Jersey City

Travel Guide
Liberty State Park which includes city views, general coastal views and night scenes
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

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, 07014
The price is £98 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Clifton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,139 reviews)
"Great hotel for the price. Clean and kept up. Pool was closed, unfortunately. We had requested 2 cribs for our twins, and got to the hotel at 2:45 to be sure we could get them in our room. We were assured they had the 2 pack-n-plays for us, so we went to the Jets game, and when we got back, no cribs. ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Clifton/Rutherford
Harmony Suites
Harmony Suites
3 out of 5
455 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ, 07094
The price is £142 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Secaucus. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions American Dream and MetLife Stadium ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (176 reviews)
"Wifi was not working for over half a day but then was fixed later on. Only issue I had. Otherwise, great experience!"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2022

Harmony Suites
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ, 07086
The price is £136 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Weehawken. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,314 reviews)
Nice
"Overnight connection, stay. Airport is 1/2 hour away, but the hotel has nice views, right on the river. Very good Italian restaurant attached to the hotel."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
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.
Modern & cozy 1-bed attic apt close to NYC
Modern & cozy 1-bed attic apt close to NYC
North Bergen, NJ
The price is £198 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for Modern ...
Modern & cozy 1-bed attic apt close to NYC
Nice Apartment with NYC Skyline views nearby
Nice Apartment with NYC Skyline views nearby
Guttenberg, NJ
Stay at this apartment in West New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park and on-site parking. Popular attractions Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Nice place to spend a short vacation
"The apartment is nice and cozy neighborhood is safe and clean close to New York and all the buses the owner responds to requests fast. I will recommend."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2022

Nice Apartment with NYC Skyline views nearby
Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
4 out of 5
1414 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Hoboken. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the bathrooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (254 reviews)
Super clean
"Clean and beautiful! Parking not great. When staying alone it is impossible to unload luggage and park two blocks away. May I suggest a ten minute unloading area for guests without the threat of being towed? Otherwise the place is excellent!"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2022

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
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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