Ride the Staten Island Ferry
January 1, 2012 – ongoing
Staten Island Ferry
Whitehall Ferry Terminal, 4 South St. (bet. Whitehall and Broad Sts.)
Manhattan, NY 10004
More than a means of transportation, the Staten Island Ferry is an attraction unto itself. For no charge, take a 25-minute voyage by water from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and take in the Statue of Liberty and the stunning vistas of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. The ferry, which operates every day of the year, drops visitors at the St. George Ferry Terminal, just a short bus ride from the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. This cultural and entertainment destination (a former seamen's retirement home) encompasses a number of institutions whose diverse offerings should appeal to all interests and ages. Among them are the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Noble Maritime Collection, and the Staten Island Children’s Museum. For more information, visit nyc.gov.