Arrived in Newark Airport with 7 hours left till European departure. Since my daughter is working 2 jobs she couldn’t “play” with her mom, so visited the Big Apple solo. What fun! Walking through the terminal found the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Kelly Ripa, Susan Sarandon, Senator Mark Kelly, Christopher Reeves, are other New Jersey notables displayed in this hall. Go, Jersey, nice touch.
Newark is currently undergoing major renovations. There is no place for luggage storage, and if on a late night layover with early morning connection staying in the Airport is not possible.
With a Newark layover there are a few things to do:
- Newark Art Museum – open Thursday through Sunday, is a bus ride away, $1.60 each way. $10 or free for residents, active military. Jersey transit is reliable, hours 6 am till midnight.
- Jersey Garden Mall – great shopping on Exit 62. Airport Information near luggage kiosk.
- Elizabeth Historic Walking Tour – great if you have a car and nice to walk after a flight. It was New Jersey’s First Historical Capital. 16 miles away.
I opted for New York City, 22.50 round trip via NJ Transit, with senior rates. Take Newark Airport Air Train to the NJ Transit station and purchase tickets at a nearby machine.
Once in New York explore the shops in Penn Station and check out the historical figurines depicting Atlantic City, and other memorable New Jersey spots.
Stop by Times Square..
Have a bite to eat at one of the many outdoor cafes on the street..
Or buy a play ticket for a future date..
And before you know it, it will be time to return for the flight to Europe…