Newark Travel Guide

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Newark Things to Do

  • Get Some Views Of The Big Apple

    Newark lies just 8 miles from New York City. On a clear day, you can get some nice views, and pictures, of the New York City skyline. You can see the entire skyline, from the Newark Airport, so if you have some time to kill before your flight, as I did, you can go up to the windows, and get some pictures, of the city. Though there are some planes...

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  • CRRNJ Train Station

    New Jersey's Central train station and ferry terminal was, for many decades the entrance door for millions of immigrants, in search of the New World. Today, is just a respectful memory. If you are waiting the boat to New York, it's a free alternative to fill your time.

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  • walk in Liberty State Park

    offers an array of activities and facilities, such as the Liberty Science Center, an Interpretive Center, and the restored historic railroad terminal. Visitors may enjoy picnicking, fishing & crabbing, and strolling along the Liberty Walk. The park also features a boat ramp, large vessel marina, pool and tennis courts. This is a good place to catch...

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  • Liberty State Park

    One of the accesses to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island, this park is a wide area, with several interesting points, with evidence to the old New Jersey Railroad Terminal. Only a couple of minutes away from Manhattan by taxi boat, it allowed us a smart, quicker, easier and cheaper visit than using the car or any other kind of public transport.

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  • The Newark Museum

    The Newark Museum is one of the New York City area's most underrated institutions. It has a good collection of 19th century American art and one of the best collections of Tibetan art outside of Asia. One of my favorite parts of the musem is the Ballantine House, a 19th century mansion adjacent to museum that visitors can tour. The Ballantine House...

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  • Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

    The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is Newark's Roman Catholic cathedral and the heart of the Newark archdiocese, which serves heavily Catholic Northern New Jersey. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the United States, but also one of the least-frequently visited by tourists due to its location (about 1/2 mile from downtown Newark). The...

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  • My Favorite Things to Do:

    1. Cherry Tree Festival at Branchbrook Park in April- This park was more white and pink cherry trees than Washington DC. In the spring, as a celebration it offers a weekend full of cultural and culinary activities at the park.

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  • See the Plume House (A.D. 1710)

    Newarks oldest building is a Dutch colonial farmhouse built around 1710. It is located next to the House of Prayer and served as its rectory from 1850. The rev. Hannibal Goodwin invented flexible film, the basis for the motion picture industry, in the top floor laboratory in 1887. The House of Prayer is Newark's third oldest Episcopal church,...

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  • NJ Historical Society Museum

    Having visited the Newark Museum and adjacent Ballantine House on a dark day, we thought to see the New Jersey Historical Society Museum as well. It is on walking distance of the Newark Museum, close to the NJ Performing Arts Center.The NJHS Museum is older than the Newark Museum, the society and its museum were founded in 1845. The museum houses...

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Newark Hotels

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Newark Restaurants

  • The finest Southern Halal Food

    It is not a fancy place and is located in a residential neighborhood, one of the reasons it has a nice friendly air to it. We stopped here for b'fast on a Sunday morning on our back to DC, and boy were we delighted. This is the first time I was having southern Halal food, and that is so huge for me, to find something so amazing in a new town and...

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  • hispanic place

    I'm kinda a fan of this place... They don't have a big selection of Vegetarian food Has good Mexican flavors, the which makes it 10 times better... Love the Chips and Salsa Too! the Spinach Tacos, or Chicken Tacos and they are good, Small but for the Prince you pay its worth it... No alcohol this place.

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  • Rodizio in Portuguese America

    After almost two hours of confused driving (Monroe St against Monroe Rd and Brazilian Grill against Brazilian Restaurant) we finally reached the restaurant that a few days before we had chosen to have diner. It was a perfect brazilian rodizio, at a price surprisingly moderate. We had a late meal, but it surely worth the effort.

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  • True Portugal

    In all the places I have been, the discovery of something portuguese doesn't stop me from knowing how locals deal with our food. I try to find the differences between the original cuisine and the "possible" one, far away, with different ingredients. Nowhere I found the food so authentic as in Valenca, Newark. To complete the scene, Portuguese TV,...

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  • New american with down home feel

    Great down to earth place with monthly revolovling local art displayed on walls ina beatuifully designed space. open kitchen serving a wide variety of flavorrs at reasonable peices. Best Mohito in Newark. Located midway bet. NJPAC and Newark Museum and 10 minute safe wal to the ROCK. arena. Lobster corn chowder, Grilled chicken sandwhich w/...

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  • Excellent!!!

    The food at Iberia is great, there are two area plus banquet rooms upstairs. There is a dinning room and a bar/resteraunt. The bar area is very busy with locals and those of us who want quick service and unexpected entertainment. You never know who will be popping in. My husband and I were there when a Spanish opera singer and her husband came in...

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Newark Nightlife

  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    NJPAC (the New Jersey Performing Arts Center) is a large concert hall that was built during the 1990s as part of the ongoing efforts to revive Newark's downtown area. NJPAC hosts a variety of concerts and other performances throughout the year. There is a parking garage located across the street for people driving in from the suburbs.

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  • Newark Symphony Hall

    NJPAC is only the newest, but not the only performing arts center in town. Down Broad Street near Lincoln Park is the old Symphony Hall, a 2,800 seat concert hall whose stage has been graced by such performers as the Temptations, Victor Borge, Richard Pryor and Queen Latifah. Definitely worth a visit. If you're going to be in town check the website...

