From beautiful parks, museums and art galleries to lively neighborhoods to super-fun outdoors and shopping areas, Jersey City offers plenty of wonderful options for everyone. Pamper yourself and explore the things to do in the Chilltown. Read on for our top picks that you should visit on your trip to J.C.
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Breakfast at 9:00am!
Kick start your day at Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory has a wide variety of breakfast items on the menu. Favorites are pancakes smothered in syrup, chicken soup, French toast, and egg dishes. They serve the best pancakes in J.C.!
Address: 426 Jersey Ave, Jersey City- 07302, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 201-433-0471
Liberty State Park at 10:00am!
After a delish breakfast, head off to Liberty State Park, a true gem of the Chilltown. The Liberty State Park boats plenty of green spaces, picnic spots and playgrounds. Snap some photos, catch a glimpse of the different species of birds, walk along the nature trails, and enjoy the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.
Address: Freedom Way, Jersey City- 07305, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 201-232-8161
Distance from Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory: 1.3miles or 4minutes drive
Walk between the Wall of Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial at 11:00am!
Next, head off to the Empty Sky, located in Liberty State Park. It is a tribute to the 749 people from New Jersey, who lost their lives in the attacks of 11th September, 2001. The names of the victims are etched on the stainless steel twin walls parallel to each other. A spot in memory of 9/11 victims!
Address: 1 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-915-3403
Distance from Liberty State Park: 1.1miles or 5minutes drive
11:30am, Delve into the tremendous journey of millions of immigrants at Ellis Island
Take ferry ride from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island. It is a unique spot that holds a great significance in American history. It features the journey of millions of individuals who passed through the walls of the Ellis Island tiled building. Ellis Island Immigration Museum processed more than 12 million European immigrants looking for a new life in the US between 1892 and 1924.
Address: Jersey City, NJ, United States
Phone: 1 212-363-3200
Distance from Empty Sky: 1.2miles or 5minutes drive
Out to Lunch at 1:00pm!
It’s lunch time! Head over to the Liberty House Restaurant that serves the delicious seafood and steaks. Take a seat outside, relish the delicious food and enjoy the gorgeous views of Manhattan skyline across the water.
Address: 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-395-0300
Opening hours: Lunch hours- Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00pm-3:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner hours- Tuesday to Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday 7 Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Distance from Ellis Island: 0.7miles or 3minutes drive
2:00pm, Spend an hour at Liberty Science Center!
Visit the Liberty Science Center, an interactive science center that houses the largest domed IMAX theatre in the US. Play outdoors in the Wildlife Challenge, make giant bubbles at the Wonder-Why permanent exhibit, navigate the Touch Tunnel, climb a rock wall, experience the power of wind at hurricane and tornado wind simulators and more!
Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Phone: 1 201-200-1000
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-5:30pm
Distance from Liberty House Restaurant: 1.1miles or 6minutes drive
Museum of Russian Art at 3:00pm!
Next, head off to the Museum of Russian Art that features twentieth century Russian artwork. Some of the notable artists whose artwork is showcased here are Ernst Neizvestny, Alexander Kharitonov, Vladimir Nemukhin, Erik Bulatov, Elena Sarni, Naum Medovoy, and many more artists.
Address: 80 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
Phone: 1 201-332-9200
Distance from Liberty Science Center: 1.8miles or 8minutes drive
Colgate Clock at 4:00pm!
Check out the iconic landmark in the J.C.- The Colgate Clock. It is an octagonal clock that lights up at night. Sit beneath the clock and enjoy the city views, and the comings and goings along the river.
Address: Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
Distance from Museum of Russian Art: 0.3miles or 3minutes drive
Get your retail therapy fix at 5:00pm!
Head off to the Newport Centre Mall that is anchored by retailers JC Penney, Sears, Macy’s and Kohl’s. It has over 130 specialty stores ranging from health and beauty to women’s apparel and accessories to sporting good. Some of the specialty stores houses here are: Armani Exchange, Bath and Body Works, Kids Foot Locker, Baby Gap and H&M.
Address: 30 Mall Dr W, Jersey City, NJ 07310, United States
Phone: 1 201-626-2078
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:30pm; Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Distance from Colgate Clock: 1.3miles or 7minutes drive
For one-of-a-kind items, shop at Kanibal Home. From apparel and accessories to stationery and gift items to items for home, this spot has it all. Shop for the finest jeweler items, home decor items, or something snazzy to wear at this lifestyle boutique.
Address: 197 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States
Phone: 1 551-200-9386
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am-8:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Distance from Newport Center Mall: 0.7miles or 3minutes drive
Loew’s Jersey Theatre at 7:00pm!
Time for some entertainment! Head off to the Loew’s Jersey Theatre, a historic movie palace where musical shows, concerts and plays are held. You can even catch a movie on 35mm film at this spot.
Address: 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306, United States
Distance from Kanibal Home: 1.8miles or 9minutes drive
Dinner at 9:00pm!
Craving for Italian/Latin American, step into the Journal Square Cafe (2828 John F. Kennedy Boulevard # 343). For seafood, head off to Morgan Fish (2801 John F. Kennedy Boulevard), or Suez Canal Seafood (117 Tonnele Ave # B). For Indian cuisine, head off to the Rasoi (810 Newark Ave), or Sapthagiri (804 Newark Ave).
10:00pm, the J.C. starts buzzing, enjoy the nightlife!
Head off to the Barcade (163 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States) if you like classic arcade and video games, along with American craft beers.
For dance, drinks and live music, head off to Transmission (150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States). Enjoy traditional music on the piano, or house music spun by the DJs while sipping drinks at this spot!
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