Property at a Glance: Sky City Apartments
Sometimes when you stay in a city, you want to feel like a resident, not a tourist. That’s why Sky City Apartments feature all the amenities of a luxurious downtown apartment. The typically bright, airy layouts make the spaces feel welcoming, and many even have views of Manhattan. Depending on the building, additional amenities can include everything from a pool to a yoga room and fitness center.
- Cook up a meal in your full-size kitchen, complete with utensils, cookware, plates, and a dishwasher.
- Relax in front of your entertainment system with a large TV and DVD player.
- Rent a bike and take in beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty from the 18-mile Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.
- Explore Manhattan by taking the trip to the nearby neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Tribeca, and Chinatown. This Getaway includes a $10 MetroCard.
Jersey City, New Jersey: The Burgeoning Sixth Borough
Though a Manhattanite might think of the city across the Hudson as the other side of the moon, more people are seeing what makes Jersey City a destination in its own right. It contains Liberty State Park, a lush green space perfect for picnics, bird watching, and taking in stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and Lady Liberty.
Thanks to its history as a major immigration port, Jersey City is one of the most diverse cities on Earth. You’ll see traces of more than 90 nationalities, from the curries and roti of Little India to the paellas and lumpia of Little Manila. If those don’t fill you up, head to Carlo’s Bakery and learn to make decadent fondant cakes from the Cake Boss himself (or at least from his stellar staff).
To feed the mind, visit one of the city’s art galleries or theaters before heading to the Liberty Science Center. There, you can peruse nine permanent exhibits, check out a presentation on the IMAX screen, or see science in action during a live demonstration.