Newark

Newark. It’s a happening place. The Garden State’s largest metropolis, blossoms just 8 short miles from Manhattan. Air, water, roadway, railway, bike path, footbridge and subway, Newark offers every manner of transportation imaginable, providing access that’s unbelievable.
 
Be entertained at one of the country’s largest and most glamorous performing arts venues, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Take on the largest premium outlet mall in the state, The Outlet Collection, Jersey Gardens, welcoming over 18 million visitors a year. Explore the masters at the Newark Museum, featuring renowned American and Tibetan collections, sculpture gardens, the Ballantine Victorian mansion and even a planetarium.
 
Cheer on the NHL New Jersey Devils or NCAA Seton Hall Men’s Basketball as they battle for glory at Prudential Center, or rock the house with legendary artists like Jay Z, Taylor Swift, and P!nk. Join the stampede to Red Bull Arena for a Major League Soccer showdown. Play with fire at GlassRoots Studio and discover the art of glass blowing, or take a bite of the Ironbound, a district renowned for its Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian delicacies.
 
Each spring, magic unfolds and outdoor adventurists can enjoy the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the nation. Branch Brook Park blossoms with over 4,300 cherry trees, and holds the continent’s 5th largest cathedral.
 
For more information, visit the The Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Location

United States
40° 44' 2.3676" N, 74° 10' 8.5584" W
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Alvin Ailey at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark
Newark
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Newark. It’s a happening place. The Garden State’s largest metropolis, blossoms just 8 short miles from Manhattan. Air, water, roadway, railway, bike path, footbridge and subway, Newark offers every manner of transportation imaginable, providing access that’s unbelievable.
 
Be entertained at one of the country’s largest and most glamorous performing arts venues, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Take on the largest premium outlet mall in the state, The Outlet Collection, Jersey Gardens, welcoming over 18 million visitors a year. Explore the masters at the Newark Museum, featuring renowned American and Tibetan collections, sculpture gardens, the Ballantine Victorian mansion and even a planetarium.
 
Cheer on the NHL New Jersey Devils or NCAA Seton Hall Men’s Basketball as they battle for glory at Prudential Center, or rock the house with legendary artists like Jay Z, Taylor Swift, and P!nk. Join the stampede to Red Bull Arena for a Major League Soccer showdown. Play with fire at GlassRoots Studio and discover the art of glass blowing, or take a bite of the Ironbound, a district renowned for its Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian delicacies.
 
Each spring, magic unfolds and outdoor adventurists can enjoy the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the nation. Branch Brook Park blossoms with over 4,300 cherry trees, and holds the continent’s 5th largest cathedral.
 
For more information, visit the The Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau.


 

 Don’t miss:

  • Riodizio, skewers of roasted meat served tableside in the Ironbound. Go to guide.
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  • Roll over to Branch Brook Park for roller-skating at one of the last urban rinks at the Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center.
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  • Showtime happens at CityPlex 12, Shaquille O’Neal’s super sized cinema. Catch a flick in Shaq DX and enjoy a bigger than life experience with digital 3D projection, stadium seating and incredible Dolby sound.
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  • Military park an urban playground, which hosts great concerts, farmers markets, yoga, a reading library, ping pong, chess, outdoor movies and great eats.

 

Local secret:

The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart (89 Ridge St.), a French Gothic stained glass-filled church, is where Pope John Paul II held Mass when he visited New Jersey in 1995 and was also featured in the hit television drama, The Sopranos.

 

Did you know that Thomas Edison's first use of electric lights in a public space happened in Military Park in Newark?

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