My friends along with us and several other couples (5-6 RVs) are planning a cross county trip, (West to East & return) in Sept. One of the stops is New York City for a few days. I have been looking for RV parks along the way, (North going, South Returning) and have found some nice places along the route. I have not found someplace to stay while visiting New York. I could do with some suggestions. I know there may be others in our group that have some good ideas as well, but I would like to contribute if possible.
For instance, I just found out about Cherry Hill Park in the DC area which is on our route. Thanks for suggestions.
Jack & Kay
2007 Tiffin Allegro 28DA
Ford Chassis V-10
Blue Ox Tow Bar to a 94 Honda Accord
I have stayed at Liberty Harbor several times. Can't wait to go back I have been there for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and during the summer. It is basically a parking lot with Electrical and water hookups. There is a dump station. There is an adequate shower house.
You are going to New York City; Liberty Harbor is simply a convenient place to stay not a resort destination. You will not be spending much time there. What it offers is location.
If you get a spot at the harbor side you have a view of the Statue of Liberty
There are those who want to be alarmists about safety (mainly those who have never been to Liberty Harbor) but I never felt unsafe while in the campground or the area going to the Grove Street Path Station. They are building expensive high rise condos next door. I have walked between Liberty Harbor and the PATH station many times, both day and night and have never had concern for my safety.
I have noticed however, if you spend more than a minute looking at a subway map, someone will always offer to help you find your destination and best route.
With the public transportation, you can do your visiting in the city and still comfortably return to the campground any time of the day or night.
On weekdays, you can take a water taxi from the campground to Manhattan. Ferry travels between Liberty Harbor in Jersey City, NJ and Pier 11, Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan. Not really cheap but you should do it once during the day and once at night for the view. Once you get to Manhattan, the Staten Island ferry is free and also offers a good view.
The PATH (subway to Manhattan) is a short walk (0.6 mile) from campground. Buy the QuickCard and save time and money crossing over to Manhattan. (1 card can be used by several people) Use the Grove Street Station
For the city, you can get a Metrocard, good for unlimited subway and local bus rides. A 1-Day Fun Pass ($8.25) or a 7 day pass ($27.00) will get you around the city (NOT VALID on PATH) (each passenger will need own card)
What an excellent overview. I am going to print this out and take it to the group as our NYC site. My wife tells me, after I wrote this that some of the members of our club stayed there last year and were telling her all about it. Where was I? I think they were knitting or sometime. I now know who to ask.
Liberty Harbor in Jersey City is the place to stay. Close to the PATH (and ferry during the week), will get you to downtown or midtown easily and quickly. It's a parking lot, but I assume you're not going there to hang out.
Liberty Harbor is the place to stay. If you are a people watcher you will be busy, all different life styles there over the 4th. We will be there again this year the 1st thru the 5th of July. We love the many different fireworks and the view of the harbor from the campground.