• Things to Do in Hoboken {That Don’t Include Eating Or Drinking}

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    Hoboken is home to more than 200 restaurants and bars in just one square mile. Finding a place to eat and drink with friends is easy, but if doing an activity is in order, finding something else to do can prove difficult. Don’t worry, because we have a list of things to do in Hoboken where counting calories or asking for gluten-free options is not required. Read on for our favorite things to do in Hoboken that don’t require eating or drinking {unless you want to!}:

    Paint Pottery at Turquoise Cup {155 Sixth Street}

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    Turning into an artist for the evening is the agenda at Turquoise Cup. Their shelves are lined with various ceramics that are ready to be filled with creativity. Choose from their selection of dozens of paint colors to create a truly unique masterpiece to grace your desk, kitchen cabinets or be given as a gift. Perfect for a rainy day in the summer or to get a head start on hand-crafted gifts. Recently relocated to 155 6th Street, their new space is beautiful. Check their website for open studio, class and workshop schedules.

    Watch a Movie on the Pier at Movies Under the Stars {During Summer Months}

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    Summer in Hoboken means one thing — loads of outdoor activities. Grab a blanket or a chair every Wednesday and head to Pier A through August to watch recent blockbusters like Coco, The Greatest Showman, and Ferdinand. Movies in July start at 9:00PM and will move up to 8:00PM in August. These evenings are fun for the whole family with pre-movie activities provided by My Gym Hoboken starting at 7:00PM.

    Go Rock Climbing at Gravity Vault {1423 Clinton Street}

    Climb to new heights at one of Hoboken’s newest additions—Gravity Vault. Gravity Vault is an indoor, rock-climbing gym located uptown on 14th and Clinton. They have various options for climbing so that first-time climbers or those who know the ropes can have a great time. Come for the day, book a membership, check out their yoga and climb classes or host a birthday party. No matter what the occasion, Gravity Vault provides a great workout and loads of fun.

    READ: Unique Indoor Kid-Friendly Activities in Hoboken 

    Catch a Flick at Bow-Tie Hoboken Cinemas {409-415 14th Street}

    Rainy days in the summer are not ideal. But, when the mile-square has a movie theatre in walking distance, the cloudy days aren’t so bad. Pop over to the Bow-Tie Hoboken Cinemas to catch all the summer box-office hits. Tuesdays are extra special at Bow-Tie Hoboken Cinemas because it’s “Super-Value Tuesdays.” Movies all day are just $7.00, making for the perfect cheap date-night or birthday celebration.

    Learn Some Hoboken History at Hoboken Historical Museum {1301 Hudson Street}

    Learn about history right here in your own backyard at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Now through December, their exhibition on World War I will walk visitors through the effects the war had on Hoboken beginning in 1917. The Upper Gallery exhibits change frequently, so be sure to check the website for what’s coming up next. Admission is just $4 for adults and children are free. The museum is located at 1301 Hudson Street.

    Kayak in the Hudson River with Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse {Frank Sinatra Drive}

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    Having direct access to the Hudson River means watersports are just a few blocks away. And the only thing we can think of better than taking in the elements while working out is doing it for free. At the intersection of Sinatra Drive and Maxwell Place, the Hoboken Cove Community Boat House provides free kayaking in the river throughout the summer. Be sure to check their website for the full schedule.

    See a Play at Mile Square Theatre {1400 Clinton Street}

    No Path or ferry ride necessary to enjoy theatrical arts. Pop over to the Mile Square Theatre for a full schedule of productions by incredibly talented performers. Their website will keep you updated with the latest shows and events, so check back frequently. They even offer acting and dance classes for aspiring professionals looking to start out or hone their skills.

    See More: Local Hoboken Artists’ Scenes to Hang in Your Home

    Learn a New Language at Learn Language Hoboken {450 7th St Lower Level 1}

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    More than half of the US population has “learn a new language” on their bucket list. If you are one of those people, Learn Language Hoboken is here to help. Choose from seven different language options including French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and more and dive into the language and culture. Whether planning to go on a trip and want to converse with locals, meeting family from out of the country or just want expanded knowledge, Learn Language Hoboken is the perfect place. Visit their website for pricing and scheduling details.

    Play With Your Pup at a Dog Park


    Both pet-owners and non-pet owners alike can enjoy the dog park. Home to nearly a dozen pet-friendly facilities, Hoboken makes it easy to stop by and watch them play on a morning run or afternoon bike ride. If a pet is in-tow, be sure to follow common dog park etiquette like bringing water, keeping an eye out for rough play and picking up after it.

    Rent a Bicycle

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    Hudson Bike Share allows you to rent and park bikes to use for an eco-friendly morning commute or an adventurous and unique date night. Just walk up to one of the official stations {there are more than 30 around town}, download the NextBike app and follow the rental instructions on the back of the bike. For a short ride, pricing starts at just $2 for a 30-minute trip and then $3 for every additional 30 minutes or, check out the app for pricing on monthly memberships.

    What do you like to do in Hoboken besides eating and drinking? Share with us in the comments below!

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    Jordan and Joelle are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found walking their yorkie-poo Chica, working out at the best hot yoga studios, or trying out the best restaurants in town. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!

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