This New York City neighbor impresses with its food, nightlife and cultural offerings.
Like its famous neighbor (that would be New York City, just 15 miles away), Newark is a city of intriguing contradictions. It’s famous for its Portuguese and Brazilian culture but also houses a large museum devoted to Tibetan art. Its once-gritty Ironbound neighborhood is now home to more than 200 restaurants and a lively nightlife scene. And it’s a great place for strolling historic districts and lush parks, including one with the oldest public golf courses in the United States.
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Explore Newark

  • The Ironbound
  • Newark Downtown District
  • Historic Forest Hill
  • Lower Broadway
  • Weequahic

The Ironbound

Overview

The Ironbound, a mostly industrial neighborhood in the 19th and early 20th centuries, has long been known for its stellar cuisine. But this hot spot now bursts with more than 200 restaurants to choose from, many highlighting Portuguese fare. Annual festivals held in this district add to its appeal.

Known For

Restaurants, Riverfront, Parks

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Newark Downtown District

Overview

Newark’s Downtown District is the entertainment and business hub of the city. Its venues — ranging from theater and music to professional sports — can all be found within a handful of blocks, and pockets of restaurants welcome pre- and post-show crowds.

Known For

Entertainment

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Historic Forest Hill

Overview

Forest Hill earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places for its collection of Tudor, colonial and Victorian houses and manors, one of them built for Louis Comfort Tiffany. The neighborhood is also home to Branch Brook Park, beloved for its 5,000-plus cherry trees, and hosts events throughout the year, including the Newark PorchFest arts festival and tours of historic homes.

Known For

Historic Homes, Parks

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Lower Broadway

Overview

Lower Broadway’s commercial district is made up of 100 businesses dotted along Broadway and Bloomfield avenues. These corridors are characterized by trendy restaurants, lively bars and historic sites like the Plume House, thought to be one of the oldest houses in the city.

Known For

Dining, Shopping

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Weequahic

Overview

Weequahic is best known for its park of the same name. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm, the park contains the oldest public golf course in the United States; its namesake body of water, Weequahic Lake; and hiking trails. You’ll also find the Gant-Gilbert Arts Collective, a cultural, art, education and residential center with a performance space, café, studios and more.

Known For

Parks, Golf

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A Weekend in Newark, New Jersey: Green Spaces, History, Food and More

Newark, New Jersey

Head Downtown for Tibetan Art, Soul Food and a Show

Visit downtown Newark and take in an impressive collection of Tibetan art at the Newark Museum of Art. Then kick off the night with some live music, a dance performance or a hockey game. End the day at an iconic Spanish restaurant.

Newark, New Jersey

History, Portuguese Food and Ice Cream in the Ironbound

The Ironbound district is known for its tasty Portuguese cuisine. Spend the afternoon in some of the city’s best parks (and maybe play some golf) before digging into dinner, cocktails and more live music.

Branch Brook Park

Parks, Gothic Architecture and Tapas

Walk through the city’s largest park, Branch Brook Park, and marvel at the grand Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. End the trip with tapas and an especially enticing wine list.

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