It is always enchanting to get a different view on things. With this trip you get to see the quiet side of the Hudson River in New Jersey. With only a short train and tram ride away you can enjoy a stroll along the river, discover a 9/11 memorial and varying views over to Manhattans skyline.
- City: New York/Weehawken, NJ
- How to get there: Get the PATH train from 33rd Street Station in Manhattan to Hoboken Station in New Jersey. From there take the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to Port Imperial Station. Walk across the street and follow the river walk back towards Hoboken.
- Tip: If you don’t want to walk all the way back to Hoboken, take the tram back from Lincoln Harbor Station.
- Ticket: You can use your MetroCard on the PATH train but need an extra ticket (available at stations) for the light rail service.
- Transport information: NJ Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Location: Weehawken
Many tips are probably out there if it comes to the city of cities, New York. So this article is just an idea for a scenic detour in Brooklyn with a wonderful view from Red Hook Dock towards the Statue of Liberty at the end. After crossing one of the most iconic sites in New York, the Brooklyn Bridge, there is a park with the same name, overlooking the East River and Manhattan. Along this park there are various piers that have been transformed into public playgrounds and picnic areas and are well worth exploring.
- City: New York
- How to get there: Get the subway line 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall Station and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge towards Brooklyn. From there just follow the East River via Brooklyn Bridge Park. Alternatively take the subway line A or C to Hight Street Station in Brooklyn. From Brooklyn Bridge Park follow the signage towards Red Hook. After a short stretch along the very busy Columbia Street you are following the Van Brunt Street with some nice local shops and restaurants until you reach an old warehouse that holds now Fairway Market. On the opposite site of the building you get a perfect view of the Statue of Liberty and have a litte waterfront park to enjoy.
- Tip: You could also cycle this whole stretch from City Hall in Manhattan to Red Hook in Brooklyn as this is mostly off street with dedicated cycle lanes. After having lunch at the fantastic Fairway Market you can use the IKEA ferry service from IKEA Dock to get back to Manhattan.
- Ticket: You can use your MetroCard on the subway but need an extra ticket (available on board) for the ferry service. If you purchase something at IKEA the ferry trip is free of charge.
- Transport information: IKEA Ferry Service, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Location: Red Hook Dock
Enjoy some local sandy beaches together with green parks in the north of Chicago along the shores of lake Michigan.
- City: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
- How to get there: Take the Red Line from Jackson Station to Thorndale Station. Then it’s a short walk to the Kathy Osterman Beach.
- Tip: If you got some time, there is an enjoyable walk along the Lakefront Trail, including beaches, marinas and through parks to get to Fullerton Station (Brown-, Purple- and Red Line) for your return trip to downtown Chicago. Walking time is less than two hours.
- Ticket: Best is to get a Ventra Card with 1, 3 or 7 day passes.
- Transport information: Chicago Transit Authority