Trip time! Discover the riverfront, sunsets and cafes in Hoboken.

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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Top hotels in Hoboken

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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W Hoboken
4 out of 5
225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ
£220
per night
4 Oct-5 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (962 reviews)

"The hotel and location is beautiful. Jamar the chief of security is an amazing person who helps resolve any issues you have in New York. The staff is always there to help. Breakfast was very good and overall the experiences was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

W Hoboken
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Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
4 out of 5
1414 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
4.6/5Exceptional! (213 reviews)

"Perfect location for visiting family in Hoboken. Everything was good and easy. Best shower on earth! Minor complaints: only 3 towels for 4 people. couldn't make weird searchlight lamp in 1 bedroom work."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia
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Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Grand
4 out of 5
1101 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
NOT clean condo

"The condo was spacious and initially felt clean due to the modern look. However, I found quite a bit of hair on the sheets, the pillowcases, the blankets and to my UTTER disgust, a booger smeared on the wall of the main bedroom! It was SO obvious and SO disgusting that it I have NO idea how housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2019

Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Grand

Popular things to do in Hoboken

Hoboken Waterfront
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Hoboken Waterfront

With a bustling downtown vibe and several scenic pier parks, the Hoboken Waterfront is picturesque entertaining precinct with excellent views of New York City .

Pier A Park
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Pier A Park

Converted from a disused pier, this wonderful park is perfect for picnics or a leisurely stroll with uninterrupted views of the skyline of Manhattan skyscrapers. 

Times Square
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Times Square

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

Rockefeller Center
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Rockefeller Center

One of Manhattan’s most iconic developments, this hub of business and entertainment was considered a remarkable feat when it was completed in the late 1930s.

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

No trip to New York is complete without zooming up the top of this iconic building, where the views of Manhattan are unmatchable.

Statue of Liberty
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Statue of Liberty

This symbol of freedom, democracy and hope is one of the most famous statues in the world.

Top activities in Hoboken

2.5 Hour Hoboken Walking and Food Tasting Tour
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2.5 Hour Hoboken Walking and Food Tasting Tour

£48

An up-and-coming foodie city, Hoboken is filled with restaurants exploring the cuisine of countless countries across the world. Whether you're in the mood for a pot pie from Tony Boloney's or a tasty falafel from Mammouns Falafel, we've got you covered.

New Jersey & Carlo's Bake Shop Tour
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New Jersey & Carlo's Bake Shop Tour

£47

Treat yourself to sweeping views of the New York City skyline and visit a renowned local bakeshop during a guided tour in New Jersey. Unlock the secrets of fabled landmarks including Frank Sinatra's childhood home and Carlo's Bake Shop—the beloved bakery where the hit series Cake Boss was filmed.

Private Night Tour Across the Hudson
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Private Night Tour Across the Hudson

£366

On the other side of the Hudson River, New Jersey's waterfront townships—Weehawken and Hoboken—offer just as much history and scenery as their New York neighbor. Visit both, enjoying a cocktail in Sinatra Park and a river cruise to see the city lights at the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade.

NYC/Hoboken Walking Tour & Reflexology Learning Experience
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NYC/Hoboken Walking Tour & Reflexology Learning Experience

£204

This Is A Unique Offering That Is Only Available Here. Find your most comfortable walking shoes, you are going to a place less traversed. Today we will board a Water Taxi in Battery Park NYC for a cool ride across the great historic Hudson River.

New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions
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New York City Explorer Pass: 90+ Tours & Attractions

£43

Choose your favorite New York sights and activities and save on admission. Climb to the top of the iconic Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observatory. Jump aboard the Hop-on Hop-Off Big Bus Tour or board the ferry to Ellis Island and meet Lady Liberty herself.

9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Admission: Skip the Ticket Line

£22

Pay your reverent respects to the victims of 9/11 at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Reflect before the quiet fountains where the Twin Towers once stood, and learn about the heroes, sacrifices, and ongoing impact of the tragic 2001 attacks.

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