via TimeOut NY – Situated just over the Hudson—although it feels like miles away from Manhattan—Jersey City, NJ, is a waterfront gem with more appeal than most New Yorkers may realize. In fact, it’s one of the most popular towns in the Garden State. From the best bars with the prettiest views to great things to do outside and a weekly free streetsummer music festival, there’s more to Jersey City than meets the eye.
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Whether you’re traveling with kids or if you’re a full-grown science fanatic, LSC has an exhibit, event or show that is right up your alley. Check out the IMAX theater, dinosaur dig, virtual reality and the soon-to-be biggest planetarium in the west. Sign up for a lecture or take a tour through the Center.
Groove on Grove
All summer long, this weekly street festival features music, food and beverages, unique performances and an urban community feel. Best part? It’s absolutely free to attend on the Grove PATH Plaza. Swing by every Wednesday from 6—9pm for concerts and people-watching from May to September.Grove Street PATH Plaza (jcdowntown.org)
For nearly five decades, Torico has been feeding Jersey City with the best of the best. What started as small deli is now a favorite spot for homemade ice cream. It only took the spot 48 years to perfect the recipe and use real fruit and tropical flavors to make their 65 flavors, which run the gamut from traditional to out-of-this-world original.