Some cities are known for music, some for diverse cuisine, and others for spectacular views. New York is known for everything. In other cities, you'd be hard-pressed to find that Venezuelan eatery or that endearing boutique store. NYC delivers hidden gems like these alongside the icons that keep the city in the world's spotlight. Glamorous shopping centers, mega-hit theater shows like Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera, towering skyscrapers - these, too, have defined the city for decades.
Besides favorites like the American Museum of Natural History and the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock Observation Deck, there are thousands of ways to experience NYC. Take in a sports event at Yankee Stadium or Madison Square Garden, or see the city from a unique perspective on a Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, Harlem Sunday-Morning Gospel Tour, or Big Apple Helicopter Tour. Simply put, if you're bored in New York, it's not the city's fault. In fact, you'll most likely catch yourself trying to do too much. In a city where everything moves a little bit faster, taking it slow can help you experience more. So relax and soak it all in. The city never sleeps, so you have all the time in the world.
Less than 15 miles from The Big Apple, Newark is known as the gateway to the Garden State. More and more visitors are flocking to Newark for its natural beauty and culture- and for good reason. Parks, like Branch Brook Park and Liberty State Park, abound for recreation and showcase the seasons with bursting fall colors, peaceful winter snow, spring cherry blossoms, and steamy summer nights. At the same time, museums and cultural opportunities, such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Newark Museum, and the Institute of Jazz Studies represent the diverse population of the city and keep visitors busy with fun things to do. A number of sports teams also play in the area, including the New Jersey Devils and the Newark Bears.
Throughout Newark, you'll see the preservation of old traditions alongside modern innovation and this combination of old and new characterizes Newark best. Peaceful at heart, but with a fun-loving personality, the city continues to offer visitors the best of New Jersey.