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Hoboken Travel Guide

Your stay at The Holland Hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey will give you prime access to some of the best spots on the East Coast. While New York City is usually the top destination of our guests, there are also some amazing cities on the Jersey side that should not be missed if you have the extra time!

Hoboken, New Jersey is located just under 20 minutes from the Holland Hotel. This vibrant city is located on the banks of the Hudson River, providing spectacular views of New York City that you won’t get when inside the city. Hoboken is vibrant, youthful, and has a ton of hot spots that will please everyone in your group.

Things to Do

First, we recommend walking to Pier 13 to take in a beautiful view. During the warmer months, you can sit on the “lawn” grab a drink or a bite to eat from the food trucks, and have a great time! If you are visiting in the winter, you can still take in the pretty views that Hoboken offers from Pier A or Pier C parks.

Pier 13

Image via Pier 13

Rather be in the water? Head over to the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse to rent a kayak! This is a fun activity for the whole family, and best part- it’s free!

Other fun activities include taking in the vibrant art scene at the Monroe Center where there are regular art exhibits, live performances, activities, workshops, and more. If you enjoy shopping, Hoboken has no shortage of unique boutiques and shops.  You won’t have to worry about finding parking; Hoboken is only a couple miles big, so everything is within walking distance.


After walking through the beautiful parks and sites of Hoboken, you will have probably worked up an appetite. Fortunately, Hoboken has more food than you could dream of. There are so many diverse options, so you are sure to find something to satisfy your palate.

If you only have time to stop at one place, make sure it is the famous Carlos Bake Shoppe, featured in the hit show “Cake Boss”. Grab a cannoli and feel like a true New Jerseyan for the afternoon.

Whatever you decide to do in Hoboken, you are sure to have an enjoyable time. When you are all done exploring Hoboken, take the quick journey back to Holland Hotel for a relaxing stay. Make your reservation at The Holland Hotel today!