Commonly confused with New York, Newark like the Big Apple was founded by settlers and is perhaps best known to many outside the US for its international airport, just 15 minutes from New York. Because of its convenient location, Newark is the ideal starting point for visitors who want to be in a quiet location and want to conquer the Big Apple - and for those who wish to pick up a hire car in Newark for a trip along the east coast of the USA. From the car rental station in Newark you can reach all the major attractions of New York in a short time. Or you can take a ferry service from Newark to Liberty Island, where the iconic Statue of Liberty is located. In good weather take a day trip in a convertible to the famous Wildwood Beach, where you can go swimming, surfing or get an adrenaline rush on the legendary roller coaster by the sea.
Meadowlands State Fair Newark: to the FolkFest in a hire car
Every summer East Rutherford hosts one of the largest folk festivals on the east coast. Live shows, colourful stalls and countless events ensure plenty of fun and action. The highlights are exciting shows with big cats, spectacular circus performances, a big truck show, a hypnosis show and the big fireworks at the end of the fest. The Kiddy Land and the petting zoo are popular with children. Parents can hardly say no to a flight in the original Batman helicopter. The Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford is about half an hour's drive from Newark. A free shuttle bus takes you from Secaucus directly to the fair.
Allaire State Park - car time travel, experience the history of the USA
Tradition plays an important role in New Jersey. The English settlers who founded Newark in 1666 have not been forgotten.
Drive your hire car picked up in Newark to Allaire State Park, a restored mining village in Farmingdale, to get an insight to the lives of the first generations of settlers. You can visit shops and craft companies, and specialist outlets showcase 18th century pottery and glassware. As a change to moving around in a hire car, the historical park also offers trips on the Pinecreek Railroad powered by a steam locomotive and on two large paddle steamers. If you want to discover the beautiful sides of New Jersey, you should definitely hire a car.