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Have Your Fill of the Arts and History on a Bus Rental in Newark

A bus rental in Newark can take you to the best arts venues in the city.

Newark, New Jersey

Home to more than 277,000 people, Newark is also home to some of the biggest and most exciting arts venues in the state. What's more, there are a lot of other attractions you can go to as well, such as historic places and green spaces. So get on a bus rental in Newark and explore everything that the city has to offer.

A bus rental in Newark is perfect for touring the city.

No matter how big or small your group is, there is a perfect bus rental in Newark for you. Get a 24-passenger bus rental for small groups or a 56-passenger bus rental for bigger groups. You would certainly need it as you go from one attraction to another! Enjoy the comfort, convenience and luxury of a bus!

Arts & Culture

Newark, Arts & Culture

Newark is a hub for arts and culture. It has a mix of art galleries and art museums, not to mention a very lively art scene. From admiring the best visual arts to catching top-notch entertainment at world-class venues to watching a musical concert featuring the best musicians and musical groups, you can do it all here in Newark.

Visual art. Check out Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ 07102) for its contemporary art exhibits as well as its educational programs that often feature up-and-coming artists who have great talent and that promote diversity in their exhibits.

Fine art and the best artists from all around the world is what you could see at Iandor Fine Art (Newark, NJ 07105), while you can learn more about printmaking at the Newark Print Shop and glassmaking at the Glassroots Studio. There are also artworks on display at the Newark Public Library where you can also check out an enormous collection of great books.

More works from more emerging artists and artisans may be seen at City Without Walls, Gallery Aferro, Index Art Center, Paul Robeson Gallery, Prospect Firestation Gallery, Richardson Gallery, Seed Gallery, Solo(s) Project House, Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, The Barat Foundation, The Gateway Project, and the Walsh Gallery. Most of these places are clustered together and is a walk away from each other.

Art museums. See the exhibits at the Jewish Museum (Newark, NJ 07104) where you could find artworks related to the state's Jewish community, their heritage and history.

When it comes to the arts in New Jersey, no other place beats the Newark Museum. The biggest museum in the state gives you both arts and natural science exhibits in 80 galleries of excellent collections of American, Asian, Classical and other forms of art. You should also see the Ballantine House, a Victorian National Historic Landmark, as well as the see science collections, and experience space travel in the planetarium. The Newark Museum also features science labs and interactive displays for the kids. The Newark Museum further has a sculpture garden. If you are here during the Garden Summer Concert Series, you can also have a grand time listening to great jazz musicians in the museum's garden.

Theater and music. Check out the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, which gives you acclaimed pop and classical performances at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The NJPAC is one of the most glamorous, as well as the one of the biggest, performance venues in the country and hosts different types of performances. You should also catch a performance at the Newark Symphony Hall, where the likes of Patti LaBelle and Richard Pryor have performed. Another noteworthy venue here is the Prudential Center, where you can catch great musical concerts, have some family fun, and sports events.

For something more intimate, check out the Kikamo's Blues People (Newark, NJ 07108), which is housed at renowned poet and playwright Amiri Baraka's house.

Also check out the Newark Boys Chorus School as they perform in the many venues across the city.

Churches are prime sources of music here as well. Attend the Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers every first Saturday of the month as they bring world famous jazz artists to town. Or you can attend service at New Hope Baptist Church where the great Whitney Houston used to sing as part of the choir.

Be sure to visit the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where you can see more than 60,000 records and articles on jazz and the great jazz artists, original Edison photographs and other artifacts. Lastly, watch a production at the Bradley Hall Theatre.

Sculptures and public art. There are several noteworthy pieces of sculpture and public art all around the city. Check out the public murals such as the A Tribute to Newark Jazz Clubs, Emancipation of Music, Getcha Mind Right, It's Just a Little Rain, Steps, Still I Rise, Time to Build, Time to Grow and The Valley.

Monuments include:

  • Bartolomeo Colleoni
  • Christopher Columbus: Immortal Genoese
  • Franklin Murphy (Newark, NJ 07112)
  • Frederick Frelinghuysen
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Monsignor Doane
  • Seth Boyden

Restaurants & Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Newark has a collection of quirky shops, vintage clothing and markets that you can go to. From skate shops to fine men's and women's wear, you can find it all here. Some of the shops you should check out here include:

  • America's Fashions
  • Bluwire
  • Ciboney Cigars
  • Distinct 89
  • EJE Travel Retail
  • Fortress of Solitude
  • Hudson Booksellers (Newark, NJ 07114)
  • Jimenez Tobacco
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • L'Occitane
  • Luxe Boutique
  • Oh La La Boutique
  • Portes Q Cigars
  • St. James & Company
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Taxco Sterling
  • The Artisan Collective
  • The Children's Place
  • The Kanek
  • The Stadium Shop
  • TM Ward Coffee Company
  • Unique Design
  • Vinhas Jewelry

