Don't be fooled, Hoboken is not just a place for great views. During our walk, we will also have the chance to see the Sybil's Cave, the famous 1832 cave with a natural spring where back in the day you could purchase for just 1 penny a glass of water believed to be miraculous, later found to be contaminated and consequently shut down and filled with concrete; it re-opened just in 2008.
This town is a place where legends and history were made. The nation's first mechanical engineering college, Stevens Institute of Technology (1870), is here located and still, today offers possibly some of the greatest views over the city from a secluded hilltop. In 1846, the first ever-recorded game of baseball took place in Hoboken between Knickerbocker Club and New York Nine, Edgar Allan Poe wrote "The Mystery of Marie Roget" thinking about Hoboken and more recently, the legendary man, the one & only Frank Sinatra was born at 415 Monroe Street on December 12, 1915, and although the building itself burned down in 1967, the bronze Frank Sinatra star lies on the sidewalk in memory of this great singer, pride of Hoboken.
And of course, since nothing can end without some "sweet notes", we’ll stop at possibly one of today’s most famous local establishments: The Cake Boss historic bakery (Carlo's Bakery) for a yummy break! Although Buddy will most certainly not be there, we can still enjoy one of the yummy cupcakes and homemade desserts where they originally used to shoot the popular Cake Boss Show.
On our way back to Manhattan, we will take the PATH from the historic Hoboken Terminal of Lackawanna to the ultra-modern Oculus by the WTC in Downtown Manhattan.
Depending on the time and day, we will have the chance to return to either the WTC (Financial District) or Herald Square (West 34th Street) with the PATH Subway Train. Alternatively, we can also hop aboard another Water Taxi to reach Pier 11 Wall Street or Brookfield. Please note Transportations costs are NOT included in the Tour Rate.
Video: Tour Hoboken New Jersey from New York
Places we visit in Hoboken
- Sybil's Cave
- Hoboken Terminal
- The Riverfront in Hoboken
- Hoboken City
- Frank Sinatra's Home and the Bronze Star
- Cake's Boss