It is not a surprise that those, who are planning a New Jersey vacation, select Newark as its getaway. The city is marked for well-preserved traditions of arts and culture, spectacular festivals and parades, and landmarks and points, exemplifying Newark's development as the third oldest city in the US. In general, a Newark vacation can give a deeper insight into the New Jersey culture, history, and arts than any other city of the state.
Downtown Newark offers the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, celebrating art forms that rage from gospel, jazz, rock to modern dancing. The Center was opened in Newark in 1997; a few years later it has brought one point six million people to Newark, who might never have visited the city. The Center encompasses a 2,750 seat multi-purpose theater, a 500-seat intimate space, two restaurants, banquet and rehearsal facilities and a theater square and a new outdoor public plaza for the City of Newark. The NJPAC brings to Newark the best in arts and entertainment from around the world, across the country and from multicultural communities that call New Jersey home.
Hence, a visit to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center should start your Newark vacation.
A Newark vacation is also an excellent chance to enjoy the best symphony, ballet and opera in New Jersey. The Newark Symphony Hall is one of the state's cultural centers, featuring ballet, opera, symphony, professional theater groups and popular music programs.
It will be interesting to visit The Newark Museum, exhibiting an extensive collection of art and artifacts, comprising the North America's most extensive collection of Tibetan artifacts. Through January, 2006, the Newark Museum is displaying Dominican baseball art and African clothing.
History and the development of both Newark and New Jersey are represented through a wide array of historic landmarks and points of interest. Many buildings are architecturally interesting and of great value for photography tours, while the others contain enormous collections of books, paintings, furniture and memorabilia about New Jersey. Newark offers parks festivals and parades that will turn your Newark vacation into a joyful celebration, more than a business tour. Among them is the Cherry Blossom Festival at Branch Brook Park, the largest nation's event of such kind.
The tourists, planning their Newark vacation, can choose from a variety of accommodation, offered by sixty nine one-four star Newark hotels. The Amerisuites Chain features two first class hotels, located in the Meadowland. The Amerisuites Secaucus is located 14 miles from the Newark Airport and near many attractions, such as the Meadowlands Arena, Meadowlands Racetrack, Aviation Hall of Fame, Giants Stadium and it is in a driving distance to the Statue of Liberty. All comforts and modern amenities, containing a high-speed Internet access in the meeting rooms, make the Amerisuites an ideal lodging for both: business and leisure travelers. The Amerisuites Fairlawn is all suites hotel, settled 25 miles from the Newark International Airport. This hotel is convenient for many regions' sports venues and it is only 12 miles from Manhattan. There are also other famous hotel chains, such as Sheraton, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, Hyatt, Marriott, Radisson and many more, providing a perfect Newark vacation accommodation