The City of Hoboken is one of the top tourism destinations in New Jersey. Hoboken has a rich history as the birth place of baseball and Frank Sinatra, well-preserved historical architecture, waterfront parks with views of Manhattan, unique shops, more than 100 outdoor cafes, a vibrant nightlife and one of the most walkable environments in the country. Below is a list of some of our favorite things to do:
• Learn about Hoboken’s rich history at the Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Hudson St. Pick up walking tour maps of historic sites and points of interest.
• Visit the birthplace of Frank Sinatra. A brick arch and bronze star in sidewalk at 415 Monroe Street marks the location of Ol’ Blue Eyes birthplace, although the original building no longer stands. Learn about Hoboken’s favorite son with the Frank Sinatra self-guided walking tour. Pick up a guide at the Hoboken Historial Museum or use the online map.
• Walk, jog, or bike along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway for postcard-perfect views of Manhattan day and night.
• Sunbathe with the locals on summer weekends at Pier A Park, considered one of the nation’s top 10 urban parks by the Urban Land Institute.
Pick up some freshly filled cannoli, cookies, lobster tail, and other desserts at Carlo’s Bake Shop — home of the hit TLC show Cake Boss and The Next Great Baker.
• Explore the Main Waiting Room at Hoboken Terminal, originally built in 1907. The waiting room, which features vaulted ceilings and a 2,000 square foot stained glass Tiffany skylight, is considered one of the finest in the country.
• Take the Mangia Hoboken! food and culture tour.
Enjoy the international cuisine including Mexican, Cuban, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Irish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Malaysian, and much more.
• Catch a show at Maxwell’s, an alternative live music venue which has hosted R.E.M., Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins, and the Offspring, or stop by the Whiskey Bar for live entertainment every night.
• Stroll along charming Washington Street, named one of the Top 10 Great Streets for 2010 by the American Planning Association, and explore the unique shops and world-class restaurants, delis, bakeries and bars.
• Take in a stunning view of Hoboken and the Manhattan skyline from Castle Point Lookout on the Stevens campus — the highest point in Hoboken.
• Enjoy a picnic or just relax at one of our many parks including Church Square Park, Columbus Park, Elysian Park — the last remnant of Elysian Fields, Stevens Park, Pier A Park, Frank Sinatra Park, and Maxwell Place Park.
• Catch a new movie release at Clearview Cinema’s new state-of-the-art theater.
• Participate in Hoboken’s many cultural events including the Hoboken Studio Tour, Movies Under the Stars on Pier A in the summer, the Fall and Spring Arts & Music Festival, and the Hoboken (Secret) Garden Tour.
• Kayak for free in the Hudson River and explore Hoboken from the water.
Pick up some local fresh produce at Hoboken’s two Farmer’s Markets from June through October. On Tuesdays (3pm-7:30pm) at Washington & Newark Street and on Thursdays (3pm-7:30pm) at 13th and Hudson St.
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