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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 ¥11,566 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 25
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! (1,364 reviews)
"Everything was clean, nice sized room"

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
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
The price is ¥10,669 per night from May 2 to May 2
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of MetLife Stadium, American Dream, and Hackensack Meadowlands Conservation and Wildlife Area. Meadowlands ...
4/5Very Good! (1,059 reviews)
"Las camas son duras. Si no fuera por las limitaciones del covid todos estuviera mejor. Deberían dar mejor desayuno en la Quinta de Secaucus NJ al menos daban sándwiches de desayuno congelados."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton/Rutherford
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
3 out of 5
100 Ferry Way, Weehawken, NJ
The price is ¥15,443 per night from Apr 30 to Apr 30
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (812 reviews)
"We loved this property. We went for one day for my husbands birthday but they accommodated us so well and the room and hotel itself was beautiful. The grab and go breakfast was very convenient but it wasn’t much. That’s the only complaint other than that it was amazing"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
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.
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! (247 reviews)
"The dharma novia at hoboken team promptly and kindly responds to any questions or needs guests have. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
Breathtaking NYC Manhattan Hudson, Time Square View ..
Breathtaking NYC Manhattan Hudson, Time Square View ..
Weehawken, NJ
The price is ¥32,289 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 24
Located in the heart of Weehawken, this historic apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, The High Line Park, and Jacob K. Javits ...
Breathtaking NYC Manhattan Hudson, Time Square View ..
Funky
Funky
2.5 out of 5
709 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Located in McGinley Square, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Liberty State Park, Newport Mall, and Newport Center Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Ellis ...
Funky
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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