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Fun Things to do in Newark

New Jersey

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The Garden State's largest metropolis, Newark is the cultural center of the state, offering endless arts and entertainment options. The nation's third oldest city, Newark is one of the leading historic spots in the Northeast, renowned as the most culturally affluent region in New Jersey.


Best time to go

The peak and the best time to visit Newark is during the season of spring and early summer. But during this time of the year, Newark is bustling with tourists and the hotel prices are also on the higher side. For better deals and to escape the crowd, you can visit Newark during the offseason of autumn and early winter.


Fun city facts and activities

    From great museums, scenic parks and excellent restaurants to sports, theater and music, Newark, NJ, offers plenty to see and do. Visit the largest museum in New Jersey, walk along the river in Newark Riverfront Park, explore the historic Ironbound neighborhood, and listen to a symphony performance. Our list includes great restaurants and cafes serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner with flavors from around the world, including burgers, sushi, steaks and BBQ. Here are the best things to do in Newark NJ.
City facts

Neighborhoods to explore

    Ironbound District
    Forest Hill
    Downtown Newark
    Upper Roseville
    University Heights

Food Specialties

    New Jersey has two official state foods. The first is the blueberry, which was given the honor in 2004. The second is the Jersey tomato, which is the state vegetable. The state fish is the brook trout.

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Free or cheap things to do

1. Explore the Ironbound District: This bustling, vibrant neighborhood is home to a variety of ethnic restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. From traditional Portuguese bakeries to Brazilian eateries, this unique part of Newark is sure to delight.

2. Visit the Newark Museum: This museum houses a diverse range of collections, from ancient works of art to modern exhibits.

3. Take a tour of the City: From historic sites to the citys vibrant nightlife, a tour of Newark is a great way to explore the citys many attractions.

4. Check out the Prudential Center: Home to the New Jersey Devils, this modern arena also hosts a variety of concerts and other events.

5. Visit Branch Brook Park: This vast park is home to numerous recreational activities and facilities, including a lake, a golf course, and a skating rink.

6. Take a Brewery Tour: Newark is home to several craft

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Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

Newark is a fascinating city - and with history, nature and swamp (yes - swamps!) around every corner, you will find plenty of things to do with kids!If history is what youre looking for, then youre in the right place! Let the Hermitage House and Dey Mansion take kids back to the 1700s (George Washington even stayed at both places - pretty amazing!).A fascinating look into how people used to live in the past, and a great introduction to the Revolution! If its art and culture that you want to spend the day exploring, then Newark has that too! Hunterdon Museum of Art and Montclair Art Museum are great places for kids to be introduced to the art world!

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Is Newark worth visiting?

Unless you want to visit Liberty Park with the Statue. Or attend a performance. We love Newark only because it has EWR.
Margrit Eddy - Lives in The United States of America

Yes. There is a Newark Trails that will guide you thru the city. There is a lot of interesting architecture throughout the city. Definitely take the Newark Trail walk. I believe it begins at Newarks Penn Station.
Alex Mara - Lives in Uptown

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