The Itinerary at a Glance
This girlfriend’s getaway to historic Hoboken, New Jersey blends a wide variety of wonderful options for a memorable experience. International dining, a spa treatment of relaxing options, a look at the deep culture and architecture of the city, professional entertainment at a leading theater and a day at the nation’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment destination await you.
Duration: 3 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Check in at the award-winning W Hoboken hotel. Since opening in 2009, the property has held the No. 1 guest satisfaction designation of all North American W Hotels. W Hoboken is perfectly placed on the waterfront overlooking Manhattan in the heart of the “Mile Square City.” Settle into your comfortable, gorgeously designed room, overlooking the stunning NYC skyline.
Dinner at Cucharamama features foods from Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador. Co-owner and chef Maricel E. Presilla was named the Beard Foundation’s Best Chef-Mid Atlantic region in 2012 and was named a finalist in 2015. A Special Pre-Fixe Menu is available from 5–6:30 p.m. The full dinner menu reads like a journey through South American artisanal cooking.
Tonight, experience the No. 1 professional theater company in Hudson County, Miles Square Theater. Founded in 2002, Miles Square Theater offers professional theater year-round. “A Merry Little Christmas Carol” is December 5-29, 2019. The 2020 season will be announced in mid-October.
With beautiful views, Hoboken’s The Dubliner is ideal for an after-show beverage. The Dubliner is a truly Irish experience and should not be missed on your Hoboken journey.
A full American breakfast, or buffet breakfast is available in the hotel’s Halifax restaurant. Chef Seadon Shouse serves savory, fresh, local and sustainable cuisine.
Hoboken Historic Walking Tour will take you through the neighborliness of a small town that enjoys all the benefits of a big city. The birthplace of Frank Sinatra, Hoboken’s character has been preserved for more than 150 years. More than 30 points of interest fill the two to three hour walk, including historic homes and churches from as far back as 1856, popular parks, the cobblestone paving of Court Street and the townhomes of Willow Terrace. A map is available, but it’s suggested visitors download the app.
If weather is an issue, visit the Hoboken Historical Museum showcasing the city’s rich history, diverse culture and architecture with exhibitions in both the Main and Upper galleries. And you’re always a metro, or ferry ride away from NYC!
Enjoy lunch at Hoboken’s oldest continually operating bar/restaurant, Elysian Café. The French bistro style menu offers a delightful selection of ½ sandwich and soup, elysian sandwiches and lunch entrées.
You’ve earned a high state of happy and tension relief. Choose from Hoboken’s Women Wellness, a medical massage office with spa-like atmosphere and service, Health in Hands featuring Trigger Point Therapy and 10 others, or Zening Wholistic, a massage/body therapy and wellness organization.
Continue the international dining experience at La Isla, an outstanding Cuban restaurant on the Jersey side of the Hudson River often called Little Havana. Since 1996, the Luis and Giner families with Chef Omar Giner have served traditional Cuban food from genuine ingredients. Visitors love the friendly, modest neighborhood feel along with affordable prices.
For one last nighttime view of the city, visit City Bistro. Opened in 1999 in Uptown Hoboken, this multi-level bar restaurant features a rooftop deck with a full-service bar and a laid-back atmosphere.
Breakfast and checkout at the hotel before proceeding on a shopping extravaganza like no other.
American Dream in nearby East Rutherford is just a 25-minute drive from Hoboken. A first of its kind community for fashion and luxury retail opens October 25. Visitors will discover fine to casual dining and entertainment along with an array of shopping delights at more than 100 stores. Whether window shopping, or developing your seasonal wardrobe, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the American Dream experience.