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Liberty State Park, Jersey City

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Enjoy outdoor fun in the green expanse of Liberty State Park. From its Upper North Bay location, you can see Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Manhattan skyline as you picnic, fish, or kayak. You can also walk, bike, or skate on the miles of paths. Take the Liberty Walk, which loops around the waterfront to the Statue of Liberty lookout point. Pay your respects at the Holocaust and 9/11 memorials. Don't miss the Liberty Science Center's interactive exhibits and the nation's largest IMAX dome theatre. The park is easy to reach from the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, which stops just west of the facility. By using our Jersey City online trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Liberty State Park and other attractions in Jersey City.
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  • We drove through Liberty state park on our way to New York and the drive itself is so beautiful, its an old brick road which has the city in one side and the harbour on the other which has so many... 
    We drove through Liberty state park on our way to New York and the drive itself is so beautiful, its an old brick road which has the city in one side and the harbour on the other which has so many...  more »
  • Just beware if you have a handicapped person, lots of walking to ferry. Bring a wheelchair...Also lots of airport type security. Be Prepared. 
    Just beware if you have a handicapped person, lots of walking to ferry. Bring a wheelchair...Also lots of airport type security. Be Prepared.  more »
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  • I am speechless! This was such an amazing experience for my family. I was a little disappointed that what you see is the BACK of Lady Liberty 🗽 but you just CAN'T stay disappointed with all that this spot has to offer! It was so beautiful and a wonderful experience! There's a HUGE playground for the kids, places to walk the trail, beautiful sights of Manhattan, a great place for a picnic.... This spot has it all! It IS extremely cold because of the waterfront, even on hot days. The day that we went it was 80+ degrees out, and still once we arrived here the kids lips were blue after being outside for less than 5 minutes 😂 Even the chilly breeze is refreshing and magical. I want to go back and spend an entire day here exploring and have a picnic/bike ride. When we went, it was on our way out of town, we were heading to Newark airport which was a quick 10 minute drive from the park with no traffic at 730pm. I didn't expect it to have so much to offer. We just wanted to take our kids (mainly our 8 year old,our other two kids are 6 and 4) to see Lady Liberty before we left New Jersey and realized once we got there that this was a spot for a day trip. So definitely plan to spend a day here if you are in the area because it's too amazing not to! ♥
  • Liberty State Park is a beautiful park, with a tall tree wooded picnic area providing plenty of shade next to the Hudson River. There are picnic tables that can be reserved in advance for special events. We had a birthday party near the Hudson River and under shady trees with a permanently installed center grill that was surrounded by eight tables. Great hot tasty food was prepared. Plenty of room for a food table, birthday present table, and seating for all. The temperature was in the 90s but with the breeze from the river and the shade from the tall trees, it felt like it was in the 70s tops. There is a playground, a pavilion with men's and women's bathrooms, large grassy area with volleyball nets, paved walkway around the exterior where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Manhattan skyline. A perfect family get-together area where fantastic pictures can be taken to last a lifetime!

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