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What are New York’s most famous landmarks and monuments?
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is one of New York’s most iconic landmarks and a must-see for anyone holidaying on cheap flights to Newark. The Art Deco-style Empire State Building is an impressive 102 floors, and it was the tallest building in the world between 1931 and 1970. It remains one of the most remarkable buildings on the New York City skyline. Head to the Empire State observation deck for one of the best views to be had while visiting NYC on return flights to Newark. Look out toward other city icons including One World Trade Center, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Statue of Liberty.
This bridge connects Lower Manhattan with the cool borough of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge is 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) long, and it’s one of the most popular attractions for travellers visiting New York on flights to Newark. To visit for yourself, catch the subway to High Street or York Street in Brooklyn, then make your way over to Empire Fulton Ferry Park. The park has an incredible view of both Brooklyn Bridge and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Once you’ve spent some time enjoying Brooklyn, walk across the bridge back toward Manhattan. The city view from the bridge is beautiful, and you’ll get the best view by walking from Brooklyn toward Manhattan versus the other way around.
NYC has a vibrant atmosphere that you’ll take in after arriving on flights to Newark. It’s teeming with nonstop excitement, but everyone needs to take a break in the City The Never Sleeps. When you need to take a breather, make for Central Park. This sprawling oasis covers a massive area of 340 hectares right in the centre of Manhattan and although it’s surrounded by skyscrapers on every side, it's surprisingly peaceful. Central Park is the perfect place to go for a relaxing walk or a picnic while you’re holidaying on cheap flights to Newark. And although the park isn’t as busy as the streets around it, there’s still plenty to see including Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, and Strawberry Fields.
What is the cost of visiting New York?
New York is an infamously expensive holiday destination, but it is possible to see the city without blowing through your budget. Get the best deals on both your airfare to Newark and NYC accommodation by booking with Webjet. The average price for a central Manhattan hotel is about $500 NZD per night. Webjet also has accommodation options starting from about $150 NZD for budget travellers who book cheap flights to Newark.
Public transport is widely available and the most affordable way to get around while holidaying on return flights to Newark. Catch the Express Bus into the city after arriving on your flights to Newark. The bus costs $17 USD ($27.75 NZD) from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. NYC is home to North America’s most extensive subway network, which is the most efficient way to travel when you book tickets to Newark. A single ticket costs $2.75 USD ($4.50 NZD), and a weekly Metrocard is $33 USD ($53.90 NZD).
There are countless attractions to have on your radar when you book airfare to Newark, and some of the best ones are free! Visit Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, the High Line, and 9/11 Memorial without spending a penny. Entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art costs $25 USD ($40.80 NZD), and the observation deck at the Empire State Building is $42 USD ($68.55 NZD). A ticket to visit both Liberty Island and Ellis Island costs $19.25 USD ($31.40 NZD), and it’s an extra $3 USD ($4.90 NZD) to climb the Statue of Liberty. Theatre fans can’t miss the opportunity to see a Broadway show in between return flights to Newark. Tickets to the most popular shows can cost more than $150 USD ($245 NZD), but you can find cheap same-day tickets starting from $20 USD ($32.65 NZD) for many shows. Check the TodayTix app or visit the TKTS office in Times Square for the best Broadway deals.
How much time should I spend in New York?
There’s so much to see and do in New York. Book tickets to Newark that give you between one and two weeks in the city. Base yourself in NYC for at least five days after arriving on flights to Newark, then rent a car and road trip into upstate New York or Long Island for a few days. You could even extend your trip to see more of the US by taking advantage of Webjet’s cheap flights departing from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Explore the history of Boston or Washington DC, the beaches of Florida or California, or the national parks of Arizona.