Although it is overshadowed by its famous neighbor, The Big Apple - Manhattan's, Newark is the largest urban center in New Jersey and is also the third oldest major city in the United States. There is much here for both the business and holiday traveller by rental car in Newark.
Newark Liberty International Airport is the busiest airport in the region and also serves travelers to New York City. It has the best public transport service in the region AirTrain Newark has an airport rail station, which also connects to the airport monorail, and NJ Transit offers bus connections to the terminal from downtown Newark and various points in New York City. All of these locations offer good national travel deals.
Newark is served by three public rail stations as well as a subway line. New York City is less than 15 minutes away by train from downtown Newark. There is also rail service throughout NJ and as far as Boston or Washington, DC. For those travelling by car rental, seven major highways and roads traverse Newark, including I-280, I-78, I-95 (NJ Turnpike), the Garden State Parkway, US routes 1 and 9, route 21 and route 22.
The fifth-largest cathedral in North America, the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart has spires rising higher than those of Notre Dame or Westminster Abbey. Nearby, Washington Park was established as a marketplace in 1669 and contains statues of George Washington and Christopher Columbus. The Newark Museum, not far away, houses the largest collection of Tibetan art outside Tibet. Also worth seeing in the area is Aljira A Centre for Contemporary Art.
A trip to New York City is a must, with the Manhattan skyline visible from most parts of Newark. You wonеt want to miss the well known landmarks and famous buildings such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building and Central Park.
Long Island offers a pleasant escape from the city. Enjoy a day of sunning yourself at Jones Beach or Fire Island. The Wine District of Long Island makes for a pleasant drive through rolling vineyards and charming towns, in particular the 17th century town of Orient. Long Island is easier to explore by car rental than New York City.
Newark has a good selection of restaurants with international cuisine, as well as plenty of bars and nightclubs to keep you up all night. If you really want to party though, head to the bright lights of Manhattan.
Safety Like any large city, Newark has its trouble spots which might not always be obvious to the visitor. Pickpockets as well as hazards while driving a rental car to Newark are all hazards which affect tourists in an unfamiliar environment. We strongly advise on taking out travel insurance for yourself and anyone travelling in your party. Finding advance national travel deals is also recommended.