"Newark - More Than Just an Airport" Top 5 Page for this destination Newark by mikelisaanna

Newark Travel Guide: 94 reviews and 146 photos

Newark is New Jersey's largest city. The city is known for two things: its huge airport, which serves New York City and Northern New Jersey, and the 1960s riots, which destroyed much of the city and sent it into a long decline from which it is finally recovering. Newark was written off for dead by many in the 1970s and 1980s, but it has experienced a solid turnaround in the past ten years. Although Newark still has many areas in which you would not want to be wandering alone unarmed at night, it also has a number of attractions for tourists, including an excellent museum, a large new performing arts center, one of the largest cathedrals in the US, and the Ironbound Spanish/Portuguese neighborhood, which has a number of very good restaurants. Newark also has the New Jersey Devils, a major league (NHL), ice hockey team and a minor league baseball team, the Newark Bears.

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  • Pros:Good museum, performing arts center, restaurants, and ice hockey
  • Cons:Some tough, crime-ridden neighborhoods
  • In a nutshell:More than just an airport
  • Last visit to Newark: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 14, 2011
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  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    nice information on newark

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2006 at 4:31 PM

    I have a conference in Newark in a couple months. Debating whether I should stay for a couple of days and take in the sights. Thanks for the info

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2006 at 2:47 PM

    Lived in Jersey nearly my whole life and never really went to Newark. What a cathedral and the Ironbound area looks/sounds like fun. Thanks for the revelation and for enjoying my Honda story and NJ memories.

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