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Jersey City

State Parks · Science Museums · Landmarks
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city. As of 2016, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated that Jersey City's population was 264,152, with the largest population increase of any municipality in New Jersey since 2010, an increase of about 6.7% from the 2010 United States Census, when the city's population was at 247,597, ranking the city the 75th-largest in the nation.Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. A port of entry, with 30.7mi of waterfront and extensive rail infrastructure and connectivity, the city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Jersey City shares significant mass transit connections with Manhattan. Redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront has made the city one of the largest centers of banking and finance in the United States and has led to the district being nicknamed Wall Street West.
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Liberty State Park ©
State Park
Liberty State Park
Duration: 2 hours
Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial ©
Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial
Duration: 2 hours
Imagine Yacht Charters ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Imagine Yacht Charters
Duration: 3 hours
Liberty Science Center ©
Science Museum
Liberty Science Center
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Jersey City

Barnes Foundation ©
Art Museum
Barnes Foundation Philadelphia
Duration: 3 hours
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Central Valley
Duration: 4 hours
Independence National Historical Park ©
National Park
Independence National Historical Park Philadelphia
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Jersey City

Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery ©
Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery
Duration: 2 hours
J. Owen Grundy Park ©
J. Owen Grundy Park
Duration: 30 minutes
Liberty Landing Marina ©
Liberty Landing Marina
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Jersey City

Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Duration: 2 hours

Neighborhoods in Jersey City

Newport Centre ©
Newport Centre
Duration: 2h 30 min

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