Across the Hudson sits what is often ranked as the most diverse city in the United States – Jersey City.
A melting pot of cultures and people, Jersey City was the first stop for many immigrants entering the U.S. through Ellis Island.
Today, Jersey City still reflects the rich flavors and disparate influences of the international populations that call the city home.
To sample just a few of the multicultural influences in Jersey City, one must start with the vast array of eclectic food options that includes Korean, Indian, Mexican, Filipino and Cuban.
A city with fascinating small ethnic neighborhoods, Jersey City’s views overlooking the New York City skyline are awe-inspiring. A two-mile promenade, Liberty Walk links to picnic areas, an interpretive center and the “Empty Sky” 9/11 Memorial, the official State of New Jersey’s Memorial that honors the memory of the 749 people that lived in or had ties to New Jersey who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The western portion of Jersey City’s Liberty State Park is dominated by the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center, a nationally recognized science learning center.
Jersey City is also steeped in history. The city was the last “station” on the Underground Railroad, a secret trail of safe houses that helped runaway slaves escape from the southern plantations.