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Stay near Jersey City's top sights

Staten Island Ferry254 locals recommend
Liberty State Park465 locals recommend
Liberty Island47 locals recommend
Newport Centre384 locals recommend
Statue of Liberty Museum3 locals recommend
Hamilton Park134 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Jersey City

  • Total rentals

    3.4K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    90K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    930 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    330 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Jersey City

All About Jersey City

Jersey City, set across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is one of the largest cities in the state of New Jersey. The city’s walking paths and parks along the waterfront are some of its biggest draws, offering stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and a clear panoramic view of New York City’s towering skyline. For a closer look at the Statue of Liberty, you can take a short ride from Jersey City’s port across the Hudson to Liberty Island. The port is also the access point to another iconic landmark — the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, where artifacts like lost luggage and old photographs represent the more than 12 million immigrants who’ve passed through the island.

Further inland, Jersey City’s Historic Downtown neighborhood is lined with late-Victorian brick buildings that house independent boutiques, designer dog treats, and antique furniture. Newark Avenue’s pedestrian-only block is home to artisanal eateries and unique shops as well as outdoor markets. With regular, fast trains to Manhattan, Jersey City is also a convenient and affordable home base for exploring the Big Apple.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Jersey City

Summers are warm and humid and usually see the most rain of the year. In summer, street festivals are in full swing, and the city’s JC Fridays offer free open-door art exhibits in galleries, restaurants, and conference spaces across Jersey City. Fall brings cool and comfortable temperatures as well as the All About Downtown Street Fair event, which hosts more than 100 vendors, including eateries and gelato stands along with booths with handmade jewelry and crafts.

Winters are usually frigid and snowy in Jersey City. The Happy Holiday Market takes place through December, where vendors sell handmade goods. Spring is warm and pleasant during the day and can get cold at night. Groove on Grove’s outdoor free weekly concert series begins this time of year, with musical performances for all ages plus a makers’ market.

Top things to do in Jersey City

Montgomery Street

Some of Jersey City’s most popular vintage clothing stores and furniture consignment shops are on and around Montgomery Street in downtown. You can find treasures from bygone days within two blocks north and south of this shopping hub, including vinyl records and secondhand books, mixed in with high-end clothing and jewelry boutiques.

Liberty State Park

The 1,200-acre Liberty State Park’s waterfront path is best explored by bike, with the Manhattan skyline providing a stunning backdrop. Stop along the way for some of the closest views of the Statue of Liberty. The park’s Empty Sky memorial is a somber tribute to the lives lost on September 11, facing the Lower Manhattan spot where the Twin Towers once stood.

Mana Contemporary

This two-million-square-foot cultural center is housed in a former 1920s warehouse that’s been converted into a modern, bright art space. Each floor hosts exhibits, including fine art, photography, light installations, and sculptures, by a mix of legendary artists and on-the-rise local and international creatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Jersey City?

    Jersey City experiences a temperate climate with warm, humid summers and cold winters. The average summer temperature is around 85°F (29°C), and in winter it drops down to around 25°F (-4°C). It's truly a city for all seasons with each one offering a unique charm.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Jersey City?

    In Jersey City, you can stroll along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, discover local food at the farmers markets, or bask in the beauty of the Newport Green Park. You could also visit the Liberty Science Center, a favorite among families for its interactive exhibits.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Jersey City?

    The most popular time to visit Jersey City is from late spring (May) to early fall (October) when the weather is most comfortable. Popular local events include the Jersey City Street Fair in spring and summer and the Newport Liberty Half Marathon in September.

  • What are the best places to stay in Jersey City?

    Popular areas to stay in Jersey City include downtown, known for its vibrant street art and markets, the waterfront area with stunning skyline views, and Paulus Hook, a quiet neighborhood with historic charm. Journal Square is also a favored area due to its transport links and diverse food scene.

  • What are the best places to visit in Jersey City?

    Jersey City is rich in cultural and historical attractions. You can explore the Liberty State Park, visit the Empty Sky Memorial, or check out the Museum of Russian Art. The city also has the Colgate Clock, one of the largest clocks in the world, and the vibrant street art in the downtown area.

  • What are some hiking trails in Jersey City?

    While Jersey City itself isn't known for hiking, nearby locations offer great trails. The Liberty State Park Nature Walk is a flat, easy route. For more challenging hikes, try the Palisades Interstate Park, about 20 miles (32 km) away, with trails offering cliffside views of the Hudson River.

  • What are some family activities to do in Jersey City?

    Jersey City has many family-friendly activities. You can visit the Liberty Science Center, enjoy a picnic in Liberty State Park, or explore the interactive exhibits at the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The city also has numerous parks and playgrounds for children to enjoy.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Jersey City?

    Day trips from Jersey City often include exploring New York City, visiting the scenic town of Montclair, or immersing in the natural beauty of the Palisades Interstate Park. The Thomas Edison National Historical Park and the Grounds for Sculpture are also frequently suggested.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Jersey City?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Jersey City. From over 490 house rentals to over 280 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Jersey City?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,850 vacation rentals in Jersey City featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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