Jersey City

Travel Guide
Liberty State Park showing cbd, general coastal views and a city
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 CA $133 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 13
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! (1,075 reviews)
"I’ve stayed here many times and live this hotel."

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 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 CA $159 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Secaucus. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions American Dream and MetLife Stadium are located nearby. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (47 reviews)
"This was my second stay here. There is now a restaurant with order at counter for breakfast and full Italian restaurant for dinner, which I didn't get to try. The pool is open now, and it was great, with warm water. Staff are very helpful, the room was big and clean, the beds were very comfortable. ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2022

Harmony Suites
Hilton Meadowlands
Hilton Meadowlands
3.5 out of 5
2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
The price is CA $196 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 29
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in East Rutherford. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (926 reviews)
"Executive lounge was closed which would have been nice to know before hand. Wish parking was free"

Reviewed on Jun. 27, 2022

Hilton Meadowlands
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.
Nice 2bedroom Apt With Patio Included To Enjoy
Nice 2bedroom Apt With Patio Included To Enjoy
3 out of 5
West New York, NJ
The price is CA $571 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3-star apartment in West New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle are located ...
Nice 2bedroom Apt With Patio Included To Enjoy
Serviced one bedroom apartment with fireplace
Serviced one bedroom apartment with fireplace
Jersey City, NJ
Stay at this apartment in Jersey City. Enjoy onsite parking, 1 bedroom, and a sofa bed. Popular attractions Hoboken Waterfront and One World Trade Center are ...
2.9/5 (9 reviews)
No major issue stay; would consider to re-book after enhancement
"Price is decent with the duration we stay. Host is flexible but not fast enough in respond. No issue with check in and out. Building is a bit old. Neighborhoods are friendly. Neighborhood is not the best. Host should do a deep clean/renovate in kitchen and bathroom.. Bed is comfortable. Host could ..."

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Serviced one bedroom apartment with fireplace
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 Jan. 26, 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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