Welcome to Weehawken

About


Weehawken proves the best views of New York happen in New Jersey. Picturesque parks, renowned waterfront restaurants and an award-winning school system have attracted many to the city, but the beauty of this area is what keeps them.

Weehawken has long been desirable for its close proximity to New York City. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington sent some of his men to Weehawken (Weehawk at the time) to watch over British soldiers stationed in New York. After the war, the wealthy set their sights on the “peak of the Palisades” in order to escape the industrial atmosphere of developing New York City. Around that time, the same engineer who built the Eiffel Tower came to Weehawken where he designed wagon lifts, stairs and an elevator to assist rich families in reaching the wildly popular ferry stations.

Transportation


Weehawken boasts a variety of efficient routes into the city. You can travel under the Hudson via NJ transit buses or privately operated minivans (for an extremely low cost), or use a network of ferries and water taxis to travel by sea. Weehawken offers a free (yes free!) waterfront shuttle that transports residents between upper-Weehawken and the waterfront during rush hours. A variety of access points to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provide transport around Weehawken as well as to Hoboken, Bayonne or Jersey City.

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Restaurants


Hugging the waterfront and providing spectacular city views, each restaurant on “restaurant row” claims the best cuisine and the biggest windows (or patios during the summer) overlooking the Hudson. No matter what venue you choose, Weehawken’s lineup of charming coastal eateries is sure to satisfy.
See Our Top 6 List
Charrito's 974 JFK Boulevard East
201.330.1130
http://www.loscharritos.com
Chart House 1700 Harbor Boulevard
201.348.6628
http://www.chart-house.com
Hudson Blue Bar & View 4800 Imperial Boulevard
201.348.3200
http://www.hudsonbluebarandview.com
Molos Waterfront Estiatorio 1 Pershing Road
201.223.1200
http://www.molosrestaurant.com
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 1000 Harbor Boulevard
201.863.5100
http://www.ruthschris.com/weehawken
Touch of Spice 4114 Park Avenue
201.472.9735
http://www.touchofspice.com

Bars & Nightlife


Weehawken is better known for quaint and quiet tree-lined streets than bumping clubs. If you’re looking for a big night out on the town, you’re in luck—Weehawken shares a border with Hoboken, a city known for its bustling nightlife and bars.
See Our Top 4 List
Cooper Place 4516 Park Avenue
201.751.5444
Maria Mentira's Bar & Grill 328 32nd Street
201.348.0178
http://www.mariamentirasbarandgrill.com
Teak On The Hudson, Hoboken 16 Hudson Place
201.653.6888
http://www.teakonthehudson.com
Wicked Wolf Tavern 120 Sinatra Drive
201.659.7500
http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com

Entertainment


Whether you’re looking to practice sports in a community field, take in beautiful river views of the city or laze about the park with your pooch, there’s a place for you in Weehawken.
See Our Top 5 List
Old Glory Park 980 JFK Boulevard East
Hamilton Park 201.319.6061
http://www.weehawken-nj.us/parks.html
The Atrium 1500 Harbor Boulevard
201.430.6881
http://www.hrpac.org
Spirit of New Jersey 1500 Harbor Boulevard
866.483.3866
http://www.spiritcruises.com/new-york-metro
Lincoln Harbor Dog Park 1600 Harbor Park Boulevard
http://www.weehawken-nj.us/parks.html
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