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Jersey City
Travel Guide

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
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥15,407 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

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! (878 reviews)

"Unfortunately, my room after check in was not actually ready and still had dirty towels laying around, an unmade/dirty bed, and other trash laying around. After calling into the host desk they were able to switch us into a new room. Unfortunately, we were a bit late to a reserved dinner because of ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hyatt House Jersey City
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
The price is ¥10,652 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

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! (1,314 reviews)

"Everything was clean and nice great staff everything very accessible and amazing views"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
Residence Inn by Marriott Weehawken
3 out of 5
100 Ferry Way, Weehawken, NJ
The price is ¥13,585 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

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! (751 reviews)

"I didn’t like the fact I was told by receptionist that I received an complimentary upgrade to a great view, when the only view I saw was the building on the side of the hotel. Otherwise everything else was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 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.

Vacation Rentals in Jersey City

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)

"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
Dharma Home Suites JC at Exchange Place
Dharma Home Suites JC at Exchange Place
4 out of 5
1 Harborside Place, Jersey City, NJ

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Center Mall, Liberty State Park, and Hoboken Waterfront. One World ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (118 reviews)

"This place is great!! They have the easiest check-in process out of all of the places I've stayed in Jersey City, with a 24-hour front desk to pick up your room key at any time. Their staff is very friendly and knowledgable. The apartments are well-furnished, and offer a great view of the city!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dharma Home Suites JC at Exchange Place
Downtown Luxury Suites
Downtown Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
50 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Mall, Liberty State Park, and Hoboken Waterfront. One World Trade Center and ...

3.2/5 (24 reviews)

"The window screen was loose and very noisy! The towels are thin and grayish, was there for 4 days, coffee is for one day. Not worth the money. Also, it wasn’t clear if parking is free which is important for my stay. I paid 28 dollars more per day. Overall, not worth the money I paid for my stay"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Downtown Luxury Suites
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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