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Best Waterfront Views in Hoboken, Jersey City + Weehawken

by Alexis Spoden
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One of the many treats of living in Hoboken, Jersey City, or Weehawken is enjoying panoramic views of the New York City skyline at any time. It truly never gets old! The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway extends almost 19 linear miles beginning at Bayonne and passing through Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weehawken, and extends to Fort Lee. Each city that the waterfront passes through captures the waterfront’s stunning views and skyline at different city points. Hoboken Girl has compiled a comprehensive list of all the best spots to get awe-inspiring glimpses of the waterfront that a photograph can hardly do justice. 


Pier A Park

Pier A Park

Pier A Park offers outstanding views of the Hudson River and NYC skyline from midtown Manhattan to the financial district. The park is an excellent spot for a picnic on the grass or playing frisbee or catch with family. 

Frank Sinatra Park

Frank Sinatra Park

This waterfront park is situated between 4th and 5th Street on the waterfront in Hoboken and offers a kayak launch, soccer field, amphitheater seating to experience Manhattan’s panoramic skyline, and Blue Eyes restaurant to enjoy Italian cuisine with a view. 

Pier C Park


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Pier C Park is located next to Frank Sinatra Park between 3rd and 4th Street on the waterfront. It also offers play areas for kids and a promenade to walk along and take in the view. 

Pier 13

Pier 13

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This uptown spot is ideal for grabbing a drink while admiring the Manhattan skyline from Midtown. The pier is open seasonally so locals can enjoy the food trucks and beer garden while taking it all in.

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Surf City {1 Marin Boulevard}

Surf City

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Surf City is a hidden gem in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood. It’s a great marina spot to grab a drink and some grub while daydreaming of being on all the gorgeous Yachts passing through. 

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Battello {502 Washington Boulevard}

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There is a reason  Batello is constantly booked for weddings. It’s situated right on the river, with breathtaking views of the skyline, not to mention the phenomenal food and ambiance. 

Morris Canal Park

Morris Canal Park

In Jersey City, Morris Canal Park is a small grassy park overlooking the water with a panoramic look at the skyline. It also features a mini peninsula, perfect for a midday stroll. 

Rooftop at Exchange Place {1 Exchange Place}

Rooftop at Exchange Place

As far as rooftops go, The Rooftop at Exchange Place is a must-see, especially as the sunsets. The rooftop captures striking glimpses of Manhattan, the Hudson River, and the Statue of Liberty. It’s also perfect for year-round visits due to its retractable glass roof and walls. 

Liberty State Park

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Liberty State Park always offers stunning closeup views of the Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline. It’s always a great spot for a bike ride, walk, or picnic you won’t soon forget. 

Newport Green Park

Newport Green Park

Newport Green Park is a landscaped waterfront sanctuary situated on the Newport waterfront. This peaceful oasis includes a small sandy, man-made beach, a play area for kids, a carousel, and a splash pad. 


Lincoln Harbor Park

Lincoln Harbor Park

Lincoln Harbor Park in Weehawken is not only great for a visit to catch some incredible sight-seeing of upper Manhattan but it also often offers free, outdoor, socially distanced concerts in August and early September.

See More: 10 Things To Do In Jersey City Besides Drinking

Chart House {Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T}

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Chart House is another spot that is ideal for weddings with its glass windows and scenic atmosphere. Chart House is a high-end chain eatery serving seafood and steakhouse fare in a classy setting with unimaginable, from your window moments. 

Weehawken Waterfront Park and Recreation Center

This public park along the banks of the Hudson River features a playground for kids and permit-only playing fields for several sports such as softball, soccer, and more.

Molos {1 Pershing Road}

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The view of the skyline from this Greek restaurant is amazing. It feels like you’re on a boat, with the water coming right up to the building and the NYC lights twinkling directly in front of you. The food is just as amazing as the view!

Hamilton Park

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For those Hamilton fans, this park in Weehawken is not one to miss. Capture a little history and check out the Alexander Hamilton statue and memorial, representing where he was killed in Weehawken. The park also features grassy areas, floral gardens, benches, and NYC skyline views from the waterside cliffs.


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