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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Newark

Newark might not come up of your list of places to go to to take some cool pictures but it should be. You’ll find lots of fantastic street art and fantastic parks that make them great Instagrammable places in Newark.

Check the seven of the best Insta-worthy places in Newark.

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1. Newark Allery

The Newark Allery is a play on alley and gallery and is one of the more hip places in Newark for street art. You’ll find street art everywhere on buildings in this alley and is really a great place for local artists to show off their work.

The Allery is definitely Insta-worthy for your ‘Gram.

Newark Allery

2. Newark Museum

The largest museum in New Jersey is the Newark Museum and it showcases collections of art from around the world. It focuses on American art in particular but their Tibetan gallery exhibits are simply amazing and many consider it to be the best collection in the world.

Art pieces that are old or new, you’ll find something for your ‘Gram at the Newark Museum.

Newark Museum

3. Military Park

Military Park is a large 6-acre park that sits right in the heart of downtown Newark. It is a very calming and soothing place to come for a walk if you’re looking to get away from the downtown city vibes.

Be sure to get a shot of the Wars of America statue that is the crown jewel of pictures in this park.

Military Park Newark

4. Orange Sticks at Riverfront Park

Another great park in Newark is Riverfront Park. One of the neat things in this park to take pictures of are the bright “Orange Sticks” that stand up from the ground. Locals use this landmark as a meeting point and you should use it for your ‘Gram!

Get a shot of the river and buildings in the background of your shot of the Orange Sticks.

Orange Sticks at Riverfront Park

5. Gateway to Newark Murals

The Gateway to Newark Murals is a bit of a hidden gem as you wouldn’t see it unless you were driving or in a car that passes this gateway. You might not believe it but this mural spans nearly over three kilometres and is the second largest mural in America.

You’ll find this insanely long mural on McCarter Highway Route 21. Definitely some Insta-worthy stuff here!

Gateway to Newark Murals

6. Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

While this may be more of a seasonal ‘Gram shot, try and make your way to Branch Brook Park in time for the cherry blossoms. In this park, there are more than 5,000 cherry blossom trees here, the most in America by far.

Branch Brook Park hosts a Cherry Blossom Festival every April so make sure you’re here to get those shots for your Insta!

Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park

7. Inside Out Art Gallery at Fairmount Heights Switching Station

One of the more interesting and unique concepts in Newark is the Inside Out Art Gallery. This art gallery exhibits all of their work on the outside of the buildings in Fairmount Heights. This public gallery features local and national artists that created mosaics, sculptures, and other works of art for this project.

There are definitely some cool stuff to see at this different take on a art gallery in Newark.

Inside Out Art Gallery Fairmount Heights Newark
James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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