New Jersey gets a bad rap–but it’s truly unwarranted. With great hotel deals, close proximity to New York City and loads of beach access, Jersey City is a great spot for a weekend getaway.
Most people don’t realize that Ellis Island is within Jersey City’s borders. In fact,the Statue of Liberty is also just 2,000 feet from Jersey City. But if you’d rather check out some off-the-beaten-path Jersey City sites, check out the Colgate Clock, the world’s largest.
If shopping’s more your style, there are ten world-class shopping districts in Jersey City:
- Central Avenue
- Danforth Avenue/Old Bergen Road
- Five Corners
- Journal Square
- Martin Luther King Drive, Monticello Avenue and Ocean Avenue (“The Hub”)
- McGinley Square
- Newark Avenue/Downtown
- Newport Mall
- Route 440/Hudson Mall
- Westside Avenue
Perhaps the best part of Jersey City’s shopping districts is that many of them are within the Urban Enterprise Zone–and that means shoppers get a discounted 3.5% sales tax rate. Top off your great hotel deals with discounted shopping!
After a full day of Jersey City shopping, you can relax and catch a movie at one of its many theater locations. There’s the AMC Loew’s Newport Center 11, the Regal Hudson Cinemas, the Loew’s Jersey Theatre and more. If life entertainment is more your thing, check out the Hudson Repertory Dance Theater or a local lounge featuring karaoke nights, open mike events and stand-up comedy.
Want to join Jersey City’s artsy crowd? You have to see 58 Gallery and Art House Productions for Jersey City’s best gallery openings, theater and music performances and special events. And to top off your great evening and hotel deals, you can enjoy 11 miles of waterfront–where the view of the Manhattan skyline is simply amazing!
As if the great hotel deals, shopping and nightlife weren’t enough, Jersey City still has more. You can visit the Apple Tree House, the Jersey City Museum, the Afro-American Museum, Barrow Mansion, Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, the Harold B. lemmerman gallery (NJCU) or the Jersey City Reservoir. Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Check out one of Jersey City’s more than 60 parks and green spaces! There’s truly so much to do in Jersey City.
Finally, one of the best things about Jersey City is the ease of getting around. For several years, Jersey City has received high rankings from the American Podiatric Associatoin as a “Best Fitness Walking City.” It also has extensive biking access, buses and ferries to help you see the sites.
Enjoy our hotel deals, and enjoy Jersey City. You might just have to book another trip to take in everything Jersey City has to offer.