Newark Liberty International Airport is the international airport straddling the municipal boundary between Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. It is located some 24 kilometres southwest of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The airport was originally named Newark Metropolitan Airport, which was later changed to Newark International Airport. It is owned by the city of Newark and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
What to see & do
Branch Brook Park - Branch Brook Park is located in the North Ward of Newark, and is the county park of Essex County. Its most notable feature is Cherryblossomland, the collective term for the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States. The park is the venue for the Cherry Blossom Festival held every April. In addition to the beautiful flowers, Branch Brook Park also contains several architecturally significant structures like sculptures, gates, buildings, and bridges.
Newark Museum - Newark Museum is the largest museum, and one of the most influential, in the state of New Jersey. It contains 80 galleries with world-class collections of American art, contemporary arts, decorative arts, and arts from various parts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and even the ancient world. Its Tibetan art collection in particular is the largest and considered to be among the best in the world.
New Jersey Performing Arts Centre - The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre, located in downtown Newark, is one of the largest performing arts centres in the country. It also boasts of one of the largest arts education programs by a performing arts centre in the United States of America. This includes arts training classes, in-school residencies, scholarships, and many others to allow artists to explore music, dance, theatre, poetry, and other forms of art. The centre also features a handful of performance halls, namely Prudential Hall, Victoria Theatre, The Chase Room, and Horizon Theatre. Don't forget to catch world-class performances in one of the largest and most glamorous performing arts centre in the country.
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey - The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the fifth-largest cathedral in North America. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Though originally designed to be an English-Irish Gothic Revival church, the architectural plans for the cathedral were eventually modified for a French Gothic Revival Style.
How to get around within New York
The best way to get around Newark is via the bus service operated by New Jersey Transit. The extensive bus system serves the city and its suburbs well. Taxi service is also available. Though these are metered, it is possible to negotiate with the driver for a set fee. It is easiest to hail a cab off the street downtown, but if you are in a different location you might need to phone one in.
How to get there
Newark Liberty International Airport is served by various airlines, including Elite Airways, Icelandair, JetBlue Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, United Express, Virgin America, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines. The airport has connections with various airports all over the country, as well as some international cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna, London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Paris, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Mumbai, and Tel Aviv.
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