The Unexpected Borough

Staten Island

Across the harbor from Manhattan is an island of adventure, curiosities, great food, and natural spaces. A free ferry ride away, Staten Island is home to several cultural attractions, world-class shopping and accommodations, restaurants, and so much more

Getting Around

Staten Island is more than just a ferry boat ride. From a day at the beach, to a night at the theatre, Staten Island has it all. We’re home to fascinating cultural attractions, a wild zoo, fun nightlife, and more than 170 parks. Delicious food and locally brewed beer are waiting to be discovered. No wonder people say, “If you haven’t seen Staten Island, you haven’t REALLY seen New York!”


Referred to as the borough of parks, Staten Island has miles of beaches along its eastern shore and incredible views of New York Harbor and Raritan Bay.

A Small Town in a Big City

Throughout the year, Staten Island offers a variety of activities for everyone: historic and landmarked sites such as Smithsonian Affiliate Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and Alice Austen House, to peaceful parks including Conference House Park and the oldest settlement Historic Richmond Town.

Suggested Itineraries

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