NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AND THE GREATER NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA
CITY OF NEWARK AND VICINITY - Newark is a city of 300,000 located in Northeast New Jersey approximately 12 miles west of New York City. The largest city in New Jersey, Newark is an urban community with public transportation links to all major Northeast cities. The Newark Airport is among the busiest in the world and offers direct flights to most major national and international destinations. Among the attractions in and around Newark are the newly built Garden State Arts Center, Giants Stadium (home of the NFL Giants and Jets) and the Continental Arena (home of the NBA Nets and the NHL Devils), and a multitude of wonderful restaurants (Newark restaurants). One unique aspect of Newark is the large Portuguese neighborhood in the Ironbound District. The city has an annual Portuguese Day parade, and the neighborhood has a concentration of outstanding Portuguese restaurants.
A more detailed Map of Newark and Vicinity.
Colleges and Universities in Newark.
NEW JERSEY - New Jersey is a state of great contrasts. The large urban areas around Newark and Camden give way to the farmlands of the south and the rolling hills of the north. New Jersey's miles of coastline are year-round attractions, from the casinos of Atlantic City to the campgrounds of the Wildwoods to the Victorian bed-and-breakfasts of Cape May. Central and Northern New Jersey have miles of hiking trails, skiing facilities and rafting on the Delaware River. One can spend a day riding looping roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure, visit Liberty State Park and the Liberty Science Center, or visit any of the hundreds of museums and historical sites within the state.
Another good New Jersey link.
NEW YORK CITY- 45 minutes to downtown Manhattan from Newark by train or bus, New York is a city that has everything. Broadway and it's theater district, over 16,000 restaurants, concerts, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Museum of Modern Art, Madison Square Garden, Times Square, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Lincoln Center, Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, Jacob Javits Convention Center, Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Wall Street, and Long Island out to the resorts of Southhampton.
A Guide To New York Area Trains and Public Transportation.
Links to sites with information about several other major Northeast cities: