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A Weekender’s Guide to Hoboken

Are you getting the itch to travel? Hoboken, NJ is a beautiful area near New York City that has a variety of things to do for people of every age. If you’re looking for some fun, my weekender’s guide to Hoboken has all of the destinations you should know about as you plan your weekend getaway.

My Weekender’s Guide to Hoboken:

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

View from the Hudson Riverfront

This 1.5-mile trail traverses some of the most beautiful sights along the western shore of the Hudson River. This trail is a must-do for any adventurer—it’s also wheelchair accessible, and there’s talk of an 18-mile expansion.

On Sunday mornings, head to the Waterway to participate in “Walk to Walkway.” This walk/jog/run is whatever you make it, and you’re sure to meet locals and tourists alike as you explore the walkway in the morning light.

During the day, visitors can even fish from the walkway! There are also access points if you’d like to boat or kayak down the river. The walkway itself is open 24/7, so you’re even able to see the views from night..

Hoboken’s Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

German food from a weekender's guide to Hoboken

Known for its vast selection of spirits, wine, and food, this Austro-Hungarian restaurant is a one-of-a-kind experience that you can’t ignore if you visit Hoboken. They’re open for every meal (even brunch), so you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy!

There are events year-round, so check their website to see what’s happening at the time of your visit. Even if there are no events going on that day, the beautiful dining areas and authentic foods make this place a must-visit. 

Barsky Gallery

People viewing art, and other activities from a weekender's guide to Hoboken

If you’re a fan of contemporary art, then this museum should be right up your alley. The Barsky Gallery is constantly hosting visiting artists, and there are special events and exhibitions going on all the time. You can even schedule a personal viewing if that’s more your style.

Barsky Gallery is also known for its residential artists; if you’re feeling inspired, you can even commission your own painting! This museum, along with its jaw-dropping collection, is the perfect stop for visitors of all ages.

Pier A Park

Fishing on a pier

Hoboken is a beautiful city, but if you enjoy greenery and open spaces, then the Pier A Park is the perfect place for a break. Just picture yourself relaxing beneath the shady trees and taking in the New York skyline—there’s nothing quite like it!

There’s a gazebo for events and picnics, and you can even go fishing. During summer nights, locals love heading to the park for “Movies under the Stars,” a weekly event for all to enjoy.

Carlo’s Bakery Classes

Cupcakes from a weekender's guide to Hoboken

If you’re a fan of cooking shows, then you’ve probably heard of Cake Boss. Believe it or not, the famous Carlo’s Bakery is located in Hoboken, NJ, and you can take classes created by Buddy Valastro himself!

You’ll learn how to create a cake or cupcake of your choosing, and for two hours, you can cook with the help of seasoned pros. If you really want to hone your skills, Carlo’s Bakery even offers a Cake Decorating Certificate.

Enjoying Your Time in Hoboken?

Having fun in Hoboken? This city is a fantastic place to visit…so just imagine how amazing it is to live here! If you’re looking to relocate, or even just find a new home in Hoboken, we’d love to chat. Just give me a call for more information!

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