Many people dismiss Newark as simply a town close to New York City, but savvy travelers know that cheap flights to Newark means easy access to New York City, Hartford, Philadelphia and other cities in the Northeast. As the largest city in New Jersey and a key transportation hub, Newark's Liberty International Airport welcomes approximately 32 million passengers a year traveling on Newark flights.
Once outside of the airport, however, Newark offers visitors great restaurants, an expansive shopping district and a growing business economy. For travelers with a little extra time on their hands before their next Newark flight, check out the Montclair Art Museum, complete with artwork from American painters including John Singer Sargent and Edward Hopper. The Newark Museum features art and natural history exhibits, a planetarium and small zoo.