Newark Travel Guide
Newark Local History
Newark was founded in 1666 and is America's third oldest city. Famous citizens of Newark include Allen Ginsberg, Shaquille O'Neal, Sarah Vaughan and Queen Latifah. The city was a colonial outpost in the old days and became a leader in America's Industrial Revolution when it emerged as a major manufacturing center.
Today, the city is overshadowed by its more glamorous neighbours and is often only remembered for its airport, which serves New York.
New Jersey Historical Society This facility was founded in 1845 and houses an impressive collection of paintings, books, pamphlets, furniture and general memorabilia about New Jersey. You can find the society at 52 Park Place.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery This is the oldest cemetery in the city, it opened in 1814 and is the burial ground for many prominent historical figures.
The Newark Museum Located at 49 Washington Street, the museum was founded in 1909 and houses treasures from around the world, including its world famous Tibetan collection.
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As with many large cities, there are plenty of shops in Newark. Downtown you can browse in some of the many bookshops to be found here.
Newark Parks & Gardens
Washington Park This 3.4 acre park in downtown Newark contains likenesses of George Washington, Christopher Columbus and other historical figures.
Lincoln Park This 4 acre park was laid out in 1850 and is overlooked by a number of brownstone mansions. Among the mansions is the Dorothy Ball house and the Newark school of the Arts.Branch
Brook Park This park was developed in the 1890's and is noted for its varied recreational facilities, lakes, streams and the spectacular beauty of its 3500 pink and white cherry trees.
Newark Restaurants and Bars
Tony Da Caneca This restaurant has been open since 1965 and has stood the test of time. The food is authentic Portuguese with a large selection of wines and ports. The dining area is classy with dark woods and subtle lighting. There is an adjoining bar with a more casual atmosphere. The restaurant can be found at 72 Elm Street.
The New Vesuvius Serving lunches and dinners this restaurant serves fine creative Italian cuisine in a rich atmosphere. The prices are moderate and reservations are recommended, the address is 501 Bloomfield Avenue.
Adega Grill The name 'Adega' means wine cellar in Portuguese and has been the inspiration for the decor, which is of vineyards and wine making. The staff is friendly and the pricing is moderate with mainly Portuguese and Spanish dishes on the menu. You will find the restaurant at 130 Ferry Street.
Newark Bars & Clubs
Ambience Cocktail Lounge This is a cool safe place to hang out. When there is a party here, the place rocks and is really popular. The cocktails are worth a visit on their own.
Happy Hour Cafe Located at 73 Warwick Street, this is an excellent choice for drinks or an evening out. The music is good and adds to the atmosphere.
Adega Lounge This lounge serves free martinis to ladies from 9-11pm. The drinks are reasonably priced and the atmosphere is extremely relaxed.
- Days Inn Newark Airport Hotel 450 Us Route 1 South Newark 191 Rooms
- Wyndham Garden Newark Airport Hotel 550 Route One and Nine South Newark 342 Rooms
- Hilton Newark Gateway Hotel Raymond Blvd Newark 253 Rooms
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Newark Airport Hotel 618 Routes 1 %26 9 South Newark
- Best Western Robert Treat Hotel 50 Park Place Newark 170 Rooms
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