Best Things to Do in Jersey City

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RPM Raceway

RPM Raceway is an all-electric indoor go-kart and entertainment destination, providing an exhilarating racing experience second only to climbing into an actual race car.  RPM racetracks have no stoplights, speed limits or lanes, so whether you’re bolting through its straightaways, or finding the apex of each hairpin turn, RPM Raceway’s lap racing format challenges all-level riders.

Speed through its quarter-mile European-style racetracks in high-performance, Italian-made go-karts capable of speeds up to 45 mph.  Race head-to-head against your friends during “Arrive and Drive,” gather a group of eight or more for a competitive two-, three- or four-race event; host a personal celebration race or put your skills to the test among the very best during our year-round racing leagues. Grab a helmet, get behind the wheel and drive like a pro. Racing lessons and corporate events.

The Liberty Science Center 

This past year Jersey City’s The Liberty Science Center was unveiled as the largest and most advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s fourth largest. The Science center engages inquisitive children and parents in hands-on discovery and fun with models and exhibits centered around such topics as the environment, health, animals and invention. The facility also contains the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States and a Real 3-D theater.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

Jutting into the waters of the Upper Bay from the eastern edge of Jersey City, the J. Owen Grundy Park is another fine place to take in breathtaking broadside views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. A patchwork of timber-built promenades and pagodas, it’s alive with local strollers during the summer months, not to mention jogging classes and yoga get-togethers on the weekends. It’s possible to see the outline of the great Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the distance to the south, where the waters divide the Big Apple in two before entering the New Jersey Bight and the Atlantic.

Mana Contemporary, Art and Cultural Center

Mana Contemporary, based in a vast former tobacco warehouse, unites artist studios, exhibition spaces and ancillary services in a single location, facilitating conversation and collaboration among the Jersey City creative community. Visitors receive access to all projects occurring inside Mana and experience a range of art-making techniques and presentations first-hand.

Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art organizations in the United States. Through its integrated architectural design, Mana offers art programming including dance performances, sculpture, photography and painted art exhibits for the greater creative community. Its expanding flagship location in Jersey City, originally built in 1890, will eventually encompass more than two million square feet.

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