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“Next time your in Manhattan, pop over to Hoboken, New Jersey”
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Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
46 helpful votes
“Next time your in Manhattan, pop over to Hoboken, New Jersey”
Reviewed 12 January 2010

On your next visit to Manhattan, take some time and head over to Hoboken, New Jersey. Hoboken is quaint, charming, hip and urban all at the same time. it is pretty much a walking town -- no need to drive a car there.

For $1.75 (one way) you can ride the wonderful PATH trains. Catch the green line from lower Manhattan (WTC Station to Hoboken), or ride from 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th or Christopher Streets to Hoboken via the blue line (33rd Street to Hoboken) or the blue/yellow line (33rd Street to Journal Square via Hoboken). The PATH will accept your pay-per-ride MetroCard, but will not take the 7-day-unlimited card or similar.

When there, grab a bite to eat at any of the great eateries, bars or restaurants -- there is something for every taste and every budget, seemingly on every corner -- but be sure to head down to the shores of the Hudson River at Sinatra Park on Frank Sinatra Drive to get some dramatic photos of Manhattan. Best time of day, to me, anyway, is sunset. The sun setting in the west reflects magically on the buildings of the west side of Manhattan.

While you're at Sinatra park snapping gorgeous Manhattan photos, be sure to look for Sybil's Cave. The cave is a landmark of Hoboken, though no longer well known. A spring exists in the cave, which can be visited once again since it was reopened by then Mayor, David Roberts. During the 19th Century many visited the spring to 'take the waters' for health.

7 Thank PattySoandSo
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Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
145 helpful votes
“Welcome to Hoboken”
Reviewed 14 November 2009

Okay I haven't stayed here yet. I live in Hoboken, not too far from the hotel so I thought I would share my thoughts. First off Hoboken is a wonderful little city. Sometimes it is referred to as the "sixth borough". As NYC goes so does Hoboken.

The one thing Hobokenites will tell you about getting in and out of Manhattan is that after rush hour the buses and PATH trains are fewer and after 11PM it's even harder and if it's after 10PM and you are drunk and/or tired it's best just to pay $45 bucks for a taxi. On weekends the PATH trains to the World Train Center are can take up to 45 minutes. Late night Saturdays the trains are crowded with drunks.

Driving in and out of NYC can be hellish at peak hours and heavenly off peak.

It is not the place to stay if you like to head back to your hotel in the middle of the day to relax or drop off your shopping bags.

Now on the other hand. Hoboken itself is becoming a sort of destination itself. It has a very small town vibe and there are a lot of clothing shops ( especially for women) on Washington St. It's is a walking town no need for a car. There are some good, but not great places to eat. Zylo the steak house in the hotel is not very good. Stay away from the waterfront eateries in general. The italian delis and bakeries are the better than any in Manhattan. The people are extremely friendly by NYC standards at least. Hoboken is a VERY safe town to walk around after dark. The waterfront walkway is full of life in the summer.

If you have a car it's easy to get to the Meadlowlands. There is also a train to the Meadowlands from Hoboken. The Statue of Liberty is a twenty minute drive and there are much much shorter lines than Manhattan for the ferry.

Best of luck feel free to write with any questions about Hoboken. Safe travels!

4 Thank hi3655
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