Hoboken

Travel Guide
Pier A Park featuring a river or creek, a high-rise building 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.

Where to stay in Hoboken

W Hoboken
W Hoboken
4 out of 5
225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs17,887 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Situated in Hoboken, this romantic hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, One World Trade Center and Newport Mall. Liberty State Park is 2.8 mi ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Friendly service. Spa and restaurant were great to go to while staying. Very happy with my stay"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2021

W Hoboken
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 miles (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park and Times Square. Madison ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (253 reviews)
"Convenient. Spacious. Clean. No maid service nor coffee shop. For the price it would have been nice to have a few more amenities."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2021

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
Huge Stylish 3 BR Loft Cobblestone St Next to NYC
Huge Stylish 3 BR Loft Cobblestone St Next to NYC
4 out of 5
318 Court Street, Hoboken, NJ
Situated in Hoboken, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, One World Trade Center and Newport Mall. Liberty State Park is 2.8 ...
Huge Stylish 3 BR Loft Cobblestone St Next to NYC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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 miles (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, The High Line Park and Times Square. Madison ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (253 reviews)
"Convenient. Spacious. Clean. No maid service nor coffee shop. For the price it would have been nice to have a few more amenities."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2021

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
Huge Stylish 3 BR Loft Cobblestone St Next to NYC
Huge Stylish 3 BR Loft Cobblestone St Next to NYC
4 out of 5
318 Court Street, Hoboken, NJ
Situated in Hoboken, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, One World Trade Center and Newport Mall. Liberty State Park is 2.8 ...
Huge Stylish 3 BR Loft Cobblestone St Next to NYC
Deedee's Lofts on Jackson
Deedee's Lofts on Jackson
3 out of 5
313 Jackson Street, Hoboken, NJ
Situated in Hoboken, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hoboken Waterfront, One World Trade Center and Newport Mall. Liberty State Park is 2.5 mi (4.1 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Wow, what an amazing stay! Me and my Wife absolutely loved the luxury home. It’s definitely a home away from home. The clients were very awesome with communication. Will definitely book again."

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Deedee's Lofts on Jackson
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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