Hudson County’s famed waterfront is more than scenic—it’s easily accessible via the PATH and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail! Enjoy all this dazzling attraction has to offer on a hand-crafted waterfront Tiny Trip.
Tiny Trip Highlights
- Hyatt House in Jersey City, your home base
- Jersey City’s Liberty State Park, RoofTop at Exchange Place
- Port Imperial’s Porter restaurant, Steven’s Café, and Marcus at NoHu Rooftop
- Hoboken’s Pier A and Pier C Parks, plus Halifax Restaurant
- Bike the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
One weekend (3 days)
Arrive to Hyatt House via PATH Train (Exchange Place stop) or NY Waterway Ferry (Paulus Hook stop). Travel between Hudson County stops via Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, car, or ride-share.
Charge that camera, because this Tiny Trip weekend on the Hudson County waterfront is nothing if not photogenic! Your home base, Hyatt House, overlooks lower Manhattan, with stunning skyline views during sunrise, sunset, and every hour in between. And, the Hyatt House is not just photo-worthy; it’s convenient. From here, you can hit up local attractions via the nearby Exchange Place PATH and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stop. Let’s get to planning!
After checking in to the Hyatt House, catch the Light Rail to Liberty State Park for some of the best waterfront views in Jersey City. This 1,200-acre gem features a two-mile Liberty Walk promenade with One World Trade Center vistas, not to mention easy Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island access with Statue Cruises. You’ll need at least one hour to walk through and enjoy the park, but bucket more time if you can, because this is definitely one of Hudson County’s top attractions. When you’re ready, head back to enjoy the Hyatt House’s swoon-worthy RoofTop at Exchange Place for a stellar NYC-view sunset.
For day two, grab the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail over to up-and-coming Port Imperial, where a slew of new restaurants and attractions stand ready to greet guests. Here, you can enjoy coffee from hip and cozy Steven’s Café before strolling the waterfront promenade with views of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. If you visit closer to lunch or dinner, stop by the new Porter restaurant for wood-fired pizza, creative bites, and can’t-miss cocktails. The ENVUE Hotel’s Marcus at Nohu Rooftop is the perfect way to close your day, with sweeping vistas across Manhattan.
Day three on the Hudson County waterfront includes one of our most beloved little towns, Hoboken. Catch the Light Rail or PATH to the downtown Hoboken stop, and explore the Mile Square City’s most famous parks, Pier A and Pier C. And, when it’s time to dine, head to Halifax, a trendy and upscale restaurant overlooking the Hudson River.
Those who’d rather bike than rely on public transit can also enjoy a scenic jaunt along the 18-mile Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. Citibike rentals are available near Hyatt House in Jersey City.