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Newark is the seat of Essex County and the most populous city in the state
of New Jersey in the US. One of the country’s major transportation hubs,
the city is also home to an extensive cultural heritage comprising museums,
art galleries and performing arts. Visitors can take a trip to one of the
country’s largest performing arts venues, the New Jersey Performing Arts
Centre or they spend a day at the Newark Museum that has a remarkable
collection of American and Tibetan collections.
Things to do in Newark
New Jersey Performing Arts Centre
Located in Downtown Newark, the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre is one of
the largest performing arts centres in the United States. It is home to the
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra that attracts more than 9 million music
lovers every year. Also, of note here is the Victoria Theatre, which is a
500+ seats theatre featuring a single balcony setting and world-class
Founded in 1909, Newark Museum is the largest museum in the state of New
Jersey. It is home to 80 world-class galleries filled with displays of art
and science, and 6 galleries that depict decorative household items that
date back to 1650s. The Museum also has a miniature zoo, a planetarium, an
auditorium, a sculpture garden, and a restored late 19th century
mansion full of luxurious Victorian-era products.
Branch Brook Park
The Branch Brook Park in Newark is a county park that is home to more than
4000 cherry trees that are laden with blossoms in the spring season every
year. It is home to the largest collection of Japanese flowering trees in
the United States. The park also hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Festival
during the same period.
Best Time to Visit Newark
Spring and early summer season (the months from March to August) are the
best seasons to book your flights from Charleston to Newark. It is the time
of the year when the city experiences pleasant weather with occasional
rains that puts its Cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Book your flights
from CHS to EWR between spring and early summer season to enjoy the Cherry
Blossom Festival in the city. It is advised to book Newark flights in
advance to avoid paying more during peak season.