What to do and see in Hoboken, New Jersey: The Best Places and Tips

Hoboken (/ˈhoʊboʊkən/ HOH-boh-kən; Unami: Hupokàn) is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 50,005, having grown by 11,428 (+29.6%) from 38,577 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,180 (+15.5%) from the 33,397 in the 1990 Census. Hoboken is part of the New York metropolitan area and is the site of Hoboken Terminal, a major transportation hub for the region.

1. Hoboken Waterfront Walkway

On the Western shore of the Hudson River, Hoboken, NJ Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas
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5 based on 586 reviews

Hoboken Waterfront Walkway

Reviewed By Chang- G - North Kingstown, Rhode IslandNorth Kingstown, Rhode Island

Pleasant walk along the Hudson, marvelous NYC views!

Overall a pleasant place to stroll along the Hudson on the New Jersey side with marvelous views of Manhattan across the way. From where we ended our walk (at the Mitsuwa marketplace/Target), we were pretty much directly across from the Riverside Church at

2. Pier A Park

100 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5781 Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Pier A Park

Reviewed By corradot188 - Allendale, New JerseyAllendale, New Jersey

Beautiful park with NYC views

Beautiful park with an amazing view of the city and of the Hoboken river front. Full of life during the weekend, with kids and families filling the place with joy.

3. Stevens Institute of Technology

1 Castle Point Ter, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991 Sights & Landmarks, Universities & Schools
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Stevens Institute of Technology

Reviewed By Scubachick59 - PennsylvaniaPennsylvania

Beautiful clean campus!

Checking out colleges for my daughter. We happened to be in the area and decided to check out the campus. Very beautiful and serene. Also a very clean campus. There wasn't anything special going on, but anyone we asked questions to was very helpful. A def

4. Hoboken Historical Museum

1301 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-7427 Shopping, Museums, History Museums, Art Galleries More
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Hoboken Historical Museum

The Hoboken Historical Museum welcomes visitors 6 days a week, showcasing Hoboken's history, diverse culture, architecture and landmarks with exhibits, guest speakers and educational programming in the former Bethlehem Steel Machine Shop at 1301 Hudson St., one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront. Exhibits change every 6-12 months, on diverse subjects, from Hoboken in the 1970s, to the engineering behind the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, to the history of sweets factories and bakeries to a celebration of Frank Sinatra's centennial. The Museum hosts events nearly every weekend; check our website for details. We also collect and archive artifacts, documents, oral histories and photos relating to Hoboken history, much of which is accessible on our website.

Reviewed By Trailblazer07 - New JerseyNew Jersey

Interesting place

Visited the Hoboken Museum to view the current display of Frank Sinatra memorabilia and listen to recordings and watch films on screen and tv. Interesting place. Also some nice souvenirs for sale. The place is small but worth a visit. There is a request f

49 Harrison St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-6063 Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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5 based on 12 reviews

Barsky Gallery

Barsky Gallery is Hoboken's contemporary art destination. We champion new and established talent and bring a fresh and informal approach to viewing and collecting original art by a core group of local and international artists. Join us for a pure and exceptional fine art experience.

Reviewed By Glenys V - Luxembourg City, LuxembourgLuxembourg City, Luxembourg

Our Wedding Celebration was perfect at the Barsky Gallery!

The Barsky Gallery was the perfect space for our wedding celebration. The beautiful paintings were all the decor we needed. Al was very accommodating and attentive throughout. The location was especially great for us since we had guests coming from NYC an

6. Hoboken/NJ Transit Terminal

1 Hudson Pl, Hoboken, NJ 07030-6753 Transportation, Ferries
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4 based on 6 reviews

Hoboken/NJ Transit Terminal

Reviewed By 355stevez - Nashville, TennesseeNashville, Tennessee

Poor signage

Very poor signage to direct first time visitors. Ticket machines on first level but no clue of what track to take. All on next level up. Very poor signage.

7. Blurred Nights

1333 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5576 Food & Drink, Other Food & Drink
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Blurred Nights

Your number one stop for party tours at the Jersey Shore and around the New York Metro area. Private packages available to cater to all your needs.

Reviewed By Sancioj

Blurred Nights is the Best

I have traveled with Blurred Nights several times and have never been dissapointed. The service is timely, staff professional, and events are an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. I would recommend Blurred Nights to anyone looking to travel the tr

66 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030-7120 Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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5 based on 3 reviews

Proto Gallery

Reviewed By toulouselautrecyeah - San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, California

Proto!

Proto Gallery is Hoboken's hot spot for contemporary art.Showcasing mid-career and emerging artists from New York City, and beyond, Proto puts on fresh and exciting shows. The beautiful, over a century old architecture of the space is a treat within itsel

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