Early morning flights can really suck. Not only are we rolling out of bed before the sun comes up but we’re often stuck wondering what will I do for 3 hours before my flight?! We’re on a mission to find you the bests things to do before those early morning boarding calls and this time our focus is on Newark Airport.
Recently on a trip back to Toronto from New York City we were at Newark Airport researching five things to keep you entertained at 6am. Here’s an extra travel tip for you: we were there on a Saturday morning and the airport was virtually empty – more room for you to bust out a yoga move!
5 things to do at 6am at Newark Airport – Terminal B
1. Grab a freshly squeezed juice at Mediterranean Bistro.
What better way to start your day and replenish your vitamins before a flight than with a freshly squeezed juice or smoothie? We’re all about staying healthy and happy at the airport so this was the first place we went to hit up.
2. Talk to a virtual woman.
Who is this woman? Why is she here? And most importantly, what is she even saying? These were all questions that went through our minds when we came across this Airport Virtual Assistant – or AVA as they’re apparently know.
3. Chill out in the Art & Lounge lounge.
The Art & Lounge lounge is located on the land side of Terminal B, which makes it an ideal place for business meetings with people who don’t need to fly! Some of the complimentary amenities they offer include a selection of foods, alcohol, coffee, wifi and private work stations. The Art & Lounge is located in the main corridor just before security, between Satellites B2 & B3. The hours for this lounge are a little later than 6am (they’re open from 9am daily except for Saturdays) but if your flight leaves at 9am or later, it’s perfect.
4. Stay connected and charge your phone.
There are a few charging stations around Newark Airports Terminal B, however if you want to stay connected to the internet for more than 30 mins, there’s a price to pay. Maybe this is a good opportunity to take some time away from the internet?! After your 30 free minutes, of course.
5. Hit up Green Beans Coffee for an americano (and maybe another smoothie).
We are definitely not ones to skip out on our morning dose of caffeine – especially at 6am. Green Beans Coffee has a great selection of coffees and you can also get a fresh smoothie here. There you have it: coffee and breakfast at the same place!
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