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Newark
Travel Guide

New Jersey’s largest metropolis features a stunning grove of cherry trees, a park where George Washington and his soldiers camped and one of the biggest airports in the country.

Many people only see Newark from its international airport, but New Jersey’s largest city is a fantastic destination of its own. Packed with national historical sites, popular parks and excellent cuisine from around the world, the city has more than enough to fill an itinerary.

One of Newark’s most popular attractions is Branch Brook Park. Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Manhattan’s Central Park, designed this urban oasis. See the beautiful park-side Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Visit the park in spring to see the blossoms of the United States’ most impressive collection of cherry trees. This 4,300-tree grove is home to Newark’s Cherry Blossom Festival each April.

Stop by Military Park in downtown Newark to explore one of the city’s most significant historic sites. General George Washington and his soldiers camped here while retreating from British forces during the American Revolution. The park also contains significant works of public art including Wars of America, a sculpture by Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum, and an 1898 cannon from the Spanish-American War.

More of Newark’s history is on display at the Newark Museum where exhibits include a preserved 1885 mansion, a large collection of Tibetan art and a planetarium.

For a fantastic Newark dining experience, explore the Ironbound district. The streets of this immigrant neighborhood are lined with restaurants serving authentic cuisine from around the world. While in the district, head to the banks of the Passaic River to take a stroll along Riverfront Park’s gleaming orange boardwalk.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center offers world-class entertainment. New Jersey Devils play hockey at Prudential Center and great events happen nightly. Just over the border you’ll find New York Red Bulls soccer at Red Bull Arena and New Jersey’s largest outlet shopping mall The Mills at Jersey Gardens where 18 million shoppers find bargains annually.

Newark’s international airport is one of the largest in the U.S., so the city is easy to reach. Tour the city for a few hours while on a long layover or spend a few days here on a trip from New York City, located 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) east.

Where to stay in Newark

Top hotels in Newark

TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
3 out of 5
24 East Park Street, Newark, NJ
The price is NZ$141 per night from 25 Mar. to 26 Mar.

Located in Downtown Newark, this hotel is steps away from Military Park and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Prudential Center and Rutgers University Newark ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,266 reviews)

"Good enjoy will vist again !!!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2021

TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
Crowne Plaza Newark Airport
Crowne Plaza Newark Airport
3.5 out of 5
901 Spring St, Elizabeth, NJ
The price is NZ$133 per night from 5 Mar. to 6 Mar.

Located in the heart of Elizabeth, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from The Mills at Jersey Gardens and within 6 miles (10 km) of Prudential Center and Military ...

3.7/5Good! (972 reviews)

"The internet was really poor. I couldn’t connect almost all day."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2021

Crowne Plaza Newark Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
4 out of 5
Newark International Airport, 1 Hotel Road, Newark, NJ
The price is NZ$158 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Prudential Center and Military Park. New Jersey Performing Arts ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,810 reviews)

"Great hotel if you need to be near airport - shuttle service and in room flight information is such a help"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2021

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Newark

Private rooms near EWR and NYC
Private rooms near EWR and NYC
2.5 out of 5
318 Magnolia Ave, Elizabeth, NJ
The price is NZ$103 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

Situated in Elizabeth, this apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from The Mills at Jersey Gardens and within 9 miles (15 km) of Prudential Center and Staten ...

Private rooms near EWR and NYC
NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
3 out of 5
111 Murray St, Elizabeth, NJ
The price is NZ$363 per night from 2 Mar. to 3 Mar.

Situated in Elizabeth, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Kean University and within 9 miles (15 km) of The Mills at Jersey Gardens and Prudential ...

NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
The Penthouse - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment
The Penthouse - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment
439 S 18th St, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ
The price is NZ$261 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

Situated in Newark, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Prudential Center, Rutgers University Newark and Seton Hall University. Military Park and New ...

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Great stay!

"Everything was great! I’ll be back."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

The Penthouse - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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4 Nov. 2019

Newark is an amazing and up and coming place.

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3 Aug. 2019

Transport to New York can be costly if you need to travel there everyday - NJ Transit costs $5.30 per trip, PATH is $2.75 per trip but does not go to NY during weekends.

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