Located in northeastern New Jersey, Jersey City faces the Hudson River and backs up into New York Bay. As a result, you are privy to the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island views, and the Statue of Liberty, along with all of the cultural, educational, and one-of-a-kind culinary delights that Jersey City has to offer. So not only will you be close to NYC, but you will also find no shortage of things to do in Jersey City.
Whether you live in Jersey City or you’re visiting for the day, this entertainment guide will help you plan your next outing!
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During the day, this museum (and architectural attraction) offers exhibits and hands-on activities for children and their families. Adults can also visit the museum at night for a cocktail hour, events, shows, talks, and other kinds of date-night fun.
Liberty State Park is home to over 1,200 acres of dense, green gardens, just a short distance from Ellis Island. Enjoy festivals and polo matches in the summer, along with kid-friendly activities year-round. Cinephiles will also appreciate that several famous scenes from The Godfather were filmed on location in Liberty State Park.
The Staten Island Ferry, operated by the New York City Department of Transportation, offers one of the most famous views of The Statue of Liberty to its passengers. In addition, this ferry does not charge a fee to its passengers, making it an enjoyable and economic afternoon activity.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal was Jersey City’s waterfront railroad station. The headhouse was renovated and incorporated into Liberty State Park in 1967, becoming an official historic New Jersey Site. Remember the train station from Harry Potter? Fans will immediately recognize the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal from the movies.
Mana Contemporary museum is a cultural epicenter of downtown Jersey City. The center provides services, spaces, and programming for artists, collectors, curators, performers, students, and the community. They also have an initiative that sells art directly to collectors from their collection online.
Spanning 18.5 linear miles, and running through both Jersey City and Hoboken, the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a 30.5-foot wide walkway adjacent to the Hudson River. Maintained by the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy, the pathway offers walking, jogging, picnicking, fishing, biking, boat and kayak launching, and access to mass transit stations.
Located near the Journal Square transportation center, the Landmark Loews Jersey Theater has been standing since the 1920s. It is primarily a venue for performing arts, concerts, and live entertainment; however, the theater still shows classic movies during the day.
The Second Street Bakery has been in operation since the 1920s, proudly serving crusty Italian bread and more. One of the oldest, family-owned eateries in downtown Jersey City, you will experience delicious culinary delights at an excellent price.
Covering more than 250 acres, Lincoln Park comprises two sections: Lincoln Park East and Lincoln Park West. Lincoln Park West belongs to the wetlands of the Hackensack River and offers a handful of hiking trails. Lincoln Park East offers a more traditional recreational park experience, with tennis courts, picnic areas, basketball courts, and jogging trails. Lincoln Park is the oldest park in Hudson County and also has historical monuments and statues.
Founded in 1986, the Hoboken Historical Museum is home to rotating exhibits featuring the cultural diversity, architecture, and rich history of Hoboken, New Jersey. In addition, the Hoboken Oral History Society, Hoboken Historical Museum, and the library system have been capturing stories from long-time residents of the area to retell through the museum’s exhibits. If you don’t mind making a short trip out from downtown Jersey City, this family-friendly venue is a perfect spot for an afternoon stroll with your date.
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