10 Things to Do in Jersey City This Summer

There are so many ways to take on Jersey City this season! Explore these ten amazing things to do and find the just-right pursuits for you and your crew.

  1. Take to the Water – Jersey City offers so many ways to navigate the Hudson River. Command your own vessel with Sea the City Jet Ski Tours. See the sights (and get in a leg workout!) with NYC Cycleboats. Enjoy face time with Lady Liberty aboard Statue Cruises. Or set sail with Sailing Islander.
  2. Take a Bite – Jersey City is a coveted foodie destination. So savor international flavors at OLIO E PIÙ, DOMODOMO, Rumba Cubana and Joia Restaurant. Dine outdoors for delicious food and views at Battello, Iron Monkey, Porta or Skinner’s Loft. Or enjoy multiple eateries around town with Beyond the Plate Food Tours or Secret Food Tours.
  3. Take a Sip – Whether you prefer to fill your glass with a craft brew or specialty spirit, Jersey City is making it locally. Beer fans can hit Departed Soles Brewing Company or 902 Brewing Company. Gin, whisky and vodka drinkers should plan a visit to Corgi Spirits.
  4. Take in a Show – When the venue is as spectacular as the performance, you must be in White Eagle Hall, a fully restored historic theater that hosts live music, comedy and family shows. Seeking a truly eclectic experience? Art House Productions is known for staging experimental performing and visual arts presentations.
  5. Take the Kiddos – At Newport Green, little ones can make sandcastles on a beach, climb and slide on interactive playgrounds or cool down on a splash pad. Rain in the forecast? That won’t put a damper on the good times at Liberty Science Center, where the hands-on fun is all about engaging active minds and bodies.
  6. Take in the Arts Scene – Everyone can find a new appreciation for fine art at a trio of Jersey City cultural attractions – the Novado Gallery, Mana Contemporary and Museum of Russian Art.
  7. Take Some Me Time – Treat yourself to flotation therapy, an infrared sauna and other wellness treatments at om.life. Try your hand throwing axes at Tomahawks. Or squeeze in a little retail therapy at Newport Centre.
  8. Take on a Challenge – Players can tee up at Skyway Golf Course. Flex your problem-solving muscles at Puzzle Out Escape Room. Or sling some arrows at Jersey City Archery.
  9. Take a Stroll – For an urban setting, Jersey City has its fair share of green spaces. Enjoy the great outdoors in Liberty State Park and J. Owen Grundy Park – or on trails along the Morris Canal.
  10. Take a Moment – With two walls symbolizing the former twin towers framing ground zero in the distance, visitors can honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack and take time for quiet reflection at the Empty Sky Memorial.

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