About Jersey


Let's have a look around into background of Jersey
  • County: Hudson County
  • State: New Jersey
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 40.314
  • Longitude: -74.5089
  • Time zone: US/Eastern
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Jersey

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: January to April

Location

It has earned the place as the second most populated city in the US sate of New Jersey.

Distance from Jersey center to Airport

Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport

Driving Distance: 8 miles /13 km

Driving Time: 22 minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak’s Silver Star
  • Road: Bus –Greyhound Lines

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities




New York

Location

It is the most densely populated city of the state of New York of the U.S.A. with a population of about 8,550,405 (2015 Census)

Weather

New York’s climate ranges between the warm and humid subtropical to humid continental. The temperature falls below freezing point and snows profusely in January and February. Summers are warm marked by hot days and late sunset prevailing from June going way up till September. Winters season is chilly and crisp though the sky remains clear mostly. It lasts from November through April in northern New York, and retracts slightly early in the southern New York.

Summers can be a bit hot but the mild spring season and the autumn month makes for a perfect time to plan a trip to New York.

  • Climate:  Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to Early November  
Tourist Attractions

New York is an extremely lively city with lots of activities and places to visit. The whole list of choice gets somewhat overwhelming but its best to start with Manhattan’s topmost building; the Empire Square to get a bird’s eye view of the entire city from the 86th and 102nd floors that provide mesmerizing 360° view of the city or reserve a table at the 101st floor at the One World Observatory.

Kids simply love the Christmas tree and the ice rink at the Rockefeller Center combined with the tour of the NBC studios at the Top Of The Rocks.

Check out one of the most visited museums in the world; The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is the 10th most viewed museum in the world. The American Museum of Natural History at the top of the list of the best Science museums in the world.

Walk through the themed rooms of the Madam Tussauds Museum which houses more than 200 figures.

Some must-see places in New York include the beautiful American Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island and Coney Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, and Times Square.

  • Statue of Liberty
  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial




Newark

Location

One of the oldest European cities of the US, Newark is the most populous city of New Jersey.

Weather
  • Climate - Humid Subtropical and Humid continental climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May (Spring Season)
Tourist Attractions
  • Essex County Courthouse
  • John Ballantine House
  • Branch Brook Park

Emergency Contact Numbers in Jersey city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: +1 800-872-7245
  • Airport: +1 973-961-6000
  • Hospital:  +1 201-915-2000 (Jersey City Medical Centre)

Events

Let’s see what Jersey city has to offer.

  • Annual Irish festival
  • Oktoberfest
  • Downtown Street fair

Tourist Attractions

  • Liberty State Park
  • Jersey Shore
  • Ellis Island

Theatre & Concerts

  • Jersey City Theatre Center
  • The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
  • Metropolitan opera

Visit Top Restaurants in Jersey

Brownstone Diner & Pancakes, Battello

Top Shopping Centers in Jersey

Newport Centre, Hudson Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum
  • Museum of Russian Art
  • Flagship Gallery

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Smoked Salmon Tartine – Satisbistro
  • Tomato Cavatelli – Batello
  • Pancakes & Maple syrup – Brownstone Diner & Pancake factory

Sports Club

New York Sports Club

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $1.67 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $2.93 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $2150.00
  • Cheap meal: $15.00
  • Gasoline: $0.57 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $50.00

Information about San Francisco

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport.
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and Caltrain.
  • Road: Bus – Muni Buses, Nextbus and Trolley Buses; Taxi – Yellow Cab Co-op

Airport

There are 3 major airports that are a convenient and easy option for travelers; all within a close distance to each other.

San Francisco Airport, SFO: San Francisco is the largest airport and named among the best airport worldwide in the Skytrax Passenger's award 2014 besides ranking. It serves every major US airline and foreign carriers. The airport is located 13 miles south of San Francisco.

Connectivity: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has the best connectivity in San Francisco. Cab services like Uber and Lyft are also available for a pickup.

Flight to San Francisco

SFO is particularly suited if you were to be headed to the center of the city where public transport is quite commendable.

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

A viable alternative to SFO, this is also equally well connected to the major tourist destinations; especially worth considering if someone is headed downtown. It is more manageable and not inflicted with the infamous SF fog.

Connectivity: OAK has train connector that connects OAK to full BART system. Travel time including interconnection is 35 minutes. There are ample shuttle services connecting SFO from here.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

This is smaller out of the other two but has ample services along the west coast and is acclimatized with a favorable weather. This airport is best suited to travelers headed to the Silicon Valley.

Connectivity: Taxi services are expensive. A trip to San Francisco would easily cost $150 and a shared shuttle about an $80. Parking fee alone can be as high as $50. The area has a more suburban background. Local CalTrain that links SJC to Santa Clara is the easiest alternative.

San Francisco International Airport for commercial service and Oakland International Airport is an alternative for San Francisco’s Primary Airport.

OAK Airport

Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km

Driving Time: 16 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish, Filipino, and Chinese

Customs and Tipping

 

There are several ways to calculate the right tip at different places in San Francisco. While grabbing a take away like Starbucks a tip is optional. A lot of locals resort to an easy calculation of multiplying sales tax by two and paying that amount as a tip; else tip at a restaurant is generally 15% of the bill. 

At Gas stations in California where there is hardly any full-service station, it's mostly self-serve so tip is not required. Tip for the porter can be the same as that of a shuttle driver.

It’s common to leave the money underneath the pillow or on the bathroom counter to tip housekeeping. People leave 1-3 dollars depending on if they want to continue staying for the next day and also on any special request. Tip for a bellman is generally $1 a bag.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 
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