Top 11 Things to Do in Hudson County

Top 11 Things to Do in Hudson County

  • Taryn Byron
  • 09/18/22

Hudson County, in Northern New Jersey, is an inspiring place to live. The region attracts many looking for a life of splendor and prosperity. The charm of Hudson County is the incredible bond between residents. Neighbors care for each other, and the communities are tight-knit, opulent, and occupied by loyal citizens. Locals are lucky to have views of the towering skyscrapers across the sea.
 
The area has been home to some of the most notable people in the world and countless celebrities, mainly due to its proximity to bustling New York City. Jersey City gave us singer Christina Milian, actor Nathan Lane, and chef and hostess Martha Stewart. Johnny Carson’s sidekick Ed McMahon and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin have made childhood memories in Bayonne.
 
Considering homes for sale in Hudson County, NJ, is a brilliant choice. Hudson County’s remarkable history has given fruit to a fulfilling lifestyle. Here are some of the fantastic things to do in Hudson County.

Memorable events at the Meadowlands Expo Center

Nationally, one of the things New Jersey is known for is the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. This fantastic venue is where conventions, summits, dance competitions, and more occur. With an accessible area spanning 61,000 feet, it’s clear why the MEC is the first choice for event planners. Its location is also ideal. Exhibitors and attendees can head there easily via The New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway. Most can hop over from Manhattan as it’s only five miles away. The Newark Liberty Airport and Teterboro Jetport also bring thousands from across the country. The MEC impresses all who participate.

Join the winner’s circle at the Meadowlands Track


Similar in name but different in flavor is the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment racetrack. Bettors and racing enthusiasts take in thrilling horse races throughout the year. Wagering takes place on the FanDuel Sportsbook, the premier Sportsbook in the state and the top retail location in the continent. Visitors can witness live events, and attendees can also view worldwide races via streaming. Additional events include cooking competitions, festivals, prize drawings, and trip giveaways.

Honor music legends from the garden state

In nearby Essex County, music lovers will be in their element at the GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center. The Newark museum provides a history of American music and includes an exhibit venerating New Jersey legends. Musicians whose popularity has spanned generations, such as Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston, are revered here. Larger scale exhibits honoring a genre, like hip hop, occur over a season, including special events during Women’s History Month or Black History Month. Visitors can sing karaoke to favorite classics, emulate audio producers with songs from the likes of Bob Marley and George Harrison, and put on a “concert” on a simulated soundstage. Artifacts can also be viewed, such as the outfit Taylor Swift wore while accepting an award in 2010 and pieces of Springsteen’s life before he hit the big time. Stop here and take a slice of New Jersey’s heritage.

Find inspiration at Mana Contemporary

After checking out Jersey City mansions, rejuvenate your mind at Mana Contemporary. This chic art museum, which also celebrates culture at its Chicago and Miami locations, is a hub for art enthusiasts and talent alike. Their stated mission involves nourishing the creative process and progressive thought through world-class exhibits, career development, and global communication. Displays are insightful and provide commentary on the culture at large. Classes such as the Community Dance Class encourage connection. Historical and modern pieces decorate the rooms. Take a tour of Mana to satisfy your soul.

Dine in style at the bi-annual Celebration of Cuisine


Twice a year, locals come together to support restaurants in the community during Hudson County Restaurant Week. This event, run by Tamara Remedios of Xplore Communications, was inaugurated 16 years ago. For two weeks in January and July, the best restaurants in Hudson County create prix-fixe menus to bolster the slow season. In Edgewater, The Yacht Club is an exquisite part of the festivities. Their menu includes seasonal dishes, which can be enjoyed while admiring the breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the remarkable New York City skyline. Hoboken’s Elysian Cafe prides itself on serving appetizing French bistro entrees in a pub-style setting. The eatery, established in 1895, is a cherished part of Hudson County’s history. Hudson socialites can connect with the #HudsonRW tag at any of the 28-plus participating restaurants.

Discover the life and times of Hoboken’s hero

Any Jersey native knows the original ‘Ol Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Hoboken is proud to be the “It Had to Be You” singer’s hometown. Any fan can familiarize themselves with Sinatra’s memorable moments during The Sinatra Walking Tour. Starting with his birthplace at 415 Monroe Street, tourists experience firsthand the places that were close to The Voice’s heart. St. Francis Church, where the singer was baptized, is another stop, along with his favorite eatery Leo's Grandevous, one of his childhood homes at 703 Park Avenue, and Stevens Institute of Technology, where the singer was awarded an honorary Doctoral Degree in Engineering. More stops throughout the tour are significant in The Chairman of the Board’s life.

Live in the high middle ages in Lyndhurst

History buffs can revel in the 11th-century lifestyle at the Medieval Times castle. Guests are spectators of various competitions inspired by Medieval Spain, including swordsmanship, hand-to-hand combat, jousting, falconry, and exhibitions of equestrian skill. While viewing these astonishing reenactments, visitors devour a four-course banquet and rally for their favorite knights. Being part of the crowd and savoring the experience makes for a delightful day.

New York City entertainment is conveniently close

One aspect of the North Jersey bond is living life close to New York City. Although the region has the reputation that people are “tough,” they have a lot of heart and integrity. This was displayed immensely after the 9/11 tragedy. Today, anyone can celebrate patriotism and observe New York and North Jersey’s soul with outstanding monuments.

Pay homage to Lady Liberty and America’s history


New York City has several ways to respect the Statue Of Liberty. It’s possible to visit France’s gift to the United States up close at the National Monument or from afar with a ride on the ferry. When visiting the monument, tourists can access the grounds of Liberty Island, make a reservation to climb to the pedestal balcony and appreciate the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island museum. Walking the ten stories to the pedestal balcony is quite a feat and commitment as the elevator has limited access.
 
Sea lovers might opt for one of the Statue City Cruises. The round-trip tour is a relaxing ride around The New York Harbor, going from Liberty Island to Ellis Island and back. The Pedestal Reserve cruise takes patrons to the Fort Wood section of the Lady Liberty pedestal. The boat departs at frequent intervals throughout the day. While riding, food concessions and souvenirs are available, along with indoor and outdoor seating.

Pay tribute and “Rise Up” at the 9/11 Memorial


The 9/11 Tribute Museum is a stirring collection that focuses on hope and values. While the monument details the events of 2001, it also emphasizes heroism. The “Person-to-Person History” exhibit is designed to connect people who were there with people eager to be educated about the day. The museum celebrates the One World Observatory as a symbol of rising in the face of disaster. “Rising up” is a succinct motto for New York citizens, with their reputation of pride and resilience. Guests can choose admission to the Gallery or both the Gallery and the Guided Walking Tour.

Be a part of NYC’s skyline at Rockefeller Center


Rockefeller Center is the keystone of New York City culture and celebrity. This amazing landmark, first planned in 1929 by John D. Rockefeller, has endured almost a century of significant history and talent. This tour includes education on the impactful dates within 30 Rock’s timeline, such as its inception and the development of theaters and publications. Visitors have the option to see the city entirely from the top of the skyscraper at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. “The Rink” is a famed ice skating rink often featured in movies and television. Tickets are available to cut the ice during the season. The Christmas season hasn’t begun until the tree is lit at Radio City Music Hall. Rockefeller Center truly represents New York City’s beauty.
 
If you are interested in learning more about Hudson County real estate, don’t hesitate to contact Taryn Byron, Broker and President of CJ Dalton Realty. She is eager to showcase the prestigious homes available for sale in Hudson County, NJ. Contact her today to get started!




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