According to a recent story by Jersey Digs, Expedia just listed Jersey City as one of the 10 most walkable cities in the U.S. Right in the heart of this burgeoning neighborhood is 99 Hudson, which offers residents access to spacious parks, eclectic dining and entertainment options, a beautiful waterfront scene and not to mention the easy access to Manhattan.
Here’s a list of the top 5 best places to take a stroll and enjoy a nice day:
1) Explore Historic Downtown
For a day of shopping and fine dining, head to Historic Downtown Jersey City. Here, visitors will find all the best retail shops, delicious cafes and restaurants, as well as a fun nightlife scene. During the warmer months, the Downtown Jersey City Historic Program organizes exciting event programming including; Groove on Groove, All About Downtown, and Artists and Makers Market. For more information visit: http://jcdowntown.org.
2) Walk along the brick row house-lined streets in the Paulus Hook neighborhood.
The Paulus Hook neighborhood is brimmed with historic redbrick row houses and tree-lined blocks. Take a stroll around this quaint neighborhood with homes that have preserved the city’s elegant past. Enjoy a latte at any of the artisanal coffee shops or grab dinner and drinks at the Light Horse Tavern on Washington Street, which dates back to the 1850’s.
3) Liberty State Park
This 1,122-acre green space is an ideal spot to walk around on a beautiful day. A walking route wraps around the entire park, often referred to as, ‘Freedom Way.’ This gorgeous park affords total unobstructed views of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, both just a stone’s throw away. For more information visit: http://www.libertystatepark.org/
4) Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument
This is an obvious one! Hop on a ferry at Liberty State Park and enjoy the rich history that both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty has to offer. Schedule a tour at the National Museum of Immigration to experience how 12 million immigrants saw New York for the first time. Visitors can also walk the grounds surrounding the Statue of Liberty for spectacular views of lower Manhattan. For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm.
5) Hangout at Morris Canal Park
This quaint park is the perfect spot to bring your dog for a walk. Located right on coast of the Hudson River and next to the iconic Colgate Clock, it is great spot for anyone looking for a bit of private space for a picnic or to simply enjoy the beautiful views of Manhattan.