Newark is a Revitalized City with World Class Attractions and Entertainment
In the shadows of New York City, Newark is just five miles and a seventeen minute train ride away to New York City's major attractions. It has plenty to offer visitors, or the New York City tourist who chooses to visit or stay nearby at less expensive restaurants and hotels.
Newark is a popular destination for a day trip, or weekend getaway, or even for the budget conscious tourist looking for a place to stay when combining a visit to NYC with Newark.
Situated on the south branch of the Raritan River, Clinton's historic Red Mill, is widely popular with photographers and visitors and is rich with circa 1880 history having 6 historic districts and 72 state registered historic places, historical museums, and wildlife trails.
Newark also stands on its own as a city that can be safely walked around the downtown center with easy access to hotels, major entertainment venues, restaurants, churches, museums, parking, and public transportation.
Newark is also home to one of the nations largest International Airports - Liberty International Airport.
Newark has an excellent public transportation system and plenty of safe, affordable downtown parking. The hub of rail transportation is the restored Penn Station, an art deco landmark, used by over 70,000 commuters per day.
Newark has a good Subway system. The system is a subway-surface light rail line which runs underground downtown and above-ground in outlying areas. The line is 5.3 miles long and runs between Newark Penn Station and Grove Street in Bloomfield.
The Ironbound Neighborhood
Ironbound is a Portuguese neighborhood with Ferry Street, being its commercial hub, is noted for it's moderately priced Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian restaurants. In the mood for an ethnic lunch or snack? Try one of Ironbound's cafes and bakeries. Enjoy a sandwich or some pastry and a cup of dark South American coffee. With the revitalization of Newark, new restaurants are beginning to emerge that offer the diner a variety of different dining choices.