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Newark

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Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation's 67th most-populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 281,944, an increase of 1.7% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 70th largest in the nation. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8mi west of lower Manhattan.Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Its location at the mouth of the Passaic River (where it flows into Newark Bay), has made the city's waterfront an integral part of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Today, Port Newark-Elizabeth is the primary container shipping terminal of the busiest seaport on the American East Coast. In addition, Newark Liberty International Airport was the first municipal commercial airport in the United States, and today is one of its busiest.
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Hidden gems in Newark

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Church
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Newark Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Park
Branch Brook Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Church
St. Lucy's Church
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Newark

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Zoo
Bronx Zoo Bronx
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Factory Outlet
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Central Valley
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Grounds For Sculpture Hamilton
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Popular things to do in Newark

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Neighborhood
Ironbound
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Military Park
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
The New Jersey Historical Society
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Newark

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Specialty Museum
Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Jewish Museum of New Jersey
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Art Museum
Gateways to Newark: Portraits
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

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