Newark: Best Things to Do

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Newark is the largest and most populated city in the state of New Jersey, US

This city is located in northeast New Jersey

Newark has many historical monuments and museum like Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart which was built in 1898

Tourists can see many cultural and art performances in the Theater Square of New Jersey Performing Art Center during the summer

For your aesthetic Instagram feed, make sure to visit Branch Brook Park, Lincoln Park, Ironbound Recreation Center, and Eagle Rock Reservation



Newark has 4-season climate. The best month to see the cherry blossom festival is on April at Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival. You can visit the Bloomfest on July to see art performances, culture, food, and many more. Basically there are many historical, culture, and art sites worth to visit in Newark.

Cathedral Basillica of The Sacred Heart

French Gothic Revival church housing the largest pipe organ ever built by Schantz Organ Co


The downtown Newark is a busy place because it's the central business district. It's also the major cultural sites such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). It's used as the venue for cultural and art performances. There are also Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station located in the central city. Tourists can ride on a cab to explore the downtown.

Newark Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station is an intermodal passenger station in Newark, New Jersey

One of the New York metropolitan area's major transportation hubs, Newark Penn Station is served by multiple rail and bus carriers

Newark Broad Street Station

Newark Broad Street is a NJ Transit commuter rail and light rail station at 25 University Avenue in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States


Shopping center in Newark is everywhere with premium and branded items to offer. The Mills at Jersey Gardens is the largest mall in the city. There are almost 18 million people come each year to shop in this mall. It has over 200 stores with premium quality of items. If you are looking for local market that sells authentic Newark souvenirs, Newark Farmer's market is the answer. It has Newark's local food, drink, and handmade crafts.

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Outlet stores for dozens of popular brands, plus a Saks OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call & a cinema


Most popular food in Newark is mostly bread. There are many American restaurants and café you can find easily in the city. One of the must-visit restaurants in Newark is Skipjack Dining. It serves seasonal food made of local ingredients to complete your culinary adventure.

Skipjack Dining

Skipjack Dining serves seasonal food made of local ingredients


Watching the cultural and art performances in NJPAC's Theater Square during the summer will be the best way to learn the culture of Newark people. There are also many performances from outside Newark such as Brazilian Festival, Endless Art Festival, African American Heritage Festival, and Portugal Festival.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

This expansive performing-arts center & event venue hosts many festivals & national acts


Best time to visit Newark is on Spring and early Summer. It's between March to May or June to August.


Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott is the best place to stay after a long flight. This hotel is located around 1 kilometer from Newark International Airport. If you’re looking for a budget hotel, Courtyard Newark Downtown is the best option. This hotel has simple but comfortable design perfect for resting. Moreover, this hotel is located in the city center.

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

Embark on a tour of Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott and learn about our family-friendly hotel accommodations moments from the terminals

Courtyard Newark Downtown

Step into stylish settings at Courtyard Newark Downtown

Our hotel features a prime location within walking distance of the Prudential Center, Newark Municipal


Fornos of Spain is famously known for its fresh seafood. This restaurant is even called as a must-visit restaurant in New Jersey by national magazine. Experience a fine breakfast at Dutch’s Gastropub. It's a restaurant and bar in Newark, open everyday at 6 am. This restaurant serves various breakfast menu to start your day.

Fornos of Spain

Large, bustling restaurant serving Spanish surf, turf & wines in an elegant, old-world setting

Address : 47 Ferry St, Newark, NJ 07105, United States

Dutch’s Gastropub

Dutch's Lounge is a restaurant and bar located inside of the TRYP By Wyndham hotel in Newark, NJ that specializes in modern comfort food served in a sleek and sophisticated setting


Coperaco is specialized in coffee and roastery. Other than the quality of the menu, this cafe also has high ceiling that allows the sun to enter through the space and creates a comfortable atmosphere. Blueprint Café is another recommended cafe to visit. This cafe offers coffee, tea, and some vegan foods. This cafe also provides delivery and take away order.

Coperaco Café

Coperaco is a boutique coffee company with industrial capacity honoring nature and crafting unique and exclusive coffees

Blueprint Cafe

Blueprint Cafe is good place located in Newark to have some coffee and bread with live music performance


There are so many clubs and bars in Newark. Visit QXT’S Night Club for the best nightlife experience in the city. It's the most visited club in Newark with live DJ performance.

QXT’S Night Club

Alternative club spinning cutting-edge dance music until the early morning in an industrial space


New Jersey Performing Art Center is the most famous performing art centers in the US. The talented performers have attracted tourists to see the shows. This place is a must visit destination for tourists all around the world. If you love natural attraction, you better visit Branch Brook Park. It's a public park and the home for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

This expansive performing-arts center & event venue hosts many festivals & national acts

Branch Brook Park

Scenic, 360-acre park featuring cherry trees, lakes & bridges plus bicycling & other activities


Newark is definitely a perfect place for your aesthetic Instagram feed. These places should be in your bucket list. Branch Brook Park is green park where you can see the cherry blossoming. Lincoln Park, Ironbound Recreation Center, and Eagle Rock Reservation are places to look around the beauty and the unique of statues with fresh atmosphere of Newark city.

Ironbound Recreation Center

This place is located in Newark, New Jersey and mostly a place for students to learn about nature and recreation

Eagle Rock Reservation

Popular county park featuring recreation areas & hiking trails with views of the Manhattan skyline