If airfares from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) are too high, consider expanding your search to alternate airports in the area.
If you live or work in New York City, LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) are reasonable alternatives. Other New Jersey airports include Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) and Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN). Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is another airport to consider.
Each of these airports is served by at least one low-cost carrier, such as Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines. Thanks to their presence, you should be able to find cheap flights to cities such as Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas and Orlando.
Are you planning a trip overseas? While JFK still handles more international traffic than any other airport in the United States, Newark and Philadelphia airports also serve a number of international destinations.
For travelers departing from Newark, the most popular international destinations are London, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt and Toronto. Popular international destinations for Philadelphia travelers include London, Cancun, Montego Bay and Paris.
(Due to some flight restrictions, LaGuardia’s international flights are largely limited to destinations in Eastern Canada and the Bahamas.)
When New Jersey and New York residents want to take a vacation, Florida is always a popular destination. Among the favorite spots: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
Traveling with the family? Consider Orlando or Tampa, both of which are home to amusement parks that will provide days of entertainment. Orlando is most famous for Walt Disney World, but visitors may also enjoy Sea World and Universal Studios. Tampa, which is located on the Gulf Coast, is home to Busch Gardens.
The Miami metropolitan area encompasses a number of beach communities, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. The area is famous not only for its beaches, but also fine dining, world-class shopping, bustling nightlife, and renowned arts and culture.