The greater Newark region is made up of 9 districts and encompasses 3 separate cities. No matter where you choose to go, getting around couldn’t be any easier with our streamlined navigation.
Here’s the low down on each and every district in the greater Newark area:
Music, sports and entertainment happen downtown. It the heart of this bustling district you’ll find the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum, The Prudential Center, the NJ Historical Society and countless art galleries and groovy eateries. Downtown Newark has been welcoming guests since the 1600’s with the first recorded hotel opening back in 1670. Explore Military Park, where Thomas Paine wrote The American Crisis while at a camped fireside in Newark back in 1776. Or say hey to legendary jazz radio station WBGO, where new exhibits open monthly. Downtown Newark, inspiring American’s since 1776.
Take a bite out of the Ironbound, an area renowned for its Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian fare, featuring over 170 unique eateries. Stroll along Riverfront Park’s vibrant orange boardwalk, or wait until the sunsets when the nightlife begins to sizzle. The Ironbound is home to Inferno Limits, a paintball and laser tag facility, tons of art galleries, European markets, jewelry shops and sports memorabilia stores. Thursday bring an ode to a bygone era at the über artsy Hell’s Kitchen where Brick City Burlesque unleashes barebacked babes, and a whole lot of glitz and glamour.
Branch Brook Park:
Find the largest collection of cherry blossoms in that nation in Branch Brook Park. There are over 4,300 trees that burst into bloom in spring, which is 600 more than Washington DC. Explore the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a magnificent 19th century church visited by Pope John Paul and featured in the Sopranos. Take a spin at one of the last urban rollers rinks at the Branch Brook Park Skating Center.
Home to numerous academic institutions including five colleges and universities, University Heights is a college town framed within the big city. This is a vibrant community with over 40,000 students, parks, great restaurants, a comic book store and even Shaquille O’Neal’s movie theater CityPlex 12.
The name says it all. Enjoy quick and easy access to Newark Liberty International Airport and area hotels
Join the stampede over to Red Bull Arena, home to the New York Red Bulls, and one of the finest soccer stadiums in North America. They brought home the 2013 Supporters’ Shield now run with New York Red Bulls as they try to capture the MLS Cup.
Philip Roth penned Weequachic Park to literary fame. Visit this stunning 312-acre urban paradise, stroll around the largest county lake spanning over 80 acres. Play a round of golf at New Jersey’s first public course.
West Newark is predominantly residential, although great restaurants, parks and hidden gems can be found throughout the district.
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