Get ready for fun in Newark! Catch a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, see the cherry blossoms at Branch Brook Park, or take in the city's historic architecture. Whatever you do, Newark is sure to charm you.

Family Guide to Newark

Check out the top spots for families in Newark (including lots of free and budget-friendly attractions!). Ready to pack your bags? Download the Newark coloring page so the kiddos can keep track of every place you visit.

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Newark: Make Your Dollar Go Further

Have you discovered NYC’s cousin, Newark, NJ? When it comes to family vacations, Newark is a fun — and affordable — alternative to the Big Apple.


5 Fab Flea Markets Near Newark, New Jersey

Into antiques and collectibles? Check out these 5 flea markets in Newark, New Jersey. From vintage jewelry and vinyl records to antique car parts and furniture – and so much more – they have something for everyone.

Close up view of the pink blooms of Cherry Blossom Trees with a lake and more trees in the background in Branch Brook Park, sitting beneath the afternoon sun in Newark, New Jersey.

Top Picks for a Family-Friendly Trip to Newark

Heading to Newark, New Jersey with your friends or family? There’s no shortage of activities in Newark to keep the whole gang busy. Use this guide to learn more.


Arts & Culture: Explore Newark’s Museums

Though it sits in the shadow of its next-door neighbor, New York City, Newark is a destination all its own.

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Exploring Newark’s Top Adventures

Newark, New Jersey has access to a variety of afternoon adventures that are anything but tame.

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Getting a Taste of Newark, New Jersey’s Ironbound Neighborhood

Nestled in the shadow of New York City, Newark is often overlooked — but foodies should start paying attention.

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Get Out and Play in Brick City: 48 Hours in Newark

Admit it. You kind of think of Newark as the red-headed stepchild of its bigger, more glamorous sister, New York City. Wrong!