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The 30 best restaurants in Jersey City

The 30 best restaurants in Jersey City

Just near downtown Manhattan, Jersey City is a bustling enclave with plenty of activities and culture on offer, and an exciting food scene to match. Here you’ll find a whole range of cuisines from all over the world, catering for every budget.  So whether you’re looking for comforting Italian plates, homely Bangladeshi cuisine, steaming bowls of ramen or a takeout box of thin-crust pizza, there’s something for everyone in this city. Here are the best restaurants in Jersey City right now.  RECOMMENDED:🏨 The best hotels in Jersey City📍 The best things to do in New Jersey🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Jersey Shore🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Jersey City Dan Q. Dao is the Digital Community & Commercial Editor at Time Out New York. Brock Wilbur is a writer based in Kansas City. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

The 18 best luxury hotels in NYC from Midtown to Time's Square

The 18 best luxury hotels in NYC from Midtown to Time's Square

Nowhere does luxury quite like New York City. From swanky lounges with views over the entire city to deluxe spas, high-thread-count linens and sumptuous five-star restaurants, the Big Apple’s R&R is totally world-class. It’s decadent, debauched and indulgent—in all the best ways. And who says that NYC’s most luxurious digs are only for visitors? If you’re a New Yorker craving that stay-cay, the city offers plenty of opportunities for escaping for a night (or two) to a well-earned retreat. And it caters to tastes of all kinds, from sleek, contemporary boudoirs to classic, antique getaways. Read on to find some welcome breaks from the city that never sleeps, right in the heart of it all. Updated March 2024: We're always on the hunt for the very best stays in this dazzling concrete jungle. To prove it, we've recently added two new hotels that have been on our radar for some time. One is a minimalist oasis bang in the middle of Times Square, while the other has been doing upscale luxury since 1904.  RECOMMENDED:🇺🇸 Click here to view our full guide to the best things to do in NYC🏨 Discover the best cheap hotels in NYC🗽 Check out the best hotels in NYC🌉 Explore the coolest Airbnbs in Brooklyn💗 Book one of the best boutique hotels in NYC Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities, and in-depth research to find you the be

The best 5-star hotels in NYC

The best 5-star hotels in NYC

There are few cities more OTT than NYC—just look at our attractions and fine dining scene—so it's no wonder that New York's best five-star hotels ensure a swanky stay. Whether you’re looking for elegant decor and deluxe amenities or breathtaking views from the flashiest rooftop bars, these properties put the 'extra' in extravagant. And you know you deserve it. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in NYC Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best pet-friendly hotels in NYC

The best pet-friendly hotels in NYC

Whether you’re visiting NYC or taking a little staycation, there’s no need to pay a small fortune to have someone watch your furriest friend. Bring them along, they make the best travel companion! Top NYC hotels across all price points are putting the “friendly” in pet-friendly. The best pet-friendly hotels in NYC not only allow dogs, but often pamper them as much as (if not even more than) their humans. A dog is everyone's best friend, right? Unless you're a cat person... Some of these hotels have a resident pooch who oversees the lobby (tip them with snacks), while others greet doggie guests with curated local treats and other extras such as comfy dog beds. What else would you expect from a city that’s obsessed with pets? Tried and true New Yorkers don’t like to leave their canine companions at home—and thanks to these pet-friendly accommodations, out-of-towners don’t have to either. Round out your dog’s big NYC adventure by going all out with a feast at one of the city’s best dog-friendly restaurants. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in NYCRECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs with fireplaces in NYC Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

The 9 best hotels and B&Bs in Hudson, NY, for a moment of peace

The 9 best hotels and B&Bs in Hudson, NY, for a moment of peace

Ahhh, Hudson. A city in Upstate New York full of character, charm, and history. A trendy little place, too. Thanks to the antique wonders of Warren Street, a thriving LGBTQ+ community, and its dazzling rows of Queen Anne mansions, Hudson found itself phenomenally popular with New Yorkers and Bostonians during the last few years.  No longer just a base for launching hikes around the nearby Catskills and Hudson Valley, Hudson is now bursting at the seams with innovative art hub openings, hip bars, and tasty food spots. Defo a city to add to your must-see list. So, next time you fancy swapping the bustle and noise of NY or Boston for the streets of Hudson, you’ll want to make sure you’re staying at one of the city’s finest hotels or B&Bs. We've narrowed down our faves, from cozy inns and boutique hotels to functional and practical hideaways. Enjoy! February 2024 update: one of our favorite properties is currently unavailable, so we've replaced it with another incredible one we've found: the Thyme in the Country Cottages. RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Hudson Valley RECOMMENDED: The best upstate resorts in New York RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in the Catskills Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

