In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to Fairfield, NJ where Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.
Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused and a true work-life balance.
So, if you find yourself visiting Fairfield on business, to dig into some history, or to explore the town’s beautiful outdoors, our local Vaconians have the top five places to Free Yourself.
Van Vleck House & Gardens
This 12-acre, 140 year old private property was originally home to Joseph Van Vleck Sr. and his family, but today the Van Vleck House & Gardens serves as a meeting destination and tourist attraction. The luscious garden that swarms the property is enough to attract visitors, become a natural host of events and provide a space of tranquility for all who walk the grounds. The gardens are open to the public year-round and is where many non-profit organizations host meetings and events.
Thomas Edison National Historic Park
Take a trip back in time and visit the spot said to be where, “Modern America was Invented.” Thomas Edison’s National Historic Park walks you through the ins and outs of Edison’s home and laboratory – where the magic happened. Kids will have fun experimenting with the interactive learning facilities and parents will have a blast geeking-out while learning about how Edison changed our world forever.
Turtle Back Zoo
Turtley tubular dude! If you love turtles and wildlife of all species, you’ll be in awe by Turtle Back Zoo. Learn about the zoo’s turtle rehabilitation center and say hello to some of the shelled friends while you’re there, take behind the scenes tours of the animal exhibits, explore the African adventure, and more! This zoo is turtley interactive and turtley cool!
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Paterson Falls is known for its contribution in manufacturing silk fabrics, paper, airplane engines, and steam locomotives. Paterson was the first industrial American city to be established in 1792, and not only is the spot historical, it also offers Junior Ranger Programs and is a beautiful sight!
Montclair Art Museum (MAM)
MAM is a center that provides art education, new and changing exhibits, and is home to American and Native American art. Through these efforts it holds strong to its goal of fostering productivity, creativity and celebrating diversity through race, gender, age, nationality, and more.