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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.
Monument / Landmark
“The Statue of Liberty was France's gift to America. Built in 1886, it remains a famous world symbol of freedom and one of the greatest American icons. It is one of the world's largest statues, standing just under 152 feet tall from the base to the torch, and weighing approximately 450,000 pounds. You can see the statue from land, with particularly good views from Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan. However, to truly appreciate the Statue of Liberty, the best thing to do is to take a short boat trip to Liberty Island and see it up close. You can walk around the base, enter the pedestal, or, with advance reservations, go right up to the crown. On a tour to the Statue of Liberty, you have the option to stop at Ellis Island and explore the Immigration Museum. This fantastic museum is located in the historic immigration station complex, where thousands of immigrants were processed before entering the United States. Displays focus on the process, the experiences, and the stories of the people who came through here on their journey to the United States. You can even search the on-site computer database to see a record of immigrants who came through here.”
  • 298 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Liberty State Park is a park in the U.S. state of New Jersey, located on Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, opposite both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. The park opened in 1976 to coincide with bicentennial celebrations and is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You can get there by light rail and leave you right in front of the door. You will finde macys, JC penny, victoria secret, cheesecake factory, etc. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Science Museum
“It's a great experience for all ages whom like interactive science. It has interesting exhibitions and films.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Carlo's Bakery is the best in the area with many famous treats and delights, as seen on the TV show.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Island
“It is a place where you will learn the immigration history. It is part of the Statue of Liberty trip. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Park
“Liberty Island is where you can purchase tickets for the ferry to get to Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Park
“Historic public square with playgrounds, dog runs & community gardens hosting a farmer's market.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Festive venue pairing classic video games with craft ales, plus familiar pub grub in an airy locale. Beer, cocktails, wine, spirit and food.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Park
“Just a 10 minute walk from the Hudson River-Jersey City waterfront, Hamilton Park is one of two historic neighborhoods in JC! You will see historic brownstone and town homes which were built in the 1860's. Historic architecture meets urban development but this area has been preserved historically. Great cafes, bars and shops are easy to find and you are just a hop, skip and a jump to the Path Train or Ferries that take you right in to downtown or midtown Manhattan.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Route
“Take the ferry to get a nice "cruise" with views of the statue of liberty, Jersey city, brooklyn and manhattan. Best of all, its free!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Busy European-style venue with self-serve German & American grub & 100+ beers plus live music & DJs. Bar games. Happy hour food. late-night food.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Diner
“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Busy European-style venue with self-serve German & American grub & 100+ beers plus live music & DJs. Bar games. Happy hour food. late-night food.”
  • 49 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Madame Claude Bis has been serving up traditional French bistro fare alongside live jazz since 2002. It recently relocated to a larger space, allowing more flexibility with the food and the purchase of a coveted liquor license.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza in nyc according to New York Times; we agree! Worth the trip over to jersey city. Take the path, cab or Lyft parking will be impossible. They don’t take reservations; be prepared to wait but you won’t have to wait long.”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
  • 41 locals recommend

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