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Hoboken: the birthplace of ballgames and Ol' Blue Eyes

Two things to thank Hoboken, New Jersey for: baseball and Frank Sinatra. The sports aficionados can swing by Elysian Park, the only remains of New York's legendary Elysian Fields, while Frankie's fans have a long list of Sinatra-related stops to go through. Not to worry, as this riverside city's small size—its moniker, "The Mile Square City," is to be taken literally—means you can walk everywhere from your Hoboken vacation rental. An important port for much of the 20th century, Hoboken has truly transformed into a trendy destination with a top-notch culinary and nightlife scene.

Things to do

Exploring the city—do it your way in Hoboken

A Hoboken vacation rental is a great base for taking in the city sights, from the rows of Victorian-style brownstone buildings to the riverside walkways and their views of the Manhattan skyline. The Hoboken Fire Department Museum (housed in a former fire station, not surprisingly) is a fun stopover for young firefighter-wannabes, and they can even get on a gleaming restored 1932 fire engine and ring the brass bell. Pier C has a fishing pier for the grownups and playgrounds for the kids, and on summer evenings, you can catch an open-air movie at Pier A.


Follow the footsteps of Hoboken's favorite son (quite literally)

Peruse the maps, photographs, and various objects chronicling the city's past at the Hoboken Historical Museum, and pick up a Sinatra Walking Tour map on your way out. Listen to Old Blue Eyes' biggest hits—there's bound to be a Spotify playlist for that—as you stroll past his family homes, places where he sang, and even his favorite bakery. Don't care much for Frank? Just head over to Castle Point Lookout at Steven's Institute of Technology. It's Hoboken's highest point, with sweeping views of the city and the Manhattan skyline across the Hudson River.


The weather's fine in Hoboken, no jokin'

Hoboken enjoys a generally mild climate, with chances of rain all throughout the year. February has the most dry days. Summer in the Mile Square City sees an average temperature of 75 degrees, with highs in the low 80s in July and August. In the winter, temps range from 27 to 43 degrees. It's coldest in January, when the average high is 38 degrees. Snowy days in the winter make for some Instagrammable scenes against the backdrop of the New York skyline, while warm summer afternoons are perfect for spreading a blanket at the park and soaking up the sunshine.

Natural features

Riverside romps with a dash of New York, New York

From your Hoboken vacation rental, head for the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway for a morning jog (perhaps to assuage your guilt after gobbling up the bossest Cake Boss cakes at Carlo's Bakery?) or a lunch picnic with the family. From June to September, the Hoboken Cove Boathouse offers stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking. If you don't want to paddle alone, you can join a guided River Trip. Hoboken also has several parks where you can just chill on the grassy fields or let your babies—either two-legged or four-legged—run amok in the play areas.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hoboken

The nearest airport is in Teterboro, NJ (TEB), located 7.7 mi (12.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 8.4 mi (13.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Hoboken 9 Street - Congress Street Station, Hoboken Station and Hoboken 2 St. Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Hoboken?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,429 vacation rentals near Hoboken. From 1,924 Condos/Apartments to 194 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hoboken for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Hoboken?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hoboken:

  • Manhattan: 3,122 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,038 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,054 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,239 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 542 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hoboken?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hoboken. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stevens Institute of Technology: 5,727 vacation rentals
  • Hoboken City Hall: 5,725 vacation rentals
  • Hoboken Historical Museum: 5,729 vacation rentals
  • Monroe Center for the Arts: 5,708 vacation rentals
  • Church Square Park: 5,714 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hoboken listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Hoboken?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,924 Condos/Apartments in Hoboken. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hoboken include:

  • Houses: 194 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 61 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,921 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hoboken?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 235 vacation rentals with pool available in Hoboken. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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