Let There Be Light with a Family Vacation to Edison, NJ

At Metuchen Rent-A-Car, we pride ourselves on keeping our community moving throughout Edison, Woodbridge, Highland Park, Piscataway, and surrounding New Jersey areas. Offering car, minivan, truck, and cargo van rentals, no challenge is too great with the proper transportation. The history and heritage throughout our community have taught us that invention is the mother of necessity. Secure your rental car to tour our amazing city to gain innovation inspiration from our forefathers!

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HistoryPlan Your Family Road Trip to Edison for History Innovation and Education This Spring

Edison is an area rich in history with evidence of inhabitants in prehistoric times. Archeologists discovered artifacts indicating occupants living in Edison during the Stone Age. There is also evidence of Native Americans with arrowheads and cooking implement artifacts. This area was settled in the late 1600s and was visited by President George Washington during his inauguration in April 1789.


Edison became an easy access point to larger cities by way of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the mid-1850s, spawning invention and innovation. Thomas Edison, our namesake, erected his industrial research laboratory in 1876 and went on to invent some of the world’s most fundamental inventions including the phonograph, incandescent lamp, and the electric railway. In total, Thomas Edison’s inventions resulted in over 400 patents influencing the way we live today.


Edison is home to some of our nation’s most iconic and historic moments. As spring break and summer vacations approach, it’s a great time to begin planning your family trips to see such iconic locations as the Edison Memorial Tower and Thomas Edison educational center and museum. A central location connecting railways and highways, Edison is easy to access and honors its heritage of invention with the distribution of goods and services.

Bring excitement and education to your family vacation by honoring our nation’s history in Edison and surrounding areas. Contact Metuchen Rent-A-Car at (732) 548-2800 to reserve your rental car for touring the local sites.

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