|Newark city centre|
|Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 5 km from city centre|
Newark is a popular choice for travelers on their way to New York City but Newark also has plenty to offer and is too often overlooked. Plan your vacation in Newark with flights to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) onboard Virgin America, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, JetBlue, among others.
As with any US destination, it's best to book your flights to Newark at least 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. Flight tickets soar during major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Year's and around July 4th.
A flight to Newark from Los Angeles takes 6 hours.
Newark is too often overlooked in favor of New York City but Newark happens to be one of the most historic cities in the northeast! Newark is a major shipping, rail and air hub in the country and the city is pushing forward as an emerging urban center too. Here’s just a taste of what Newark has to offer.
Newark Museums: The museum incorporates some 80 galleries, a mini zoo, planetarium, cafe and sculpture garden. It's a must-visit and could easily be visited again and again.
Thomas Edison National Park: In 1887 Edison moved his laboratory to this park in West Orange, just a few miles outside of Newark and easily reached if you rent a car in Newark. All his work on motion pictures was done here and visitors can explore his home and laboratory.
Jazz music: Newark has a long history with jazz music and has a ton of jazz clubs in its suburbs. Top places to catch live jazz and gospel music while you’re in town are The Priory (Friday nights), Newark Gospel Tabernacle, Cecil's Jazz Club and Trumpets Jazz Club.
Visit VisitNJ.org for more info.
Newark has a number of hotels in the downtown area but the biggest concentration of franchise hotels is right next to the airport to accommodate the large number of travelers with long layovers. Hotels near the airport tend to be expensive so for cheaper rooms stick to hotels located near the train station.