Many of Newark’s most popular attractions can be found within easy driving distance of Union, making it a convenient place to base yourself. Two of the most interesting places to see are the fascinating Galloping Hill Golf Course and the fantastic Paper Mill Playhouse. Also, well worth the effort are the Baltusrol Golf Club and the Echo Lake Country Club.
To really get a feel for Newark, visit one of its museums and theaters. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and the City Without Walls. Book tickets for a couple of the thrilling theater, dance and music shows at the Newark Symphony Hall. The area is a great place for those who love art. Make sure you see Gallery Aferro.
There are many beautiful natural destinations here so make sure you enjoy the chance to get outdoors. When the sun is out, explore Wilson Park in Linden, Montgomery Park in Irvington and the Rahway River Park in Rahway, one of the places where families can enjoy some time outdoors.
Make sure that you set aside plenty of time to view the main attractions in and around Newark. For a relaxing change of pace, spend a little time at the area’s holy places, such as Grace Church and the St. Patrick's Church.
Hit a few balls at the Rock Spring Club in West Orange and the Hyatt Hills Golf Course in Clark, amongst the most popular greens in the area.
The area is home to the Seton Hall Pirates college basketball team in winter and New Jersey Devils ice hockey team. Both teams compete in regular games at Prudential Center. If you’d rather see a band play, check the stadium’s website to see what concerts are coinciding with your visit.
When it’s time to rest your weary feet after checking out the charming streets of Union, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Make reservations for the Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International, or the Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport.