Jersey City may be one of the most underrated and overlooked places in the state.
All too often, anyone looking for a city getaway near New York will head to the Big Apple itself, or book a room in Hoboken.
You don’t need to spend your life’s savings in Manhattan for a weekend of city-fueled fun. Come spend some time in Jersey City. This underrated city tucked away in north Jersey is home to history, art, cuisine, and so much more.
Downtown, you'll find all sorts of historic landmarks. The Stanley Theater was
the second largest in the country when it opened in 1928.
In 1983, it was purchased by the Watchtower Society to be used as an Assembly Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses. This church group keeps the theater in pristine condition.
You'll also find a ton of street art. Jersey City is known for having murals around just about every corner. It gives the city a real sense of charm and culture.
Your first stop ought to be White Mana Diner for a burger.
This legendary roadside diner has been serving up some of the best burgers in New Jersey since 1946.
If you want to see a performance, concert, or other event, check the schedule at the Loew's Jersey Theater.
This historic venue is absolutely beautiful and frequently hosts events and concerts featuring world-class talent.
For a slightly more chaotic experience, you should take a peek at White Eagle Hall.
This legendary punk-rock venue features local rockers like the Bouncing Souls and international acts like Frank Turner, who all know how to get a crowd going. It's one of the best small concert venues in New Jersey.
Spend some time at Liberty State Park to enjoy fresh air and beautiful views of the city.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal is one of the most beautiful buildings in the state, and you can explore it when you visit Liberty State Park.
Be sure to plan a meal at Laico's, a longstanding Jersey City restaurant that serves
some of the best Italian dishes in the state.
The food here is always outstanding, and the portions are more than big enough to share.
And hey if you somehow get bored in Jersey City… well, you’re just a short PATH ride from New York.
Article by Kim Magaraci From "Only in your state"
Written, Compiled & Edited by
The Bergen Review Media Team