Destination guide

New York City's sixth borough (almost, anyway)

On the west bank of the Hudson River, right across from bustling New York City, lively and ethnically diverse Jersey City has come into its own, and rivals some of the most popular neighborhoods of its more famous sister city as the place many New Yorkers want to live. From the Statue of Liberty to professional football games, most of the area's top attractions are close by. A Jersey City vacation rental puts you near elegant Victorian mansions, historic brownstones, and glittering high-rises. It's emergence as a banking and finance center has earned it the nickname Wall Street West.

Things to do

You can't go wrong with Lady Liberty on your side

Be sure to pack your camera when you head to your Jersey City vacation rental, because you'll be on the doorstep of some of the most famous attractions in the world. Directly from Liberty State Park, you can catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and historic Ellis Island. Before you leave the park, be sure to check out the "Empty Sky" 9/11 Memorial and the interactive Liberty Science Center museum. Sports fans can catch a professional football game at MetLife Stadium, just 10 minutes away. Of course, everything New York City has to offer is just across the river.


Up against the greatest backdrop in the world

No matter where you go in Jersey City, you'll have unbeatable views of the Lower Manhattan skyline. Skirting the Hudson River, Liberty State Park is the place to go if you're looking to get active. There are plenty of trails for hiking, biking, and walking, plus some unbeatable picnic spots. You can take a canoe or kayak out on the river, or try your hand at fishing. In winter, there's ice skating, and Liberty National Golf Course is on hand if you want to play a round. Of course, all the world-renowned shopping of New York City is just a train ride away.


So many seasons to choose from, so little time

You have your pick of seasons when you're looking for a Jersey City vacation rental. Summers are warm and humid, with high temperatures well into the 80s and 90s between June and September. Winters are the opposite, with below-freezing temperatures common from December through March. There's also a good chance you'll see snow, sometimes plenty of it, during that time. Fall comes with a fiery foliage display, particularly in October and November. Rain is possible any time of year, so you might want to bring an umbrella, just in case.

Natural features

The only jungle you'll see here is the urban one

Offering up a blend of the big city and the suburbs in one compact area, Jersey City has a little bit of everything to offer. The Hudson River is a central feature, offering a great place for relaxation. To the south, New York Harbor opens up to the vast Atlantic Ocean beyond. There's plenty of green space and fresh air available in the city's parks, including the sprawling Liberty State Park. You'll have to find a zoo if you want any real wildlife encounters, though there's some unrivaled people watching to fill the void.

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 around Jersey City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,318 vacation rentals near Jersey City. From 3,816 Condos/Apartments to 730 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Jersey City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling 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: 164 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 283 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 278 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 254 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 56 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Jersey City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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: 5,688 vacation rentals
  • Goldman Sachs Tower: 5,718 vacation rentals
  • Jersey City Newport Station: 5,715 vacation rentals
  • Jersey City Grove St. Station: 5,717 vacation rentals
  • Liberty State Park: 5,706 vacation 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 3,816 Condos/Apartments in Jersey City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jersey City include:

  • Houses: 730 rentals available
  • Studios: 3,832 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 193 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 412 vacation rentals with pool available in Jersey City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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