Hotel at a Glance: SpringHill Suites Newark Liberty International Airport
Located on the edge of Newark Liberty International Airport, this SpringHill Suites hotel—an Energy Star partner and winner of a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence—makes a convenient base for business travelers and tourists alike. Its spacious guest accommodations feature kitchenettes and separate living areas outfitted with colorful, contemporary decor.
- Free perks: breakfast, WiFi, and a daily $15 credit to the onsite market
- Go for a swim in the indoor pool or kick back in the hot tub.
- Enjoy Brazilian and Spanish cuisine in the Ironbound District, a vibrant Portuguese neighborhood just a mile and a half away.
- Go downtown to explore historic churches, see Tibetan art at the Newark Museum, and stroll through Branch Brook Park.
Newark, New Jersey: Historic Puritan Settlement Turned Bustling City
Founded in 1666 as a Puritan settlement, Newark is one of the oldest cities in America. Explore its lengthy history with a walking tour of its historic sites, including City Hall and Penn Station, which can take you straight into Manhattan’s Penn Station in less than 30 minutes. Don’t miss the French-Gothic Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, where vaulted ceilings give way to the massive, ornate stained-glass Rose Window and stately interior columns.
Modern Newark is also worth checking out. Learn about art and the natural sciences at the Newark Museum, which houses a sculpture garden, planetarium, and the largest collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is a short walk away and hosts dance, opera, and orchestra performances. To get closer to nature, head to tranquil Branch Brook Park. Its streams, lakes, and forests share space with more than 4,000 cherry trees that erupt into delicate, pink blossoms in early spring.