Known affectionately as the “sixth borough,” Jersey City is staking its claim as a destination in its own right within the New York City metropolitan area. Visitors to New York City will find that Jersey City not only offers more reasonably-priced accommodations with easy access to the Big Apple but also noteworthy parks, restaurants, bars and other attractions that will make for a fun and memorable trip.
As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation, Jersey City has an exciting and vibrant art and culture scene that grows stronger and larger each year. From numerous art fairs, ethnic festivals and flag raisings, to local theatre, film and performing arts.
Additionally, The Jersey City Art and Studio Tour draws thousands from across the tri-state area every Fall. Its eastern waterfront faces the Hudson River where it meets Upper New York Bay. Liberty State Park has panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the former immigrant gateway. The park’s Liberty Science Center features interactive exhibits, live animals and an IMAX Dome theatre. Bars and ethnic eateries line downtown’s Grove Street.