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Things to do in Jersey City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“The most famous monument in NYC that’s so iconic. Tip: There are special boat trips that take you to the island for a stop over, but you also can go past it for free on the Staten Island ferry. ”
  • 286 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Beautiful view to Manhattan, ferry to the Statue of Liberty are also available. ”
  • 168 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You can get there by light rail and leave you right in front of the door. You will finde macys, JC penny, victoria secret, cheesecake factory, etc. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Science Museum
“It's a great experience for all ages whom like interactive science. It has interesting exhibitions and films.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Carlo's Bakery is the best in the area with many famous treats and delights, as seen on the TV show.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Island
“It is a place where you will learn the immigration history. It is part of the Statue of Liberty trip. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Park
“Great park with astounding views. Enjoy a morning jog or a family/couples picnic while looking at NYC famous skyline.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“Hamilton Park is a neighborhood in Historic Downtown Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, centered on a park with the same name. The Victorian age park is located between Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Hamilton Place on the west and McWilliams Place on the East. Like the Van Vorst Park neighborhood to the south, this quiet park is surrounded by nineteenth century brownstones. The park produces several events throughout the year, some of which include: A Shakespeare in the Park series by the Hudson Shakespeare Company. The professional company produces one Shakespeare or classical show for each summer month. This is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Movies in the Park, a series of outdoor screening of 4 to 5 movies in the months of June or July thru October, paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and is free to watch. Hamilton Park Festival – Takes place usually in early June of each year and is paid for by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association. Youth Festival – Takes place usually in June Weekly Farmers Market – Takes place every Wednesday, produced by the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association Easter Egg Hunt - Takes place in April”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Different twist on enjoying a night out with vintage/classic video games that bring out the kid in all of us”
  • 61 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best pizza in nyc according to New York Times; we agree! Worth the trip over to jersey city. Take the path, cab or Lyft parking will be impossible. They don’t take reservations; be prepared to wait but you won’t have to wait long.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Route
“Take the ferry to get a nice "cruise" with views of the statue of liberty, Jersey city, brooklyn and manhattan. Best of all, its free!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza in nyc according to New York Times; we agree! Worth the trip over to jersey city. Take the path, cab or Lyft parking will be impossible. They don’t take reservations; be prepared to wait but you won’t have to wait long.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Diner
“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“NYC chef Dale Talde transplanted his Brooklyn hit across the Hudson River, bringing his laidback Asian fusion style to downtown JC. The menu combines flavors from the Philippines (Talde’s heritage), Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and more on a menu that comes together to make sense. This 144-seat location is much more sprawling than the original, with industrial touches that hark back to its police station days, and plenty of loud hip hop to fill the space. Don’t miss Miss Wong’s, the “secret” speakeasy downstairs that often turns into a dance party on weekends.”
  • 45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
  • 39 locals recommend

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