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  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center

    New Jersey Performing Arts Center:Absolut Sounds of the CityThursday Nights during the SummerOn the lawn in front of the NJPACEvery type of modern music being played by live local bands and even some imports. Brazilian, Hispanic, Rap, Jazz, and more. There is a great singles scene and it is simply fun to see the rainbow of people dancing and...

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Newark Transportation

  • super shuttle

    Newark Liberty Airport is located 16 miles from midtown Manhattan in Essex and Union Counties between the New Jersey Turnpike, U.S. Routes 1 and 9 and I-78. EWR was opened in 1928 and quickly became one of the world’s busiest commercial airports.

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  • Fast and secure

    Imagine us arriving late at the hotel by Newark Airport, with a flight back home the next day, in the afternoon. How to use the morning? Here it goes:Leave the hotel early, and drive to the Liberty State Park. Visit the park, while waiting for the first boat to Ellis Island. Visit Ellis Island museum, and take a picture of Liberty statue, without...

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  • NEWARK AIRPORT

    The first time I flew out of Newark was when I went to Puerto Rico in 2007. I had to catch a really early flight, 6:00, so I arrived at about 4:30 AM. Much to my amazement, loads of people take those early morning flights, which made navigating the airport terminals interesting. Anyway, I used the economy parking lot which turned out to not be very...

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Newark Local Customs

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    by NewarkDevil Written Aug 26, 2002

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    This isn't exactly a cultural tip, but if you're in Newark and you need to find an address, remember that any address name involving a Street named after presidents other than Washington (Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Madison et. al.) or lettered Avenues (Avenue A, B, et. al.) is bound to be in the Ironbound. East Numbered Avenues will be just north of downtown in North Newark. All other numbered Avenues and Streets are either in the West Ward (that area beyond MLK Boulevard) or in Roseville (on the other side of Branch Brook Park from North Newark). Weequahic in the South doesn't have any particularly distinguishing street naming pattern to speak of nor does Downtown.

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Newark Warnings and Dangers

  • Brickcity

    First off, Newark is a Great city and is up and coming.....Ironbound which is My old Neighborhood has great restaurants and a Awesome Nightlife! As for The so called Bad Neighborhoods you won't have any trouble there as long as you mind your own BI. Then again why would you go there unless you live there or your lost!! But don't be fooled By...

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  • Dangerous neighborhoods

    Although Newark has done a very good job of revitalizing its downtown and the adjacent Ironbound neighborhood, many other neighborhoods in the city are still dangerous, particularly at night. Downtown and the Ironbound section are both generally safe, particularly during the day.

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  • Newark

    Interesting to see other peoples take on Newark. Seeing as how I have worked here for the last 6 years and my office is located directly across the street from Penn Station Newark (yes, there is also a Penn Station, NY), I figure my comments may help. First, as the general census seems to suggest, you will have no problems in Penn Station due to...

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Newark Off The Beaten Path

  • Wildlife on Harrison bridge

    Just strolling we came to the Passaic River bank and the bridge in Bridge Street to Harrison. The bridge is of the rotating type. On the wooden central structure we saw this mother duck with her eggs. No better nesting place along the river? Maybe the city should provide some.

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  • The Cathedral Basilica of the...

    The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Branch Brook Park. The Cathedral is the sixth largest in the country and has towers taller than those at Westminster and Notre Dame. The park is a creation of Fredrick Law Olmsted, designer of New York's Central Park and the Mall in Washington, D.C., and has more cherry blossom trees than any single...

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  • Well, I like Weequahic Park...

    Well, I like Weequahic Park which is way down in the southernmost part of the town not too far from the airport. The only problem with the park is that the surrounding neighborhood is not exactly the safest in the city. The park itself is safe, but walking around the Weequahic section might not be the best idea. If you do decide to go down here and...

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Newark Sports & Outdoors

  • New Jersey MetroStars

    Technically a shared team, but we know who the real soccer fans are. ;) The Metros are going to be building a stadium right across the Passauc River from Newark in Harrison, but till then you can find them at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford at Giants Stadium.

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  • New Jersey Nets

    The 2002 Eastern Conference Champions shocked the league with their astonishing rise to prominence in 2001-2002 but have continued at the top of the Eastern Conference since and look to play competitive basketball for years to come. They play in the Continental Airlines Arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford ten minutes...

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  • New Jersey Devils

    The New Jersey Devils currently play in the Meadowlands about five minutes northeast of Newark. They plan however to move with the Nets to a new Arena downtown on Market and McCarter Highway. They have won 2 Stanley Cup Championships in the last 8 years, have the second best overall regular season record over the last decade, and are continually...

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Newark Favorites

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  • The New York Minute

    There's a new shopping center adjacent to Linden Airport which seems to be the only new thing in miles. There's a Home Depot, Staples, Shop Rite Grocery, Wal-Mart and K-Mart nearby. You'll quickly learn that New Yorkers and Jerseyites have their minutes and seconds backwards: A New York minute is the moment between the time a light turns green and...

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  • Visit the New Jersey...

    Visit the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Beautiful! Free live music outdoors in the summer and good food at the indoor restaurant. Seeing the old Yankees around the Den. The Scooter, Yogi, Sparky, Cerone, Bam Bam, and also the Cansecos.

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  • You've got to visit the...

    You've got to visit the Ironbound. Its narrow main thoroughfare of Ferry Street reminds one of a Lisbon main street with its vast collection of Portuguese (and Brazilian) restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and other shops. Riverbank Park and Independence Park are also nice stops for some greenery although last I checked Riverbank was undergoing...

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