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The Perfect Day in Jersey City

Mar 10, 2021

At Newport, our amazing waterfront location puts us right in the heart of everything Jersey City has to offer! Surrounded by incredible restaurants, beautiful parks, fantastic shopping, and a thriving downtown scene, there are endless ways to enjoy our exciting neighborhood. Not sure where to begin? No worries! This week, we’re taking you through the best way to spend 24-hours right here in JC. Read ahead and enjoy our guide to having the perfect day in Jersey City!

Start with Brunch

We recommend fueling up for a big day of exploring Jersey City by grabbing brunch at one of our amazing nearby restaurants! Head to Latham House for classic brunch dishes like blueberry pancakes and smoked salmon eggs benedict. Or try The Hamilton Inn for a tasty meal and a terrific outdoor dining arrangement, complete with cozy campfires and private seating. For even more excellent brunch spots nearby, take a look at our guide to heated outdoor dining near Newport.


Explore Liberty State Park

There’s so much to explore at Liberty State Park, we could easily spend the whole day here! The waterfront park offers unparalleled views of the Hudson River and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Take a stroll along the 2-mile path for excellent views of the Statue of Liberty and be sure to stop by the Empty Sky Memorial, a moving tribute to the victims of 9/11. The park is also home to Liberty Science Center, an interactive science museum that’s fun for all ages!


Shop Downtown JC

For an array of fabulous boutiques filled with unique treasures, head to Downtown JC to check out the local shops. For excellent vintage finds, stop by Another Man’s Treasure on Montgomery Street. Then pop over to Kanibal & Co., also on Montgomery, for clothing, handmade decorative items & jewelry, and other assorted knick-knacks. For beautiful local jewelry and apothecary needs, head to Love Locked on Grove Street. Check out this guide to Jersey City boutiques for even more local shopping options!


Take a Waterfront Bike Ride

The sprawling Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is right outside our door at Newport! Take to the path for a serene cruise down the boardwalk’s beautiful and expansive trail. Enjoy views of Manhattan and historic Jersey City waterfront sites, such as the iconic Colgate Clock near Exchange Place. There are several Citi Bike stations nearby for easy single ride or day pass rentals.


Grab an Evening Cocktail  

After a day of exploring Jersey City, a relaxing drink while watching the sunset is in order. Enjoy craft cocktails on the rooftop of Jersey City favorite Porta--then stay for dinner to try their popular and delicious pizza. For drinks with a waterfront view head to RoofTop at Exchange Place, then make a reservation at Battello for Italian-inspired seafood in a chic industrial space.


We hope you have an excellent day exploring Jersey City and all it has to offer! Be sure to show us how you spend your perfect day by tagging us at #YourNewport!