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Staten IslandUnited States of America

Discover culture, adventure and heaps of local flavor in the New York borough that is least known by visiting tourists.

Celebrated for its commuter suburbs and ferry, Staten Island is often overlooked by tourists as they swarm to Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s well worth visiting Staten Island, however, for a refreshing change of pace as well as numerous cultural and natural attractions.

After disembarking from the Staten Island Ferry, explore the historic neighborhood of St. George. Enter the Staten Island Borough Hall to admire its clock tower and the marble lobby’s historical murals. Try authentic Italian food, watch a baseball game at the scenic ballpark or see a live show at the lavish, 2,800-seat St. George Theatre.

Head to the island’s north side and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. This magnificent complex is the result of over 30 years of work converting America’s first home for retired sailors into a regional arts center. Roam through a heritage farm and numerous charming small gardens.

Delve into seafaring history at the Noble Maritime Collection and explore the offbeat Staten Island Museum, which balances a local focus with a collection of global art and natural specimens.

Hike a forest trail or enjoy a round of golf at LaTourette Park, part of Staten Island’s leafy Greenbelt. Encounter Himalayan culture at the nearby Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art or experience colonial New York at Historic Richmond Town.

Tour Fort Wadsworth on the island’s eastern point. Enjoy the views as you walk around this historic military stronghold, which guarded New York’s harbor for over two centuries. Visit the Alice Austen House museum, a Gothic Revival cottage once inhabited by the pioneering photographer. See works by Austen and others in this charming waterside location.

Staten Island is best approached by ferry, which runs free from Lower Manhattan’s Whitehall terminal to St. George. Travel through the borough using its bus and rail network or choose a taxi or rental car. Newark Airport is less than a 1-hour drive away, depending on traffic. For a memorable trip to or from Manhattan, catch the ferry around sunset.

Where to stay in Staten Island

Top hotels in Staten Island

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Staten Island
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Staten Island
3 out of 5
290 Wild Avenue, Staten Island, NY
The price is £96 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Travis - Chelsea, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Staten Island Zoo, Fort Wadsworth and Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. New ...

4.1/5Very Good! (821 reviews)

"It was clean and quiet. The staff was helpful when i needed a question answer."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Staten Island
Comfort Inn Staten Island
Comfort Inn Staten Island
2.5 out of 5
310 Wild Ave, Staten Island, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in Travis - Chelsea, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Staten Island Mall, Historic Richmond Town and Staten Island Zoo. Roller Jam USA and Wagner ...

3.6/5Good! (992 reviews)

"The property was clean and well kept. The front desk staff was welcoming and friendly. The lobby area was very small(not enough space for social distancing) the room was also very small."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2020

Comfort Inn Staten Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
2.5 out of 5
1120 South Ave, Staten Island, NY
The price is £102 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in Bloomfield, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Staten Island Mall, Staten Island Zoo and Wagner College. The Mills at Jersey Gardens and Snug ...

4.3/5Excellent! (916 reviews)

"We liked our stay but breakfast was not ample. I had to split one box among 4 people. I decided to leave property to buy Dunkin’ Donuts off the highway."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Staten Island

Stunning 1 Bedroom Apt. 8 Bus Minutes to Staten Island Ferry
Stunning 1 Bedroom Apt. 8 Bus Minutes to Staten Island Ferry
74 Silver Lake Road, Side apartment, Staten Island, NY

Located in Grymes Hill, this apartment building is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Staten Island Mall and within 12 miles (20 km) of Sunset Park and Prospect Park. Cape ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Simply awesome!

"I give this place 100 stars. The owner Michael was helpful with every small detail. In fact was so nice I wouldn’t mind staying again. Perfect in my book!!! And I’ve stayed in a lot of nice hotels which were more expensive. A true gem. Great neighborhood as well. 🥰"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

Stunning 1 Bedroom Apt. 8 Bus Minutes to Staten Island Ferry
Lovely Private House Near New York City With a Pool
Lovely Private House Near New York City With a Pool
697 Arden Ave, Staten Island, NY

Located in Eltingville, this holiday home is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Great Kills Harbor and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Staten Island Mall. Historic Richmond Town is 3 ...

Lovely Private House Near New York City With a Pool
Glorious Mornings Townhouse
Glorious Mornings Townhouse
342 Union Avenue, UNIT #3A, Staten Island, NY

Located in Mariners Harbor, this condo is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Staten Island Zoo and within 6 miles (10 km) of Staten Island Mall and Snug Harbor Cultural Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
We loved our stay in Staten Island...

"The property is nice and well kept. There is a refrigerator, microwave, stove, dish washer and blender. Dishes and pans.. washer and dryer. I could hear some noise from floor above us but it really didn't bother us.. 2 bathrooms one each floor. If I come back I will stay here again!!! Loved taking ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2019

Glorious Mornings Townhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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7 Jun 2019

Staten Island for us provided a sort of haven / buffer from the hyper activity of the big apple which was only a ferry ride away.

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