Bayonne, New Jersey
Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, south of Jersey City. It is situated on the Bergen Neck peninsula surrounded by New York Bay to the east, Newark Bay to the west, and the Kill van Kull to the south.
Bayonne is probably best known for Bayonne Bridge, which is one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world. It's not only impressive in size, but also in looks. When it opened in 1931, the American Institute for Steel Construction named the bridge the 'Most Beautiful Steel Arch'.
Harbor View Park is also worth a visit. It is a public park located at the northeast corner of the Peninsula. Its centerpiece is the 100-foot tall monument “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” designed and donated by world-renowned artist, Zurab Tsereteli. The base of the monument is engraved with the names of the victims who perished in the September 11 2001 attacks as well as the 1993 World Trade Center attack. Harbor View Park offers a panoramic view of New York Harbor, including the World Trade Center site.
Things to See & Do
* Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
* Bayonne Bridge
* September 11 Memorial
* Hackensack RiverWalk
* Bergen Point
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 14.6 km²
Population – 60,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – The Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located at Bayonne Harbor, 15 minutes from the Newark airport and right off the New Jersey Turnpike.
Transport Links – The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, which was completed in the year 2000, has been a popular form of transportation which currently has stops throughout Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen.
Bus transportation is provided on three main north-south streets of the city: Broadway, Kennedy Boulevard, and Avenue C, both by the state-operated New Jersey Transit and several private bus lines. The Broadway line runs solely inside Bayonne city limits, while bus lines on Avenue C and Kennedy Boulevard run to various end points in Jersey City. One Kennedy Boulevard service (the Coach USA 99S) runs to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan, New York City, and rush hours peak direction the NJ Transit 120 runs between Avenue C in Bayonne and Battery Park in downtown Manhattan.