The best ski resorts near NYC for 2024

The best ski resorts near NYC for 2024

At the first hint of snow, ski enthusiasts start planning for the first chance to hit the slopes. There are plenty of opportunities to go skiing and snowboarding near the city, and a day trip should suffice. But for those looking for a ski-focused getaway, look no further than these amazing ski resorts near NYC. You’ll enjoy skiing, scenery, outdoor activities, and of course après-ski relaxation. Even beginners and non-skiers will enjoy a stay in these areas. From a mere two to six hours away, your next snowy escape is within reach, whether you choose a mountain in New York, New Jersey, Vermont, or Massachusetts. Be sure to check opening times and lift ticket pricing before you head out, as these can fluctuate. Once you're back in the city, keep that aprés-ski glow going in one of these NYC bars with fireplaces. RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs near NYC with snowy viewsRECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs for ski getaways from NYC RECOMMENDED: The coziest Airbnbs near NYC This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best things to do in Atlantic City

The best things to do in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is the East Coast version of Las Vegas. Like Sin City, there are stunning casino resorts, world-class restaurants, and luxurious spas but Atlantic City comes with even more bonuses: namely, the ocean, the beach and a legendary boardwalk. The 24-hour excitement of Atlantic City is there for the taking but there are also more laid-back and family-friendly activities on our list of the best things to do in Atlantic City, like enjoying salt water taffy or catching a show. Atlantic City has something for everyone. Throw in a convenient airport and we might have just pushed this New Jersey beach town to the top of your vacation list.  RECOMMENDED: The best hotels in Atlantic City     

The 35 best country songs of all time

The 35 best country songs of all time

There are probably esoteric forms of death metal that have a less intimidating reputation to outsiders than country music does. The most quintessentially American genre of music and – frankly – one with some of the weirdest people in it, it can seem like its own bizarre world that’s impenetrable to anyone not deeply versed in its singular ways. But seriously: country music isn't all pickups, whiskey, fights, American flags and men wearing extremely big hats. Sure, some of it is, but at its core, country's all about overcoming hardship, familial pride and heartbreak. Those values span the legacy of the genre, from Hank Williams to Willie Nelson to Dolly Parton and all the way up to Lil Nas X's breakout and Orville Peck's alt-country anthems. There's pop country and disco country, traditional country and outlaw country. But at its heart, all country is intertwined. This list spans the history of the genre, from classic artists like George Jones to modern-day superstars (Yes, Taylor Swift is here... no, we're not sorry), and we’ve limited the list to one song per artist. You'll find songs for true believers and naysayers who claim to hate the genre wholesale. And among the 30 ditties below, you're sure to find something to get your toes tapping. RECOMMENDED:😊 The best happy songs😂 The best funny songs🎉 The best party songs ever made🎤 The best karaoke songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time  

Les 20 millors cançons pop de la història

Les 20 millors cançons pop de la història

Les millors cançons pop de tots els temps són tan variades i dispars com els artistes que les canten, i tracten tots els temes imaginables, des d'amor i sexe fins a cors trencats –i tots els temes que sorgeixen entre l'enamorament i la ruptura–. Retrocedim més de tres dècades per trobar el millor i més destacat d'aquest gènere que té tants seguidors com detractors. La nostra llista inclou des de cançons de festa per donar-ho tot, èxits de karaoke, un parell de 'one hit wonders' i molt més. Play! NO T'HO PERDIS:  Cançons fetes per dones que has d'escoltar

Las 20 mejores canciones pop de la historia

Las 20 mejores canciones pop de la historia

Las mejores canciones pop de todos los tiempos son tan variadas y dispares como los artistas que las cantan, y tratan todos los temas imaginables, desde amor y sexo hasta corazones rotos -y todos los temas que surgen entre el enamoramiento y la ruptura-. Viajamos hasta más de tres décadas en el pasado y encontramos lo mejor y más destacado de este género que tiene tantos seguidores como detractores. Nuestra lista incluye desde canciones de fiesta para darlo todo, éxitos de karaoke, un par de ‘one hit wonders’ y mucho más. Play! NO TE LO PIERDAS: Canciones hechas por mujeres que debes escuchar

