What to do in Newark, NJ

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Newark Attractions

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What to do in Newark

Free Things to Do in Newark

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Alumni Field - Pencil in time to play and add some excitement to your time here.

Rutgers University Newark - Take in the originality and design of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Seton Hall University - If you want to explore the area's history through its landmarks, include this one on your sightseeing schedule.

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Dig out your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your itinerary.

Grace Church - Incorporate some spirituality into your trip by visiting this religious sanctuary.

Military Park - Organize a picnic date and enjoy a stroll around the trees and shrubs.


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Your vacation in Newark needn’t send you broke with free things like these to keep you on the go:

  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port
  • The Mills at Jersey Gardens
  • Military Park
  • Rutgers University Newark

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