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NewarkUnited States of America

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

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$157 per night from 19 Dec. to 20 Dec.

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! (1,847 reviews)

"Good comfy beds....very clean rooms...and the staff helped me out with comp toothbrush/toothpa"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
3.5 out of 5
450 US Highway One and Nine South, Newark, NJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$112 per night from 28 Nov. to 29 Nov.

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,374 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay. The room was very good and cozy."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

Holiday Inn Newark Airport
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Newark Airport, NJ
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Newark Airport, NJ
3 out of 5
100 International Blvd., Elizabeth, NJ
The price is NZ$150 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from The Mills at Jersey Gardens, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Prudential Center and Statue of Liberty. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,520 reviews)

"Perfect stay and hotel location next to a walking distance mall"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Newark Airport, NJ
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

Must SEE Gorgeous Brand-new 2BR 30 Mins to NYC - Sleeps 6
Must SEE Gorgeous Brand-new 2BR 30 Mins to NYC - Sleeps 6
86 Oak St, A, Jersey City, NJ

Situated in Jersey City, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Liberty State Park, Newport Mall and Newport Center Mall. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ...

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Cute cozy apartment right next to the Lightrail

"The home was so much more spacious in person and there was beautiful decor all around the house. It was blocks from the Lightrail station so it was easy to get to the PATH/downtown Jersey City/Hoboken area. The space was noticeably clean, and Wendy would always respond within minutes if I had any ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Must SEE Gorgeous Brand-new 2BR 30 Mins to NYC - Sleeps 6
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$379 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.

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
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$97 per night from 25 Dec. to 26 Dec.

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
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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