Destination guide

Newark is off-the-beaten-track New York

Although a hop over the Hudson and cross of a state border is required to get from the heart of the Big Apple to Newark, the largest metro area in the Garden State shares a lot with its big brother to the west. For starters, it's got world-class art museums, and soaring high-rises that look like a fusion of Art Deco 1920s and the future. It's also got multicultural districts of sizzling Portuguese cookhouses, cool alehouses, and jazz bars. What's more, Newark vacation rentals come in the form of uber-stylish duplexes or high-flying penthouses with views to keep you gasping.

Activities

Get a fix of culture in Newark

If you're looking to understand the unique Portuguese-Brazilian heritage of the city, then it might be worth searching for Newark vacation rentals in the heart of the immersive Ironbound district. There, walking tours of the European cafés and churches down Ferry Street are a must. You can also party the nights away during the Portugal Day Festival and Brazilian Festival in June and September respectively, or simply hit the local jazz bars for a bout of NY-style blues any time of the year.

Weather

Newark is a year-rounder

Thanks to its wealth of cultural hotspots, art galleries, and parks, Newark promises to be an enthralling destination no matter what time of year you choose to visit. You'll get something different in the winter though, when the town is often snowy and cold between December and February. Then, it's all about experiencing underground speakeasies and dining. The summer months between June and August are totally different, offering ethnic festivals, street parades, and the best weather for sightseeing through the parks.

Natural features

Newark is the gateway to the Garden State

East from Newark is the great metropolis of the Big Apple, while to the west is the Garden State, and all the reserves and state parks that go with it. Head that way from your Newark vacation rentals and you'll find the wild woodlands, the wide reservoirs, and the babbling waterfalls of the South Mountain Reservation. Birders will want to push on further to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge though, where boardwalks offer views of sprawling wetland habitats and hills.

Transport

How to get to and around Newark

Fly into Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Linden, NJ (LDJ), which is 9.1 mi (14.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Newark Penn Station, Newark Broad St Station and Newark International Airport Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Newark by jumping on the metro at Military Park Station, Washington Street Station or NJPAC - Center Street Station.

Where to stay around Newark?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,151 vacation rentals near Newark. From 3,970 Condos/Apartments to 512 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newark for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Newark?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newark:

  • Ironbound District: 24 vacation rentals
  • North Ironbound: 18 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 19 vacation rentals
  • Upper Roseville: 16 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,206 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Newark?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Newark. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Prudential Center: 5,492 vacation rentals
  • Newark Penn Station: 5,484 vacation rentals
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center: 5,428 vacation rentals
  • Newark International Airport Station: 5,431 vacation rentals
  • Red Bull Arena: 5,452 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newark listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Newark?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,970 Condos/Apartments in Newark. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newark include:

  • Houses: 512 rentals available
  • Studios: 3,940 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newark?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 558 vacation rentals with pool available in Newark. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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