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Hotels near Newark Airport, New Jersey, USA

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Newark is the largest city in the state of New Jersey and the local airport is a major hub for American Airlines as well as a popular destination for international flights.  Newark is most famous for its rich culture and influence in the performing arts.  The New Jersey Performing Arts Center hosts a variety of performances and, before booking your trip, you should definitely look through the local listings.  As for hotels in the area, there's plenty of accommodation near Newark Airport and throughout the city.  Booking your hotel near Newark Airport itself will help save time getting there from the airport.  It will also make it easier to get back to the airport and catch your flight out.  Staying so close to the airport will also allow you to pick up or drop off your car rental at Newark Airport the day after arrival, or day before departure; after one of those flights that are scheduled for the small wee hours!

Top things to do near Newark Airport

Whether you are planning on sticking around for a couple of days or you only have a few spare hours, there are a number of great activities and attractions close to the local airport.  The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is less than 7 miles from the airport and it's the perfect place for a classy night out.  If you are spending the night and you're looking for quality entertainment, this is where you will find it.

Within half a mile of the local Performing Arts Center is the Newark Museum.  This museum was established in 1909 and is the largest one in the entire state.  The sculpture garden and planetarium are two of the top features in the museum and it's a great place to explore if you only have a few hours in town.

Just over 8 miles from the airport, you will reach the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  This 1954 basilica is a lovely example of French Gothic architecture and the stained glass windows are a prominent feature.

The Liberty Science Center is less than 10 miles from the airport and it is particularly popular thanks to the hands on experience that visitors can enjoy. 

If you are in the mood for some relaxing walking and a breath of fresh air, make your way to the Liberty State Park.  It is just 11,5 miles from the airport and provides the perfect natural escape right here in the Garden State.

Provided you have the means and time, a trip to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is always a winner.  The refuge is home to a wide range of plants and animals.  It is, however, 25 miles from the airport so you should plan your trip properly if you have your heart set on visiting.

Shopping and local nightlife

The Outlet Collection at Jersey Gardens Mall is less than half a mile from the airport and is home to more than 200 stores!  If you book your stay at the hotels near Newark Airport, this mall will easily be within walking distance.

Throughout the city, you will also notice an abundance of book stores and antique stores.  Book stores often host readings and other events so take the time to ask around if you wish to enjoy such a culturally enlightening experience.

There's certainly no shortage in terms of bars, lounges and clubs.  Regardless of your personal preferences, you are bound to find the perfect place to spend an evening in this thriving city.