If you've never considered Newark, New Jersey to be a destination, it's time to reconsider. As a major transportation hub -- and next door to New York City -- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) has countless options for connecting with other airports, traveling to neighboring cities, and getting around Newark itself. Flights to Newark descend onto the oldest airfield in the United States and into one of the oldest cities in the country. With its historic downtown, museums, and Victorian architecture, it's worth turning a Newark layover into a stay over.
Save on travel time by booking a room at one of the Newark airport hotels near Liberty International. Some nearby hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to their guests coming off Newark flights. To get outside of the immediate airport area, you can take the AirTrain to Newark Airport Railroad Station, which runs every three minutes from 5 a.m. to midnight, and every 15 minutes between midnight and 5 a.m.. From there, you can reach Downtown Newark via NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station, a seven-minute train ride. Visit the Port Authority Welcome Center in the Arrivals level of each terminal for ground transportation options, where uniformed staff will assist you in locating a taxi or arranging shared ride vans and private car services. If you'd prefer to explore Newark by car, follow the signs to the Rental Cars facilities located in Stations P2 and P3.
Whether you've got several hours or several days, New Jersey's largest city has plenty to engage, entertain, and enrich you, no matter what sort of entertainment you prefer. Search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide on Travelocity for cheap flights to Newark and Newark vacation packages that will convince you there's no better weekend getaway destination.