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What you should know about Newark

The largest city in the state of New Jersey, Newark is a busy and diverse area with a multitude of arts, culture, and sporting venues, as well as shopping opportunities, parks, and picturesque waterfront areas. Although Newark is just 8 miles from central Manhattan, it is distinct from its Big Apple neighbor and offers a more relaxed pace. The city is known for its university tradition, and you'll find rapidly growing financial and business centers alongside older industrial areas and quiet, tree-lined residential streets.

Hotels in Newark

If you're looking for accommodation in Newark, you'll discover an extremely wide choice—the city has everything from budget inns, motels, and self-catering apartments to luxury 5-star hotels. Whether you plan on spending your entire vacation in Newark or traveling into central New York, hotels in Newark offer a reasonably priced base for your vacation. Business travelers will find a great selection of hotels near Newark Airport, including the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. If you're looking for a family-friendly hotel in Newark, check out city-center accommodation like the popular 3-star Hotel Indigo or the Courtyard Newark Downtown.

Things to see in Newark

Whether you're a culture vulture, sports fan, outdoors enthusiast, or avid shopper, you'll be spoiled for choice in Newark. Enjoy an evening of dance, theater, music, or comedy at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, one of the largest arts venues in the country. For even more entertainment, catch a basketball game or a concert by a famous music artist at the massive Prudential Center. Shopaholics will appreciate a day out at The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet mall, which houses more than 200 stores under one roof. Get out into the fresh air with a stroll in Newark's peaceful Branch Brook Park—if you're lucky enough to visit in spring, the cherry blossoms of the park's 4,300 cherry trees are a truly magnificent sight. Families and art-lovers alike will enjoy the Newark Museum, home to interactive galleries and exhibitions of fine American art.

Good for families, couples, and business travelers

If you're visiting with kids, you’ll be happy to hear that Newark offers plenty of family entertainment, indoor and outdoor activities, and affordable, child-friendly accommodation. Enjoy the great outdoors in the city’s parks and waterfront walks, and make the most of the many performing arts, museums, and sports attractions available within a relatively small area—not to mention the diverse choice of family-friendly eateries. Newark's world-class performing arts venues and scenic parks also make it a great setting for a romantic couples' getaway. Finally, as a burgeoning financial and business center, Newark offers plenty of accommodation, nightlife, and after-work entertainment for business travelers with a bit of free time to explore the city.

How to get to Newark

Newark is well served by international and domestic flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, situated just a 15-minute drive from the city center. The AirTrain, which serves the airport and the surrounding areas, provides easy connections to Newark's central Penn Station. Rental cars are available at the airport, and the New Jersey Turnpike is the main point of entry to the city for drivers. Getting around Newark is a breeze thanks to the efficient public transportation network combining buses and trains. The city’s ample train connections also ensure easy access to New York for a fun-filled day trip.