Newark, New Jersey is a convenient 15-minute train ride from Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It has much to offer to its residents and to the visitors. From great museums, scenic parks and excellent restaurants to sports, theatre and music, Newark offers plenty to see and do. Walk along the banks of the Passaic River and explore the historic Ironbound neighbourhood. Make sure your travel plans include some of these experiences to render your visit complete:
ART, MUSIC, CULTURE
Newark is home to number of prolific performing arts centres in the country. Head to New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Sarah Vaughn Concert Hall at Symphony Hall and Prudential Center to catch a performance. Take your pick from regional and national theatre, ballet, modern dance, jazz, and rhythm and blues. The GRAMMY Museum Prudential Center is a must-visit for music aficionados.
NEWARK BLOOMS IN FESTIVAL SEASON
Each April, Newark turns pink and white with one of the largest collections of cherry blossoms in the country.View the 2,700 Japanese cherry blossom trees ablaze with colour during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival during April in Newark’s historic Branch Brook Park. Partake in events such as a bike race, fun run, cultural demonstrations, music and more.
FROM SPORTS TO SHOPPING
Newark, home to many professional sporting teams, offers fun events year-round. Indulge in watching a game of professional ice hockey, soccer or college basketball. Once you’ve had your fill of sports, go shopping at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Purchases of clothing and shoes are tax-free.