Destination guide

Head to the exciting city of Jersey City

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Jersey City. This cosmopolitan and scenic city is known for its riverfront, parks and shopping. Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Ellis Island are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Jersey City

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Jersey City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Liberty Science Center (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Pier 25 Mini-Golf (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Liberty National Golf Club (2 mi / 3.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Jersey City

Travelers appreciate the stunning river views and scenic parks, which is just a taste of what Jersey City has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jersey City is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Battery Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Van Vorst Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Meluso Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Hamilton Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Jersey City

The nearest airport is in Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Jersey City Grove St. Station, Jersey City Marin Boulevard Station and Jersey City Harborside Financial Center Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Jersey City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 5,375 house rentals near Jersey City. From 3,865 Condos/Apartments to 741 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jersey City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Jersey City?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jersey City:

  • Bergen/Lafayette: 172 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 287 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 49 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 299 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 130 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Jersey City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Jersey City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • New Jersey City University: 5,839 home rentals
  • Jersey City City Hall: 5,866 home rentals
  • Jersey City Grove St. Station: 5,870 home rentals
  • Liberty National Golf Club: 5,807 home rentals
  • Fems Park: 5,718 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jersey City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Jersey City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,865 Condos/Apartments in Jersey City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jersey City include:

  • Houses: 741 lodging choices
  • Studios: 3,880 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 192 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jersey City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 347 vacation homes with pool available in Jersey City.

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