. We’ll make sure everyone arrives right on time for your ceremony and all of your wedding festivities with time to spare! Ensure special guests are navigated to the venue seamlessly.
When you’re ready, head over to the reception hall to get the party started. After your ceremony, your bus will help streamline guests to your reception space so that members won’t need to drive themselves or worry about getting lost along the way. Whether you’re booking a 20-passenger van wedding shuttle to a small venue or a 56-passenger charter bus for a large-scale reception, we’re here to consolidate all your wedding travel plans!
Book Reliable Bus Rentals in Paterson
Whether you're taking a field trip, hosting a wedding, or learning about New Jersey history, let Shofur assist you in your travel planning with a bus rental to get your group to any destination in comfort and style. With a professional driver at the wheel the driving and parking process will be seamless, so you can enjoy your trip and city explorations with ease. Take a nap between sights in our comfy reclining seats and keep your mobile devices charged in our ports along the way. Enjoy your travels as we navigate the city streets for you. Call our 24-hour team for a free trip quote at (800)-436-8719.