Jersey City boasts a historic downtown district on the Hudson River and New York City on the other side. The area is famous for its well-developed waterfront, historic memorials and the stunning views provided by Liberty State Park.
Things to do in Jersey City
Visit Liberty State Park, a hidden gem located on the outer edge of Jersey City’s waterfront. Soak up views of the distant skyline or embark on an expedition to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty. Walk the Liberty Walkway or visit the Liberty Science Centre to see the world’s largest IMAX dome theatre.
For a sombre experience, check out the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial that honours the victims of the September 11th attacks on the United States. Walk along the granite path towards Ground Zero, admire the beams from the Twin Towers and pay your respects to the people who lost their lives in this tragedy.
Tour the Liberty Science Centre for a dose of entertainment. You can view a live show or laser show in the LSC Giant Dome Theatre or Joseph Williams 3D Science Theatre. Learn about the hi-tech world of bee science in the Bees to Bots exhibition or awaken the senses as you try to navigate the pitch-black Touch Tunnel.
You can’t miss the New Jersey Colgate Clock, situated on the One Observatory at One World Trade Centre. This iconic landmark can be viewed from the Hudson River and various tall buildings in Jersey City but is best seen at night while fully illuminated.
Getting around Jersey City
Jersey City is about a 10-minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport. The easiest way to get around is by car or taxi, while the PATH metro line runs limited routes through the area.