Find the best car rental deals in Hoboken, New Jersey
On the banks of the Hudson River, trendy Hoboken sits just across the water from the iconic Manhattan skyline. Known as the Mile Square City, this booming district crams a lot into its compact proportions. Sample global food and drink on Washington Street, stroll along the vibrant waterfront for spectacular New York views, and queue for cake at ‘Cake Boss’ Carlo’s Bakery (it’s worth it).
While Hoboken itself is small enough to explore on foot, there’s nothing like venturing further afield in your own wheels. Take your pick of car rental companies through Orbitz and set off on your adventures in comfort.
With Hoboken as your base, there’s an endless choice of great day trips on your doorstep. Here are three of the best:
Drive under the Hudson through the Lincoln Tunnel to the bright lights of Manhattan, New York’s glitziest borough. On-street parking can be hard to find, so head for a parking garage instead. Then it’s time for some fun – will it be Times Square, Central Park or the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Or maybe the shops of Fifth Avenue are calling?
Journey time: Around 20 minutes
Distance: Approximately six miles
Treat yourself to a day of seaside fun at Coney Island. As well as a sandy beach packed with colorful umbrellas, this famous Brooklyn neighborhood is home to amusement parks, an aquarium, and a bustling boardwalk filled with sideshow attractions. Ride the rollercoasters at Luna Park, eat your fill of hot dogs and cotton candy, and snuggle down to watch the fireworks at the end of the day.
Journey time: Around 40 minutes
Distance: Approximately 15 miles
Hop in your rental car and follow the Hudson River inland to this beautiful state park. Take a day hike up rugged Bear Mountain to the Perkins Memorial Tower, or keep things chilled by the lake with picnics, swimming, boating and fishing. In winter, there’s an open-air skating rink, and kids will love a ride on the unique carousel with its carved native animal seats.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 50 miles