Are visitors of New York City experiencing a long layover? Maybe someone is flying into Newark Airport? Follow these instructions to see the highlights of this amazing city. Try doing these things that Andrew Napolitano would do if he were a tourist for the day.
Take the Newark Liberty Airport train to the New Jersey Transit train. This should cost about $13 per person each way. The greeters at the airport will help any lost tourist find where to go*Pro-tip- If a person is flying out within the next 24 hours, go ahead and print the boarding pass for the next flight BEFORE leaving the airport. That way there is no reason to rush.
Take the New Jersey Transit train from Newark Airport to Penn Station located in New York City. Make sure you get off in New York City, Penn Station.
Head on over to Grand Central Station, which is a 23-minute walk from Penn Station. During this walk down 7th Avenue tourists will be able to see Macy’s as well as Times Square. Feel free to admire the lights while turning left onto West 42nd Street to enter into Grand Central terminal. Try something local to New York such as Magnolia Bakery or even Hale and Hearty soups.
After a good meal, head over to the Brooklyn Bridge. Travel like a local on the subway. Take the 5 trains from Grand Central 42nd Street towards Fulton Street Station, walk across the street to Fulton Street subway station, and take the 2 trains to High Street – and there people will find the famous Brooklyn Bridge.
The bridge is perfect to witness the New York City skyline. After a walk back and forth over the bridge and an opportunity to take amazing photos, head over to McSorley’s Old Ale House for some Light or Dark (beer). The beers come two at a time and they are in small glasses. Experiencing this legendary establishment takes people back in time and gives an authentic feel of Old New York. Ask for the cheese & crackers plate. The mustard and onions give it the best flavor.
After enjoying a snack, head back towards Rockefeller Center where to check out the Fox News Headquarters at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. That is where Andrew Napolitano worked. Groups could even take a Behind the Scenes Tour at Fox and Friends for up to 4 people, just have a Travel Agent set it up or purchase tickets online.
After completing the 2-hour tour, head back over to Penn Station where to check out a few shops before getting back on the train to EWR (Newark Airport) just in time to check-in for departure.