Best Places to Take Pictures around Journal Square, NJ.

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Journal Square. This proudly storied and unique corner of the Jersey City metro has its fair share of events, character and past writings that lend it its name. Whether you are a visitor on holiday, a returnee to see friends and family or an adventurous local, you’ll find that Journal Square has something to challenge and inspire everyone. Read on for some of our favorite places to take pictures around Journal Square.


Feast and tour Jersey City’s gastronomic diversity on your stomach (and with your eyes!) here at Smorgasburg, one of Jersey City’s most celebrated new traditions. This is an open-air food market where visitors can enjoy fresh burgers, lobster, tacos, ribs and more, a heaven for foodies and food photographers. Fill up on delicious food and add a mouthwatering entry to your socials here at Smorgasburg.

Grove Street

This vibrant corner of downtown Jersey City is a great place to explore while around a number of photo-friendly spots. This is a dynamic and urban backdrop to any casual projects, great for the solo traveler and groups alike. 

Hamilton Park

For a quiet vacation from your vacation, Hamilton Park is that little slice of peace right here in Jersey City. You don’t need to go too far for those hometown feels in this quaint and charming park, a great spot for those photography projects for groups, couples, and solo shoots alike. We recommend the Gazebo for those especially large groups but don’t want to go too far out of the way to fit everyone in the shot.

Liberty State Park and Liberty Island

One of the tri-state area’s most iconic faces around the world is that of Lady Liberty herself, and right here in Jersey City, visitors need not go far to see her. Whether from the shoreline with Lady Liberty in the background, or upclose in the view from her crown, both are within close reach here in Jersey City. The numerous ferries to Liberty Island provide for closer visits to Liberty Island and views of New York City from the water, while Liberty State Park itself also provides for views of the New York Skyline and Lady Liberty herself. We recommend a visit closer to sundown hours to see New York and the statue by daytime, and the city skyline by night in all of its lights.

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