As part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City, New Jersey has become a popular evening and weekend getaway for those seeking peace and quiet. It provides visitors a view of the city’s skyline in a smaller scale version of it. Jersey City offers a unique mix of dining and outdoor spaces which make it the perfect location for clinical experience.
For those planning a clinical experience in New York and looking to stretch their dollar even further, Jersey City can provide cost-effective housing without sacrificing convenience. Jersey City is only a ten-minute ferry or subway ride from NYC meaning you can easily make it to your clinical experience during the weekdays and enjoy all the Big Apple has to offer on the weekends too!
For some ideas on how to spend your time in Jersey City, when New York becomes overwhelming, continue reading below!
Places to See
Statue of Liberty
For those who choose to visit Liberty State Park, a trip to the actual Statue of Liberty should be highly considered. The statue can be reached by ferry. Visitors can choose to buy a general admission ticket which will allow them on the patch of land at the base of the statue or they may purchase a ticket to visit the top of the statue.
New York City
A short ferry away, it would be a mistake for visitors of Jersey City to skip stepping foot in the “Big Apple”. To really make the most of it this trip should be saved for the weekend which offers visitors enough time to grab a famous New York bagel for a morning stroll in Central Park and leave the afternoon to explore time square. For more ideas on what to do in NYC check out our post, New York City: A Guide to the Big Apple.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Located in New York, this museum is internationally recognized for its collection of art and the sprawling steps that lead to its entrance. The museum was founded in 1870 and is now housed in three separate buildings. Visitors are encouraged to make a day of their trip, stopping halfway through for lunch at one of the museum’s dining cafes or restaurants.
Things to Do
Outdoor Activities at J. Owen Grundy Park
Owen Grundy Park hugs the edge of the Hudson River and provides visitors a get place to walk the boardwalk, take photographs of the city, or participate in an outdoor community fitness class. These classes take place in the spring and summer. Park-goers are invited to stretch it out at yoga, move at Zumba, or find peace at Tai Chi.
5. Canoe at Liberty State Park
Open each day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Liberty State Park provides visitors variety in both sights and experiences. Visitors can kayak or canoe, visit the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial, take a boat to Ellis Island, or simply take in the natural scenery with the city skyline serving as a backdrop.
Stuff to Eat and Drink
The Best Pizza in North America
Loved by locals, Razza offers its diners food that is as equally sustainable and fresh as it is delicious. In fact, Razza was Ranked #3 for the best pizza in North America. The stand-alone has rave reviews claiming its wood-fired delights to be unlike any other. Unlike many pizza places, those eating at Razza cannot choose their own pizza toppings. This does not mean the menu lacks variety, however. Diners can choose from 11 classic combinations.
Fried Oreo Cheesecake Pancakes
If you are a fan of breakfast food, you’ll like Brownstone Pancake Factory. If you are a fan of breakfast food for dinner, you will love it. The restaurant is famous for its 27 pancake varieties and with its open hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can get your fix at any time. The unique flavors include classics, like buttermilk and chocolate chip, as well as a collection of more inventive ones like coconut, pork and cheese, or fried Oreo. Don’t worry though, if pancakes aren’t your thing Brownstone has other options. Their menu includes egg-centric breakfast and brunch options as well as dinner and lunch items like salads, wraps, pasta, and more!
Black Sesame Latte
Looking for something a little more exciting than black coffee to wake you up? Lackawanna Coffee can help you out. They offer inventive lattes and handmade pasties to mix things up. Their drink menu includes a black sesame latte, pink latte, and even a wild honey latte. If these flavors seem a bit daunting, they have the regulars, like cappuccinos, drip coffees, and espressos as well.