The best places to go wine tasting in NJ

The best places to go wine tasting in NJ

Everyone already knows New York is full of quality wineries, from the North Fork to the Hudson Valley. But you shouldn’t rule out our cousin to the South—right across the river in the Garden State, there are plenty of wineries in NJ to discover. Take a day trip from NYC for a sunny, wine-fueled afternoon or make it a full-blown weekend getaway—here are the best places for wine tasting in NJ. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in New Jersey

The best festivals in NJ

The best festivals in NJ

Flower crowns, bare feet and costume jewelry found at some of NYC’s best jewelry stores may be staples of some summer music festivals like Governors Ball, but we happen to think there’s more to a good outdoor bash than the fashion trends. No place proves that like (surprise!) the state of New Jersey. In the garden state, there’s a celebration nearly every month to honor and appreciate everything from the state’s best restaurants and wineries in NJ, to activities like hot air ballooning. Get your calendars out and clear your schedule for these upcoming festivals in New Jersey. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in New Jersey

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Pier 13

Pier 13

Escape from Manhattan for a fully different experience while the city still sits within view. At Pier 13, you can enjoy a relaxing day just vegging, sunbathing or picnic-ing, or flex your adventure muscles on a paddleboard, kayak or jet-ski. You’ll never go hungry with all the out-of-this-world food trucks nearby.

Thyme in the Country

Thyme in the Country

Just on the outskirts of the center of Hudson sits the perfectly appointed Thyme in the Country, a true weekend getaway experience for world-weary New Yorkers in need of some green in their scenery. Enjoy a salt-water pool, organic breakfasts and multiple gardens.

The Hudson Milliner

The Hudson Milliner

The Hudson Milliner Guesthouse and Inn gives the standard bed-and-breakfast an industrial-inspired facelift while still delivering ideal proximity to all of Hudson City’s charms. Stay in one of four unique and personality filled guest rooms with varied decor and modern amenities.

Mount Merino Manor

Mount Merino Manor

Since the 1870s, this stately manor has held residence and welcomed guests to the Hudson Valley. One of the area’s oldest estates, its decor is classic, elegant and luxurious, with all the comfort you’d expect from a country inn. Explore the trails and grounds or enjoy a breeze on the wraparound porch.

The Inn at Hudson

The Inn at Hudson

Found right in the center of historic Hudson, the Inn makes room for everything you want from a charming B&B. Each of the five guest rooms is accompanied by its own bath, and the grounds include a library, a private garden, a solarium and an elegant dining room.

The Croff House

The Croff House

Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sec just blocks from the main street in Hudson, the Croff House takes pride in its classic, comfy country decor but never skimps on modern amenities and creature comforts—like multi-jet showers for the best spa-like experience during your stay.

Hudson City Bed & Breakfast

Hudson City Bed & Breakfast

Like a scene from a movie, this quiet inn is an antique hunter’s dream. Each room is appointed with classic decor and charm, and the location allows for easy access to all that Hudson has to offer, from stores full of fine goods to hiking trails.

26 Warren B&B

26 Warren B&B

Formerly the home of New York painter Edward Avedisian, the artistic touch is seen and felt from wall to wall of this bed-and-breakfast. With host David Brown overseeing all operations, a stay at 26 Warren truly feels like visiting an old friend in his artfully designed and decorated home.

The Country Squire

The Country Squire

Designed with warmth, comfort, friendliness and relaxation in mind, the Country Squire breaks from traditional Victorian-inspired B&Bs to deliver antique charm and furnishings for modern guests. Enjoy daily breakfasts of in-season fruits and only the best in local tea, coffee and more.

Westcott House

Westcott House

Old meets new in an inspired manner at Westcott House, which was built by Solomon Westcott in 1866. Relax on the patio or take the short trip to Hudson City’s attractions where even more delights await.

Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum

Did you know that “Hoboken” is derived from the Lenni Lenape terminology for “Land of the Tobacco Pipe”? Or maybe it’s from a Dutch term “high bluff”? And would you believe this city was home to the first organized game of baseball? Trivia like this, plus artifacts, historical highlights and more are waiting to be absorbed.

Blue Eyes Restaurant

Blue Eyes Restaurant

Simple and delicious Italian food with a view? Look no further than this popular eatery. The name of this joint gives a nod to Frankie himself (and he’d approve of the menu too). On nice days, enjoy a patio table where you’ll find the river breeze and beautiful views of Lower Manhattan to keep you company.