Nicknamed “The Brick City” Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey. But since it is only around 5 miles away from New York City, Newark and all it has to offer sometimes is unnoticed by those planning to visit the area. However, Newark’s attractions and venues are well worth a trip to New Jersey. The Newark Museum is huge, and features around eighty galleries of science and art exhibits. There is also a small zoo, a planetarium, a sculpture garden, and a mansion built in 1885 with its own café and gift shop. The Great Falls Cultural Center, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and Branch Brook Park are also popular attractions.
Newark’s intersection at Broad and Market Streets, in use since 1666, the Newark City Subway, operating in a canal bed since 1935, and Branch Brook Park, which started the USA’s oldest park system are just a few of the historical attractions that line the streets of downtown Newark. When you are done with all that sightseeing, you will probably be ready for a good meal. Newark’s restaurants serve a range of selections, from good old-fashioned American fare to Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Book your hotel room in Newark as early as possible. Since the city is so close to New York City, discount hotels often are filled to capacity with people who are visiting the “Big Apple”. Let EasyToBook.com help you locate a great hotel that will save you paying too much.