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Hotel room in Union City
Private bedroom Boutique Hotel 10 mins from NYC
Stay in the center of the action in this one-of-a-kind place. Shefah Hotel is the closest and most affordable Hotel nearest to New York City. Originally known for its affordable weekly rates and only minutes to Times Square NYC. Shefah Hotel has been a family-owned for many years. We take pride in our service and work hard to make sure our guest are happy. We have two locations within a two block radius. Feel free to contact us anytime of the day and we will answer any questions you have.
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Private room in Weehawken
Small Room in a Big Big World
The max capacity of this room is two people. Guests will share the large & prestige bathroom with other guests staying. Other shared areas: a brand new kitchen, bar stools, the dinning area with dining table & chairs and laundry. All rooms have locks. Guests will enjoy easy access to Manhattan from here. There’s a bus just outside the house that goes to Time Square and it’s only 3 bus stops and only takes 15 minutes to get there. Driveway and street parking also available.
Individual Host
Private room in Union City
❤️Lovely Cozy Private Room near NYC
Welcome to our cozy Airbnb retreat just 15 minutes away from Midtown Manhattan! Situated in a safe, tranquil neighborhood, our space offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere with a variety of restaurants, diners, and shops all within walking distance. We've designed this space for your comfort based on our own Airbnb experiences. Join us for a memorable stay!
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House rentals in New Jersey

Home in Jersey City
Cozy 1bed near EWR Airport & NY
Private room in North Bergen
Cozy private room 20 min to NYC Times Square
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Private room in North Bergen
Beautiful private room 20 minutes from NY
Private room in Weehawken
Clean Private Room & Private Bath near Manhattan
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Your guide to New Jersey

Welcome to New Jersey

In New Jersey, scenic pastoral landscapes and coastlines meet rich cultural hubs. In the dense urban centers lining the Hudson River, the hustle of city life is met with the bustle of cultural enclaves from India Square in Jersey City to the Korean eats in Fort Lee. But drive out a little farther and the Garden State reveals itself, with mountain reserves, massive lakes, and even the second-largest waterfall in volume east of the Mississippi at Paterson’s Great Falls. Travel south and you’ll find the unparalleled beach towns on the Atlantic Coast, as well as the vast Pine Barrens — and anywhere you go in the state, you’re sure to run into charming towns, like Clinton, with its vintage Red Mill, or Lambertville along the Delaware River.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in New Jersey

With shores, mountains, small towns, and urban hubs, there’s a reason in every season to visit New Jersey. Beachgoers flock to the shore between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with June being the best bet, since July and August can bring stifling and humid heat. In the autumn, the Garden State shows off its color palette with peak fall foliage from late September in the north to early November in the south. Winters can be a mixed bag — snowy periods alternate with chilly sunny days. Spring brings back the garden views, especially at April’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Branch Brook Park, with 4,000 trees—surpassing Washington, D.C.’s collection in volume and variety.

Top things to do in New Jersey

Liberty State Park

The Statue of Liberty may call New York City home, but she stands much closer to Jersey at the 1,212-acre Liberty State Park. The wide-open Hudson River views, from Midtown Manhattan to the Verrazano Bridge, are best seen along the two-mile waterfront promenade walk. The park is home to the Liberty Science Center, with the Western Hemisphere’s biggest planetarium, and the Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal, where immigrants boarded trains to their new lives after arriving at Ellis Island. The park is also home to the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial, strategically placed to guide visitors to look at the skyline with the missing towers.

Jersey Shore

With 90 miles of white-sand beaches, the Jersey Shore has long lured visitors to its beachfront rentals, and even invented the entire genre of boardwalk culture when the first was built in Atlantic City in 1870. From the family-friendly beach towns on Long Beach Island to the historic Victorian homes in Cape May — plus a 65-foot tall elephant named Lucy in Margate — the state’s Atlantic coast line is a centerpiece of American beach-going.

Grounds for Sculpture

Reality and art blend at this outdoor sculpture garden where dramatic steam rises from some pieces, and others are so lifelike, you might find yourself striking up a conversation. Perhaps the most notable works are the 3-D takes on famous paintings.