Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, population-wise, and is also one of the oldest cities in the United States, having been settled in 1666 by Puritans from the New Haven Colony. The state, one of the original 13, is bordered by New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
The Port Newark serves both New Jersey and New York and is a major shipping port for the East Coast. Newark Penn Station is also the city's bus terminal and serves as the main hub for local, regional and suburban rail traffic in the state. Local bus lines include the Newark Central Line, Newark North Line, and Newark West Line. It serves Newark, Jersey City, Hackensack, Middlesex County, Essex County, and Essex Township.
Newark has a lot to offer and is a great destination for budget-conscious tourists looking for accommodation when combining a visit to New York City with Newark.
The city is also home to the New Jersey Historical Society, which has temporary exhibitions in both New York City and Newark. It was founded in 1845 and is the oldest cultural institution in the state.
Newark was founded in 1666 and became known as one of the most important cities in New Jersey. The mouth of the Passaic River, where it flows into Newark Bay, makes Newark one of the country's top air, shipping, and rail hubs.
Of the many museums in the city, the most famous is the Jewish Museum of New Jersey, which celebrates the cultural heritage of Jewish people, the Newark Museum of Art, which houses the largest collection of American and Tibetan art, the Institute of Jazz Studies, and the Grammy Museum Experience.
Local cultural venues include Rutgers University School of Art, University of Newark, and Rutgers-Newark. Newark also has a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.