Newark

Travel Guide
Downtown Newark featuring outdoor art, a square or plaza and a city

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

Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport
Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport
3 out of 5
550 Route 1 South, Newark, NJ, 07114
The price is £89 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Newark. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall ...
2.8/5 (1,567 reviews)
"Everyone was excellent"

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Wyndham Garden Hotel 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, 07201
The price is £108 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Elizabeth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,196 reviews)
"Nothing"

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Newark Airport, NJ
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International
3 out of 5
652 Us Highway 1 And 9, Newark, NJ, 07114
The price is £118 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Newark. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (959 reviews)
"The bed and pillows were comfy. The room was clean and adequate. We only stayed 1 night during a layover. In general it needed a little sprucing up which looked like it had started. Check in at 11 pm was slow due to 1 staff and a lot of check ins at that time."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International
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.
The Village by Hazelwood Homes.
The Village by Hazelwood Homes.
Newark, NJ
The price is £87 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this apartment in Newark. Enjoy free WiFi, fenced gardens and concierge services. Popular attractions Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Property great, hospitality great, area horrible, no parking…"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2022

The Village by Hazelwood Homes.
Comfortable Clean Apartment close to all major highways, food and entertainment
Comfortable Clean Apartment close to all major highways, food and entertainment
Irvington, NJ
Stay at this apartment in Irvington. Enjoy WiFi, on-site parking and a TV. Popular attractions Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center are located ...
Comfortable Clean Apartment close to all major highways, food and entertainment
COZY APARTMENT NEAR UMDJ/ NJIT/NYC/ EWR
COZY APARTMENT NEAR UMDJ/ NJIT/NYC/ EWR
Newark, NJ
Stay at this apartment in Newark. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Prudential Center and New Jersey Performing Arts Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
We were satisfied
"Host is very kind and responsive and the room was clean! Could barely hear others in the apartment so it felt private. The central heating was not consistent and veered from hot to cold, and the tv was glitching. All in all a cosy place to stay in a snowstorm. Make sure you bring cutlery, shampoo ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2022

COZY APARTMENT NEAR UMDJ/ NJIT/NYC/ EWR
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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