Flights to Elizabeth
Elizabeth is a city that’s situated in the northeast of the US state of New Jersey, and it’s the fourth largest city in the state.
Newark International Airport (airport code: EWR) is the airport serving Elizabeth, and it’s within the city limits of both Elizabeth and Newark. When travelling from Johannesburg, most flights to Elizabeth have only one transfer stop. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways all make their connection in London for their flights to Elizabeth. KLM stops in Amsterdam, and Iberia transfers in Madrid. A flight to Elizabeth will take between 20 and 30 hours.
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The Tourist Attractions in Elizabeth:
Many visitors to Elizabeth assume that the city was named after Queen Elizabeth I, however it was actually named after the wife of Sir George Carteret and was originally named Elizabethtown. Elizabeth is a historical city as it was founded in 1664 and has served as the capital of the state of New Jersey at one point in its history, and it was also the first English speaking community to be established in the new colony. As you would expect the city does offer some historical attractions but also has a good mix of more modern things to see and do too.
Though there really is much remaining from the very early days of Elizabeth the city does still have some historical buildings standing from numerous points in the city’s history. Across the neighbourhoods you’ll find different examples of architecture – in Midtown for example is the art deco Hersh Tower and Ritz Theatre, while in Elizabethport you’ll see examples of colonial-style architecture. Elizabeth City Hall is a fairly large though charming building, and the clock tower of the Elizabeth Broad Street Train Station is one of the city’s landmarks.
These days probably the most popular attraction of Elizabeth is Jersey Gardens. This is a huge shopping mall, the largest outlet mall in the state of New Jersey. Set over two floors there are 230 stores and restaurants here, plus a 20 screen cinema complex, a play area for the children and an arcade. Jersey Gardens features many big name stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie and Fitch, and many more. Because the mall was constructed within an Urban Enterprise Zone it means there’s a reduced rate of sales tax on everything bought from the stores at the mall. This is further incentive to come along and pick up some brand name products at great prices!
Right next door to Jersey Gardens is Elizabeth Center whose main attraction is the IKEA store, but there’s also a huge Toys r Us here as well.
When Should You Visit?:
Elizabeth has a humid subtropical climate which means it gets hot and humid summers, and cool, damp winters, usually with snowfall. Precipitation is fairly high throughout the year so you can never be guaranteed to visit and get no rainfall or snow at all. For the warmer temperatures visit in June to August when average highs are around the high 20’s C. Winters are not as cold as some parts of the States, but with the humid conditions it usually feels colder than the average high of around 3C in January.