Sip, saunter, and sightsee. The Jersey City Wine Festival gives you plenty of opportunities to do all three. Held on November 23, 2019, at the Harbor side Atrium in Jersey City, it’s one fall festival you won’t want to miss out on. If you need an excuse to take a weekend getaway with your significant other or a fun trip with your BFF, you’ve got one. With over 100 varieties of wine served on the Jersey City Waterfront overlooking One World Trade Center, you’re sure to be in good company even if you decide to travel to the event solo. Even people who aren’t big fans of wine find a spirit or beer that they enjoy.
What a General Admission, General Admission 2, and Last Chance General Admission Ticket Gets You
Live entertainment, food, and interactive games are all part of the event, which runs from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at 153 Exchange Place in Jersey City. Tickets are on sale now through Event brite. They range in cost from $60 to $70 per person (with early birds getting the steepest discount) and includes an exclusive Wine Fest wine tasting glass. For an additional $15, a designated driver can be hired to take you back to the hotel without the need to hop in a cab or ride share vehicle.
The Best Places in the Area to Stay
If you’ve never been to the Jersey City before, you’ll likely need to know which hotels near Jersey City, NJ are worth staying at during your visit.
The Hyatt House Jersey City is a popular choice for a good reason. Like many Jersey City hotels, it features stunning views of lower Manhattan. It’s also close to the NJ PATH if you want to take a quick train ride into the city. The Holland Hotel is named for its proximity to the Holland Tunnel, and it’s a great choice if you happened to drive to the Jersey City Wine Festival; you can dip right into the city in your car.
What to Do in the Area After You’ve Wined and Dined
Nearby New York City has iconic sights such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. You can take the New York Waterway Ferry or PATH train to get to the Big Apple. There, you’ll find some of the most exquisite attractions, fine dining restaurants such as Porto Leggero, Liberty House, and 230 FIFTH. Exploring the sights, sounds, and smells that make NYC the place that it is today is exciting. If you’d rather steer clear from all the traffic, you can stay in Jersey City and see what it has to offer you. (Spoiler alert: a lot!)
Keeping Your Wine Glass Full and Your Heart Open to New Experiences
Once you’ve determined which hotels near Jersey City, NJ, to consider staying at, you’ll be able to start planning other trip highlights besides attending the Jersey City Wine Festival. The one-day event will certainly keep you busy filling up your wine glasses and ears with the sound of live music. After the festival is over, you’ll want to spend a few more days exploring the area and seeing what Jersey City has to offer in terms of food, fun, and experiences small and large.