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Jersey City, NJ
Travel Guide

Liberty State Park featuring general coastal views, night scenes and a city

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

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
The price is $122 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Located in the heart of Weehawken, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park, and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Times Square ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,418 reviews)
"The view was great peaceful, comfortable, on-site restaurants great atmosphere"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
4 out of 5
2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
Free Cancellation
The price is $169 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Center Mall, Liberty State Park, and One World Trade Center. National September ...
4.3/5Excellent! (966 reviews)
"Love love this place. Great view of the city, coffee shop in the corner and one train stop to WTC. Definitely coming back to stay,"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Hyatt House Jersey City
Hyatt House Jersey City
3 out of 5
1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ
The price is $212 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Center Mall, Liberty State Park, and One World Trade Center. National September ...
4.4/5Excellent! (960 reviews)
"Was good"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Hyatt House Jersey City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
15 Mins to Times SQ & World Trade Center
15 Mins to Times SQ & World Trade Center
3 out of 5
56 Reservoir Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
The price is $100 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in The Heights, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Christ Hospital, Riverview-Fisk Park, and Justice William Brennan Courthouse. Monroe ...
3.1/5 (41 reviews)
PLEASE BEWARE
"DO NOT BOOK HERE . He never answers the phone . I couldn’t cancel . This is a SCAM listing"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

15 Mins to Times SQ & World Trade Center
Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
4 out of 5
1414 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park, and Jacob K. Javits Convention ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (248 reviews)
Not as clean as I’d have liked it to be
"I enjoyed the stay however the couch was extremely dirty in between the cushion. It was disgusting. I dropped my phone and was repulsed."

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
NYC 10 Mins, 6 Luxury Affordable Multi Bedroom Apartments
NYC 10 Mins, 6 Luxury Affordable Multi Bedroom Apartments
3.5 out of 5
119 20th St, Weehawken, NJ
Situated in Weehawken, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park, and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Port Imperial ...
3.4/5Good! (58 reviews)
SCAM SCAM SCAM
"This place is a scam. Its in Union City not Weehawken. Its a run down apartment. No balcony. No view. We called the number to check in when we noticed the address wouldn’t register on the gps. The owner hung up when we said the gps said Union City and not Weehawken. We went to the location and to ..."

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

NYC 10 Mins, 6 Luxury Affordable Multi Bedroom Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Jersey City

Jersey City is well served by urban rail networks, which cover most of the city and surrounding area. PATH is a rapid transit train that covers much of New Jersey as well as Manhattan, while the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is also extensive and convenient. Buses are less so, although the unofficial ‘dollar vans’ offer a cheap way to get around. Water taxis and ferries are another way to reach Manhattan. Visit the Jersey City Transportation website.Browse Jersey City rental cars.

Best time to visit

Jersey City is best visited between spring and fall, when the weather is warm and the cold winters have subsided. Temperatures average below freezing in January, meaning this time of year is best avoided, although you can get great deals on hotel rooms during the winter. The height of summer can be very hot and humid, so spring and fall are best for more temperate weather and smaller crowds than summer.

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