Jersey City is a melting pot of flavours and influences from around the world. Separated from Manhattan by the Hudson River, Jersey City offers stunning NYC skyline views, and is one train stop away from Manhattan. A metropolitan sophistication exists in downtown Jersey City, from the Powerhouse Arts District through to the landmark waterfront Colgate Clock. Despite its urban feel, Jersey City also offers visitors a surprising amount of green space, such as the famous Liberty State Park. Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are also only a short ferry trip away.
Just a stones throw away across the river is Manhattan. It is renowned as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and for anyone who has visited, this will come as no surprise. NYC is a mix of American and International culture, there is something for every taste, style and budget in this cosmopolitan city.
The 5 boroughs that make up New York City – Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island – offer visitors eye-candy of all sorts: architectural gems, atmospheric shopping and dining, and wide open spaces, such as Central Park, to explore. For the cultural aficionados and art-world enthusiasts, there are a dizzying array of museums and galleries, the most famous of which include MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Met.
September is a fantastic time to visit New York. The autumn season is just beginning, so temperatures are mild. The average high and low temperatures for the city range between 17°C (63°F) and 25°C (77°F) during early September. When visiting New York during this month, you’ll need to pack a combination of cool attire for the daytime, such as t-shirts and thin jumpers, as well as warmer clothing for the evenings, such as jeans and jackets. The city boasts an average nine hours of daily sunshine during September, so it is a good month to take advantage of NYC’s outdoor offerings.