Car hire at Newark Airport
Car hire at Newark Airport
Newark Airport (EWR) is situated just 15 miles south-west of midtown Manhattan, along the border of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey.
It's served directly by US Route 1/9 and connects to other crucial road links, so it's the perfect place to start your road trip to places such as New York and Philadelphia.
What I need to know
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Where to pick up my car
Several car rental operators service EWR. Finding your provider is easy, as they are based at Station P2 and Station P3 at the airport.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Newark itself is the largest city in the so-called Garden State and offers a host of attractions to visitors.
The Newark Museum, for instance, showcases everything from a planetarium and sculpture gardens to some fascinating American and Tibetan collections.
Newark is also home to the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre, one of the biggest performing arts venues in the world, and hosts top music and sporting action all year round at the Prudential Center.
Nearby Newark Airport
New York is a little over half an hour away from EWR, so why not take your hire car to explore the Big Apple more closely?
The city is bursting with internationally famous landmarks and locations, from Central Park and the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty and the site of the former World Trade Center.
Philadelphia is just over an hour away from EWR in the car. The city attracts nearly 40 million visitors a year, as people are drawn to iconic landmarks such as the Liberty Bell Center and the National Constitution Center.
Reading Terminal Market is another must-see spot in Philly, particularly if you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, as it has been selling farmers' goods since 1892 and always offers some delicacies you would struggle to find elsewhere.
Eating and drinking
This part of the USA is famous for combining all sorts of culinary influences from across the globe. But notable specialties include classic American hot dogs and burgers. And if you're retracing the footsteps of the Sex and the City girls in Manhattan, you can't go without enjoying some cocktails like cosmopolitans, maybe with a famous New York cheesecake.
Things to do
A great way to see this part of the US is from the water, so why not take your hire car to New York and board the Staten Island Ferry?
Running for 5.2 miles between Manhattan and Staten Island, it's the perfect way to see the iconic skyline and monuments such as the Statue of Liberty.
If you want to enjoy some green spaces during your visit, then Central Park in New York and Military Park in Newark are just two great options for you.
Alternatively, why not visit the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Vernon? It's one of several nature reserves in this part of the country and ideal for bird and wildlife watching and full of beautiful hiking trails.