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Any summer visit to Staten Island should include a stop at the Greenbelt, a network of lush parks, wetlands, open meadows and hiking trails that includes NYC’s largest forest preserve. To get to the City’s greenest borough, board the free Staten Island Ferry at Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The 25-minute boat ride offers fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and the Lower Manhattan skyline. After you dock in St. George, take some snapshots in the picturesque enclave of roughly 80 late-19th-century, photo-worthy houses in the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Shingle architectural styles.
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.