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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bakery
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“ Carlo's Bakery, featured on Cake Boss, is known for our delicious pastries, desserts & cakes. Carlo’s is a family owned bakery featured on the TLC hit show Cake Boss. Carlo’s, originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro and her children Grace, Maddalena, Mary, Lisa and master baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” Valastro have expanded the business with the help of their spouses. Because of the Valastro family’s dedication to quality and excellence, Carlo’s has received national recognition. Master Baker Bartolo Jr. “Buddy” has been featured in numerous publications, such as M”
  • 83 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“One of Hoboken’s best casual hangs, Pilsener Haus Biergarten is home to solid German food and an awesome beer selection. The pretzels are huge, as is the space, so it’s a good go-to for a group gathering of any kind.”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Place to hang out with a bunch of food trucks and a great view of Manhattan”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Love this local pub! Best burgers, wings, Ahi tuna salad, craft beer, cider, live music and hip vibe. Worth the 20 minute walk or short Uber ride.”
  • 34 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This place is the cutest, and they have great coffee. A wonderful place to kill a few hours snacking. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Washington St is full of cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. Perfect for a local night out if you are not willing to take the stroll into NYC. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“15 min walk: Located near Pizza Vita, this park offers sprawling views of the NYC Skyline”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is where you can take the PATH train to NYC, also the NJ Transit trains out to NJ, as well as a number of buses.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
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“hip + trendy, a much further walk but a good place to stop if you're browsing the shops on Washington Street”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Amazing modern Cuban spot. Best breakfast in town but also don't miss the cuban sandwich!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. Anthony Pino is a legend”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Great walk and best NYC views from Hoboken. Great park for kids and lounging.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“A must see if you are walking the waterfront it Hoboken. Pier C juts into the Hudson River and thought it's small, offers interesting terrain, and fabulous views of NYC. There's also a playground built into the landscape for kids to play. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Building
“To: - Manhattan Pier 11/ Wall Street (Approximate travel time = 15 minutes. 10am-1:30pm and 7:30pm-9pm makes additional stops. 3:45pm-7:15pm may depart up to five (5) minutes before the scheduled departure time due to variables associated with mass transit connections/situations. ) $7”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to grab dinner (or drinks). The front section is a casual bar. Walk to the back section for a quieter, more intimate dinner. Great place to take a date. Get the French Onion Soup Dumplings. If they give you a fork, ask for a small spoon. You'll be able to pick the dumplings up easier and get all the soup. Lobster Roll is very good.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious pastries and coffee! Fun place to hang out and work with your laptop or read a good book.”
  • 21 locals recommend