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Newark. It’s a happening place. The Garden State’s largest metropolis blossoms just 8 short miles from Manhattan. Air, water, roadway, railway, bike path, footbridge and subway, Newark offers every manner of transportation imaginable, providing access that’s unbelievable.

Be entertained at one of the country’s largest and most glamorous performing arts venues, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Take on the largest premium outlet mall in the state, The Outlet Collection, Jersey Gardens, welcoming over 18 million visitors a year. Explore the masters at the Newark Museum, featuring renowned American and Tibetan collections, sculpture gardens, the Ballantine Victorian mansion and even a planetarium.

Cheer on the NHL New Jersey Devils or NCAA Seton Hall Men’s Basketball as they battle for glory at Prudential Center, or rock the house with legendary artists like Jay Z, Taylor Swift, and Pink. Join the stampede to Red Bull Arena for a Major League Soccer showdown. Play with fire at GlassRoots Studio and discover the art of glass blowing, or take a bite of the Ironbound, a district renowned for its Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian delicacies.

Each spring, magic unfolds and outdoor adventurists can enjoy the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the nation. Branch Brook Park blossoms with over 4,300 cherry trees, and holds the continent’s 5th largest cathedral.

For more information, visit the The Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau website.