Things to Do in Jersey City
The Westin Jersey City Newport offers hotel guests seamless access to a compelling assortment things to do in Jersey City and beyond. Cheer on the beloved New York Giants and Jets football teams at MetLife Stadium, take a waterfront stroll at the nearby Liberty State Park or visit Newport Centre for a day of shopping and entertainment.
The excitement doesn't end in Jersey City. As a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, we offer travelers elevated accommodations just a short PATH ride away from the sights, sounds and attractions of New York City. Learn more about the endless array of things to do in the area and start planning your itinerary today.
True North Sailing
Distance: 0.1 miles
500 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City
Set sail on the Hudson River courtesy of True North Sailing. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the open water with the instruction of professionals from The True North Sailing School, which is located just steps away from our Jersey City hotel.
Newport Centre Mall
Distance: 0.2 miles
30 Mall Dr W. Jersey City, NJ 07310
As the premier shopping destination in Jersey City, Newport Centre Mall is a must-visit for fashion enthusiasts. The 1.2 million square foot mall showcases over 130 shops and a variety of restaurants, ensuring you'll find no shortage of things to do during your visit.
Carlo’s Bake Shop
Distance: 1.5 miles
95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
This iconic bakery, best known from TLC’s Cake Boss, is located just minutes away from our hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey. Carlo’s Bake Shop has been in operation since 1910 and offers an array of delicious pastries, desserts and cakes, some of which have been voted the best in America.
Mangia Hoboken! The Hoboken Food & Culture Tour
Distance: 1.6 miles
PATH station entrance, Corner of Hudson Place & River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
An essential thing to do for epicures visiting Jersey City, Mangia Hoboken! The Hoboken Food & Culture Tour offers a behind-the-scenes walking tour of Hoboken's culinary delights. Visit the most authentic Italian gourmet food establishments and taste award-winning mozzarella cheese, handmade Italian bread, coal-fired pizza and much more.
Distance: 1.8 miles
John F. Kennedy Blvd West at Newark Avenue
Experience vibrant colors, cultural delights, and traditional dance performances when you venture to Little India. There is a great selection of restaurants and shops to visit. Little India is one of Jersey City’s hidden gems and a great place to visit with family and friends
Culinary Arts Institute
Distance: 1.9 miles
161 Newkirk Street – Room E222 Jersey City, NJ 07306
The Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute is one of the leading culinary schools in the United States. The program is nationally recognized and has received several awards for its outstanding curriculum. The HCCC CAI offers several open houses and information sessions for visitors to learn more about their programs.
Little Town New Jersey Restaurant & Bar
Distance: 2.1 miles
310 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Enjoy all the wonderful things New Jersey has to offer at Little Town! Featuring a selection of over 100 New Jersey beers and wines, locally sourced Jersey produce, fresh locally caught seafood and a Garden State inspired menu, drawing from inspiration from all corners of the state.
Apple Tree House & Harsimus Cemetery
Distance: 2.4 miles
298 Academy St, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Built in 1688, The Apple Tree House is the oldest building in Jersey City, visited by George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette. Whether you are a history buff or just want to learn more about New Jersey’s historical landmarks, the Apple Tree House is a great spot to add to your list. Harsimus Cemetery is also a historic spot in Jersey City and was the site of action in the War of 1812 as well as the Revolutionary War in 1780.
Liberty Science Center
Distance: 2.6 miles
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
The Liberty Science Center is located in Liberty State Park and is a fantastic thing to do with the entire family. This interactive science museum focuses on the environment, health and invention to provide visitors with a fun and educational experience.
Historic Landmark Loew’s Theatre
Distance: 2.9 miles
54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Visit one of New Jersey’s most historic entertainment sites. The Loew’s Jersey Theatre opened in 1929 and has continued to be a prominent location for entertainment and performing arts ever since.
Liberty State Park
Distance: 3.0 miles
200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
The Westin Jersey City is a convenient hotel near Liberty State Park, located on Upper New York Bay. It is surrounded by some of the most historical landmarks in the United States. From the park you can take a ferry to Ellis Island or visit the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Science Center. You can walk, bike, or ride around the park to explore the beauty of the park and the many events and programs that take place on the 1,212-acre park.
Pole Position Raceway
Distance: 4.3 miles
99 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Experience the excitement of indoor racing at Pole Position Raceway. Indoor karting is great way to spend an afternoon with friends or family. Pole Position Raceway has state-of-the-art facilities and karts that travel up to 45 mph.
Statue of Liberty
Distance: 4.7 miles
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Central Railroad Terminal
Ellis Island, New York, New York 07305
Visit some of New York City’s most iconic sites while staying at The Westin Jersey City Newport, a hotel near the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Central Railroad of New Jersey. These are all great places to visit with your entire family and experience some of America’s history. For your convenience, Statue Cruises offers departures throughout the day from both New York and New Jersey.
Distance: 9.5 miles
1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Located near MetLife Stadium, our hotel affords sports and entertainment enthusiasts instant access to this iconic arena. Home to both the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams, MetLife Stadium also plays host to an array of world-class concerts, family shows, special events and much more throughout the year.
Citi Bike - Jersey City Newport
Hit your target. Get riding with a Citi Bike, an energizing and convenient way to explore Jersey City. With numerous Citi Bike stations throughout Jersey City, you can stay fit and get where you need to be in minutes.
Read more on how to get a Citi Bike Pass and plan your ride here.
- Loews Theaters
- MetLife Stadium
- Apple Tree House
- Harsimus Cemetery
- Liberty State Park
- Pole Position Raceway
- True North Sailing
- Liberty Science Center
- The Statue of Liberty
- Citi Bike Station - Jersey City
- Carlo’s Bakery
- Newport Centre Mall (Featuring Macy's)