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Newark is the third oldest metropolis in the US and most populous city in
the state of New Jersey. Located along the Passaic River, this scenic
riverside city wows its visitors with a superb waterfront ambiance at the
Port of New York and New Jersey. It then tops the marvelous experience with
its stunning natural scenery at the Branch Brook Park where one can find
the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the US. Newark also
checks all the boxes for an art enthusiast because it has top-of-the-line
collection of classical artworks and performing arts that span many
continents and many centuries. Once can take a full-view of the same in the
New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the Newark Museum.
Things to do in Newark
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the fifth-largest cathedral
in North America and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
Built during 1899 and 1954, it is a classical work of art from both inside
and outside because it features top notch architectural signatures of
French Gothic architecture. This basilica was visited by Pope John Paul II
Branch Brook Park
Created in 1895, the famous county park of Branch Brook Park features the
first and largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States.
This park has over 4300 trees across more than fourteen different
varieties, an arrangement called the Cherryblossomland. Visitors can visit
here during April to attend its famous festival called the Cherry Blossom
The Newark Museum is the largest museum in Newark and the state of New
Jersey. This state-of-the-art museum features 80 art galleries that are
full of artifacts that date back to the ancient times. The Newark Museum
also features the largest collection of Tibetan art in Western Hemisphere.
Best Time to Visit Newark
Spring and early summer seasons, the months from March to August are the
best to book your flights from New Orleans 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 MSY 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.