Things To Do In Jersey City

Eight-Week Kids' Play and Learn Session for One or Two at Wild at Play (Up to 58% Off)

Wild at Play

The Waterfront

$320 $149

Kids attend eight weeks of enriching classes that focus on structured play, world music, and Bollywood dance

$29 for Two Hours of Bowling Including Shoe Rental for Up to Six at Nationwide Bowling (Up to $80 Value)

Nationwide Bowling

Multiple Locations

$80 $29

Eleven locations with amenities such as automatic scoring, sports bars, grills, and arcade games

One, Five, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Ticket and Popcorn at Hudson Mall Cinemas (57% Off)

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

Four or Eight Fencing Classes for One or Two Kids at Cobra Fencing Club (Up to 76% Off)

Cobra Fencing Club

The Waterfront

$490 $119

Kids’ fencing classes teach beginners the basics of sabre or foil in small classes that ensure close interaction with expert instructors

Two-Hour Scenic Day Sail for One or Two from Sail the Hudson (Up to 55% Off)

Sail the Hudson

Jersey City

$99 $49

The boat sails its way through New York Harbor as scenic views emerge around each bend

$54 for $120 Groupon — International Taekwon-Do Academy

International Taekwon-do Academy

The Heights

$120 $54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$89 for $197 Groupon — Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp

The Heights

$197 $89

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two, Four, or Six One-on-One Training Sessions at 4MMG Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

4MMG Fitness

Inside Elite Fitness Studio

$390 $99

Certified fitness instructors work one-on-one with clients to help them reach their fitness goals

One- or Two-Month Gym Membership at Club Metro USA - Jersey City (Up to 56% Off)

Club Metro USA - Jersey City

The Waterfront

$85 $39

Resort-style gym with juice bar gives exercisers loads of options with cardio and weight machines, free weights, and free fitness assessment

General Admission for One or Two to Liberty Science Center (Up to 52% Off), or a $5 Donation

Liberty Science Center

Liberty State Park

$19.75 $10

(291)

Family-friendly museum educates visitors via interactive exhibits, live shows, and 3-D films; $5 donation benefits STEM education programs

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Krank Systems Jersey City LLC (Up to 79% Off)

Krank Systems Jersey City LLC

Jersey City

$250 $65

One or two months of unlimited fitness boot-camp sessions provide well-rounded workouts tailored to each individual's fitness level

$40 for $80 Groupon — Caribbean Soul Dance School

Caribbean Soul Dance School

The Heights

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

5, 10, or 20 Salsa Classes at Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Salsa Fever On2 Dance Academy

The Heights

$100 $39

(16)

New York-style salsa dancers break on the second and sixth beats; learn the unorthodox steps from seasoned instructors

$10 for $20 Worth of Dance Lessons — Carolina Rosa Arts Academy

Carolina Rosa Arts Academy Llc

The Heights

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two-Hour Harbor Tour for 2 or 4 or a Semi-Private Charter for Up to 12 at Maine Sail Charters (Up to 55% Off)

Maine Sail Charters

New York Harbor

$158 $79

Groups of up to 12 set sail on the New York Harbor in a 60-foot Tortola motorsailer; trips take place throughout the week from May–October

Five Pilates Classes or Two Private Classes at Project Pilates (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Project Pilates

Historic Downtown

$120 $40

Resistance bands, exercise balls, and other equipment help Pilates practitioners stay in shape

Four or Eight 90-Minute Guitar Classes with a Music Book at Yellow Frog Guitar Classes (Up to 54% Off)

Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

The Waterfront

$149 $69

Experienced guitar instructor teaches the instrument's fundamentals during group classes designed for beginners

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

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Originally built to sail around the world, the New Horizons motorsailer now spends its days providing Maine hospitality to its guests while gliding along the scenic Northeastern coast of the United States. After boarding the sailboat, groups can take in the sweeping views of the New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and past the Statue of Liberty, while sipping drinks and savoring treats such as the classic Maine lobster roll, which can be purchased on board. Seafarers may also embark on special voyages, such as Lobster Day Sail picnics. With its spacious design, semi-private upper deck, and modern sound system, the New Horizons can handle events that range from large family gatherings to old-fashioned ocean-drinking contests.

1 Marin Blvd
Jersey City,
NJ
US

At the ASA-certified True North Sailing School, students learn to safely navigate vessels through wind and water during 21-hour basic sailing courses. The program blends classroom time with training on the water, and along the way, students learn to steer, name the different parts of the boat, and measure the wind's direction. Other, complementary classes teach sailors about more advanced sailing skills and spring fashion's new lifejackets. And for those looking for a sailing adventure, the school leads group excursions to tropical locales like the Caribbean, where the water temperature is always 75 degrees.

500 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City,
NJ
US

At Duncan Martial Arts, instructor Gregory Duncan carries on his father’s legacy by teaching the Way of the Winds system. The first martial artists to bring ninjutsu to the United States, Gregory’s father, Professor Ronald Duncan, created a system that emphasizes rapid-fire striking patterns, evasive movements, and joint locking. Implementing elements of traditional taijutsu and jujitsu, the Way of the Winds system also includes education in traditional weaponry, such as sais, tonfa, han-bo, nunchakus, and more. Classes help build self-confidence and mental focus as students learn control over their bodies and responses to high-stress situations, such as a stranger approaching them in a dark alley and asking them to name all the vice presidents in alphabetical order. To expand upon the influences of Eastern fitness traditions, the center also offers yoga classes designed to center the mind and strengthen the body.

180 9th St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

While many gyms offer weights, treadmills, ellipticals, and rowing machines to help its members achieve leaner physiques, all JC Barre Fitness Studio needs is a ballet barre. That's because the apparatus helps students sculpt lean muscles, lose weight, and increase agility thanks to a flurry of exercises performed during various classes. The studio's signature class B3 blends Pilates, ballet, and Yoga into a one-hour, 600 calorie-burning workout, and co-ed boot camp by B3 ups the exercise ante with increased cardio and isometric moves that deliver a satisfying burn without actually setting fire to one's muscles. In addition to barre classes, the studio offers up Pilates and Zumba sessions and invites its clients to suggest additional classes via email.

419 Monmouth Street
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Once the chopper lifts off from the Hook Pier Heliport and rises above New York Harbor, the Big Apple's sprawling metropolis fills passengers' sightlines. Rotors spinning, the copter flies past the Statue of Liberty and toward the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and other looming examples of urban architecture. During these tours, sightseers sit comfortably within one of the company's five Bell 407 helicopters, which boast giant windows and enough legroom to roundhouse kick roving bands of skydivers looking to freeload their way onto the aircraft. The helicopter pilots also charter their aircraft on trips to cities including Boston and Atlantic City.

30 Hudson St
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates in cardio routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

859 Communipaw Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

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