• 9 Direct Flights From Newark Airport For Your Next Vacation

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    After a long winter of snow storms and gusty winds, Hudson County residents {and all us winter-dwellers} deserve a little getaway without any delay. Newark Liberty International Airport and its three terminals can take you almost anywhere you need to go, but there’s nothing better than a single, swift flight to a gorgeous getaway {with no connection necessary}. Give yourself a much-deserved break and embark on your next adventure at one of these 9 exciting destinations with direct flights from Newark. 

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    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

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    A sorely underrated vacay destination, Myrtle Beach has everything one would need on a beach trip. For a view of the city and more, take a ride on the iconic Myrtle Beach Skywheel. If heights aren’t your thing, go discover the subterranean at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach for an overhead view of all your favorite sea creatures. Adults-only groups may enjoy a tour of the Palmetto Distillery, South Carolina’s first {legal} moonshine distillery.

    Miami, Florida

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    Miami is filled with more than spring breakers and alligators {although there are a lot of both}. Take a food and walking tour of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood and explore new flavors to excite your senses. For an aquatic adventure, try a cruise on Biscayne Bay to marvel at the city skyline, as well as the mansions of Miami millionaires. Art enthusiasts may enjoy the Wynwood Walls, an outdoor art space with works from a number of artists from around the world. Keep the fun in the sun going into the evening at the Bayside Marketplace for food, shopping, and live music.

    St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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    A trip to the Caribbean sans the extra hassle of carrying {+worrying about} a passport. Dive into the crystal blue waters of St. Thomas. While you’re there, try snorkeling with local sea life after a boat cruise. When you’re not lounging on the beach {probably with a daiquiri in hand}, unleash your inner adrenaline junkie by parasailing with a partner or ziplining across the forest.

    Reykjavík, Iceland

    This is not your typical spring break destination. While thinking of Iceland might induce thoughts of winter tundras, the reality is a lush, mountainous terrain perfect for a post-winter in Hudson County wonderland. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon {which is basically a spa in the earth} or sightsee the Iceland landscape on horseback. At night, catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights for that once in a lifetime experience.

    See More: Weekend Getaway Idea: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Nice, France

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    Another coastal destination with a French twist, Nice has everything and more. Visit the Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, a flower market perfect for Insta-worthy pics to give your friends at home major FOMO. Outdoorsy folks will enjoy the hike to the Parc du Mont Boron, a cityscape with a stellar view of the coast. For those interested in making use of their euros, try Avenue Jean Médecin — think of it as the 5th Avenue of the south of France.

    Barcelona, Spain

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    Get some use out of that high school Spanish with a trip to Barcelona. Chow down on some seafood paella while sipping on a mojito en la playa. Get a history fix by visiting the La Sagrada Família, one of Spain’s most iconic attractions. Experience authentic Spanish culture by watching professional Flamenco dancers show off their moves {and maybe pick up a few, yourself}. If nightlife is more of your speed, Opium is a must — just remember Barcelonians don’t start going out until midnight, so be prepared for a late night.

    Venice, Italy

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    If you enjoy shopping, history, and delicious food, bump Venice to the top of your travel bucket list. Transportation is almost exclusively by water, so the lack of car honks during rush hour is an unparalleled tranquility in this city on water. Marvel at the baroque architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica or get lost amidst the bridges and canals. Don’t forget to stop for some gelato to get that sweet-tooth fix.

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    Another canal-based city, Amsterdam has a lot going as a tourist destination, besides its 420-friendly status. The Anne Frank House and Rembrandt Museum gives audiences a look into the past, while the Amsterdam Museum features a number of modern works, highlight how far the city has come. Rent a bike and experience the city like a local, or try the easy-access public transit system. To excite your tastebuds, tour the Heineken brewery and learn about the entire brewing process.

    Read More: {Long} Weekend Getaway Idea: Paris, France

    Shanghai, China

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    For travelers looking to get far, far away, Newark’s direct flight to Shanghai treats tourists to an experience unlike any other. Foodies will enjoy a dumpling cooking and tasting class for an immersion into Chinese cuisine. However, nature enthusiasts may prefer a day outdoors in the Gongqing Forest Park. Try rounding out the trip with a riverboat day cruise of Zhujiajiao and Shanghai for a comprehensive tour of local sites and gastronomy.

    Where are you headed on your next vacation? Let us know in the comments! 


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    The Louisiana native started at NYU in 2016 and is currently working on her degree in Media and Communication. She is making her way through the Mile Square neighborhood, one coffee shop at a time. When she isn’t writing or getting her caffeine fix, Alyssa enjoys trying out new dessert recipes (especially if there’s chocolate in it) or attending a midnight showing of the newest blockbusters. On a typical Saturday night, you can usually find Alyssa either at a concert or watching Netflix’s newest binge-worthy TV series.


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