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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

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 CA $121 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

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

3.7/5Good! (1,157 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
3 out of 5
24 East Park Street, Newark, NJ
The price is CA $105 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Downtown Newark, this hotel is steps from Military Park and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Prudential Center and Rutgers University Newark are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,221 reviews)

"Okkkkkkkkkkk okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk okkkkkkkkkkkkkk"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2021

TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
Hotel Executive Suites
Hotel Executive Suites
3.5 out of 5
30 Minue Street, Carteret, NJ
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway River Park, and Wilson Park. Hyatt Hills Golf Course ...

3.7/5Good! (1,003 reviews)

"Everything was nice and the room absolutely beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

Hotel Executive Suites
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.

Vacation Rentals in Newark

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 CA $74 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Elizabeth, this apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from The Mills at Jersey Gardens and within 9 mi (15 km) of Prudential Center and Staten Island ...

Private rooms near EWR and NYC
NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
3 out of 5
111 Murray St, Elizabeth, NJ
The price is CA $189 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10

Situated in Elizabeth, this apartment building is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Kean University and within 9 mi (15 km) of The Mills at Jersey Gardens and Prudential ...

NYC NJ Romantic And Cozy Hideaway
Newark Airport Penthouse
Newark Airport Penthouse
Newark, NJ
The price is CA $159 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

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

4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Fun,cozy, and great place

"Owner made it easy for use to check in and out and was available to us when in needed of questions or emergencies. Place is roomie and and great for a small big group."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2021

Newark Airport Penthouse
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

3.4

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
15
5 - Excellent 10.135135135135135%
4 - Good
55
4 - Good 37.16216216216216%
3 - Okay
56
3 - Okay 37.83783783783784%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 11.486486486486486%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 3.3783783783783785%

1/5 - Terrible

Amanda

Feb 22, 2020

Wouldn’t return

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 26, 2019

Uber cab didn’t pick us up after our cruise from Bayonne they make us wait 2 hours of waiting outside freezing cold I would suggest next time either Lyft app are more efficient than Uber or regular cab but much more expensive

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 21, 2019

Didn’t visit Newark, just landed at the airport. Transportation by train to Manhattan is $ 15 one way. It was an expensive train for 2 days.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Nov 6, 2019

Stayed in hotel only. Took train in and out of NYC and then caught connecting flight home. No Newark exploration

4/5 - Good

Camelia

Oct 22, 2019

Great connection via Path train to NYC

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 24, 2019

Newark and general was a beautiful place but the hotel was horrible

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