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Hoboken, NJ
Travel Guide

Pier A Park which includes landscape views, a river or creek and views

This small, action-packed city is known for its delicious baked goods, beautiful brownstones and unrivaled views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.

Though it is often overlooked in favor of its bigger, flashier neighbor, New York City, New Jersey’s Hoboken is a thoroughly enjoyable urban destination with quality restaurants, buzzing bars and waterfront parks as well as a handful of cultural attractions. Appreciate superb views of downtown Manhattan from the waterfront, sample the local dining scene and browse bookshops, galleries and music stores.

Get acquainted with all things Hoboken at the Hoboken Historical Museum. An ever-changing roster of exhibits covers everything from local artists to famous Hoboken-born figures. Pick up maps here showing the city’s historic landmarks. View beautiful architecture in the first-floor waiting room at Hoboken Terminal, a gorgeous space featuring a vaulted ceiling and a 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) stained-glass skylight.

Among the most famous Hoboken natives is Frank Sinatra. Sinatra Drive, which runs along the waterfront, is named after the great singer and swinger. Follow the waterfront walkway to Pier A Park and Pier C Park. Relax among sunbathing locals and admire the panoramic views across the Hudson River to Manhattan. For a more active day, continue to Pier 13 to rent kayaks, Jet Skis or stand-up paddleboards.

Explore Hoboken’s galleries. The Proto Gallery and the Barsky Gallery exhibit contemporary works from both emerging and well-established artists.

Try some of Hoboken’s well-known restaurants. Purchase pastries at Carlo’s Bakery, an establishment made famous by the reality TV series Cake Boss. Many restaurants and bars near the waterfront offer tables with river views. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the nightlife is at its liveliest as bars and clubs fill with fun-seeking revelers. If you love music, catch a show at Maxwell’s Tavern, a famous alternative venue that has hosted bands including Nirvana and REM.

As its nickname “Mile Square City” indicates, Hoboken is rather small, measuring just a single square mile (2.6 square kilometers). Navigate the area easily on foot. Take the PATH train to get to or from Manhattan.

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225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ
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4 out of 5
1414 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
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Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Grand
4 out of 5
1101 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
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Situated in the suburbs, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and Times Square. Madame Tussauds ...
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Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
4 out of 5
1414 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park, and Jacob K. Javits Convention ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (247 reviews)
"The dharma novia at hoboken team promptly and kindly responds to any questions or needs guests have. Highly recommended."

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Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Grand
Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Grand
4 out of 5
1101 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
Situated in the suburbs, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and Times Square. Madame Tussauds ...
4.1/5Very Good! (8 reviews)
"Very neat, clean sheets, very comfy bed, with everything that you need provided."

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2020

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1400 Frank Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ
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Feb 9, 2020

Check out Greek from Greece and Farside Tavern on next visit to Hoboken.

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Dec 31, 2019

Awesome spacious holiday property! We would stay there again anytime!

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Oct 3, 2019

Delis compete and specialize in Italian cheeses. Family friendly, lots of kids there.

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Jul 24, 2019

Being someone fron a rural area, I didn't feel unsafe at all in the area, which is rare for me in a urban environment.

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Jul 12, 2019

Excellent place to explore. Wonderful food and attractions! Nice to be outside the city!

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Jun 24, 2019

Friendly walkable and great places to eat and play right by the Hudson . A real family atmosphere combined with big city living.

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