Throughout most of my life, I lived in New Jersey, specifically Elmwood Park. Being one of the less fortunate towns in New Jersey, Elmwood Park is barely recognized, especially that of a tourist's. However, Elmwood Park has served an amazing environment for me to grow; the town would also serve as a good place to visit and tour. Tourists should visit this town because of the many exclusive things available in the diverse middle-sized town. From a nearby river to a downtown area, Elmwood Park can entertain the needs and wants of many.
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As a tour guide, the first thing I would show the tourists the prominent restaurant, called River View East. With a menu consisting of sizzling-hot burgers to refreshing coleslaw, this restaurant would satisfy anyone's craving. The restaurant's signature hot-dog, boiled to snapping perfection, is served up best – smoky-spicy and slightly sweet. Not only is the food excellent, but the interior and exterior design of the restaurant is a complete 50's style. River View East is one of the restaurants that would not only impress and awe the tourists that are hungry, but also the tourists that love history.
Right next to River View East is the Passaic River. During any season, this attraction can be a scenic view, especially during the spring when tourists can comfortably have a picnic and see the spring flowers blooming. The river is also filled with wild animals, such as the Canadian geese and beavers; also, this river can serve as a convenient fishing place. Along with children, many parents come along to fish and jog for quality bonding time. The Passaic River in Elmwood Park would serve as a fun place to visit with your family to bond with.
Less than a 20-minute walk from the river is the downtown area of Elmwood Park, which consists of chain stores such as Walmart, McDonald's, Payless Shoes, and etc. Compared to the prices in other towns, Elmwood Park stores have best prices for any item, food or service. Although Elmwood Park can serve tourists with familiarity, it can also serve tourists who want to try something new. There are stores in the downtown area that one may not see anywhere else, such as a karate school. Personally, I would always come to the downtown area with my friends for a quick talk, or even a place to eat dinner when our parents weren't home. But even for the adults, the downtown area served as a convenient place; their children would have fun while they could run errands at the nearby Walmart, get a check-up at the hospital, and eat a delicious meal.
The downtown area of the town, which was not only a fun attraction to the residents, but also was a safe place; the crime rate in the town is considered extremely low. Elmwood Park has served as an invigorating, sheltered, and hospitable place to have fun and grow; even as a tourist, you will enjoy visiting this town.
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