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Things to do in Jersey City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
State / Provincial Park
“Great park. Very large. View of Statue of liberty, can take ferry tour. Near Liberty Science Center.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great place for kids, family or a couple to learn about science while in NJ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Park
“Great park with astounding views. Enjoy a morning jog or a family/couples picnic while looking at NYC famous skyline.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“Tennis courts, basketball courts, a track, free yoga on Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 9am at the Gallo Center. Also, nice to just to walk the loop to see the huge fountain, the pond (chess tables nearby), Abe Lincoln, etc.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Thursday night karaoke, Tuesday night game nights and wine Wednesday’s. Inch specials and drink specials daily”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Breakfast hot spot great selection of bagels and muffins at fantastic prices.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Best coffee in town. Also great sweets and perfect workspace with comfy tables and wi-fi. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“they are just cool, find their instagram! Best of the neighborhood and lots of students. Serious choice of craft beers.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Excellent place to dine and unwind. Carribean vibe, great music food and people. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“I may sound crazy but, this is the best fish joint in all of NJ! Even when i go down the Jersey Shore it still can't compete with this hidden gem. The food is excellent. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looks like a hole in the wall but it feels like an old school bar with new school people. They arguably make the best burgers in town (this is not fast food though lol) There is a nice outdoor patio, an old school arcade, card games, wooden wire reel tables, and parking.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“You don't come across Uzbeki food everyday. They also have live jazz on Sundays during the summer. Try their cottage cheese cookies and lamb pilaf. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Rental Car Location
“This is the rental car place we always use--they'll even pick you up and drop you off! They have the most competitive prices in the area. Only complaint: they are closed Sundays.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious family owned restaurant serving Puerto Rican foo and creative empanadas. A local favorite! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very nice restaurant where locals eat daily with modest prices and delicious and extensive menu. They are ready for breakfast lunch and dinner and they deliver with a $10 minimum. With daily specials, good appetizers, salads, entrees with rice and beans, nice typical side dishes such as mofongo and tropical shakes and natural juices...best deal in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Thursday night karaoke, Tuesday night game nights and wine Wednesday’s. Inch specials and drink specials daily”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Breakfast hot spot great selection of bagels and muffins at fantastic prices.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
“I may sound crazy but, this is the best fish joint in all of NJ! Even when i go down the Jersey Shore it still can't compete with this hidden gem. The food is excellent. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“Excellent place to dine and unwind. Carribean vibe, great music food and people. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious family owned restaurant serving Puerto Rican foo and creative empanadas. A local favorite! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Dumpling Restaurant
“This is an Asian Fusion place, it is very different experiences and cuisine if you want something a little different than traditional Asian food”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very nice restaurant where locals eat daily with modest prices and delicious and extensive menu. They are ready for breakfast lunch and dinner and they deliver with a $10 minimum. With daily specials, good appetizers, salads, entrees with rice and beans, nice typical side dishes such as mofongo and tropical shakes and natural juices...best deal in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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