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Newark

If you think Newark is just an airport, you don't know the diversity and entertainment the city can offer, where it is possible to have a Portuguese dish, visit historic sites or get to know one of the most renowned US art collections. The shopping, the parks and the historic buildings will surprise you.

Newark is far from being the stereotype of the dorm-suburb, sleeping and hidden by the shine of New York and you don't need to get on the train to gain access to concerts, plays, restaurants and shops. There is a lot to do in this city, immensely marked by Portuguese presence, but whose origin goes back to the 17th century. Its proximity to the Atlantic lowers the effects of the climate, marked by humidity and cold winters. Temperatures can remain negative, but the snow does not stay for many days. In the summer, the heat is intense and in July and August, there are many days where temperatures surpass 30 degrees, with high levels of humidity. Spring and autumn are both a pleasant time to visit Newark. There are plenty of options to travel inside the city and to visit New York or other places around it. Railway services are assured by three companies: Path (www.panynj.gov/path), Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) and NJ Transit Train (www.njtransit.com), where you can also find buses. Newark Trolley (www.newarktrolley.com) makes the connection to leisure and commerce areas, while Newark Light Rail mainly serves the downtown area, linking it to the railway stations of Newark Penn and Broad Street.