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Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

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Alberta
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Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

My 13 yo son and I will be traveling back from Europe via Newark and have a layover that allows us an afternoon and night in the area. We would appreciate hotel suggestions near the airport as well as suggestions on how best to get to NYC for the afternoon/evening. I haven't been able to think much about it yet but I am guessing we will want to go to Times Square and maybe Central Park. We are open to recommendations but don't want to plan to do too much.

Thanks for any recommendations!

new york
Destination Expert
for Atlantic City
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1. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

Maybe check what’s available from a business such as this?

www.familyinnewyork.com/layover-tours.html

Princeton Junction...
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for Newark, New Jersey, Binghamton
posts: 9,506
reviews: 3
2. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

There is also plenty to do in New Jersey. With a 13 I would check out the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. There is also the Newark meusem in downtown Newark. Here are a few links

www.visitnj.org

www.gonewark.com

www.goironbound.com

www.destinationjerseycity.com

Teaneck, NJ
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for New Jersey
posts: 7,962
reviews: 15
3. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

Getting to NYC from EWR is easy, fast (25 min), reliable and cheap ($12.50/person each way) via Airtrain. You can get to/from Manhattan 21 hours per day I no service between 2:00 - 5:00 am)

Here are two brochures that say the same thing in slightly different format

panynj.gov/airports/pdf/ewr-airtrain-brochur…

www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv…

Any airport hotel will do -- there are many, just search for EWR hotesl and pick one within your budget -- just make sure the hotel shuttle runs late. You would, of course, have to take the airport shuttle to/from the airport

Airtrain will get you to New York Penn Station (not to be confused with Newark Penn Station) which has subway connections going everywhere and isa 10 miinute walk from Times Square

What date and day of the week are you talking about, by the way?

Edited: 2:40 pm, January 19, 2014
Princeton, New...
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4. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

I try to get a deal at the Newark Penn Station Hilton.

Teaneck, NJ
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for New Jersey
posts: 7,962
reviews: 15
5. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

That's a pretty good idea as that hilton has a shuttle to ewr (take AirTran to station P 4 and the shuttle is every half hour) and the hotel has a covered bridge to the train station to pick up path to nyc

Alberta
posts: 86
reviews: 11
6. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

We will be there on a Monday (noon) and depart early Tuesday (7:30am flight).

Thanks for the info.

Teaneck, NJ
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for New Jersey
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7. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

So you probably won't be out too late visiting NYC that's what I was wondering

Alberta
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8. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

Probably not LivesInNewJersey! We will do our best, but after a long flight from Lisbon that day, we probably won't be up for too much. Never been to NYC so eager to get a taste. I'm sure NJ is great too. One day we will be back to get a good visit in.

Teaneck, NJ
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for New Jersey
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9. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

Then I won't recommend seeing a show! Have a great trip.

Kelseyville
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10. Re: Recommendati for layover hotel, transportation, & activities

layover at EWR from cruise w/early AM flt next morning..need activities for afternoon and dinner