Perth Amboy Travel Guide

  • arriving with a friend at The Barge
    arriving with a friend at The Barge
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  • Albert G Waters stadium
    Albert G Waters stadium
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  • City Hall Perth Amboy
    City Hall Perth Amboy
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Perth Amboy Things to Do

  • City Hall

    It is now the oldest City Hall still in use in the United States. this is my first home in the USA; Perth Amboy. 13 years of my life and a big taste of Americana. Right around the traffic circle in front of it you have a park in the middle its the G Washington park with a replica of liberty bell;the bell that sound off American independance in...

  • Propietary House

    Built in 1764, The Proprietary House served as the home of the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin. Remaining loyal to the crown, he was arrested there in 1775 at the outbreak of the War for Independence. The house was almost lost to fire after the war, but was rescued by John Rattoon and sold to John...

  • Perth Amboy's Waterfront

    The beautiful and renovated waterfront, where the Arthur Kill and the Raritan Bay meet, is possibly the Perth Amboy's biggest attraction . Perth Amboy's waterfront is where the city was first settled and one of the few places left in New Jersey that has a historic and marina culture surrounded by water. Passengers on yacht boats, as well as people...


Perth Amboy Restaurants

  • seafood at its best by waterfront

    This is a family favorite for years like since 1975 and many friends we still in touch. The place is historical in town love by all, seafood at its best facing the waterfront to New York city. as the webpage says family owned since 1925!!!the hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 11h30 to 22h, Fridays from 11h30 to 23h, Saturdays from 11h30 to 23h...

  • old favorite Portuguese

    This was my hangout when in town and so glad is still going strong. Last visited in 2009 but lived here for 11 years.Play football for the community club and we came here to eat always. Portuguese specialties at its best done by Portugueses. Its been several years and at that time was not into travel sites nor photos.sadly.hours are mondays to...

  • Perth Amboy restaurants

    Restaurants in Perth Amboy range from expensive seafood restaurants to hole in the wall restaurants. The most renowned and expensive restaurants in Perth Amboy are The Barge, Seabra's Armory (both facing the marina), and the Portuguese Manor (on Elm Street). Other restaurants include Karini's (Puerto Rican), Carvajal (Mexican), Bar BQ Luso...


Perth Amboy Transportation

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    How to get in and out Perth Amboy

    by gwened Updated Jul 28, 2015

    Of course I learned to drive a car here going over to NYC to see a Yankee baseball game so but but, surprise I ,also , rode a bus once and took the train to NYC twice lol! Memories of youth rekindled by a visit in 2008.

    Nowdays city center has restriction of 2 hours maximum or face a fine.Parking info by the city is at
    Perth Amboy Parking Utility, 151 Jefferson Street ,Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
    Phone: 732-826-9223
    Fax: 732-826-5012
    The rest has parking meters and strickly enforce always ::) You have parking municipal spaces here
    Next to Post Office, 185 Jefferson Street,Next to Public Library,196 Jefferson Street, also at 103 Jefferson Street
    Hobart Street,New Brunswick Avenue & State Street, HOWELL by 269 Madison Avenue, 151 Jefferson Street, and the train station lot at Smith Street (best)

    You can trace a good road planner here
    highways passing by here are the SR 9 and US 1 sometimes combine in passing city as 1&9, both take you to the jersey shore beaches and AC casino. There is also, the SR 440 east west ,and the beforementioned Garden State Parkway (free) exit 127 and 129 as well as the NJ Turnpike (tolls) exit 10 and 11.

    The train station has bike racks but no agents only 2 vending machines for ticketing. at corner of Smith ST and Elm St and from back Market St. It is a historic station first done in the 1920's. NJ Transit has more

    The line took you to WTC but unfortunately was destroyed by terrorists so the line was put on PATH thru Newark for a while.Now it goes to Penn station in NYC with several trains per day. hours here

    More history on the line North Jersey Coast Line with all stations and more here

    The city has 3 airports and 6 Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the city center. Closest Amtrak station are in 100 Middlesex Essex Turnpike, Iselin, and French and Albany Streets, New Brunswick.

    and closest airport is at Newark (other been in NYC or Philadelphia)

    not offficial but nicer explanations me think of where I used to work (my first job ever!)

