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Most travellers think of Newark as a starting or stopping point on the way to somewhere else, giving little thought to the city itself. Few realise that Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and the third-oldest major city in the US. Visitors coming off their Newark flights will discover a city with a wealth of historic sites and diverse cultural attractions.

Newark's Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the fifth-largest cathedral in the United States with towers reputed to be taller than those at Westminster and Notre Dame. The cornerstone was laid in 1899, and construction was completed in 1954, which is a short time for a Gothic cathedral of this size. The Cathedral is located in Branch Brook Park, one of Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks. The park is more than four miles long and has more than 2000 cherry trees — a greater variety and number of cherry trees than the Washington, DC display. Branch Brook Park’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is held in April. So the next time you stop over on a long layover off a flight to Newark, make sure take in some of the sights.

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Newark climate

Summer temperatures are in the high 20s (Celsius). In September and October the temperatures drop to the 20s and teens. Winter is mild with temperatures about zero and in the single digits, although it can go down into the minus figures. Spring starts in March with temperatures reaching ten.

When to fly to Newark

Peak season:

July is the warmest month, but also the wettest, so expect some rain.

Off season:

Winter time, when the city is coldest is the least popular time for travellers to book flights to Newark. January is the coldest month of the year.

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Getting around Newark

Once you’re in town, you can get around by public transport. But there are plenty of parking lots available downtown.

Newark insider information

  • Newark’s neoclassical and art deco Penn Station (not to be confused with New York City’s Penn Station) is in the Ironbound District, a vibrant Portuguese community, and its Ferry Street is lined with excellent restaurants, pastry shops, and music.
  • To see works by local artists, the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art showcases work by established and emerging African American artists. Artists of all disciplines perform, exhibit their work, and interact with visitors at the Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Centre. City Without Walls offers career development opportunities to new and emerging artists, showcasing the work of more than 200 new artists each year in on-site, off-site, and travelling exhibitions.
  • The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs a full and varied program for diverse audiences, serves the community by performing classical music throughout the state, and offers a number of programmes to foster music education for all ages.
  • For history buffs, The New Jersey Historical Society, based in Newark, is the oldest cultural institution in the state with exhibitions, publications, archives, and programs of the political, social, economic, and cultural history of New Jersey.
  • The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre (NJPAC) was the last great performing-arts centre opened in the 20th century. The stages of the two performance halls have been graced by renowned artists, orchestras, and dance and theatre troupes.
  • The Newark Museum has 80 galleries, a planetarium, a sculpture garden, a mini zoo, and one of largest and most varied Tibetan collections in the US. One wing of the museum is the luxurious Victorian mansion that was the home of Jeannette and John Holme Ballantine of the Newark beer-brewing family.

Airport Overview

Situated within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth in New Jersey, USA, Newark Liberty International is approximately 24km (15 miles) south-west of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Having handled just over 33 million passengers in 2010, it is the United States’ tenth-busiest aerial hub.

Newark Liberty International comprises three passenger terminals: Terminal C consists of two ticketing levels, while Terminals A and B have four levels. Ticket counters are on the top floor, gates and shops are on the third floor, an international arrivals lounge (Terminal B) and baggage carousels are on the second floor, and short term parking areas make up the ground floor. Each terminal features three concourses.

With clean amenities and a decent array of dining and shopping venues, quick check-in and security facilities and numerous transport options to and from the airport, Newark Liberty International is, in spite of its relatively small size, an efficient airport worthy of being the country’s fifth-busiest international air gateway.

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Useful information about Newark International

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Avg temperature for this monthNewark International26.3 °CSource: World Weather Online
Avg rainfall for this month inNewark International110.2 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flight time toNewark International7 hrs 54 mins
Currency exchange rate inNewark International$1.00 = £0.61Source: Oanda
Which airlines fly toNewark InternationalTap Air Portugal, KLM and American Airlines
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 How much do things cost in Newark?

  • 1 mile taxi journey: £1.26
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): £1.55
  • Cappuccino: £2.43
  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £3.68
  • Bottle of wine: £9.21
  • Large bottle of water: £1.17
  • 3 bedroom flat in city centre: £3093.26
  • 3 course meal for 2: £46.04
  • Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre): £1.07
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre): £1.14
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