Are you planning a trip to Newark, NJ? Or maybe you’re already here and need a few suggestions of top attractions around town? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At Simple Van and Car Rental, we are not only a local NJ business that knows the area, but we also meet many tourists and travelers.

Here’s a list of some of the top-rated Newark attractions you can check out as you drive around town in your car rental.

1. Branch Brook Park

Home of the annual Newark Cherry Blossom Festival, Branch Brook Park is a fun and festive green space in Newark. Catch one of the free summer concerts in the park, or take a walk around the lake. You can even pack a picnic lunch, spend some time at the children’s garden, or run around on the playground.

2. Newark Museum

If you’re a fan of art, culture, and history, check out Newark Museum! It features a wide range of exhibits, public events, and even artistic demonstrations. Even if you’ve seen the museum before, you will want to go again because they always have new things on display.

3. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

You cannot find architectural and artistic beauty quite like that found at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This church is a National Historic Landmark and welcomes tourists to visit or drive by in your rental car.

4. New Jersey Performing Arts Center

From Gospel music to comedy and variety shows, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center has a diverse range of musical guests and performers. You can catch a show while you’re visiting Newark. Be sure to check the New Jersey Performing Arts Center website for event listings—some of which are even free to the public!

5. Ironbound District

The Ironbound District of Newark, NJ is a local and visitor favorite for its diverse shopping, dining, and entertainment. You can sample cuisine from Ecuador or Italy, or even grab some sushi or a drink. The Ironbound area is not far from many of the other Newark attractions mentioned here, so you could easily park your car rental and stay for a while!

For all your adventures around Newark, travel in a dependable and affordable rental car from Simple Van and Car Rental of New Jersey. We have everything from mid-size rental cars to SUV rentals. Check out our current specials, and contact us at (201) 355-2525 to make a reservation.

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