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The Five Best Unexpected Things to Do in Jersey City in Winter

a large body of water with a city in the background

Being just over the river from New York City, it’s no wonder that Jersey City has tons of different activities for visitors to the area and residents alike.

From theaters and outdoor sights to a high-energy riverside excursion, Jersey City is in many ways a playground for the adventurer, budding historian, and art lover. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the five greatest things to do in Jersey City in winter. Did your favorite make it on the list?

1.   The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater

Like stepping into the world of 19th-century high society, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater is a wondrous sight to behold. Plush red seating, exquisite adornments, and a breathtaking chandelier bring light to this classic destination. It truly lives up to the word “Landmark” in its name.

At any point you’ll be able to attend a variety of musical extravaganzas, theatrical performances, and more. A stop in Jersey City would be incomplete without witnessing this beautifully-preserved theater—visit their website here.

2.   Highlights of New Jersey Tour

One of the best ways to take in the complete wealth of a destination is with guided tours. If you’re looking to take in the cream of New Jersey’s crop, take a bus with the Highlights of New Jersey Tour.

You’ll visit the Statue of Liberty, New Jersey’s very own Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial, and even sample a sweet delight at the Cake Boss Buddy’s famous bakery. Book your trip today.

3.   Winter Jet Ski Tours with Sea the City

There is perhaps no better way to take in the truly astounding mass of New York and Jersey City than by the water. That’s where Sea the City comes in. We’ve put together a list of the best places to go jet skiing in New Jersey.

Whether you’re a seasoned jet ski rider or excited to get your feet wet for the first time, our seasoned instructors will take you under their wing to see the sights, and even learn a trick or two. Check out our jet ski tour offerings today.

4.   The Colgate Clock

While Boston has the Citgo Sign, Jersey City has the Colgate Clock. First constructed in 1906, then moved to several locations due to an ever-changing construction landscape and new city by-laws, the Colgate Clock now stands as the most iconic image in Jersey City—a throwback to the city’s industrial past.

5.   Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park is the most beautiful park in Jersey City, offering a great view of the New York City skyline from across the river. Open fields, sculptures, and more await those traveling through the park on foot, by bike, or otherwise.

You’ll also be able to sample some of the finest cuisine in the area with Maritime Parc and Liberty House Restaurant. Both offer their own takes on modern American and international cuisine, and features top-of-the-line wine and cocktail lists.

6. Hot Tub Boat Tours (Bonus Idea)

Sea the City now offers the newest and most luxurious way to tour the city in your own private hot tub! That’s right! We built a custom boat with 2 cruise ship hot tubs. Now in its 6th season, Sea the City is the largest and best-reviewed jet ski tour operator in NY Harbor. The Company is excited to introduce a first of its kind hot tub boat tours, coming to NYC for tours starting this September. Book now, tours are limited!

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Our Jet Ski Tours Launch Just 10 Minutes from Manhattan.

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Sea the City Jet Ski tours offer a unique way for tourists and New Yorkers alike to get up close to the sights and attractions on their very own Jet Ski. Book online today!

What you’ll see: Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island, Freedom Tower, Janes Carousel, One Brooklyn Park, South Street Seaport, Empire State Building, and more!