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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

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
The price is £109 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in the heart of Weehawken, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Times ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,458 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay greatly! Had abeautiful spacious room with a view of the river. The staff were exceptionally gracious!"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Hilton Meadowlands
Hilton Meadowlands
3.5 out of 5
2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, NJ
The price is £110 per night from 26 Aug to 26 Aug
Located in the heart of East Rutherford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Dream, Meadowlands Race Track and MetLife Stadium. Times Square and ...
3.9/5Good! (955 reviews)
"Perfect location when visiting the American dream!"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Hilton Meadowlands
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 £149 per night from 17 Aug to 17 Aug
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Center Mall, Liberty State Park, and One World Trade Center. National September ...
4.3/5Excellent! (945 reviews)
"The site. The view from my room."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
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