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Things to do in Newark

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hockey Arena
“Hockey, Concerts, Disney on Ice, M-TV music Awards, Grammy Award Centre tour, WWF Superstars of Wrestling, conventions and much much more.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“The Newark Museum of Art is New Jersey's largest museum. Free admission every 2nd Sunday of the month, and special events on "Late Thursdays."”
  • 20 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Prestigious performing arts center offering theater, concert, events. Check out their website for a list of current shows and schedule. Www.NJPAC.org”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Branch Brook Park is the largest public park in the city of Newark. The park is noted for the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States, having over 5,000 in more than eighteen different varieties collectively called Cherryblossomland, as well as its spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival each April.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, New Jersey that is home to the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and international soccer. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“They offer an eclectic mix of dance, music and theater performances including the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”
  • 9 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Make your reservation for Dino's BBQ on Market street. The food is so GOOD, it makes you wanna Slap your Mama!!!! ;-)))”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Great lounge/restaurant for anytime visit. Plenty of big screens for games, and outdoor space for great ambiance. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Amazing Portuguese restaurant! The servings are plentiful and cooked to perfection. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Eatery with Mediterranean decor known for its abundant Portuguese rodizio & seafood, with patio & parking lot.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“ (close to NEWARK PENN Station) large market specializing in organic groceries”
  • 8 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Multi-cultural neighborhood full of Portuguese, Spanish, Brazilian & Italian restaurants, as well a great shopping & nightlife destination. Ferry Street is the main strip; there is plenty to see and do! There are countless mom & pop businesses and it's the type of place where everyone knows each other. If you're visiting in the summer, check out one the many street festivals and parades.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Sangria pitchers & tapas! If the weather's nice, check out the patio in the back ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lounge
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“it's a rock bar with cool events like karaoke, live band, poker night and burlesque. they have different drink & food specials everyday. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Diner
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“Tops is the best diner around! Huge portions, friendly staff... Make sure to save some room for dessert!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“A wonderful restaurant that gives you the opportunity to experience authentic Spanish cuisine. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“Make your reservation for Dino's BBQ on Market street. The food is so GOOD, it makes you wanna Slap your Mama!!!! ;-)))”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great lounge/restaurant for anytime visit. Plenty of big screens for games, and outdoor space for great ambiance. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Eatery with Mediterranean decor known for its abundant Portuguese rodizio & seafood, with patio & parking lot.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Amazing Portuguese restaurant! The servings are plentiful and cooked to perfection. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Sangria pitchers & tapas! If the weather's nice, check out the patio in the back ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lounge
“it's a rock bar with cool events like karaoke, live band, poker night and burlesque. they have different drink & food specials everyday. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Diner
“Tops is the best diner around! Huge portions, friendly staff... Make sure to save some room for dessert!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“A wonderful restaurant that gives you the opportunity to experience authentic Spanish cuisine. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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