Start your Staten Island trip by boarding the boat in Lower Manhattan.
The ferry has indoor and outdoor areas, so you can enjoy the ride in any weather.
Join these smart travelers and get snapshots of One World Trade Center and other Lower Manhattan landmarks as you sail toward Staten Island.
Sit in the shade and meditate on your upcoming Staten Island adventure while your friends take photos outside.
Postcards, the memorial on the North Shore Esplanade near the St. George Terminal, resembles a pair of wings reaching skyward.
Help yourself to a plate of mussels at this restaurant, which is located near the ferry terminal and features live music.
Pack your sunscreen and step onto the sand near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Enjoy a pint of craft beer made locally in Staten Island. You can even watch through a window as the brewers work their magic.
Soak up natural beauty at this former home for retired sailors, which includes the Chinese Scholar’s Garden.
Right near Snug Harbor, this Mediterranean seafood restaurant has an outdoor space where you can enjoy your meal.
Area chain Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices has been around for nearly a century; they’ve got dozens of creative flavors.
Bring your kids to see the numerous wildlife species here.
This restored 1929 space welcomes big touring concert and comedy acts, along with theater productions. Call ahead, and they may even offer you a tour.
Visit this military fort that played a role in the Revolutionary War and is now a national park.
The so-called Baby Bombers—so nicknamed because of their relation to the “Bronx Bombers,” aka the New York Yankees—have sent star players like Robinson Cano to the big leagues.
Head back to Lower Manhattan with a camera full of photos and a mind full of happy Staten Island memories.
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Sail away on a free ferry ride to Staten Island to find historic architecture, a scenic baseball stadium, lush gardens, beaches and sweeping waterfront views.