Newark, New Jersey
Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Essex County. It is located in the heart of New Jersey's Gateway Region in the New York metropolitan area, approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Manhattan. Its location near the Atlantic Ocean on Newark Bay has helped make it one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs.
Newark is a cosmopolitan city with world renowned concerts, plays, major league sporting events and dozens of museums and art galleries. There are many great restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities. There are also many parks and open spaces to visit, including the Branch Brook and Washington Parks.
Things to See & Do
* Newark Museum
* Thomas Edison National Historical Park
* Branch Brook Park
* Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
* Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 61.6 km²
Population – 280,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – The port of Newark lies in Newark Bay, approximately 13 km’s west of Manhattan island.
Travel Links – Newark Liberty International Airport, is about 5 mi (8 km) south of downtown. It is a major hub for Continental Airlines and serves several other domestic and international carriers as well.
Newark Penn Station is located a few blocks from the heart of downtown Newark. It is served by Amtrak and New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, and Raritan Valley Line, with easy connections to New York, Philadelphia, Trenton, and points south and west.
The Newark Penn Station is also the city's bus terminal and is served by NJ Transit buses, as well as Greyhound and others. BoltBus stops outside the station, offering service from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.