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Jersey CityUnited States of America

Directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, this vibrant city offers a smaller scale metropolitan experience anchored by the famous Liberty State Park.

Skip the crowds of Manhattan to enjoy gorgeous vistas and an exciting cultural scene in Jersey City. Compared to its cousin across the Hudson River, Jersey City may seem small but it is actually the state’s second-largest city.

Spend the day outside exploring the 1,212-acre (490.5-hectare) Liberty State Park. Get your camera ready for panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline beyond. Stop at the Empty Sky Memorial to pay homage to the New Jersey residents who perished in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Walk by the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, which welcomed over 8 million immigrants stateside from Ellis Island.

See an IMAX film and check out the interactive exhibits in the Liberty Science Center, located in the park. Don’t miss its famous Touch Tunnel, which simulates sightlessness.

Enjoy beautiful sights as you walk or bike along the Jersey City and Hoboken Waterfront. Take the nearly 5-mile (8-kilometer) path from Liberty State Park up to Hoboken’s bustling Washington Street and Castle Point beyond.

Go inland and catch a show at Loew’s Jersey Theatre, located in the city’s commercial hub, Journal Square. This magnificently opulent cinema hails back to the 1920s and was recently restored to its former splendor. Check out the vintage working pipe organ inside.

Discover Jersey City’s bustling cultural life in its historic downtown. Walk by stately brownstones and sleek condominiums. Continue onto Grove Street and browse its vibrant array of boutiques and restaurants.

For a change of scene, go to the Palisades. These steep cliffs line the western side of the Hudson River. Their natural beauty is a contrast to the skyscrapers of New York City across the water. Explore The Heights, a residential neighborhood known for its exquisitely preserved Victorian mansions.

Where to stay in Jersey City

Downtown Jersey City featuring outdoor art

Downtown Jersey City

4.5/5Wonderful!(602 area reviews)

Downtown Jersey City is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Newport Mall and Newport Center Mall.

Downtown Jersey City
Newport

Newport

Unique features of Newport include the river views and bars. Make a stop by Newport Center Mall or Newport Mall while you're exploring the area.

Newport
Jersey City showing signage

The Waterfront

4/5Very Good!(12 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in The Waterfront, Newport Mall and Newport Center Mall are top sights worth seeing.

The Waterfront
“The Long Exposure Selfie” 
This is the view of New York City’s downtown financial district as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. The Freedom Tower stands mightily over the Hudson River where US Airways Flight 1549 had to make an emergency landing after losing both engines to bird strikes. It has popularly come to be known as “The Miracle On The Hudson”. This sight is less than half a mile from the Exchange Place Path train station. One can also reach this place via the New York Water Taxi Service. This place is truly a sight to behold and should be on everyone’s itinerary when visiting The Big Apple!

West Side

3/5(46 area reviews)

While West Side might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Journal Square and Hamilton Park.

West Side
Jersey City showing signage

Historic Downtown

While visiting Historic Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Hamilton Park and Jersey City Public Library.

Historic Downtown
Manhattan island early evening from liberty state park. 
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Communipaw

2.5/5(3 area reviews)

Monuments and parks are just a few things travelers like about Communipaw. A stop by Lafayette Park is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Communipaw

Top Hotels in Jersey City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
3 out of 5
100 Ferry Way, Weehawken, NJ
The price is $111 per night

Situated in Weehawken, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Times Square, Madison Square Garden, and Meadowlands Exposition Center. Central Park and Rockefeller ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (625 reviews)

"The property is maintained well. Everything works, housekeepers are very helpful and accommodating, It is quiet and conveniently located."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton/Rutherford
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton/Rutherford
3 out of 5
265 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of The Meadowlands, MetLife Stadium, and American Dream Meadowlands. Meadowlands Exposition Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,090 reviews)

"Great location for our travel purpose. Room was very tidy and clean."…"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton/Rutherford
Hyatt House Jersey City
Hyatt House Jersey City
3 out of 5
1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ
The price is $159 per night

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Liberty State Park, One World Trade Center, and National September 11 Memorial. Newport ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (733 reviews)

"What I like about the property that is was large nice big and clean no type of mess or anything"…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Hyatt House Jersey City

Popular places to visit in Jersey City

MetLife Stadium
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MetLife Stadium

4.5/5(428 reviews)

Catch an event at MetLife Stadium during your trip to East Rutherford. Experience the fascinating museums and great live music in this vibrant area.

Liberty State Park
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Liberty State Park

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Besides its many attractions, Jersey City’s sprawling waterfront park offers beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline.

Hoboken Waterfront
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Hoboken Waterfront

With a bustling downtown vibe and several scenic pier parks, the Hoboken Waterfront is picturesque entertaining precinct with excellent views of New York City .

Liberty Science Center
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Liberty Science Center

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Dig for dinosaur fossils, feel your way through a pitch-black touch tunnel and discover a range of other hands-on exhibits at this huge family-friendly facility.

Hamilton Park
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Hamilton Park

Picnic and relax in this attractive park, which is surrounded by tree-lined residential streets and well-preserved 19th-century brownstones.

Goldman Sachs Tower
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Goldman Sachs Tower

One of the tallest skyscrapers not just in Jersey City, but in the entire Garden State, this towering steel construction looms over the waterfront. 

Top things to do in Jersey City

New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

$136
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
New Jersey & Carlo's Bake Shop Tour
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New Jersey & Carlo's Bake Shop Tour

$59
Per adult
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$66
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New Jersey
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of New Jersey

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Jersey
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New Jersey

$20
Per adult
Hoboken Wine Tour
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Hoboken Wine Tour

$90
Per adult

Reviews of Jersey City

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2 - Disappointing 4.62046204620462%
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4/5 - Good

Traveler

Jun 7, 2020

Due to the pandemic everything was closed

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

Love it and loved Kitchen Step restaurant esp.

1/5 - Terrible

LashayHonesty12

May 1, 2020

They Are Very Mean and Rude . I have asked to be reimbursed plenty of times since my stay !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 3, 2020

Again everything was wonderful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 3, 2020

easy to access New York city and ferry to Ellis island and statue of liberty

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2020

So much traffic everywhere! Be prepared for frequent stops in Jersey City and NYC. If you plan on driving to NYC, think about it twice. NYC is definitely not the place you want to drive. There is no parking anywhere.

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