Father’s Day around Journal Square, NJ.

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Father’s Day around Journal Square, NJ.

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 ways to celebrate Father’s Day here around Journal Square.

Kayaking, Rafting and Watersports

Right on the Hudson, Jersey City is also a great destination for those travelers who want to enjoy the water and beat the heat this June! With the backdrop of New York City and Lady Liberty, this is a great way to see the skyline of Manhattan from the water while enjoying the fun of kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing. Visit any of the many water sports associations and clubs on the Jersey City waterfront for great photos on the water and a memorable way to tour the New York and New Jersey shoreline, all not far from the hotel. For a more fast-paced experience, there are also the guided Jet Ski Tours based in Jersey City that will take visitors around the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan and more!

Dining around Jersey City

Of course, no father’s day is complete without delicious food, thankfully, with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries and restaurants here around Jersey City, dads of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoilt for options. Fire and Oak is one of Jersey City’s most celebrated establishments, sporting an enviable selection of Rib and Steak selections for all meat-lovers, while Latham House is a local favorite offering delicious eggs Benedict and French Toast classics. The Hamilton Inn’s renowned sandwiches continue to grow a loyal following, while The Kitchen Step is a family-friendly hidden gem with croissants to write home about.



This Father’s Day, 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 all visitors. This is a great way to tour small business and creativity here around Jersey City and Journal Square, and also makes for a festive addition to any travel plans out in the June sunshine.


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