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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

Holiday Inn Newark Airport
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
3.5 out of 5
450 US Highway One and Nine South, Newark, NJ
Free cancellation
The price is £68 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

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! (1,391 reviews)

"No instructions on the shuttle bus: whether necessary to call for it or wait at Station P4."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Holiday Inn Newark Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
3.5 out of 5
128 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ
The price is £81 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

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

3.7/5Good! (1,151 reviews)

"The hotel was very beautiful and welcoming I definitely will book again gin the future. I will recommend it"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 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 £84 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

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! (1,866 reviews)

"It was convenient to the airport and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Newark

NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
3 out of 5
111 Murray St, Elizabeth, NJ
The price is £193 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

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
Newark Airport Penthouse
Newark Airport Penthouse
842 S 14th St, 842, Newark, NJ
The price is £143 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

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

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Beautiful

"The person in charge Carolina was very nice and friendly. She has a great place and would definitely book again."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2020

Newark Airport Penthouse
The Penthouse - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment
The Penthouse - Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment
439 S 18th St, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ
The price is £142 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

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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Reviews of Newark

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Dec 2019

Beautiful indeed

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

29 Nov 2019

it's just a place to get to somewhere else

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Aug 2019

Apologies but didn't spend time in Newark. This was just a passing stay until we picked up car and headed on our tour.

1/5 - Terrible

Stella

21 Aug 2019

Seems like a dead end area! The hotel was in the middle of nowhere with nothing interesting to do or see.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

30 May 2019

Was only there for late arrival at airport and left by Amtrak next morning. Pretty stupid that with the station rignt next to tbe carpark I had to get a bus back to the airport to get to the station. Wouldn't have stayed there if I had known.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

25 May 2019

Great hotel for visiting Jersey Gardens shopping malll and for Newark airport

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