If there is one place in the United States that reflects the multiculturalism of the nation, it would be Jersey City. It is a city where festivals representing different countries are celebrated each month! Walk down its streets and you will meet a Filipino, South American, Mexican, Cuban, Indian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, as well as Egyptian Coptics!
Jersey City is strategically located about 30 minutes from the heart of New York City. It is the home of about 262,000 people as of 2014. It is one of the oldest cities in New Jersey having been founded in 1660, and according to WalletHub, Jersey City is the most “Racial and Ethnic Diverse” city in the country. The closest International airport to Jersey City is LaGuardia Airport.
If you are wondering why Jersey City is the melting pot of different cultures from around the world, you must visit the Liberty State Park which spans about 1,212 acres right in the heart of the city. It fronts Ellis Island, which was were millions of immigrants were processed until 1954. Most of the immigrants were ferried to Communipaw Terminal located in the park, where most of them began their journey to the different parts of the nation. You can also take a ferry to Ellis Island where you can enjoy a tour of it facilities, watch a film documentary about its history, visit the museum and the American Immigrant Wall of Honor. Aside from Liberty State Park, you can also check out the New Jersey Colgate Clock, Lowe's Jersey Theatre, and enjoy the skyline of New York City from its downtown area.
History buffs will love Jersey City, and if you want to learn more about the different cultures from all over the world, this is the place to be!