From the waterfront walkway to the clifftop Palisades vantage point, Weehawken is full of scenery and serenity. This quiet, peaceful community has a rich history, starting with Hamilton Park. Here, Alexander Hamilton acquired his fatal wound in the legendary duel with Aaron Burr; a Hamilton Park monument with a bust of Alexander Hamilton marks the duel location. In fact, if you really want to soak up Weehawken’s history, get our hand-crafted and self-guided Weehawken historical walking tour by visiting this link.
While Weehawken’s skyline views are hard to beat, be it from the city’s paved and easily accessible waterfront to the Weehawken Waterfront Park, visitors can take those views up a notch aboard a luxe Spirit Cruise for brunch or dinner and drinks. These cruises disembark from Lincoln Harbor and traverse the Hudson and East Rivers.
Culinary staples abound across Weehawken. For date night, try the city-view Chart House, which offers top-notch seafood with the backdrop of Manhattan. Or, for another Hudson County gem, enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine—including fresh guacamole—from the popular Los Charritos.
5 Reasons to Visit Weehawken
- Dine on a Pier: Whether it’s a romantic date or a family celebration, it’s hard to beat the views—and bites—at Chart House. This upscale restaurant is located at the end of a pier, with sweeping NYC views guaranteed to take your breath away. For another waterfront favorite, try Greek restaurant Molos.
- Sail the Hudson: From Lincoln Harbor, you can hop aboard a Spirit Cruise with dinner and drinks or brunch to see the best Hudson River sights, including the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty.
- Walk through History: Whether it’s a stop at Alexander Hamilton monument or a visit to the World War One Memorial, you can soak up Weehawken’s history throughout Hamilton Park.
- See the Weehawken Water Tower: Built in 1883, the 175-foot Weehawken Water Tower is an impressive architectural beacon with an interesting history. While it’s not regularly open to the public, you can explore the small park at the base of it. Just remember: Look up!
- Wake up to a Manhattan Sunrise: Weehawken’s array of waterfront hotels, including the Sheraton at Lincoln Harbor and the stylish new EnVue, provide dazzling Midtown Manhattan views with easy city access by bus or ferry. Don’t forget to set your alarm for sunrise, because nothing beats the sun peeking out over the Manhattan skyline come morning!