Orlando City end their three game road swing this Saturday when they take on the Red Bulls in New York New Jersey, While you’re up there take in the Manhattan skyline and eat all the Italian food you can handle.
Located in Harrison, New Jersey, Red Bull Arena is a soccer-specific stadium that can seat up to 25,000 people. Set on the waterfront, the arena is just across the Passaic River from Newark. The facility features a translucent partial roof that allowed natural light to illuminate the field during the day.
Red Bull Arena is easily accessible via mass transit. The Harrison PATH station is just three short blocks from the Arena and offers fast and convenient service to New York City and numerous locations in New Jersey. Estimated travel times are as follows:
- World Trade Center to Harrison – 20 min
- Hoboken to Harrison (Transfer at Journal Square) – 25 min
- 33rd Street to Harrison (Transfer at Journal Square) – 40 min.
Things To Do
Barsky Gallery is Hoboken’s gallery of contemporary art, representing a mix of young and emerging as well as established artists from all corners of the world. The gallery shows regular exhibitions of art of diverse techniques and styles. The gallery assists private and corporate clients in choosing or commissioning a piece of art that would suit their needs.
Hoboken River Waterfront Walkway
Hoboken's waterfront is the jewel of New Jersey's "Gold Coast," which ostensibly runs from the George Washington Bridge to the Bayonne Bridge. Almost completely accessible to the public, it offers parks, playgrounds and piers and breathtaking views of Manhattan. A few parks worth mentioning: Pier A Park offers breathtaking post card worthy views of downtown Manhattan. Maxwell Place Park, also a prime waterfront location has access to a rocky beach (no swimming allowed though – as if you needed a reminder not to take a dip in the Hudson).
PATH or Ferry to NYC
If you’re one of those people who thrive on social interaction and you’ve seen all that Hoboken has to offer, hop on the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) and indulge in all that is offered by the city that never sleeps. You can also take one of the NY Waterway ferries for a nice leisurely ride to the Big Apple.
Bars and Restaurants
Pilsner Haus & BiergartenYou wont find Bud, Coors or Miller here, this sprawling restaurant replicates the German beer hall experience so well, you would swear you’re in Munich. There’s an outdoor beer garden and spacious main dining hall, with its sturdy communal tables.
Blue Eyes Restaurant
You cannot see the Manhattan skyline from Manhattan – you have to go to Hoboken, and Blue Eyes Italian Restaurant and Care offers front row seats. Located on the Hoboken Hudson River waterfront on Sinatra Drive, this eatery celebrates Hoboken’s most famous native son Frank Sinatra, as well as traditional Italian food.
Not just the sight of day drinking debauchery and for watching sports. Just walk by on a nice day and check out their perfectly-situated outdoor seating area – the view alone makes it a must visit. The lack of Washington Street traffic gives it a slightly more subdued vibe, and if your group does want to catch whatever game is on, you can totally see it on their giant TVs through the floor to ceiling windows.