Details: Hoboken, N.J.
Hoboken, N.J., is about 223 miles from the Beltway. Take Interstate 95 north to the New Jersey Turnpike and get off at Exit 14C. You can also take Amtrak or a low-fare bus to New York City, then catch a PATH train (800-234-7284, http:/
WHERE TO STAY
225 River St., 201-253-2400
The hipster property, which opened last year, is the city's only hotel. Request a room with a Hudson view. Rates from $189 a night.
WHERE TO EAT
92 Clinton St., 201-653-0564
Open for more than 55 years, the eatery is known for its cheesesteak sandwich ($8) and endless loop of Sinatra.