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Getting to Staten Island is an attraction in itself. Begin your trip by boarding the free Staten Island Ferry, which you can catch at the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. Along the way, be treated to harbor vistas and a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty. When you get to the island, explore St. George, an artsy neighborhood full of Victorian architecture. It’s here that you can learn all about the borough through various exhibitions at the Staten Island Museum or take in a Yankees minor league game at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Further inland, discover the Noble Maritime Collection, housing John A. Noble’s houseboat studio, where he chronicled mid-20th-century working ships and the City’s harbor. And on the same grounds, explore Snug Harbor Cultural Center, composed of historic buildings, botanical gardens and wetlands.
Manhattan's southern neighbor offers gardens, museums, authentic eats and stellar attractions.
NYC's largest forest preserve features wetlands, parks, meadows and hiking trails.
Take a free ferry ride to enjoy sand, surf, food and history along the Staten Island shore.
The island getaway's culinary offerings include pizza, Cajun-Creole dishes and Sri Lankan cuisine.
Home to a thriving Sri Lankan community, this area holds culinary delights and a wide variety of arts and cultural events.
For more information on Staten Island history and attractions, download the "Ferry Rider's Guide" from statenislandmuseum.org (look for the link on the bottom-right side of the page) and see visitstatenisland.com.