Don’t let Hoboken’s mile-square size fool you. It may be small, but its brownstones radiate a big city’s vibe of youthful energy complete with hip restaurants, cool bars and funky shops.

This vibrant, walk-able small town is a unique delight. Its strategic location on the banks of the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan means waterside walkways boast postcard-perfect views from day to night.

Grab some friends and follow the Hudson River along River Street. Along the way, you will find enticing parks and outdoor diversions, including free and open to the public kayaking at the Hoboken Cove Boathouse at Maxwell Place (11th Street).

Hoboken’s main thoroughfare, Washington Avenue, is lined with bustling dining and drinking spots. Pop into East LA for delicious Mexican delights or Amanda’s for an upscale take on American classics. You’ll also find one-of-a-kind shops along Willow Avenue, such as Battaglia’s, lined with hip kitchen wares, gadgets and decor.

Who knew you could fit so much fun into a square mile?