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Top 10 Things To Do In Jersey City

Sep 12, 2018

Jersey City offers a host of acitives to do and we have compiled a list of Top 10 Things To Do In Jersey City.

Top 10 Things To Do In Jersey City

(1) Sea The City

Sea The City

Sea The City, a very cool jet ski tour company, provides amazing tours starting at $149.  Ride a jet ski around the Satue of Libery or under the Brooklin Bridge.  Tours last from 1 to 2.5 hours.  Discounted prices are available Monday - Thrusday.

 

Address
Sea the City Jet Ski Tours
80 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
https://www.seathecity.com/

Hours
Monday-Sunday 7AM–9PM

(2) Liberty Science Center

 

The Liberty Science Center houses the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and it is the biggest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. With the light polution that Jersey City and New York put out, it's really hard to get a good glimps of a stary night for those who love to star gaze.  That isn't a problem in this planetarium with it's stunning resolution of 88 million pixels and a lighting system that can produce over 281 trillion colors.  You will experience night skies that most of us could only dream of.

Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium

Planetariums were invited in the 1920's and the first one built in the US was around the 1930's.  The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium screen is 50 feet tall and a whopping 89 feet wide and uses a 30 degree tilt to give the audience a spectatular view.  Jennifer Chalsty donated 5 million to help build the planetarium and make it what it is today.

Beyond the amazing visuals, the planetarium has an amazing audio system including a Dolby 5.1 sound system and at least 16 sub woofers behind the dome. 

Address
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
https://lsc.org/

Contact
Phone: (201) 200-1000

(3) White Eagle Hall

Those looking for a great space that has the charm of a historic theater, will love White Eagle Hall.  The theator boosts a 8,000 square-foot flexible space venue and it’s capacity is 800 standing, 400 seating or 250 seated for dining.  It's historic features including a wrought iron wrap-around balcony, a coffered tin ceiling with 2 large stained glass atriums at 28-feet high.

White Eagle Hall is a newly restored and renovated historic theater located in the thriving nightlife scene of Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. White Eagle Hall presents live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows as well as other performances while serving food and drinks. In addition, White Eagle Hall is a warm and intimate event space perfect for weddings, receptions, private parties.

Address
337 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
http://www.whiteeaglehalljc.com/

(4) Empty Sky - 911 Memorial

“Empty Sky”, is a memorial dedicated to New Jersey residents who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  The memorial is owned and operated by the State of New Jersey.

Empty Sky Memorial 5K Run/Walk

To challenge those who love to run and those who love to help raise funds, an Empty Sky memorial 5k Run/Walk was started in 2017.  The 2nd annual Empty Sky Memorial Race/Walk Just took place on September 8th, 2018.

Address
Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
info@nj911memorial.org

(5) Liberty State Park

 

Liberty State Park located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, opposite both Liberty Island and Ellis Island offers over 1200 acres of land, water, and shoreline.  The park offers miles of walkways and trails for jogging, walking, skating and biking.  For those who love the wide life, the park is frequently visited by various species of birds, so bring your camera or binoculars.

Those who prefer a little more relaxed atmosphere, there plenty of places to picnic, read a book or watch your kids play. 

The park also hosts the Interpretive Center, providing educational lectures and exhibits and information on natural history, the Hudson River Estuary and enivronment. 

For those who love to site see, ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is available.

Liberty State Park History

The park opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial celebrations and is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.  The park was once the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal which serviced 30,000 to 50,000 commuters every day.  The park along with Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island draws four million guests a year.

Open year-round, the center features exhibits focusing on the natural history and ecology of the Hudson River Estuary.

Address
Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone
201-915-3403 or 3404

(6) Jersey Girls Food Tours

Calling all FOODIES, Jersey Girls Food Tours is in town.  Don't know where to eat and don't know of the best restuarants and eateires in town, no worries.  Jersey Girls Food Tours has scoped out the very best eateries in New Jersey's premiere food destinations.

From pizza to pasta to everything inbetween, the Jersey Girls know food.  JGFT works with over 45 restaurant partners in Jersey City alone. 

Tours range in price and start at $89, but rest assured you're going to have a great time, but make sure you are hungry. 

Jersey Girls Food Tours History

Formerly known as Garden State Food Tours, the name "Jersey Girls Food Tours" represents the two New Jersey native female entrepreneurs who founded the company.

Address
Jersey Girls Food Tours
327 Pavonia Avenue #3
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone
551.233.9553
info@jgfoodtours.com

(7) Lutze Biergarten

Who doesn't like a frosty beer from a Biergarten?  Lutze is Jersey City’s outdoor waterfront venue, offering the community a haven for great food, drinks, games, and an even better time.

 

Lutze Biergarten Jersey City Harborside

 

Lutze History

Lutze name originates from Wilhelm “Willy” Lutze.  Willy was born to German immigrants in Jersey City in 1900 and since, made it his life-long home.  He past away in 1973, but his memory lives on.

Check the website for beer specials and upcoming events like Octoberfest and the Jersey City Wine festival (Harborside Atrium).

Address
Lutze Biergarten
Harborside, 3 Second St.
Jersey City, NJ
https://lutzebiergarten.com/

(8) Statue Of Liberty and Liberty Island

The Statue Of Liberty sits on Liberty Island in Upper New York Bay, so while not technically in Jersey City, it is surrounded by the waters of Jersey City and New York.

If you are looking to get a bird's eye view, Miss Liberty's crown is where you want to be, but be warned the crown access is limited and advanced reservations are required and there is an additional fee.  Expect to see panoramic views at the pedestal observation level, limited views of Brooklyn from the crown level and Alexandre Gustave Eiffel's framework that supports the Statue of Liberty. Anyone visiting the crown must be able to walk up at least 146 stairs on a confined spiral staircase. (In total, there are 377 stairs from the lobby up to the crown.)  Tickets will require an additional fee and must be purchased in advance. 

History Of The Statue Of Liberty

The Statue of liberty was constructed in 1886 and was a gift from the French government.  The Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal, designed by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt, was designed to complement the Statue rather than overwhelm it.

For ferry tickets and schedule information:
Call 1-877-LADY-TIX or Visit Statue Cruises

(9) Ellis Island

 

History Of Elllis Island

From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay just off the New Jersey coast, within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system.

In 1990 Ellis Island opened as Ellis Island National Museum Of Immigration.

For ferry tickets and schedule information:
Call 1-877-LADY-TIX or Visit Statue Cruises

Ellis Island is open every day except December 25. Weather can influence the ability of the ferries to run.

More Ellis Island information can be found

https://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm
https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/immigration-museum

(10) 24 Hours of Food

It's late and you're not sure what's open.  Luckly we found some great late night and 24 hour resturants to wet your appitite

If you find yourself in need of some food late into the night you should check out

City Diner - (Open 24-7)
31 Montgomery St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Neptune Bakery & Deli - (Open 24-7)
1612 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

White Mana Diner - (Open 24-7)
470 Tonnelle Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Stella’s Pizzeria - (Open Till Midnight)
315 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302