The two Jersey cities that New Yorkers are most familiar with, thanks to their close proximity and ease of commuting into Manhattan are Hoboken and Jersey City. Both cities offer a big-city feel, with lots of nightlife, events, and dining options with a bustling downtown scene that draws people both near and far.
In recent years, commuters have come to love the ease of various transportation options both Jersey City and Hoboken have to offer. The PATH is the preferred means of transport when it comes to commuting into Manhattan with three of its four stations located in Jersey City. NY Waterway ferries transport from Jersey city direct to Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. Everything from Liberty Water Taxi, The Hudson-Bergen light rail, and various Citi Bike docks the means of transportation are effortless!
Jersey City is the state’s second-largest city and is labeled to be the most diverse city in the U.S. Directly adjacent to Jersey City, you will find Hoboken, both bordered by the Hudson River to the East. Historic areas, like Paulus Hook and the Village, have more boutique storefronts, whereas a more vibrant urban beat can be found in Journal Square. Lafayette and the Heights have a more eclectic, neo-bohemian, artsy vibe.
DiningJersey City and Hoboken both share an eclectic dining scene with new restaurants and eateries opening frequently throughout the year. From rustic cocktail bars, and lively neighborhood joints to intimate Italian locales and late-night favorites there is something to appease everyone’s taste.
House of ‘Que340 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken NJ 07030
Fire and Oak479 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Porto Leggero185 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311
Amanda’s908 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
ShoppingFrom vintage finds to modern city-chic looks, there is plenty of shopping to be done in the neighborhoods of Hoboken and Jersey City. Classy, cute, simple yet fashionable finds are found all along Washington Street in Hoboken. Newport Centre also commonly known as Newport Mall, is the premier shopping destination in Hudson County, with 3 levels of shopping conveniently nestled in the heart of Jersey City.
Newport Centre30 Mall Drive W, Jersey City, NJ 07310
The ArtsCreativity and inclusivity is the theme amongst all who live and visit Jersey City and Hoboken. Visitors immerse themselves in the creative processes behind various art forms at Mana Contemporary. Hudson County is packed with educational and exciting cultural experiences. Hoboken entertains visitors with seasonal concerts and many year-round festivals.
The Mana Contemporary888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
RecreationConveniently situated along the Hudson River, the city’s waterfront is unquestionably a tri-state area gem. Parks like Pier A and the City Island-esque Pier C are home to some amazing Manhattan views with plenty of biking and walking paths to explore. Liberty State Park is the green oasis in the heart of northern New Jersey rich in nature, culture, and history.
Liberty State Park1 Audrey Zapp Drive Jersey City, NJ 07305
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