Greater Newark Area
The Greater Newark region is a happening place for just a fraction of the price of New York City! Visit Newark, the Garden State’s largest metropolis, just 8 short miles from Manhattan, where you’ll find Big Apple-style action in smaller more intimate bites. From America’s first and oldest public park to one of the country’s largest performing arts venues, to the state’s biggest museum, to the continent’s 5th largest cathedral; pro sports, fine arts, urban retail, and outdoor adventure, it's all happening here. Shop till you drop at the largest premium outlet mall in the state.
Newark isn't just a happening place. It's also a place for higher education where many colleges and universities call Newark home. As a result, there are a ton of college students in and around town. Make some friends, join a hackathon, or head out on a bar crawl... there's a ton to do when you're not hitting the books. Aced an exam? Celebrations get wild at the Rock. Tired of studying? Reinvigorate yourself with a performance at NJPAC. Consider us your test prep, and get cracking on all that's happening.
Live. Learn. Love. Shop. Rock. Sports. Arts. Eats. Events. Adventure.
The greater Newark region offers a front-row seat and easy access to all that’s happening!
Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau is charged with promoting and marketing the assets of the region, increasing the overall length of stay at area hotels, increase per capita spending in the tourism sector, as well as attracting new events, meetings, and conferences to the region. We drive economic growth through tourism.
The Nitty Gritty:
GNCVB is a stand-alone 501 (C) 6 corporation, and the first DMO in the state of New Jersey to become a Tourism Improvement District (TID). This designation allows the GNCVB the ability, through a city ordinance, to charge a 1.5% assessment on all overnight stays to Newark. City Hall collects the assessments from area hotels, which is turned over to the GNCVB on a quarterly basis. The resources collected provide the GNCVB with the necessary funding to market the region globally as a premier tourist destination.
Senior Development Office, Newark Housing Authority
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
NJIT, Chief External Affairs Officer
Board of Directors
Councilwoman LaMonica McIver
City of Newark, Central Ward Councilwoman
Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Director of Communications
Teachers Village / RBH Group, VP of Partnership & External Affairs
Best Western Robert Treat Hotel & Wyndham by Tryp Newark Downtown, Director of Catering
Newark Regional Business Partnership
Hanini Group / Hotel Indigo, Owner
Aviation, Manager, Airport Concessions & Strategic Customer Experience, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Marriott Courtyard Newark Downtown, General Manager
Newark Arts, Executive Director
Prudential Center / New Jersey Devils / GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, Director of Entertainment Booking
Rutgers University - Newark, Director of Communications and Marketing
United Airlines, Director or Corporate Affairs
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), VP of Marketing
Audible, Community Engagement Coordinator
Springhill Suites Newark Airport
Newark Museum of Art, Director & CEO
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, General Manager
Mayor's Office of Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism, Executive Director
Invest Newark, President & CEO
Home2Suites, General Manager