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Our favorite things to do outside in Jersey City this summer


Jersey City, just west of the Hudson River and home to Nest by Common, has some of the best places to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. With August just around the corner, be sure to clear your schedule and find time to explore some of the best outside spots in Jersey City.

Liberty State Park

Liberty State Park is the perfect place to visit on a nice day. Rent a Citibike and take in the views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or bring a picnic and relax with your friends. Liberty State Park is great for a quick stop or a full day trip.

Journal Square Green Market

Every neighborhood needs a good farmer’s market and this market in Journal Square, Jersey City has it all. Operating for 20 years, Green Market is the go-to spot for locals in Jersey City. Open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 8 pm, you can buy anything from fresh produce to delicious baked goods.

Hamilton Park

This beautiful park is a great place to play tennis, take a walk, or just hangout with a good book. Hamilton Park also has a basketball court, dog parks, a water park for children, and a large gazebo. Make sure to mark your calendars for The Hamilton Park BBQ Festival this fall, where you can enjoy the best BBQ, great beer, and live music.

Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza

If you’re looking to try some seriously good food and spend time outside, make sure to check out Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. This 3-4 block-long plaza has some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, plus it’s a great place to spend time with friends. If you don’t have time to grab a bite to eat, grab some coffee to go and make sure you find a time to come back.

Pershing Field Park

Another great park in Jersey city, Pershing Field Park has a lot of amenities, including an ice rink, pool, playground and fields or courts for sports. When you finish your workout, walk around the block and grab a bite. Try Noches de Colombia for Mexican, Andrea Salumeria for a deli sandwich, or The Franklin for Italian.

Your home in Jersey City

When you make your home at Nest by Common, you get more than just an apartment. Besides being close to the best restaurants, bars, and parks, you also have access to incredible amenities just seconds away from your front door. When you’re not spending your time exploring the city, you can relax on the rooftop, break a sweat in the gym, or play a friendly game of pool in the lounge.

Rent at Nest by Common starts at $1,365/month. Book a tour today!

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