On Friday October 16, Daniel and I finally arrived in Jersey City. We were there to visit Katjia and Matthew and see to their new apartment.
Thankfully, the weather was mostly sunny and gorgeous for our visit. But we knew winter wasn’t far behind. So our visit was a short one.
Liberty Harbor RV Park
The biggest challenge for our visit to Jersey City was finding a place to stay. Located across the water from Manhattan, Jersey City is a big city with lots of skyscrapers and a bustling urban center.
Neither of us felt like navigating big city traffic in Appa. Moreover, where were we supposed to park her?
As luck would have it, Jersey City is home to an RV park that’s only a 15-minute walk from Katjia’s apartment. Billed as “the closest RV Park to New York City”, the Liberty Harbor RV Park is located right in the middle of downtown Jersey City. So we decided to brave the city traffic and give the RV Park a try.
The Liberty Harbor RV is just a paved parking lot with water and electric hookups. But the views are incredible! The campground is located in a marina surrounded by skyscrapers and with views of the Manhattan skyline.
The RV Park isn’t cheap, either, but it is patrolled by a security guard and has clean restrooms. So we felt safe there. The campground was filled with a mix of tour buses and motorhomes which was interesting.
Photos from Jersey City
We spent the rest of our visit exploring Jersey City with Katjia and Matthew. I confess that my expectations weren’t very high. Our first visit to New Jersey wasn’t a positive one.
Daniel and I were happily surprised by the city, however. The historic downtown area is cute and the waterfront has lovely views of the Manhattan skyline.
The best views, however, were from Katjia and Matthew’s new apartment. Their previous tiny apartment in Manhattan proved inadequate after the pandemic hit. They are both college students and spend almost all their time at home since college is now an online experience. The new space is better suited for this new college experience.
Jersey City’s Waterfront
The Village in Jersey City (Historic Downtown area)
Katjia and Matthew’s New Apartment
Where are we now?
Dates: October 17-18, 2020
Great American Road Trip Status: Days 104 & 105
Location: Liberty Harbor RV Park – Jersey City, New Jersey
For more details on our Great America (Socially Distanced) Road Trip, see my previous posts:
- Days 102 & 103: That’s What She Said: A Visit to Scranton, Pennsylvania
- Days 96-101: Sidelined by Illness in Buffalo
- Day 95: Niagra Falls on a Rainy Day
- Day 94: The Great Lakes Challenge
- Days 90-93: Cuyahoga Valley National Park: A River on Fire