Newark Liberty Airport serves the state of New Jersey, but it is also just 24km south west of New York City. Explore the big apple and unearth the wonders within the rest of the state with a hire car.
Sightseeing in New Jersey
Take a long trip out to Splitrock Reservoir and then onto Buck Mountain which overlooks the stunning Lake George. The whole area presents perfect hiking opportunities.
Newark’s attractions include several large parks, art galleries and architecturally significant buildings. The Newark Museum is a complex of art and science exhibits, a mini-zoo, a planetarium and more. Theatre, music and dance performances take place at venues such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre and Newark Symphony Hall.
Soak up the atmosphere in this multicultural USA city: take a stroll along the Hudson River, spend some time at the Montclair Art Museum and spend a night at one of the renowned jazz clubs dotted around the city.
Rent a car and travel to the city of Paterson just a short distance away. Explore the city itself and gaze in awe at the Great Falls of the Passaic River.
In 1791, America's first planned industrial city, Paterson, was established. It is centred on the Great Falls of the Passaic River. From humble mills rose industries that changed the face of the United States like cotton and silk for clothing, locomotives for travel, and paper for books.
Day Trips From New Jersey
Explore Hartfort, the capital of Connecticut and visit Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. With impressive collections of European art, American Decorative Art, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art, Costume and Textiles, European Decorative Art and a tremendous selection of visiting exhibitions, including the portraits of Rembrandt, this is an art museum not to be missed.
If you like Huckleberry Finn, you must visit the Mark Twain House and Museum. The author of numerous timeless American classics like Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi and Innocents Abroad, Samuel L. Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is the original master of American parable, tragedy, history, social criticism, cultural satire, sardonic storytelling and impenetrable wit. Visit his famed home and adjacent museum, store and education centre to learn all about the man behind the self-made character of Mark Twain at this incredible tribute to one of America’s greatest literary and cultural treasures.
Why not play the 18-hole public Blue Fox Run Golf Course which offers a challenge to players of all abilities? Spread across 170 acres, it promises a rewarding and exciting round.
If you love chocolate, you should head to Hershey in the neighbouring state of Pennsylvania. Hershey is home to the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America; Hershey’s. It offers one-of-a-kind experiences such as a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World, as well as an eclectic atmosphere along Cocoa Avenue. Hershey is however, most famous for their world-class amusement park, Hersheypark. If this doesn’t appeal to you, then there is plenty of shopping to experience. For the sports fans among you, take a trip to see the professional hockey team the Hershey Bears. Make sure to check out one of the many live performances and concert events at the Hershey Theatre, GIANT Centre or Hersheypark Stadium.
Hire a car and journey to a historical museum, art gallery or winery tour. All of these will show you different sides to Harrisburg. The Whitaker Centre for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg showcases the most unique national touring acts and live performers. Many Major League Baseball players also get their start playing for the Harrisburg Senators baseball team.