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There's gold in your own backyard.

Hudson County is small but mighty — an area with a rich history that continues to modernize and diversify. Right across the river from New York City, 12 cities and 46 square miles are teeming with delicious dining experiences, adventurous outdoor activities, and exciting sporting events.

From walkable cities to acres of wetlands, Hudson County remains unique in its physical and historical positioning. Whether you're a lifelong resident or here only for a brief stay, you can find a hidden gem in an unexpected place.

Go outside your usual stomping grounds and explore something new. We have a few ideas for you.

Get Out and Play!


The New York Red Bulls play their home games at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The stadium, conveniently located off Route 280 and right next to the Harrison PATH station, is considered the benchmark for soccer-specific venues in North America.

Tickets for all Red Bulls home matches can be purchased by visiting or by calling 1.877.727.6223


Hackensack Riverkeeper is North Jersey's leading clean water advocate. All summer long, they offer eco-cruises that traverse acres of wetlands, wildlife, and birdlife along Hudson County's Green Coast. There are birdwatching opportunities, as well as guided tours that cover maritime history. As program director Hugh Carola says, "We can help move people along and get a better sense of their environment by being out in it." Group charters are also available.

Be sure to check out their paddling center in Laurel Hill Park in Secaucus, where you can rent kayaks or canoes for $25 per paddler for up to four hours on the water.

For hours, booking information, and a closer look at Riverkeeper's advocacy and recreational activities, go to

Hackensack Riverkeeper NJ


Get out on the water! The Hoboken Cove Boathouse at Maxwell Place is a volunteer-run nonprofit that offers FREE guided kayak trips and embayment paddling on the Hudson River. Have an adventure while taking in gorgeous views of the New York City skyline.

All paddling is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Guided river trips are done by lottery. Kids under 16 are welcome as long as they are paddling with a parent or guardian.

The kayaking season runs through mid-September, weather permitting. For the full season schedule, go to

The Hoboken Cove Boathouse
Don't Eat In, Dine Out!


Though the stunning waterfront views of Manhattan's skyline are reason enough to visit Batello, the restaurant also happens to be serving up some of the state's best contemporary Italian food. The top-of-the-line service and incredible ambiance are just some of the reason's it's been named as one of the top wedding venues by The Knot. Luckily, you can also go there for dinner and drinks during the week.

Batello's Happy Hour includes $5 sangria, drafts, and house wines, as well as half-priced appetizers. Monday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to close. Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music every Thursday.

Battello Jersey City NJ
Westin Hotel Newport Jersey City NJ
- Hampton Inn Suites (Harrison)
- W Hotel (Hoboken)
- The Westin (Jersey City)
- Comfort Suites (North Bergen)
- Sheraton (Weehawken)
- Hyatt Place (Secaucus)
- Hudson-Bergen Lightrail
- New Jersey Transit
- Newark Airport (EWR)
- NY/NJ Waterway
- Liberty Harbor RV Park
- Liberty State Park
- Ellis Island
- Statue of Liberty
- Liberty Science Center
- Pole Position Raceway
- Entertainment Cruises

Supported by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism

Copyright © 2016 Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs / Tourism Development, All rights reserved.

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