Guide To Hoboken

The guide to Hoboken starts with the perfect hotel for your stay is the W Hoboken.  It’s right on the water front with great views of the NYC, a nice bar and within walking distance to the path to get you into the city.


Photo Credit Zack's

Photo Credit Zack’s

This hidden gem is on 3rd and Willow.  Zack’s has the best stuffed chicken you will ever eat. Don’t even look at a menu, just order the chicken.  The food is to die for and they also provide great service.

La Isla

   La Isla was featured on Diner’s, Drive-Ins & Dives.   The food is phenomenal.  Get the Papa Rellena and if they have a steak special, get it.  Their chimichurri sauce is fantastic.

 Carlo’s Bakery


For anyone who doesn’t know the cake boss, this is the original Carlo’s bakery, that started it all.  Get the cheesecake, a cannoli and a bag of the italian cookies.  Everything at Carlo’s Bakery is pretty tasty and it’s fun to be a tourist and take your photo out front.

Liberty Science Center

   Liberty Science Center great place to take the kids. Not in Hoboken city limits, but a short ride away on the light rail.  This museum has tons to do and see.  They typically have new exhibits coming in every couple months too.  Your children can explore animals, cars, and even climb the infinity climber suspended over the first floor of the exhibit. From here, head over to Liberty State park.  A great place to spend your fourth of July, with perfect fireworks views all around you.

Pier 13


Photo credit pier 13

  The best time to hit up Pier 13 is while the sun is setting and you can watch the sun reflect off of all the buildings.  It’s a great place to grab a drink in the warm evenings of summer.  This is a seasonal activity as it’s only open for a few months of the year.

 Hudson River Walk


Take a walk or run along the Hudson River.  With beautiful views of the NYC skyline, this walk doesn’t disappoint.  There is also a great park that you can stop and let the kids play.  One of the most unique parks with a large wooden structure that takes you to the top of one heck of a slide.  There is a sand and water area, all with a great view of NYC.


It’s hard to find bad pizza in Hoboken, but our go-to stops were always Benny Tudino’s or Basile’s. But make sure you have cash! So, if you ever find yourself in Hoboken, New Jersey, be sure to add these local spots to your list of things to do. This little town never disappoints!

Megan Ballard
Megan is the owner and creator behind Live Plentiful. She also blogs all things style, beauty and travel at The Fashionista Momma.

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