    The port Authority of NJNY has bus 116 going to Washington ST as well as MTA bus to Hylan Blvd. as well as bus 62 from Newark with connection schedule of buses here
    like some other area buses is the 802 here in pdf file from above link

    and my first car Chevy Monte Carlo 1977. entering Perth Amboy on 1&9 road convery Blvd
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Perth Amboy Local Customs

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    get to the Five Corners

    by gwened Written Feb 3, 2014

    this was and is a popular area of downtown or city center Perth Amboy, it is call bylocals the Five Corners as it is the crossing of five Streets and the main site for people watching and shopping in town.

    My street was State St and it is the one leading from the center of the photo by the five corners cafe going down to the waterfront facing Staten Island NY

    It is a city with lots of history from early day USA and the 13 colonies, as it was the capital of East Jersey led by governor William Franklin, the son of Benjamin Franklin , one a traitor tory and the other father the hero of US independance.

    Five Corners of Perth Amboy
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Perth Amboy Warnings and Dangers

  • Crime in Perth Amboy

    by NJ_nonstop Written May 28, 2006

    Crime rates have significantly dropped in Perth Amboy in the past 10 or 15 years largely because of the demolitions of two high rise housing projects. However Perth Amboy still isn't crime-free but if you're cautious especially during the night time you'll be fine. Harbortown, a townhouse development in Perth Amboy is probably one of the most crime infested parts of town. Even though there are many affluent and middle-class residents in Harbortown, there are also many section 8 recipients living side by side next to the middle-class residents. It is also ethnically diverse as it is economically diverse. While Harbortown is the most educated and one of the most expensive neighborhoods in town (for those who aren't on section 8), it also has the highest poverty rate.

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Perth Amboy Off The Beaten Path

  • West of Rt. 35 = Suburbia

    West of Rt. 35 or Convery Boulevard is a mostly suburban section in Perth Amboy. Although it is not a tourist attraction at all, it is still distinct from the rest of the city. The area west of Rt. 35, along with the waterfront, are the most attractive areas in town. Largely middle-class, much of the population in this area is aging. This area is...

  • Joe's Meat Market

    Joe's Meat Market on 437 Smith Street is possibly the closest you could get to Poland in the Perth Amboy area. Joe's Meat Market is laden with everything Polish---dziennik (newspapers), czasopismo (magazines), ksiazka (books), woda (water), mleko (milk),and napoj (beverages) just to name a few. This store is redolent with kielbasa which are...

  • Hall Ave--the first Hispanic...

    Hall Avenue is no longer the commercial thoroughfare it once was. However, business is up because loiterers have stopped congregating in front of their storefronts. Still there are a few businesses left because it was very risky for business owners to set up shop there. Today there are three bodegas, two bars, and one restaurant. The street has a...


Perth Amboy Sports & Outdoors

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    football / Soccer

    by gwened Updated Feb 27, 2014

    well upon coming to NJ USA from Madrid Spain, this is the first thing I did, and here I grew up American. Just got a photo from an old High School buddy and memories came back so nice.

    this is for the memories of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Playing Soccer in New Jersey

    and following the great New York Cosmos from the NASL at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford....!!!

    And the New York Cosmos are back, what a thrill of memories

    Equipment: all was given and some like the letter and the varsity jacket kept and still guarded.

    Albert G Waters stadium the HS uniform at home in the middle playing defense The team is here Panthers! newark star-ledger Pele farewell game
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Perth Amboy Favorites

  • My school days in NJ

    right at Perth Amboy just across Staten Island NYC. Here I learn English and became a US Citizen, and grew up from middle school to high school. memories of the NY/NJ area where I ,also, learned to drive a car lol!!! memories of growing up in the USA and a nice garden state of NJ

  • Nice memories of NJ and Perth Amboy

    well some nostalgia sets in, after exchanging with some of my old schoolmates from high school, so here are some old personal photos of me working in my mom's grocery store and getting snow off the chevy monte carlo '77 to go back to University studies in Florida.other of my parents, and late mother, RIP dear Mom. growing up in the USA ,learning...

  • snifff sniff the petrol

    you will alway have you'r nails & hair did and you will always have a beepaa. My sister Samantha!!!!!


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