Holidays in Newark

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Newark is a large city located in the state of New Jersey. With a host of multi-national companies and universities in the area, Newark remains one of the major cities of the East coast and has a lively urban landscape filled with parks, art galleries and over restaurants. The city is home to people from many ethnic backgrounds and over 40,000 students which give the city a vibrant and lively atmosphere.

Planning your Newark holidays

As Newark has good public transportation links with all of the New York metropolitan area airports (JFK, La Guardia and Newark International), visitors can be flexible with how they arrive. However, Newark International Airport is only eight kilometres away from downtown Newark and is the easiest and quickest way to get to the city. Newark holidays can be enjoyed year round but the best time to visit is either during spring, when cherry blossoms are in bloom, or during the summer, when warm temperatures and festivals invigorate the city and its parks. Winter temperatures hover in the low minuses but still offer plenty to those who can brave the cold weather. As Newark is an urban area with excellent public transportation, visitors do not need to hire a car during their visit. Newark is in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5).

Newark holidays: What to do

Travellers planning Newark holidays during April should consider the Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place in Branch Brook Park each year and showcases the blooming of thousands of Japanese cherry blossom trees. Newark also features an abundance of events to choose from. For a taste of the Newark spirit try to get tickets to a New Jersey Devils ice hockey game at the Prudential Center. Alternatively, the New Jersey Performance Arts Center is an excellent venue that regularly hosts internationally famous comedians, musicians and theatre companies. Those who enjoy exploring should head to Ironbound, one of Newark's most lively neighbourhoods.