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Things to Do in Newark
Newark, New Jersey can get overshadowed by its big-city neighbor (NYC), but it’s a great destination in its own right. Learn more about the flourishing scene across the Hudson River with our list of helpful travel tips and places to visit. You’ll get recommendations on the local food highlights, nightlife, and other attractions. So grab a rental car from a Newark location and go!
Newark Sports Teams and Recreation
Newark is a great hub to stay and catch a professional sports game nearby. Here are some of the teams in the area.
Newark has hosted a slew of professional teams and big events in its day. You can find the New Jersey Devils professional hockey team right within the city limits. You’ll also be able to go to a vast array of sporting events nearby, including the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Jets, and Nets.
Home to forests, lakes, beaches, marshlands, and mountains, there’s a long list of outdoor activities to be had in New Jersey. Since the state is small, you can easily head to any part of the state from Newark to enjoy the sights and outdoors. Some of New Jersey’s most popular outdoor destinations include the Jersey Shore beaches, the Delaware River, fishing in Atlantic County, and camping in Bass River State Forest.
What to Do in Newark
Whether you stick to New Jersey or head across the Hudson to New York City, you’ll find plenty to do in Newark’s surrounding area.
Newark is just a skip away from some of the country’s most famous sights, including Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. You can also take a quick ride via rental car to Manhattan, where you’ll find Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and all the excitement the Big Apple has to offer.
If you’re looking to get out of the city and enjoy some nature and serenity, you’re in for a treat. With places like The Hamptons, The Catskills, and more just a few hours away, you can do a variety of day trips. The Jersey Shore is one popular destination for beaches and water sports. Fire Island is another beautiful place to enjoy the seashore, steep dunes, and lush forests.
Best Restaurants in Newark
When you’re not sure what to do in Newark, there’s always food to keep you busy. Newark has a food scene to rival New York City, with noteworthy cuisine all across the spectrum.
When’s the last time you had Portuguese food? Or maybe you’ve never tried it at all? Step into Seabra’s for traditional Portuguese seafood to give your taste buds a treat.
87 Madison Street
Newark, NJ 07105
Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
The classic New York City diner experience, but better. Enjoy the best pastrami or corned beef sandwich of your life at this casual eatery, and be sure to take some photos for Instagram.
32 Branford Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Car Rental Newark
Avis Rent A Car Newark can offer you the perfect vehicle to suit your needs during your business trip to Newark. Allow Avis to help you along the way and know you’re getting the best deal with the Best Rate Guarantee.
Airport Car Rental
No need to pay for buses, trains, or taxis to get you to your hotel and then to the car rental location. Avis has convenient car rental at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), so you’ll be able to get on your way quickly as soon as you arrive in town.
Car Rental Airline Partners
Avis has incredible benefits for those who rent through them, including a host of car rental airline partners. These partners offer miles, points, and other bonuses for flying with them. See the following link to see the list of partners.