10 Things to Do in Bayonne That You Shouldn't Miss

January 13, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Bayonne /beɪˈjoʊn/ bay-OWN is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula located between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south, and New York Bay to the east. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 63,024, reflecting an increase of 1,182 (+1.9%) from the 61,842 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 398 (+0.6%) from the 61,444 counted in the 1990 Census.
Restaurants in Bayonne

1. To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor, Bayonne, NJ 07002 +1 201-823-0333
Excellent
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4.5 based on 118 reviews

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

Reviewed By Footsloggers - Ottawa, Canada

This is a very beautiful Memorial to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy. It was presented to the people of America from the people of Russia. I had previously seen very little about the sculpture other than a few photographs, nothing in the media or glossy brochures.

As a sculpture it is easy to make an interpretation, it is a single enormous, poignant teardrop hanging between two very tall pillars. Its simplicity is its beauty. Paving stones throughout the extremely small park are engraved with messages, family names, memorials and names, this is a beautiful place.

Sadly this Memorial has been sited in the back of beyond. It has been plonked right next to the cruise ship terminal, overshadowed by warehouses and on a bleak promontory jutting into the Hudson River. It's not an easy place to get to without a car, GPS doesn't recognise the address and only those determined to find it actually get to see it.

But if you do make the effort you'll see the reward for yourselves. Please go and see it.

2. Postcards-The The Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Bank st, Adjacent to Ferry Terminal Waterfront, Staten Island, NY
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Postcards-The The Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Reviewed By jwm1313 - Staten Island, New York

On October 1,2017 Boro President Jim Otto dedicated the First Responders Memorial adjacent to Post Cards. Post Cards is the Memorial for all Staten Islanders that perished on 9/11. The First Responders Memorial is for Sraten Island First Responders that have perished due to 9/11 related diseases.
It is very peaceful and scerene offering magnificent views of MY harbor and the City.

3. Liberty State Park

at Exit 14B-New Jersey Turnpike Extension, 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 +1 201-915-3400
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Liberty State Park

Reviewed By Theresa C - Allendale, New Jersey

I come here often to take photos of Manhattan and the 9-11 memorial. The park has a nice paved path along the waterfront with great views of Ellis Island and the Statue of liberty. There is also a historic rail station here, which is where you can buy tickets for the Statue of liberty ferry.

4. The Mills at Jersey Gardens

651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-4901 +1 908-354-5900
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Mills at Jersey Gardens

Welcome to The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores all under one roof! The mall is a shopper's paradise anchored by top outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Century 21, Burlington Coat Factory, Marshall's and Bed Bath & Beyond. Shop for amazing values at the best brand outlets including Michael Kors, Coach, True Religion, Nautica, PUMA, Kate Spade and Guess. The center also offers the largest Tommy Hilfiger in the US and a 20-screen AMC Theatres featuring IMAX. With daily transportation from both the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Newark Liberty International Airport, the center is a great day-trip out of the hustle and bustle of New York City and features tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes! Enjoy great dining at Johnny Rockets, Chili's and Applebee's.

Reviewed By unkybuck - Tralee, Ireland

This place was huge! We spent 6 hours shopping and probably saw a quarter of what was in the center. There's some brilliant outlets offering great deals that makes it well worth a trip. Many people (us included) brought a suitcase and started filling it to save us carting our many many shopping bags around. The centre is spacious with a large food court and lots of variety.

5. FlyNYON

78 John Miller Way, Kearny, NJ 07032-6500
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5 based on 141 reviews

FlyNYON

We make professional aerial photography services accessible to everyone by providing a crowdsourced aerial experience. Whether you want to snap a signature shoe selfie on your iPhone, or you want to capture incredible aerial content for your portfolio: we’ve got a variety of options for you. No two flights are the same. Variables in time of day, seasons, weather, and a custom flight plan has photographers flying with us time and time again. Each photo flight is tailored to what you would like to see. Want to go high or low? Want to focus on a specific building or landmark? Take your photography to new heights with FlyNYON. FlyNYON takes the thrill of shooting images from an open door helicopter, and makes it accessible by offering crowdsourced seats, without compromising on safety. Our New York City flights are conducted in turbine engine helicopters and are piloted by crew with thousands of hours of experience. The doors are taken off and you and your photo equipment are securely tethered in for the ride. We’ve flown thousands of passengers since we’ve opened our doors in 2012, and now offer photo flights in NYC, Miami, San Francisco & Los Angeles. Sky’s not the limit; it’s our office.

