Visit Hoboken and the Hoboken Historical Society
The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy supports the waterfront parkway in New Jersey along the Hudson River between Fort Lee and Liberty State Park. Every inch of this parkway as guided by an interactive map on its site is stunning, with views of boating traffic, New York City, and New Jersey’s palisades. The best way to fully understand its magnificence is to ride its length by bike or kick scooter. To enjoy sections of it, visit communities along its way, many of which can be accessed by car, bus, ferry, and even New Jersey’s Light Rail Train.
Of particular interest to many tourists is Hoboken. This square mile community maintains its early 1900s charm and its association with former homeboy, Frank Sinatra, and today, Carlo’s Bakery. Since 2000, the city significantly upgraded its waterfront area so that visitors and locals can stroll (bike, kick scoot, or skateboard) from end-to-end immersed in world-class views, while enjoying parks, restaurants and, on its southern end, the historic Hoboken Terminal with its Tiffany-glass-covered waiting room.
The Hoboken Historical Museum, at 13th and Hudson Street, welcomes visitors by providing a highly curated collection of city artifacts, as well as maintaining an informative website that lists museum and civic events, many of which will help visitors make the best of their day while in town.
Among Hoboken events that we have attended was a two-hour tour that took us to locations filmed in the movie, “On The Riverfront,” a 1955 Academy Award winner starring Marlon Brando shot almost exclusively in Hoboken.
Looking east from the Hoboken Historical Museum’s doors, you see one of the vistas of New York City that makes the city (as well as coastal Hudson County) a grand place to visit.
Hoboken’s waterfront parkway provides many places to relax, with no shortage of restaurants. If, however, you’d prefer picnics, bring your own lunch, stop at a nearby Kings Supermarket for prepared gourmet food, or buy meals from food trucks that line Pier 13 on weekends.
Parking is limited. Fortunately, an Internet Search will show you where public garages are located. Rather than drive, consider biking or kick scooting around this small city. If you plan to arrive from New York City, use the Path Subway System, which connects New York to New Jersey, or for a more fascinating ride, take a New York Waterway Ferry. Once here, everything is within walking distance from your point of entry.
- Hoboken Historical Museum: Features regularly changing exhibits, plus tours and other activities throughout the year.
- Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy: Provides a walkway map, plus events and guides related to the public land that ranges between Fort Lee and Liberty State Park.
- Hoboken on Facebook: Visit this active site for information on ongoing events and city news.
- Hoboken Terminal: Visit this breathtaking location to view its architecture from the outside, as well as stroll through its active train station and Tiffany glass ceiling above its waiting room. The Path Subway arrives at this location.
- Carlo’s Bakery: Visit the original bakery made famous by Buddy Valastro (“the Cake Boss”) and his team through reality TV shows on the Food Network and TLC.
- Stevens Institute of Technology: Visit this beautiful campus which specialises in advanced degrees supporting maritime technology.
- New York Waterway Ferry
- Path Subway System: A service provided by the NY NY Port Authority.
- Hudson Reporter: Read this weekly newspaper for news and events held throughout Hudson County, including Hoboken.
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