Make some time to visit the city and you won't want to leave. Your first stop should be the Hoboken Historical Museum to learn about Hoboken's rich history. Make sure to pick up some brochures describing local events along with maps of the historic sites and points of interest to create your own walking tour.
Bring your camera along to snap some photos of Manhatta from the Hudson River Waterfront walkway, where you can also bike or jog. If Frank Sinatra is one of your favorites, visit the site of his birthplace, the location of which is now marked by a brick arch and bronze star in the sidewalk at 415 Monroe Street.
Enjoy the delicious international cuisine that can be found throughout the city in the many world-class restaurants, and sample the scrumptious deserts at Carloâ€™s Bake Shop, which was seen on the TLC show Cake Boss as well as the Next Great Baker.
Pick up the makings of a great picnic lunch from one of the wonderful delis and bakeries you'll find all over the city and enjoy some down time at Pier A Park, which is known for being one of the nationâ€™s top 10 urban parks. Or stop by one of the Farmer's Markets at Washington and Newark on Tuesdays or 13th & Hudson on Thursdays and pack your own.Â
To get a real feel for Hoboken, enjoy some time at some of the other parks on your trip: Church Square Park, Columbus Park, Elysian Park, Stevens Park, Frank Sinatra Park, or Maxwell Place Park. If you're a water sports enthusiast, kayak for free in the Hudson River which will give you a totally different view of Hoboken from the water.
Check http://www.hobokencoveboathouse.org/season-schedule/ for the summer schedule.
Check your map for Castle Point Lookout on the Stevens campus, which is the highest point in Hoboken. The stunning view of Hoboken and the Manhattan skyline from here is not to be missed.
Of course you'll want to see a show at Maxell's, which is an alternative live music venue that is proud to have hosted some very famous bands such as R.E.M., Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins, and the Offspring. Be certain to watch a production at the Mile Square Theatre, or some live music, theater and film screenings at the Monroe Center for the Arts, if the Hoboken art scene is more to your liking.If you love architectural masterpieces and grand vaulted ceilings, make sure to see the Main Waiting Room at Hoboken Terminal, which was originally built in 1907. The 2,000 square foot stained glass Tiffany skylight is considered one of the finest Tiffany creations in the country. Save some time to visit the unique shops all over the city. If you are in the mood for a good movie--the Clearview Cinemaâ€™s new state-of-the-art theater is the place to go, but during the summer Movies Under the Stars is held on Pier A, every Wednesday at 9pm.
Even if all you do is walk, people-watch, shop and eat, your visit will be a great way to get acclimated to your new home in Hoboken, and I can help you find the perfect home.About Eddie: Eddie PerezÂ is a resident of Hoboken and works as a New Jersey licensed Broker â€“ REALTOR. His goal is to educate both buyers and sellers so that they can make the most of their bottom line while saving time and having fun during the process of buying or selling condominiums and brownstones in Hoboken and the surrounding metro communities including Jersey City and Weehawken, New Jersey. He has personally sold over 135 homes and is among the top producing agents in Hudson County. Â Â You can email questions to Eddie, schedule and appointment to meet with Eddie or call him direct at 201-344-2886.