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 ¥16,328 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in the heart of Weehawken, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and Gershwin Theater. Columbus Circle ...
4/5Very Good! (1,418 reviews)
"Very quiet area to stsy"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥20,437 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Colgate Clock and Newport Center Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Battery Park are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (953 reviews)
"The location was right next to the PathTrain and ferry to NYC. View was spectacular and our River view room had a view of the Empire State Building. Room was spacious with a couch and good size bathroom. Rugs and sofa need to be updated but other than that it was great. Breakfast at Vu was buffet ..."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥20,064 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Colgate Clock and Newport Center Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Washington Square Park are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (949 reviews)
"Second time at this location, nice clean rooms, amazing view of the Manhattan sky line with quick access to the PATH transportation that connects you to the rest of the city. Will be returning to this location! Thank you Hyatt!"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 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.
Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford - Meadowlands
Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford - Meadowlands
3 out of 5
125 Route 17 South, East Rutherford, NJ
The price is ¥17,638 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, Bergen County Zoo, and North Bergen Public Library. Madame Tussauds ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (686 reviews)
"The room was comfortable and clean. The staff was pleasant. Due to COVID the pool was closed, which is totally understandable. My family and I enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford - Meadowlands
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, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and Newport Center Mall. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (253 reviews)
"Convenient. Spacious. Clean. No maid service nor coffee shop. For the price it would have been nice to have a few more amenities."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 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.

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