Where one square mile has never packed such punch, Hoboken, New Jersey has activities, nightlife and cuisine for every palate. With a population of nearly 40,000, Hoboken caters to the young professional set that flock the ferry, the PATH trains and the buses every morning in pursuit of the Manhattan dream. A hop, a skip, and a ferry away, the quick commute from Hoboken into New York City is a major drawl for thousands in the young post-collegiate set looking for the good life.
It's the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and baseball, and is often considered a little extension of the island of Manhattan. The mile square is covered in apartment complexes, gorgeous pre-war brownstones and newly developed office buildings and bars along the waterfront.
With literally hundreds of trendy restaurants, and some of the best ethnic cuisine around, Hoboken is never tired and never quiet. Thai, Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Malaysian are just a sampling of the food education you'll receive in Hoboken.
To stretch your legs, and rest of your 2,000 parts, there are several parks (including a dog run) as well as public tennis courts, yoga centers, gyms and the YMCA. A bike and walking trail borders the waterfront and the scenery is terrific.
Whether it's sunning along the pier, or shopping at the unique clothing boutiques, the history and the present of Hoboken awaits. The New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway run through Hoboken.