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What to Do in Newark: Must See Attractions

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If you're after exciting things to do in Newark, get set to be busy. This thriving city knows how to entertain. No matter what you're into, you'll be wowed by the selection of attractions to get stuck into here. Read on to discover a few of the favorites.

Explore the sights of Newark with some unique tours & day trips, or try out our list of 1305 fun activities in Newark. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can rest easy and concentrate on planning an unforgettable vacation.

Things to Do in Newark with Kids

There are loads of sensational experiences in Newark that the entire gang will enjoy. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Newark

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you explore the following around Newark:

Alumni Field - Make this place one of your first stops if you're looking for fun during your break.

Rutgers University Newark - Architecture fan or not, you're certain to be awed by this landmark's modern design.

Seton Hall University - If you enjoy delving into times gone by, this is one stop you can't miss.

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - If you'd love to explore some of the more important or interesting places in the community, this place is worth a visit.

Grace Church - Get in touch with your spiritual side or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at this sacred site.

Military Park - Develop your green thumb and enjoy admiring the various plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Newark

Downtown Newark

Join local residents at a fun event, look around the impressive city hall and admire the statues and flowers in Military Park.

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Central Business District

If you're spending time in Central Business District, check out sights like Prudential Center or Military Park and hop on the metro to see more the city at Military Park Station or Washington Street Station.

Forest Hill

When in Forest Hill and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like Branch Brook Park or Prudential Center and hop on the metro to see more the city at Davenport Avenue Station or Bloomfield Avenue Station.

Constable Hook

While there might not be top attractions in Constable Hook, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden and Staten Island Children's Museum.

Upper Roseville

When in Upper Roseville and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like Branch Brook Park or Prudential Center and hop on the metro to see more the city at Davenport Avenue Station or Bloomfield Avenue Station.

North Ironbound

North Ironbound might not have many top sights, but Prudential Center and Red Bull Arena are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Newark on a sunny day?

Take advantage of the fine weather (and get some exercise while you're at it) with some of these outdoor experiences:

What to do in Newark on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splash and splosh your way through a wet day when there are plenty of fantastic indoor activities to enjoy:

What should I not miss in Newark?

If you only explore one attraction here, make sure it's Prudential Center.

Are there cheap things to do in Newark?

What can you do in Newark for free?

You could put your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these great attractions won't cost you a cent:

  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port
  • Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall
  • Military Park
  • Seton Hall University