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Often referred to as the "greenest borough," Staten Island includes a network of lush golf links, a low-rise skyline and wooded hiking trails that are perfect for a relaxing autumn day. A fast and free way to begin your visit is with a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, which cruises past the Statue of Liberty. After arriving at St. George, visit the historic St. George Theatre, an architectural gem showcasing a variety of exciting performances. Nearby, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden features impressive grounds and gardens—including the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and the Tuscan Garden—modeled after the Villa Gamberaia in Florence, Italy. Mid-island, you can explore the natural habitats of the Greenbelt’s nearly 2,800 acres and learn more about its flora and fauna at the Greenbelt Nature Center.
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 and enjoy sand, surf, food and history along the Staten Island shore.
The island getaway's culinary offerings include Cajun-Creole dishes, pizza 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.