Things to do in Jersey City

Jersey City has one of the largest downtowns in the USA

Jersey City is one of the largest cities in New Jersey and is situated across the Hudson River, facing New York City. One of the city’s defining features is its well-preserved pre-war buildings, brownstone neighborhoods, and row houses. When on holiday in Jersey City, you can visit museums, stroll along the waterfront, and take a cruise to Ellis Island.


Things to do in Jersey City


With a stunning view

The Hudson River waterfront is one of the most ideal places to take in the Manhattan skyline. On a clear sunny day, you can even see all the way up to Midtown Manhattan. It is also a great location to marvel at the huge Hudson River and the ferries that go across it.


Ellis Island

Although Manhattan is the more popular gateway to Ellis Island, you can also take a ferry in Jersey City to reach the famous Statue of Liberty. Just head to Liberty State Park and hop onboard a Statue Cruises ferry to begin your journey to Ellis Island.



There isn’t an extensive list of Jersey City malls, but the Newport Mall makes up for it. It is regarded as the largest indoor shopping mall in the country.


Ice skating

Ice skating is a one of many popular leisure things to do in Jersey City and you can find several ice skating rinks in and around Jersey City.


When to go to Jersey City

Summers in Jersey City are hot and humid while winters are typically mild to cool. Because of its temperate climate, Jersey City is an ideal holiday destination all year round.


Festivals and celebrations

The city is especially crowded during the Fourth of July and New Year celebrations, when the sky above the Hudson River goes alive with colorful fireworks. Spring and autumn are wonderful times to visit because there is a host of outdoor events and festivals taking place in the city. In winter, Jersey City serves as the gateway to some of the best skiing and snowboarding destinations in New Jersey.

Jersey City Facts

Population247 597
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS dollar
AirportAll Airports, United States (NYC)

Jersey City average temperatures

-4~5 °C -5~9 °C 15 °C 21 °C 10~26 °C 17~31 °C 18~33 °C 18~30 °C 13~28 °C 6~21 °C 0~13 °C -2~16 °C