America's Greatest Main Streets
When you exit historic Hoboken Terminal, you’re caught between striking views: the steely Manhattan skyline across the Hudson and the small-town charm of Washington Street ahead. It spreads before you with outdoor café tables, old-time lampposts, boutiques, Irish pubs, and a music venue with cred, Maxwell’s. Young families and fresh college grads have flocked to the prewar brick walk-ups, changing the fabric of this once blue-color town (most famous as the birthplace of Frank Sinatra). Washington Street gets feisty at nighttime and has become infamous for hard partying around St. Patrick’s Day.
Worth a Stop: Family-run Carlo’s Bake Shop has been making cannolis and fanciful cakes since 1910. It’s now a household name thanks to the TLC reality show “Cake Boss.”