Set on the banks of the Hudson River with spectacular views of Manhattan, Hoboken is a small town that packs a lot of punch. The famous birthplace of Frank Sinatra is buzzing with youthful energy, from funky bars and hip boutiques to swanky galleries and vibrant markets.
Things to do in Hoboken
Stroll along Frank Sinatra Drive where you can marvel at the shimmering Hudson River and striking Manhattan skyline. If you’re in the mood for an active adventure, stop by Hoboken Cove Boathouse for a kayak tour. When the sun goes down, watch a movie under the stars in Pier A Park or kick off an evening with cocktails at Pier 13.
Do you fancy contemporary art? Don’t miss the Barsky Gallery, showcasing an impressive collection of eclectic art by emerging and established talents from around the world. If you’re a sucker for historical trivia, discover hundreds of quirky facts at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Located in the old shipyard, the museum tells the tale of Hoboken through interactive and innovative exhibits.
Wander down Washington Avenue, Hoboken’s main thoroughfare, and explore the variety of trendy dining and drinking establishments, like the original Music at Maxwell’s. If you’re in town on a Thursday evening, don’t miss the Hoboken Farmers Market, where you can buy fresh produce and artisanal goodies.
No visit to Hoboken is complete without immersing yourself in the rich food culture. Learn how to bake with a master cake decorating class at the famous Carlo’s Bakery or join the Hoboken Food Tour and discover the city’s the best-kept secrets and all-time favourites, like Benny Tudino’s giant pizza slices.
Getting around Hoboken
Hoboken is a 20-minute drive or 40-minute train journey from Newark Liberty International Airport. Taxis, trains, buses, ferries and the subway all service Hoboken. Spanning just two square kilometres, the pedestrian-friendly city is best explored on foot.