From the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the nation, to pro sports, fine arts, urban retail, and outdoor adventure, it's all happening in Newark. From major ticketed events to spontaneous performances to a romantic dinner for two, people are coming together to experience something unique and leaving with a wholly different perspective on this special city. Something is always going on and it is all just eight short miles from New York City. An ideal destination for those eager to experience maximum fun at minimum expense, Newark boasts plenty of free and inexpensive options and attractions perfect for the budget-minded traveler.
What to Do
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
NJPAC is a world-class cultural venue, showcasing national and international touring artists while serving as a catalyst in returning nightlife and economic activity to its hometown.
1 Center Street, Newark - (888) GO-NJPAC
The Newark Museum is the state's largest museum, holding fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Frank Stella.
49 Washington Street, Newark - (973) 596-6550
Gallery Aferro offers an average of 12 yearly exhibitions featuring local, national, and international artists. Additionally, the gallery offers a wide range of public events and educational offerings.
73 Market Street, Newark - (973) 353-9533
GlassRoots is a glass art studio and more located in downtown Newark. The studio counters the challenges youth face by providing a safe environment, positive role models, and rigorous program and skill development opportunities through the creation of glass art.
10 Bleeker Street, Newark - (973) 353-9555
New Jersey Historical Society
This state-wide historical museum, library, and archives collects, preserves, and interprets the rich and intricate political, social, cultural, and economic history of New Jersey. Founded in 1845, it the oldest cultural institution in the state, promoting exploration of our cultures, past, and present.
52 Park Place, Newark - (973) 596-8500
Where to Stay
When visiting Newark, enjoy your stay at one of the many available hotels or inns.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
858 Broad Street
Newark - (973) 848-0070
Hilton Newark Penn Station
1048 Raymond Boulevard
Newark - (973) 622-5000
Indigo Newark Downtown
810 Broad Street
Newark - (973) 242-0065
Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport
1 Hotel Road
Newark - (973) 623-0006
Where to Eat
Whether it's burgers, Southern fare, or tapas, the Newark region offers options for every taste.
55 Park Place
Newark - (973) 482-2874
Fernandes Steak House
158 Fleming Avenue
Newark - (973) 589-4344
Forno's of Spain
47 Ferry Street
Newark - (973) 589-4767
Nico Kitchen + Bar
1 Center Street
Newark - (973) 642-1226
87 Madison Street
Newark - (973) 465-1250