Located on the Hudson River, Union City is a large city in New Jersey. Union City has a long history and it is a very multi cultural place, as after the World Wars many German and Spanish immigrants settled here. Union City has plenty of nicknames which all reflect the cultural diversity of the city, such as the Embroidery Capital and Havana on the Hudson. Each year, thousands of people trek to Union City to see the longest running Passion Play of the United States. The city is also a home to the annual Cuban Day Parade which is wildly celebrated in New Jersey. Since Union City is very close to New York City and Jersey City, the town was settled by the same group of people who have explored New York in 1609 and named it New Netherland. These historical elements are truly visible in the culture and in the architecture of the city, so those who are interested in art, culture, and landmarks should not hesitate to visit Union City.
Because Union City is located in the New York Media market there are dozens of amazing things to see like museums, parks, historical buildings, and performance centers. Many wonderful historical sites and museums are only a couple miles away from Union City’s downtown such as the New York Public Library which is a famous, free library and museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the best place to see art. The gigantic museum allows for multiple hours of exploration. Moreover, the Museum of Modern Art is a great place for contemporary art lovers, as this museum offers a great variety and a large selection of modern art pieces. Furthermore, the Union City Historical Museum is the best spot to learn about the history of New Jersey. There are many photographs, sculptures, and old papers to help visitors to understand old Union City and how the 400 year old town developed over time. Moreover, for a gorgeous scenic walk along Hudson River, go to Hoboken Waterfront Walkway which is a long walkway that overlooks New York. Tourists can also take a ferry to the city to avoid sitting in traffic for hours. Additionally, Hamilton Park is also a great place to go where for some nice and quiet time away from the hustle of the city. This park also overlooks Manhattan and Union City making it an amazing view at night! Definitely worth a visit to see the skyline of New York.
The best area to stay in Union City is the harbor area where renters can have gorgeous views and access to restaurants, cafes, and stores. Vacation rentals are very popular in Union City, so you don't worry about not finding a great place to stay with family and friends. There are homes which feature full kitchens, large living rooms, dining areas, and much more.
The best time to visit Union City is June or September when the weather is not too hot and muggy. The average temperature from May until October is 75 degrees, however, it peaks well over 85 degrees in July. There is plenty of rain all year round so be prepared.