Jersey City for Couples
Collected by Max Power
Jersey City’s renaissance began in the 1980s, and today it’s long emerged from New York City’s shadow. With a revitalized waterfront, historic downtown and up-and-coming arts and food scenes, the state’s second largest city is not only prosperous—it’s fun to explore.
389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Coyly branding themselves as the "World's Waxperts," the European Wax Center in Jersey City offers women (and men) the ability to get every part of their body waxed. The salon is clean and large, and appointments are the way to go if you want to...
95 River Dr S, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA
Visitors to this 7,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink, open throughout the winter, enjoy views of Manhattan as they practice their figure-eights—or wobble their way around the ice, gripping the edge of the rink. Far more affordable than most...
275 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
The name alone should be enough to draw clients in. Once inside Cocoa Bakery, expect thick, frothy cups of whipped hot chocolate. For those who prefer coffee, baristas pull perfect espressos from a shiny La Marzocco machine. Those with a sweet...
84 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA
If you're a naturalist, you'll love the eco kayaking options at the Hudson River Estuary. Expect to see marshes, egrets, and cormorants and get a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty surrounding the estuary. Tours are given at the south side...
172 Columbus Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
One of the best ways to experience a place is to view it from the ground floor. For those who prefer a little more speed than their own two feet can afford, Grove Street Bicycles provides half-day and full-day bike rentals at reasonable rates....
150 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA
Look to the horizon and set sail toward New York Harbor with a charter from Calypso Sailing Adventures. Admire views of both the New York City and Jersey City skylines, and get an alternative perspective of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty....
Path Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
From May through December, head down to the Grove Street PATH Station (between Grove and Newark Street) for a taste of true local flavor. Here, the Historic Downtown Jersey Farmers' Market blooms with fresh produce, spices, pastries, and other...
500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
At just over a year old, Thirty Acres is a relative newcomer on the Jersey City food scene, but it's putting the city on the epicurist's map. Run by husband and wife team Kevin and Alex Pemoulie (Kevin served five years as chef for NYC's notable...
76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA
Liberty House Restaurant is an oasis in the city. Take a seat outside and enjoy not only the view but the life-sized chess game, the fire pits in the evening and, if you're lucky, some live music. While it's always busy, this is the place for...
506 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Even if you're not a vegan, Subia's Organic Cafe and Market's fresh juices and organic fare offer healthy alternatives for a mid-day snack or lunch. The juice bar churns out smoothies and juices for every ailment, but you can customize your own if...
302 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
From silver earrings to vintage clutches, Aspasia's Boutique carries whimsical, stylish finds. Launched in 2006, Aspasia's carries everything from contemporary to vintage, but the vintage-inspired items truly stand out. It's one of those stores...
197 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
A lifestyle boutique devoted to one-of-a-kind items, Kanibal Home features a revolving collection of found objects and distinctive pieces that come from, in the owners' words, "all walks of life." The inventory is eclectic—you'll find anything...
230 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Though Smith & Chang categorizes itself as a department store, don't let images of mass products arranged in lackadaisical displays cloud your vision. The warmly lit shop channels the feel of small-town America, stocking vintage goods and antique...
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