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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

Top Hotels in Jersey City

Hyatt House Jersey City
Hyatt House Jersey City
3 out of 5
1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥11,699 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (797 reviews)

"Beautiful rooms, the hotel was really close to downtown"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Hyatt House Jersey City
Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel
Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel
3 out of 5
2650 Paterson Plank Rd, North Bergen, NJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,820 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated in North Bergen, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Meadowlands Exposition Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Times Square and Broadway. Empire State Building ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,257 reviews)

"Great stay. Very clean. Huge rooms with big tv. And parking is free"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
3 out of 5
100 Ferry Way, Weehawken, NJ
The price is ¥9,217 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25

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! (693 reviews)

"This property is a gem. Came here for my fiancé’s bday. Easily commutable from NYC. Property is in pristine condition. Rooms were disinfected and sealed on top of that. Once you get your room key you break the seal viable by entering the room. Kitchen pots, plates utensils cups and keirig machine ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

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.

Vacation Rentals in Jersey City

Global Luxury Suites at Jersey City Waterfront
Global Luxury Suites at Jersey City Waterfront
4 out of 5
425 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥15,036 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Newport Center Mall and Newport Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Liberty State ...

3.9/5Very Good! (84 reviews)
reat

"Very please"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Global Luxury Suites at Jersey City Waterfront
Bluebird Suites in Jersey City
Bluebird Suites in Jersey City
4 out of 5
401 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥20,552 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Newport Center Mall and Newport Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Liberty State ...

4.3/5Excellent! (35 reviews)

"We loved our stay at Bluebird Suites. I would just recommend that you confirm with staff about your pool tags before your stay as there is paperwork involved. Our place was clean and the view was amazing. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Bluebird Suites in Jersey City
Huge, Sunny 5 BR 15 Mins to Nyc!
Huge, Sunny 5 BR 15 Mins to Nyc!
3 out of 5
394 Baldwin Avenue, #3, Jersey City, NJ

Located in The Heights, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Mall, Hoboken Waterfront, and Newport Center Mall. Liberty State Park is 1.9 mi (3.1 ...

Huge, Sunny 5 BR 15 Mins to Nyc!
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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Reviews of Jersey City

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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

Verified traveler

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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