Staten Island, NY

Travel Guide

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

Hilton Garden Inn New York / Staten Island
Hilton Garden Inn New York / Staten Island
3 out of 5
1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY
The price is ¥12,983 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
Located in Bloomfield, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Mall, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Staten ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Very nice, clean and quiet."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn New York / Staten Island
Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
300 Wild Avenue, Staten Island, NY
The price is ¥14,350 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Travis - Chelsea, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Staten Island Mall, Staten Island Zoo, and Wagner College. Staten Island Ferry St. George Ferry ...
3.8/5 Good! (655 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Staten Island West, an IHG Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
2.5 out of 5
1120 South Ave, Staten Island, NY
The price is ¥16,400 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Bloomfield, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Staten Island Mall, Staten Island Zoo, and Wagner College. Cape Liberty Cruise Port and New York ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Great service, nice room!"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

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.
Lovely Private House near New York City with a Pool
Lovely Private House near New York City with a Pool
Staten Island, NY
Located in Eltingville, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Great Kills Harbor and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Staten Island Mall. Historic Richmond Town is ...
Lovely Private House near New York City with a Pool
Stunning 1 Bedroom Apt. 8 Bus minutes to Staten Island Ferry
Stunning 1 Bedroom Apt. 8 Bus minutes to Staten Island Ferry
Staten Island, NY
Located in Grymes Hill, this golf apartment building is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Staten Island Mall and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sunset Park and Cape Liberty Cruise ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (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 Jan 7, 2021

Stunning 1 Bedroom Apt. 8 Bus minutes to Staten Island Ferry
Modern NYC Home
Modern NYC Home
Staten Island, NY
Located in Stapleton, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sunset Park, Prospect Park, and Staten Island Mall. Cape Liberty Cruise Port and Barclays ...
Modern NYC Home
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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