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What you should know about Downtown Jersey City

With its waterfront location, historic brownstone buildings, and wealth of stores and restaurants, Downtown Jersey City is a laid-back neighborhood within easy reach of the bustling heart of New York City. Encompassing the Historic Downtown and Waterfront areas, this thriving neighborhood is undergoing a period of revitalization that has seen its old industrial buildings transformed into a thriving arts and food scene. The area's mix of older residential housing, gleaming new offices, and enduring cultural attractions makes it a diverse and enticing area to explore.

Hotels in Downtown Jersey City


If you're looking for places to stay in Downtown Jersey City, you'll find an abundant choice of self-catered apartments, apart-hotel suites, and hotel rooms. Accommodation generally ranges from 2-star to 4-star, and offers good quality at more affordable prices than you'll find in central New York. Sky City Apartments provide a great choice of self-catered apartments in Downtown Jersey City, and if you're looking for a comfortable hotel suite at a reasonable rate, look no further than the DoubleTree by Hilton on Washington Boulevard. For a more luxurious experience, try the 4-star Hyatt Regency Jersey City right on the waterfront.

Things to see in Downtown Jersey City


One of the best ways to explore the artistic heritage of this fascinating neigborhood is to pay a trip to the Jersey City Museum. This popular spot exhibits 19th- and 20th-century collections of paintings, drawings, and sculpture alongside works by contemporary Jersey-based visual artists. To get a taste for the neighborhood’s iconic architecture, stroll around and take in the imposing brown brickwork of the Jersey City Powerhouse. Down at the waterfront, enjoy views across the Hudson to Manhattan's famous skyline, and snap a photo in front of the impressive 50-foot Colgate Clock. If you're on a family vacation in Downtown Jersey City, bring the kids to Hamilton Park where they can let loose in the children’s gated play area. For something to eat, head to Grove Street PATH Plaza, home to a farmers’ market (May to December), numerous food trucks, and restaurants serving everything from Mexican delicacies to Jersey's famous pizza pie.

Good for families


Offering a relaxed pace, affordable accommodation, and plenty of outdoor activities, Downtown Jersey City is perfect for a family vacation. Whether your plan is to stay in Jersey or spend your days exploring New York, Downtown Jersey City offers a great choice of accommodation to suit families and groups. Kids will enjoy outings to the neighborhood’s well-maintained parks and waterfront areas, and with plenty of casual, child-friendly dining options, you'll find a warm welcome for families in local cafés and restaurants. If your plans include a trip to Manhattan, a ferry ride across the Hudson is sure to thrill younger and older travelers alike.

How to get to Downtown Jersey City


The closest airport to Downtown Jersey City is Newark Liberty International Airport, just a 35-minute drive away. From the airport, you can catch the 62 bus to Newark Penn Station, and then take the PATH train to Grove Street PATH Plaza, the neighborhood’s main transit hub. You can also get to here by ferry, with NY Waterways ferries running regularly from Manhattan to Liberty Harbor and Paulus Hook terminals. Once in Downtown Jersey City, the easiest way to get around is by PATH train, light rail, and bus, as parking can be in short supply.