Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • SJH
    265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time
    LOVED IT!! What a great way to get outside, walk and see some monuments. I spent a good part of my day here. It was just a beautiful day to stroll...a great breeze off the water side and then I found some exercise stations on the road side. Parking was free!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 3, 2023
  • ShowMeJohn
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view of Statue of Liberty from the New Jersey side of things.
    Great place to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. For some reason, I didn't realize the Statue of Liberty was in between New York city and New Jersey. We were planning on being in the area for another event and looking what we could do in our free time. We discovered the Statue of Liberty was in viewing distance of the New Jersey shore, in fact very close. I expected a sort of roadside type of park and an area with a view of the Statue of Liberty. Was I surprised! New Jersey has a very spacious state park just behind the statue. The park was not just a viewing area. It had a nice visitor center (with restrooms), a picnic/family friendly area complete with grills, and very spacious grounds that included a nice WWII memorial. We did not make it, but there is a walkway to a science center and ferries that run to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. We did make it to the nature center just down the road from the viewing area. It was also very nice, with both outdoor and indoor displays of the natural side of things related to the area. Kudos to the New Jersey State Park Service for such a nice facility.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Melanie N
    Alabama700 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and special views of the Manhattan Skyline
    Liberty State Park is located on the shores of the Hudson River allowing for amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. My mother and I needed a break from our road trip and we were pleasantly surprised with the special views of One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. Although we were seeing Lady Liberty’s backside it was still an amazing view. Free parking and clean bathrooms are available next to Flag Plaza near the south end of the park. There we found a shaded picnic area with access to Liberty Walk Promenade. The promenade stretches the entire length of the park running along the river’s edge. The gps I used for this area was 200 Morris Pesin Dr Jersey City. You can also take Freedom Way Dr to the north side of the park to access the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial and Ferry services. Paid and limited free parking available. My only con is that handicap parking should be closer or allow a drop-off area for the physically challenged. It is a great distance to reach the promenade from the parking areas.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Conner D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chill Day Out: Liberty State Park
    Liberty State Park is a laid-back oasis in Jersey City, offering green spaces, waterfront views, and a chill vibe. Perfect for picnics, casual walks, and family fun at the Liberty Science Center. It's a go-to spot for a relaxed day out with a great view of the Statue of Liberty – nature, history, and good times in one place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Jean G
    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Park
    A beautiful park with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and New York skyline. A very relaxing and enjoyable way to spend vacation time. I was in awe of the views and somber too as I remembered 9/11. Well worth a visit. Bring some water along-it was 82 degrees and sunny and there was only one drinking fountain that I saw in the whole park.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 3, 2024
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Melanie M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Statue City Cruises is the only company that ferries you to both islands. The departure from Liberty State Park is easy. Lots of free parking and much less crowded than the New York City side. If you are already in NJ, this is the way to go! Reasonable prices too for the ferry and a very workable schedule to both islands.
Written September 16, 2022
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Conner D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends

Liberty State Park is a laid-back oasis in Jersey City, offering green spaces, waterfront views, and a chill vibe. Perfect for picnics, casual walks, and family fun at the Liberty Science Center. It's a go-to spot for a relaxed day out with a great view of the Statue of Liberty – nature, history, and good times in one place.
Written December 25, 2023
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ShowMeJohn
Mo29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great place to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
For some reason, I didn't realize the Statue of Liberty was in between New York city and New Jersey. We were planning on being in the area for another event and looking what we could do in our free time. We discovered the Statue of Liberty was in viewing distance of the New Jersey shore, in fact very close.
I expected a sort of roadside type of park and an area with a view of the Statue of Liberty. Was I surprised! New Jersey has a very spacious state park just behind the statue.
The park was not just a viewing area. It had a nice visitor center (with restrooms), a picnic/family friendly area complete with grills, and very spacious grounds that included a nice WWII memorial.
We did not make it, but there is a walkway to a science center and ferries that run to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
We did make it to the nature center just down the road from the viewing area. It was also very nice, with both outdoor and indoor displays of the natural side of things related to the area.
Kudos to the New Jersey State Park Service for such a nice facility.
Written August 20, 2023
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Luis O
Colorado Springs, CO1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
If you are physically fit is ok. The tickets and security are very very far apart. If you are traveling with handicapped family member with limited walking and no wheelchair, is terrible. No option but to walk. The "handicap parking" will make you walk over 700 yards to the ticketing office to were security is located to board the ferry, very frustrating. No courtesy wheel chair, golf car or at least the ability to dropped them off. Not sure about Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty with valid ID you can use a wheelchair
Written September 18, 2020
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Chad S
Indiana58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Parked here on the way to taking the ferry for Statue of Liberty. Certain parts were well maintained but other parts looked run down, much like most of Jersey City, IMO. The landscaping could use work but there was plenty of parking and as you get closer to the water, it gets cleaner by the waterfront.
Written August 4, 2023
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Melanie N
Alabama700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Liberty State Park is located on the shores of the Hudson River allowing for amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. My mother and I needed a break from our road trip and we were pleasantly surprised with the special views of One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. Although we were seeing Lady Liberty’s backside it was still an amazing view. Free parking and clean bathrooms are available next to Flag Plaza near the south end of the park. There we found a shaded picnic area with access to Liberty Walk Promenade. The promenade stretches the entire length of the park running along the river’s edge. The gps I used for this area was 200 Morris Pesin Dr Jersey City. You can also take Freedom Way Dr to the north side of the park to access the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial and Ferry services. Paid and limited free parking available. My only con is that handicap parking should be closer or allow a drop-off area for the physically challenged. It is a great distance to reach the promenade from the parking areas.
Written October 29, 2023
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Princess
Washington DC, DC227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Honestly I wasn't expecting much here after a nearby trip to NYC but I was very pleasantly surprised! What a lovely park!

There is plenty of space for you to run, play sports, bring your kids to run around, and more. It is VERY family friendly, as it features various play structures and slides. Plenty of benches to take a break on. Photo worthy skylines. The perfect spot to relax and soak in the sun.

There is plenty of free parking in the area, too.
Written August 26, 2021
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TravelinBloke
New York City, NY118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Nice place to relax and enjoy the views. You can get a nice view of NYC. Looking from this side, it looks like utopia. The Hudson doesn’t disappoint either. Best times for visit are sunset and sunrise. Parking is ample and park is spacious for large groups. Give it a try and you won’t regret it.
Written May 25, 2021
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srehabdoc
Indiana Dunes, IN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The boat trip to the island. Very nice staff on that vessel. great parking at the park

Beautiful day with perfect weather.

Took my wife, daughter and grand daughter (her first time to see the status)
Written January 12, 2022
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SJH
265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
LOVED IT!! What a great way to get outside, walk and see some monuments. I spent a good part of my day here. It was just a beautiful day to stroll...a great breeze off the water side and then I found some exercise stations on the road side. Parking was free!!
Written August 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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