Reviewed By Daniel E

I booked a doors off flight last year to take this April. Doors off flights have currently been suspended as Flynyon we’re responsible for the recent helicopter crash into the Hudson River where five of their customers sadly lost their lives. I have attempted to...MoreHi Daniel, Spoke to customer service department. They'll be getting in touch shortly. I apologize for the inconvenience.

6. Bayonne Park

Park Drive, Bayonne, NJ 07002
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Bayonne Park

Reviewed By ProfessorMoon - Bayonne, New Jersey

I have been enjoying this park and its beauty in the shadows of metropolitan New York City for more than 50 years. Make sure that you slowly drive around both the upper and lower portions of the park to see how nice it really is.

7. Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114 +1 718-448-2500
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4.5 based on 225 reviews

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of gardens, museums, theaters, educational opportunities, and seasonal festivals. Snug Harbor's historic grounds and Greek Revival buildings house arts organizations with the area's most vibrant and intriguing activities, providing numerous ways for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore. The richness of this captivating environment truly makes Snug Harbor the heart of Staten Island's social life and a must-see destination in the region. Entrance to Snug Harbor's campus is free. Entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the Chinese Scholar's Garden is $5. The Snug Harbor grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. The Chinese Scholar's Garden is open from Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm. Check our Facebook page for current happenings and upcoming events!

Reviewed By ddpooka - New York

There is so much happening at Snug Harbor you won't be disappointed. And during quiet times grab a book, pick your favorite garden and just enjoy the sheer beauty of the garden.

8. Richmond County Bank Ballpark

75 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1950 +1 718-720-9265
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4.5 based on 204 reviews

Richmond County Bank Ballpark

Reviewed By NewYorkerluvsKeyWest - New York City

This ballpark sits on perhaps the most valuable real estate on Staten Island. The view is to die for, the facilities sufficient, the food prices astronomical, as are those at most sports venues, but the crowds continue to remain small.
It's understandable that Mayor Giuliani, a devout Yankees fan, pushed through this stadium during the late 1990s, but why here? Too much stadium and not enough attendance means not much tax revenue, while NYers paid for the place.
So, either get the attendance up to that at other venues, or call it a day. Worth the trip, but not many people come. Try it, you'll love the place but hate the empty bleachers.

9. Tear Drop Memorial

51 Port Terminal Blvd, Harbor View Park, Bayonne, NJ 07002-5014
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5 based on 15 reviews

Tear Drop Memorial

Reviewed By eatsleeptour - Dallas, Texas

We visited the Tear Drop Memorial in New Jersey...it is a bit difficult to find (thank Waze app!) It is a beautiful memorial. We visited it right after the concert bombing in Manchester UK- so pogniant. Such a beautiful sculpture and nice gift from Russia after 911. It is a nice view of the New York skyline from an area I had never seen before with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground.

10. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

180 Greenwich St, World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089 +1 212-312-8800
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Through commemoration, exhibitions and educational programs, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit in New York City, remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.

Reviewed By Nicolle_H11 - Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This place really hits home with the impact that was suffered that day. Just visiting the memorial itself is an experience but the museum goes into great detail. It had all been done with class and the way they show tribute too the people that tragically died that was very respectful, to the extend that when it is someone's birthday they put a while rose in there name on the memorial, a lovely touch that I am sure the family will appreciate. I would definitely recommend visiting and the museum too and not to rush through it, its a lot to take in.

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