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Did you know that the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the U.S. is found in Newark’s Branch Brook Park? Just eight miles from New York City, Newark offers rich history dating back to the 1600s. Today, you will find a thriving indie art scene, along with world-class entertainment.

Newark is located minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, offering travellers affordability, along with quick access and easy connections to all that’s happening.

Stroll through history and explore Military Park, an encampment used during George Washington’s retreat from British forces across New Jersey. Wander through the city’s historic churches, or take in the wealth of public art including the Seated Lincoln sculpture in front of Essex County Courthouse. It was designed by Gutzon Borglum (of Mount Rushmore fame).

Be entertained at one of most glamorous performing arts centres in the nation, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), hosting world-class dance, theatre, music, poetry and comedic performances. Enjoy the innovative styling of the Grammy Award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, proud to call NJPAC its home.

Game time thrills at Prudential Center as the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, and NCAA’s Seton Hall Men’s Basketball strive to win it all. Get ready to rock the house as today’s most celebrated artists take the stage. March over to Red Bull Arena and cheer wildly for an action packed MLS soccer showdown.

It’s also showtime at CityPlex 12, Shaquille O’Neal’s super-sized cinema, where you can experience flicks in Shaq DX.

Make new discoveries at the Newark Museum, a Victorian Mansion filled with renowned American, Asian, African collections, sculpture gardens and even a planetarium. The Newark Museum has the largest collection of Tibetan Art outside of Southeast Asia. In fact, his holiness the Dalai Lama has visited the museum four times and consecrated its in-situ Buddhist alter.

Play with fire and discover the art of glassblowing at GlassRoots Studio. Manipulate molten matter and make your own work of art with sessions available in flame working, glassblowing and flat glass.

Take a bite of the Ironbound, and embark on a culinary journey through a district renowned for its Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian fare. Just steps from Newark Penn Station, this picturesque place on the banks of the Passaic River exudes old-world style.

Outdoor adventurers will delight in Military Park, which hosts amazing concerts, farmers markets, yoga and tai chi. You'll find a reading library, children's storytelling, ping pong, chess, outdoor movies and great eats.

For those seeking bargains, get ready to splurge at The Mills at Jersey Garden, New Jersey’s largest premium outlet mall, which welcomes over 18 million guests a year, nearly five times more visitors than the Statue of Liberty! Best of all, there is no sales tax on clothing and shoes.

Pro sports, fine arts, urban retail and outdoor adventure – it's all happening in Newark. Jump in and discover.

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