What you should know before hiring a car in Newark
|Newark city centre|
|Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 3 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Newark: practical information
Where to rent a car in Newark
Thinking about a trip to Newark? Start by planning your Newark holiday with cheap flights to Newark Airport (EWR) and while you’re at it, take a look at the Newark car hire deals on offer. Rental cars is the easiest and best way to get around the city and further afield.
Rent a car from Newark Airport and choose from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise or National. It’s also possible to hire a car from Newark city centre.
Driving in Newark: parking and other tips
Driving in Newark is easy and there’s plenty of parking to go around, mostly because many travellers only stop in Newark on their way to New York City or on their way to the airport. Luckily the city has a strong-minded mayor and Newark is steadily gaining ground as a destination all on its own.
For overnight parking, it’s best to book a hotel in Newark with complimentary parking.
Road trips from Newark: what to do, what to see
Liberty State Park
Of course New York City is just a short jaunt away but Liberty State Park is even closer, with ferries to Ellis Island and to the Statue of Liberty. From Jersey City, take the light rail or drive to the docks to catch the ferry across.
Newark is located in northern New Jersey which means that it’s hardly any drive at all before you reach the Atlantic Ocean and some beautiful beaches. Coney Island and Rockaway are the closest and have the best facilities but Jersey Shore is also a treat. Be prepared though, the water isn’t ever that warm!
Sitting just across the New Jersey border in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia… home to the famous Cream Cheese! Philadelphia is called the “Birthplace of America” and is a popular stop for people on the constitution trail. Benjamin Franklin’s house, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Washington Square are all not to be missed.