When it comes to food, you would just love the many flavors available in Newark. There are Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and other restaurants serving authentic dishes from all over the world. From haute cuisines to soul food to kosher food, you can get it here. Ask any local and they would recommend different restaurants. So check out some of the best, such as:

  • Agave Mexican Restaurant
  • Altas Horas
  • Dickie Dee's
  • Elbow Room Newark
  • Elm St Barbeque II
  • Fernandes Steak House
  • Hamburgao
  • Hero King Sandwich Shop
  • Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant
  • Krug's Tavern
  • McGovern's Tavern
  • McWhorter Barbecue
  • Mi Gente CafĂ©
  • Seabra Marisqueira
  • Spanish Tavern

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Aside from the Prudential Center, sports fans can also go to Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium to watch Newark Bears baseball games. Golf lovers, on the other hand, would love the Weequahic Park Golf Course.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Newark, Historical Sites & Landmarks

The New Jersey Historical Society has several exhibits and collections that include a wide variety of historic artifacts, including glass, tools, painting, prints, furniture and costumes that allows you to learn more about the history of the state.

Or you could get on a bus rental in Newark NJ and tour the city's historical places. And you would be delighted to know that there are just a lot to choose from.

There are various places of worship such as the:

  • Ahavas Sholom
  • Belleville Avenue Congregational Church
  • Catedral Evangelica Reformada
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  • First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church
  • Grace Church
  • House of Prayer Episcopal Church and Rectory
  • New Point Baptist Church
  • North Reformed Church
  • Old First Presbyterian Church
  • Pan American C.M.A. Church
  • Queen of Angels Church
  • Salaam Temple
  • Second Reformed Dutch Church
  • South Park Calvary United Presbyterian Church
  • St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church
  • St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church
  • St. Columba's Church
  • St. James' A. M. E. Church
  • St. John's Church
  • St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Rectory and School
  • St. Lucy's Church
  • St. Mary's Abbey Church
  • St. Patrick's Pro Cathedral
  • St. Rocco's Roman Catholic Church
  • St. Stephan's Church
  • Temple B' Nai Abraham
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • Wickcliffe Presbyterian Church

There are also government buildings such as the Essex County Courthouse, Essex County Jail, Essex County Park Commission Administration Building, Newark City Hall, and Newark Metropolitan Airport Buildings.

There are commercial buildings, as well, such as First National State Bank Building, Griffith Building, Hahne and Company, Home Office Building, Murphy Varnish Works, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building, Passaic Machine Works-Watts, and Campbell & Company.

Of course, there are historic houses you could visit such as the John Ballantine House, William Clark House, Feigenspan Mansion, Sydenham House, Krueger Mansion and Symington House.

You could even stroll through historic districts such as Forest Hill Historic District, Four Corners Historic District, James Street Commons Historic District and its addendum, Commons Historic District and North Broad Street Historic District.

Other historic places you can visit include:

  • Community Hospital
  • Dock Bridge
  • Essex Club
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Glencoe
  • Indian and the Puritan
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Newark Broad Street Station
  • Newark Female Charitable Society
  • Newark Orphan Asylum
  • Pennsylvania Station
  • Protestant Foster Home
  • Riverbank Park
  • Route 1 Extension
  • Stanley Theater
  • State Street Public School
  • Wars of America

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Newark, Parks & Outdoor Activities

Newark has close to 50 parks that you could go to, ranging from playgrounds to boardwalks, to green spaces where you could play tennis and a variety of sports or even skate. Sometimes, it is great just to have a quiet place to have a picnic or enjoy the amazing views. Newark has three parks that were designed by the Olmsted Brothers and assure you of beautiful vistas along with great amenities: Weequahic Park (Newark, NJ 07112), Independence Park and Ivy Hill Park.

You can also visit the Branch Brook Park, a Frederick Law Olmsted park that was named as one of the 2013 Great Places in America and has the largest array of cherry blossoms in the country. Come here during spring and watch the blossoms in full bloom.

Lincoln Park is where the Lincoln Park Music Festival is held, and it is the site of other attractions such as the City Without Walls, the Newark School of the Arts, and the Newark Symphony Hall. Also check out Military Park, Riverbank Park, Riverfront Park, Valisburg Park, Veterans Memorial Park (Newark, NJ 07103), Washington Park, Westside Park, along with other smaller neighborhood parks in the city.

You could also go the John F. Kennedy Aquatic Center to swim, exercise and play basketball.

Other Points of Interest

Newark also has a lively LGBT scene, where gay marriage is legal as well as many LGBT attractions in town. Plus there are also a handful of spas in the city where you can pamper yourself and relax, such as the Time To Unwind Day Spa, Blush Spa Lounge, Nadia's Full Service Salon & Spa and Salon De Papillon Salon & Spa.

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