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Things to do in Hoboken

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 is the best in the area with many famous treats and delights, as seen on the TV show.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This biergarten is located in an old factory, and has several floors where you can hang out, dance, and try some great beer. This is about a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive away. A popular local favorite if you feel like dancing one night! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar/restaurant/music venue! Fox and Crow is a local gem! Food is very tasty and generous portions! There’s a back room where live music is performed on week nights and weekends! 🎶 Amazing local spot!! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Another beautiful park with breathtaking views of New York City is Pier 13 Park. It’s a large outdoor area with lots of green space, playgrounds, movie nights under the stars, a family friendly Biergarten, water sports activities, and the best food trucks you can imagine. Pier 13 is one of the best places to go to in the warmer months of the year. Sip sangria, or a glass of wine, have pizza or/and tacos and enjoy life. Furthermore, Pier 13 is the best spot to do water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing. There’s a lot going on at Pier 13 every summer night and on the weekends. Make sure to come to check it out.”
  • 36 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“One of our favorites in Hoboken. French inspired plus some other eclectic choices. Nice outdoor seating; good for a drink or meal.”
  • 33 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.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
“Its a nice walk. You will encounter many of our great Palisade Ave restaurants. Fabulous NYC views. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Best coffee shop in town! The owners are a young brother and sister from Hoboken and their shop has changed the uptown Hoboken scene. They have a new amazing location on the corner of 14th Street and Adams Street further uptown in Hoboken. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Our favorite restaurant in Hoboken. The Cuban cusine is the best in town. There is another uptown location (12th and Hudson. Serves alcohol) but this one on Washington and 1st Street is the original. It was featured on the Food Network. Their cafe con leche and huevos rancheros is the BEST. The downtown location is small so if you're with a big group, the uptown location is a much better option. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. Anthony Pino is a legend”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Comfy French cafe offering homemade breads & desserts plus a menu of sandwiches & other light fare.”
  • 20 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. ”
  • 16 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
Coffee Shop
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“A coffeshop neaby for true coffee fans. This shop uses great quality beans and has their process nailed down.”
  • 15 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. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“A favorite - If you have a craving for a wine bar and tapas style dishes. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beer Garden
“This biergarten is located in an old factory, and has several floors where you can hang out, dance, and try some great beer. This is about a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive away. A popular local favorite if you feel like dancing one night! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Another beautiful park with breathtaking views of New York City is Pier 13 Park. It’s a large outdoor area with lots of green space, playgrounds, movie nights under the stars, a family friendly Biergarten, water sports activities, and the best food trucks you can imagine. Pier 13 is one of the best places to go to in the warmer months of the year. Sip sangria, or a glass of wine, have pizza or/and tacos and enjoy life. Furthermore, Pier 13 is the best spot to do water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing. There’s a lot going on at Pier 13 every summer night and on the weekends. Make sure to come to check it out.”
  • 36 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“One of our favorites in Hoboken. French inspired plus some other eclectic choices. Nice outdoor seating; good for a drink or meal.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Our favorite restaurant in Hoboken. The Cuban cusine is the best in town. There is another uptown location (12th and Hudson. Serves alcohol) but this one on Washington and 1st Street is the original. It was featured on the Food Network. Their cafe con leche and huevos rancheros is the BEST. The downtown location is small so if you're with a big group, the uptown location is a much better option. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. Anthony Pino is a legend”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“A favorite - If you have a craving for a wine bar and tapas style dishes. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“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.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Local bar on the corner of our block. Their burgers are legendary and they are open long hours, but have amazing soundproofing, so you will only notice it when you see it, right next to the #119 bus stop.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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