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Newark is the most populous city in the state of New Jersey and the seat of
Essex County in the US. One of the oldest cities in the country, it is also
one of the leading national air, shipping, and rail hubs. You should visit
this port city for its top-class performing arts scene. A nice way to start
exploring the city is a visit to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
which is one of the largest performing arts centers in the US. Next up is
the largest museum in the state- the Newark Museum that has a remarkable
collection of American, Asian and African art.
Things to do in Newark
Branch Brook Park
With a total count of over 4300 cherry trees, the Branch Brook Park in
Newark is famous for the country’s largest collection of cherry blossoms.
This scenic park was designed by the ‘Father of American landscape
Architecture’- Frederick Law Olmstead in 1900, he is also credited for
designing the Central Park in New York City.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center imparts one of the largest arts
education programs offered by any performing arts center in the US. It is
best known for its Prudential Hall, a 2800-seat capacity performance hall
that wows all art enthusiasts with its 4 horseshoe-shaped tiers. You can
visit here to see its opera, ballet, and symphony orchestra performances.
Established in 1909, the Newark Museum is the
largest museum in the state of New Jersey and one of the largest museums of
its kind in the US. It is home to a n extensive range of American art,
decorative arts, and contemporary art. Also, of note here are its Tibetan
galleries that are hallmarked by a Buddhist altar that was consecrated by
none other than the Dalai Lama.
Best Time to Visit Newark
Spring and early summer seasons, the months from March to August are the
best to book your flights from Nashville to Newark. It is the time of the
year when the city has pleasant weather with occasional rains that puts its
Cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Book your flights from BNA 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.