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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 ¥9,855 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

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! (1,154 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 ¥8,538 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

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! (1,216 reviews)

"They should really lower the parking price due to the rooms and suites being very pricy. The rooms are worth x10 more what is provided with the room. No microwave , no tooth brush’s nor a tub you can only stand witch means its a half of a bathroom without tub should be a little cheaper"…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
3.5 out of 5
450 US Highway One and Nine South, Newark, NJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,284 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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

4.1/5Very Good! (1,395 reviews)

"Fox car rental right next door so it made it easy to return it. Hotel has free shuttle to the airport and that was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Holiday Inn Newark Airport
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 ¥6,006 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13

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 ¥15,424 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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 ¥12,944 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 ...

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
Beautiful

"The person in charge Carolina was very nice and friendly. She has a great place and would definitely book again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

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
291
5 - Excellent 14.535464535464536%
4 - Good
655
4 - Good 32.717282717282714%
3 - Okay
772
3 - Okay 38.561438561438564%
2 - Disappointing
175
2 - Disappointing 8.741258741258742%
1 - Terrible
109
1 - Terrible 5.444555444555444%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Best the airport and hotel suflee

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 13, 2020

The town was fine. I’m familiar with the area. A dunkin donuts and a Starbucks within walking distance. Broad street a short drive so I can purchase little odds and ends.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Apr 18, 2020

I don’t really love Newark as a city.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 3, 2020

Hotel still having released my hold

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

I leave here and got a hotel here for the first time and I must admit I was shockingly satisfied

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

Great city with a ton of food options. Downtown has changed alot, some for better some for worse (gentrification).. but downtown for the weekend is great for anyone to enjoy; still some small businesses around and its convenient to everything!

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