7 Places and Activities to Enjoy This {Spring} in Hoboken

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Spring is finally here and we’re juuust entering the days of consistent 60-70 degree temps {sorry 50, you’re just not cutting it anymore}. As we switch out our sweaters for rompers and head outside, there are a number of fun-filled things to do and places to see around the Mile Square — especially with the days getting longer. Whether it’s to grab a yummy bite to eat with a view, take a trip to the river, or enjoy a stroll in the park {to stalk the dog park sans dog — no judgment}, there are plenty of ways to spend your day outdoors. Here are seven places and activities to enjoy this spring in Hoboken.

Las Olas Sushi Bar and Grill’s Backyard

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Located at 1319 Wash, Las Olas is the place to be for some Mexican and Japanese cuisine – Mexanese, if you will? The restaurant has delicious Latin dishes and unique sushi fusion combos — and an adorable backyard {think tea lights and tables} to boot. The perfect spot for some dining al fresco, especially on Tuesdays {$2 tacos!}.

Blue Eyes Restaurant and Cafe

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Sitting pretty on the Hoboken Waterfront is one of our faves, and ol’ Blue Eyes Restaurant — an Italian cafe with stunning views of the Hudson, Manhattan, and One World Trade — has the most up close and personal view. Outdoor seating is available in the spring and summer months which includes a gelato stand, a raw bar, and live music from time to time {#nomnom}. And of course, who could forget their delicious Nutella pizza.

Pier 13 

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If you haven’t been to Pier 13, then you really don’t know Hoboken. Pier 13 is the spot to be in the late spring and summer months — and is totally family friendly. Food trucks galore, coconuts filled with booze, blow up floats, and delicious sangria or refreshing frosé are just a few of our favorite things.

Hoboken 14th Street Ferry

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Everyone loves to ride the ferry, so why let the commuters have all the fun? Whether just for the view or to get all the way across, taking a ride on the 14th street ferry is always fun for date night or even a trip with friends. {Bonus outdoor time: buy a roundtrip ticket and go biking in Central Park or head to the Highline for some walking and fun!}

Hoboken Cove Boathouse

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If you haven’t been to the Hoboken Cove Boathouse, you’re missing out. Basically — it’s FREE kayaking lessons on most weekends in the late spring into the early fall. We also hear they offer paddle boarding — which, if you haven’t tried, is so much fun {not to mention the stunning views you’ll enjoy while paddling around the Hudson}. How could you pass it up?

Take a Walk in the Park – Any Park!

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As residents, we have access to a number of beautiful parks — for bball-lovers, dog runs {and human runs!} playgrounds {the list goes on}, we’ve got a park for you. Some of our faves: Elysian Park on Hudson, Church Square, and Piers A & C, obviously. Take your fur babies {or your actual babies} out for a day of sun and fun this spring. Pier A has a great lawn space for a Saturday picnic and of course — free exercise and yoga classes during the summer! We can’t forget to mention 0ur favorite “Movies Under the Stars,” which joins Hoboken residents together on Wednesdays for some Blockbuster flicks. Pier C is the tiny oasis attached to Hoboken via a small walking path — and if you haven’t been in a while, just know there’s a fun water play area for small kids and a playground for older kids to enjoy at the same time.

Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival

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The Spring Arts and Music Fest is taking place on May 5th  on Washington Street for its 25th year. For the 2017 season, over 300 artists, photographers, sculptors, and other creatives will show off their beautiful work. Food vendors, local restaurants, and businesses always show up to the party. The festival is FREE to the public and always happens rain or shine. So much fun. And so much foooood.

 

Since those are just a few of the fun things to look forward to this spring as the temps warm up, share your warm weather plans with us in the comments below! What will you be up to?

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Monica is a a New Jersey native and a junior at Rutgers in New Brunswick, studying Journalism and Media Studies in addition to Spanish. She writes for The Tab Rutgers as a student writer and is currently a Hoboken Girl editorial intern. In her spare time, Monica enjoys writing, reading, running, traveling and eating.


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