Looking for a warm, small town feel just minutes from Manhattan? Hoboken is the place for you. Feel the vibe as you stroll the historic neighborhood and Washington Street and its traditional and trendy restaurants, cool bars and hip stores. Catch a movie under the stars, a concert or a performance on Pier A along the Hudson River waterfront and take in a front row seat to the stunning skyline of Manhattan. Who knew you could fit so much fun into one square mile?
Hoboken’s charming brownstone neighborhoods attract artists, musicians, and young professionals. The influx of artists and young people, have reimagined Hoboken as the lively place to be for shopping and bistro cafes by day and bustling streets, full of restaurants and bars by night. You could spend two or three days exploring Hoboken and never run out of things to do!
Top Reasons to Visit:
- Walk along the Hudson River waterfront and take in the breathtaking views of Manhattan.
- Direct ferry and train (PATH) service to Manhattan
- Great bars and pubs and cafes and bistros to keep you busy for days.
- Kayak for free in the Hudson River and view Manhattan’s skyline from the water.
- Take a slow stroll down Washington Street.
- Hear fascinating stories about our colorful past at the Hoboken Historical Society Museum.
- Stand where popular movies were filmed – like “On the Waterfront”.
- Take in Hoboken’s art scene with open studio days and live music, theater and independent film screenings.
- Walk, jog, cycle or skate along the Hudson River waterfront.
- Mix with the locals and pick up some local fresh produce at Hoboken’s two Farmers Markets.
- Learn about Hoboken’s favorite son with the “Frank Sinatra Self-Guided Walking Tour”.
- Take a baking class at Carlo’s Bake Shop, home of “The Cake Boss.”
For History Lovers
Hoboken’s history and culture can be best viewed at the Hoboken Historical Museum dedicated to an extensive overview of the city’s history and the chance to explore the life of Hoboken’s most famous son, Frank Sinatra; Hoboken’s important role in WWI, and the birthplace of baseball – Elysian Field.
Using any smartphone, text the word “Hudson” to 56512 for a direct link to our self-guided historical walking tours. Listen to or read the history of important sites around the County by visiting the sites in person or enjoying a history lesson from your own home. Current and historical pictures at the Hoboken Historical Museum show how much things have changed or stayed the same.
Text “Hudson” to 56512 Or Follow this link.
Hoboken’s is kid-friendly and a great for the whole family to enjoy. Families can stroll along the Hudson River, try kayaking at the Cove Boathouse, or visit the famous Carlo’s Bakery of The Cake Boss television show. Hoboken has a number of stunning parks along the waterfront for families to enjoy, in addition to several kid friendly festivals throughout the year. Self-guided house tours and art tours take place twice a year.
Overlooking the Hudson River and the stunning waterfront views of the New York City Skyline, Hoboken is a romantic getaway for any couple to spend a weekend. Hoboken’s many restaurants range from fine dining to pub grub, with options to satisfy every palette. Romantics can enjoy an Entertainment Cruise along the Hudson, taking in spectacular views of the city, up close views of the Statue of Liberty and enjoy exploring Hoboken’s art galleries, bars, and cafes.
Hoboken is easily accessible to the Path Train from Newark Penn Station to NYC and Newark Liberty International airport. Once you have arrived in Hoboken you can access the NY Waterway and Hudson Bergen Light Rail directly. Hoboken is the ideal getaway for families, couples, or friends looking to experience city life with a small town vibe. Be sure to stop by Hoboken the next time you’re in New Jersey and experience its unique feel.
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