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2 E Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
Housed in an old textile factory and restored in the early 2010s, The Roundhouse offers modern, industrial-chic décor, set against a gorgeous waterfall that feeds into the adjacent Fishkill Creek. Minimalist without feeling cold,...
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553, USA
Traversing Maya Lin's grassy dunes that roll through Storm King Art Center's vast, open-air museum is somewhat mystifying. What seems natural underfoot is actually a series of symmetrically-orchestrated, human creations. This installation and...
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
When booking my ferry tickets for Salem, I didn't realize the view I would see when leaving Boston. In the summer months, ferries to and from Boston to Salem run a few times a day. The views are spectacular when leaving the city and even more so...
84 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA
If you're a naturalist, you'll love the eco kayaking options at the Hudson River Estuary. Expect to see marshes, egrets, and cormorants and get a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty surrounding the estuary. Tours are given at the south side...
150 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305, USA
Look to the horizon and set sail toward New York Harbor with a charter from Calypso Sailing Adventures. Admire views of both the New York City and Jersey City skylines, and get an alternative perspective of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty....
New York, NY, USA
The Statue of Liberty may be the most iconic sight that comes to mind when one thinks of the history of immigrants in New York, but not far from it in the harbor is another important landmark—Ellis Island. Until the Supreme Court ruled in...
85 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Bistro La Source is a classic European bistro off-the-path to almost everyone but expats. With a personal touch, they make everyone feel like a regular and offer some savory home-cooked dishes. The food ranges from typical pub fare to fan...
140 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Calm comfort right off the Marin shortcut to the Holland Tunnel—trust me, it feels like a different world. Located in Jersey City's Powerhouse Arts district, Warehouse Cafe serves Intelligentsia Coffee and Balthazar Bakery goods. Communal tables...
506 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Even if you're not a vegan, Subia's Organic Cafe and Market's fresh juices and organic fare offer healthy alternatives for a mid-day snack or lunch. The juice bar churns out smoothies and juices for every ailment, but you can customize your own if...
133 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Discovering a consistently good pizzeria is a bit like stumbling into a good watering hole: it's the gift that keeps on giving. At Two Boots, the options range from the traditional to the cheeky and quirky. The "Earth Mother" is vegan with five...
146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
Skinner's Loft has a classic North American feel as well as local flavor. Committed to farm-to-table eats and crafted drinks, everything here is well worth the visit. From the gourmet dishes to a unique beverage selection, you'll find seasonal...
54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
Opened in 1929, The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre was once one of the state's largest movie theaters. Today, the bonafide "movie palace," equipped with a pipe organ, orchestra pit and an impressive screen, remains a notable Jersey City...
795 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA
"Little India" in Jersey City always looks festive, with streamers, bright colors, and welcoming hidden-gems to explore. While Newark Avenue is filled with Indian restaurants and snack shops, Mithaas stands out. Their freshly made sweets...
622 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
Culturally diverse, the essence of Wander Lusting, and an essential gifting source for many Montclair residents, Jafajems came of age in Montclair, growing their collection of offerings, many from SE Asia and India, yearly. It's all in the eye of...
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