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Best things to do in Jersey City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Shopping mall with wide variety of stores, extensive food court, movie theater, and car rental.”
135 locals recommend
Bakery
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“ Carlo's Bakery, featured on Cake Boss, is known for our delicious pastries, desserts & cakes. Carlo’s is a family owned bakery featured on the TLC hit show Cake Boss. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro and her children Grace, Maddalena, Mary, Lisa and master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro have expanded the business with the help of their spouses. Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as M”
83 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great rooftop in the middle of downtown JC. Crispy thin brick oven pizza paired with flirty cocktails. Good place to meet locals to mingle.”
72 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Mexican take-out joint with a handful of tables. This is a satellite location of another restaurant further south on Grove St, also called Taqueria Downtown, which is more of an eat-in place. Not really sure if this is authentic Mexican or Tex-Mex or whatever but it's pretty good!”
62 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
Diner
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“Old school NJ diner known for having amazing pancakes. Featured on the food network.”
37 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's a bar filled with video games! It's like being a kid with an arcade literally a block away, except that you're adult and can have a drink too.”
61 locals recommend
Park
“Basketball courts, tennis courts, walking paths, and grass for laying or tossing a ball.”
52 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Voted best pizza in NJ! Get there early (5pm) as they do not take reservations. BYOB ”
51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
39 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“NYC chef Dale Talde transplanted his Brooklyn hit across the Hudson River, bringing his laidback Asian fusion style to downtown JC. The menu combines flavors from the Philippines (Talde’s heritage), Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and more on a menu that comes together to make sense. This 144-seat location is much more sprawling than the original, with industrial touches that hark back to its police station days, and plenty of loud hip hop to fill the space. Don’t miss Miss Wong’s, the “secret” speakeasy downstairs that often turns into a dance party on weekends.”
47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
41 locals recommend
Park
“Historic public square with playgrounds, dog runs & community gardens hosting a farmer's market.”
31 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Kill two birds with one stone, start here first. You will have an amazing view of the NYC skyline. After you had your fill of the water the buildings and the cool people, hop on the PATH train and head to NYC”
42 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“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.”
56 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“It's an ice cream shop and everyone likes ice cream, especially when it's right across the street.”
33 locals recommend