Some cities are known for their landmark attractions, for their action-packed nightlife, or simply for the unmatched quality of their community. Today, all of these elements and more have come to define the City of Jersey City. From the Greenville neighborhood to the bustling Downtown area, the City is engulfed in a blanket of diversity and growth. Moreover, a fast-expanding skyline, a collection of schools, and an integrated transportation system help to make Jersey City a top contender among the cities that line the Hudson River.
Jersey City is the most diverse city in the country. Jersey City continues to evolve into a hub of diverse ethnic restaurants, outdoor bistros, breweries and distilleries, art galleries and venues to enjoy live music in intimate settings. Jersey City is bordered by the Hudson River Waterfront overlooking all of Manhattan and features 30 miles of waterfront walkway with a multitude of restaurants and small attractions along the way, such as the well-known Colgate Clock, Powerhouse Arts district and the Newport Carousel and Ice Skating Rink, to name a few.
Jersey City’s cultural diversity and vibrancy of urban culture is a welcome escape and will have you feeling right at home. A region of incredible historical significance, Jersey City has welcomed newcomers to the United States for centuries.
Jersey City is home to Liberty State Park, a 1200 acre open space of walking trails, biking trails, picnic areas and promenades. Liberty State Park is one of the country’s most dramatic parks showcasing the view of the Statue of Liberty and all of lower Manhattan. It also offers the fastest, most direct ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty at the Central Terminal Historical Building. The Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial in the Liberty State Park is a stunning memorial which overlooks the original site of the Twin Towers, which is now the home to One World Trade Center.
One of the best science museums in the northeast and suitable for all ages, is the Liberty Science Center, an absolute must for your Jersey City bucket list. Located within Liberty State Park, the science center is home to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and a number of exciting exhibitions you won’t find anywhere else!
Stay and Eat
Many restaurants and hotels offer rooftop dining where you can enjoy a spectacular, unsurpassed view of the New York City Skyline. Only 4 miles from New York City, Jersey City has over 40 top quality hotels offering competitive pricing to those in New York City and group rate rooms. Many of the hotels sit directly along the Hudson River offering rooms with a view!