We are going in July to the Taylor Swift concert at the Prudential center in Newark. From what I have been reading Newark isn't exactly the nicest place. I really do want a hotel that will would be convinent to return to after the concert since it will be kind of late at night. Also just my husband, myself and my two girls are going, my 16 son does not want to go so I am a little concerned leaving him at the hotel. Even though I will tell him to stay there he will most likely wonder so how bad is the Newark area safety wise? Does anyone have any recommondations? We have never been to this area and it's about a 5 hour drive from where we live so we will be making a whole weekend of it. I was looking at the Hilton Penn Station the rate is reasonable but want to know if any other diser's that have better knowledge of the are would know something better. We also plan on visiting Central park and the Statue of Liberty so transportation help is more then welcome.