if you happen to be visiting New York City , you want to get adventurous and visit places not that far away.
People have told you to visit New Jersey , right across the river.
Shopping is cheaper than New York City , and depending on where in New Jersey you are, it’s just a day trip.
Here’s a little surprise for you.
The Statue of Liberty is actually in New Jersey , not New York , but don’t tell New Yorkers that .
They won’t believe you.
You don’t have a car, and you don’t want to go down to Port Authority Bus Terminal to catch a New Jersey transit bus .
You also don’t want to go anywhere near Penn Station and take one of those New Jersey transit trains.
Penn Station falls into every stereotype that you’ve ever heard about New York City .
It’s big, it’s dirty , it’s loud, and it’s as crowded as Hell with people knocking you down trying to catch the train or subway.
But you want to go to New Jersey .
You have to.
This is a 30 Plus Teams Tour , after all .
It was too expensive for the four of you to see a hockey game at Madison Square Garden , so you’re going to see New Jersey ‘ s team, the New Jersey Devils , play at the Prudential Center in Newark .
One problem , though.
You have no car and a taxi is very expensive from where your hotel is.
So what do you do ?
You brought a New York City Metro Card to use when taking the subway.
You brought a reloadable one which you can use on the other subway line that takes you to New Jersey .
It runs seven days a week , and 24 hours a day.
It’s called the PATH Train.
PATH stands for Port Authority Trans Hudson .
In case you didn’t know , it’s the Hudson River that separates New York from New Jersey .
It’s the train that a lot of people from New Jersey take to their jobs in New York City .
The PATH train has two major terminals in New York City , The World Trade Center and 33rd. Street .
If you’re going to a game at the Prudential Center, which you are, you can take the train at either the World Trade Center or 33rd Street , depending on where in the city you are.
Keep in mind though if you take the train at the 33rd Street tetminal, the last stop is Journal Square in Jersey City , which is a major terminal in New Jersey .
You have to get off and wait for the train to continues on to the city of Harrison , New Jersey and Newark .
The PATH train is very clean as they allow no eating or drinking on it, plus it’s not as noisy as the New York City subway .
It does get crowded, so don’t be surprised if during rush hour, you’re standing .
This train is an alternative to the regular subway if you happen to be going to or near 23rd, 14th, 9th, or Christopher Streets in New York City .
Another piece of advice when you take the PATH .
Act like you’ve been on it before and know where you’re going .
There are information booths at every PATH station , and better yet, have your information before you leave your hotel, hostel or Airbnb .
Have fun in New Jersey and enjoy your ride on the PATH Train .