I'm always eager to check out all of the newest restaurants, exciting events, and incredible skyline views that Jersey City has to offer. Every place you go in the city has its own unique charm, but what these places all have in common is their Instagram appeal. Let's face it: we're living in an age of technology and the main reason we even take photos of what we do anymore is so our social media accounts will be on fleek. Here, I've rounded up the most Instagram-able spots in Jersey City for you to check out!
Liberty House Restaurant
This waterfront spot has the most incredible views of the Manhattan skyline on this side of the Hudson. It'll make you have all the feels, and it'll make your followers double-tap.
David Bowie Mural
A new addition to downtown Jersey City, Eduardo Kobra's 180-foot-tall Technicolor mural of David Bowie on the side of the Cast Iron Lofts towers sits above the highway where thousands of people admire it daily. The painting has already accrued thousands of likes on Instagram, so we're sure it will be a hit on your feed, too.
South House Restaurant
This downtown Jersey City favorite is Insta-gold. Whether you like to 'gram your food and drinks or prefer to share interior inspiration, South House has got it all. With craft cocktails in mason jars, white-washed brick walls, and classic Americana décor, you'll feel like you've walked right into the Nashville filter.
Colgate Clock, Exchange Place
Whether you're taking a run through the neighborhood or viewing Chilltown's skyline from Manhattan, this historic Jersey City landmark can be found illuminating the Paulus Hook neighborhood. If the clock's 330-foot height isn't enough reason to post to your story, you can turn around and snap the NYC skyline.
Liberty State Park
If you're lucky enough to live near Liberty State Park, it's a great place to go for a walk or a run, but don't leave your phone at home. It's worth interrupting your workout for a few good photo ops; of course, there's the unobstructed view of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, but you also can't miss the Liberty Science Center, the Empty Sky Memorial, the old Central Railroad of New Jersey, and lastly, the piers.
Departed Soles Brewing Company
I'm a little biased considering I spend my Friday nights here, but honestly there are so many different spaces in this local gem to post, even with #nofilter. Between the brewing tanks with TMNT-inspired ribbons, the holiday lights strung across the room, the "I WANT TO…" wall, owner Brian Kulbacki's team flags, and the company mural, you'll have enough photos to be posting for days.
Grand St (Downtown)
When you drive down Grand Street towards the Paulus Hook neighborhood, you're greeted by a sign "Welcome to Downtown Jersey City" along with a view of the lower Manhattan skyline in the background. There's just something so much sweeter about 'graming this scene knowing you're entering JC.
Newark Ave. Pedestrian Walkway
On its own, the Newark Ave pedestrian walkway isn't much of a sight, but with events occurring annually, this seemingly peaceful downtown center becomes a bustling hub and a photographer's inspiration. You'll see everything from rallies to holiday events to markets and festivals, all of which will rack up the likes.
Written by Sasha Kleinman
Born and raised in NJ, Sasha is a recent transplant to Jersey City and has become obsessed with everything the city has to offer. Sasha is a fashion copywriter by day, and die-hard Jane Do enthusiast and (vegetarian) foodie by night. When she's not stuffing her face at one of Chilltown's amazing restaurants, having a couple brewskis at the local brewery Departed Soles, or snuggling with your dog, Sasha is busy traveling the globe with camera (and fork) in hand. Follow her wide array of adventures @sksashafierce and @the_hungry_growlers!