7 Vacation Spots You Can Drive to From Newark

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Need a getaway but don’t want to travel too far? Maybe you don’t have the funds, or maybe you’re running low on vacation time. No matter what the reason, our EWR Airport parking members will tell you there are plenty of places you can get away to without having to book a flight:


Less than 90 miles from Newark, you’ll find the city of brotherly love. Rich in history, there are plenty of things to do in Philadelphia. Take a tour of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were both signed. View the famous Liberty Bell, then indulge in the most authentic Philly cheesesteak you’ll ever eat. After that, walk up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous by the movie Rocky. And, if shopping is your thing, the largest mall in the U.S. (the King of Prussia Mall) is just a 20 minute drive.

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island is just under 200 miles from Newark and filled with an array of attractions. If you visit between May and October, head downtown to experience WaterFire, where more than 80 bonfires are lit in Providence Harbor. Then, take a tour of the Newport Mansions to see where some of America’s wealthiest once lived. After that, catch a show at the Performing Arts Center, visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo, or just relax on the beach.


If you have a taste for seafood, Baltimore is only about 180 miles from Newark. Stroll along Inner Harbor and discover the city’s historic ships, local shops, and unique eateries. Then, head to one of the most popular aquariums in the country – the National Aquarium. Grab some authentic Maryland crab cakes and then, if it’s baseball season, head to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for an Orioles game. Finish off your trip with a tour of one of the city’s many art museums.

New York City

Just a short trip over the Hudson River brings you to what is probably the most visited city  among people from Newark – New York City. Known as the city that never sleeps, you’ll have no trouble finding things to do here. Head to the top of the Empire State Building and take in the sights from 1,200 feet high. Then, head south to visit Ground Zero and One World Trade Center – the tallest building in the U.S. Hop on a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty or catch a show on Broadway. Make sure you shop the stores on 5th Avenue and end your day with a stroll through Central Park.

Atlantic City

About 120 miles south of Newark lies “America’s Favorite Playground” – Atlantic City. With  11 different casinos open 24 hours, you’ll have plenty of time to play slots, craps, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, let it ride, and more. Take a break from winning to walk the famous boardwalk and experience the shops, restaurants, and food stands. After that, visit the Absecon Lighthouse – the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey. Before you leave, check out the Atlantic City Aquarium and Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum.


About 225 miles from Newark lies Boston, home to many American Revolution events like the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Siege of Boston, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Follow the 2.5-mile brick-lined Freedom Trail and you’ll experience 16 historically significant sites, museums, churches, and more. Along the way, stop at the Faneuil Hill Marketplace and discover uncommon shops and eateries, then head to America’s beloved Fenway Park for a Red Sox baseball game.

Washington D.C.

Drive southwest for a little over 200 miles and you’ll be in our nation’s capital. Even though the area is only 61 square miles, there’s something to see around every corner. Take in the Capitol building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. Then, walk through the many different museums and art galleries. Also, just a few miles away in Arlington is Arlington National Cemetery, where you can visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the graves of people like Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Kennedy, Walter Reed, and others.