Staten Island, NY

Travel Guide
Staten Island
Discover culture, adventure and heaps of local flavor in the New York borough that is least known by visiting tourists.

Celebrated for its commuter suburbs and ferry, Staten Island is often overlooked by tourists as they swarm to Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s well worth visiting Staten Island, however, for a refreshing change of pace as well as numerous cultural and natural attractions.

After disembarking from the Staten Island Ferry, explore the historic neighborhood of St. George. Enter the Staten Island Borough Hall to admire its clock tower and the marble lobby’s historical murals. Try authentic Italian food, watch a baseball game at the scenic ballpark or see a live show at the lavish, 2,800-seat St. George Theatre.

Head to the island’s north side and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. This magnificent complex is the result of over 30 years of work converting America’s first home for retired sailors into a regional arts center. Roam through a heritage farm and numerous charming small gardens.

Delve into seafaring history at the Noble Maritime Collection and explore the offbeat Staten Island Museum, which balances a local focus with a collection of global art and natural specimens.

Hike a forest trail or enjoy a round of golf at LaTourette Park, part of Staten Island’s leafy Greenbelt. Encounter Himalayan culture at the nearby Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art or experience colonial New York at Historic Richmond Town.

Tour Fort Wadsworth on the island’s eastern point. Enjoy the views as you walk around this historic military stronghold, which guarded New York’s harbor for over two centuries. Visit the Alice Austen House museum, a Gothic Revival cottage once inhabited by the pioneering photographer. See works by Austen and others in this charming waterside location.

Staten Island is best approached by ferry, which runs free from Lower Manhattan’s Whitehall terminal to St. George. Travel through the borough using its bus and rail network or choose a taxi or rental car. Newark Airport is less than a 1-hour drive away, depending on traffic. For a memorable trip to or from Manhattan, catch the ferry around sunset.

Where to stay in Staten Island

Pod Times Square
Pod Times Square
3 out of 5
400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $149 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,064 reviews)
"Great location, clean, good value (for NYC)."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
The price is $188 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,386 reviews)
"I loved this hotel. Many and fast elevators. Super clean and bright rooms. A coffee shop in the lobby. Location is the best, walking distance to the shows, the library, etc ahhh and a pizza joint on the same street in case you get hungry, when everything else is closed."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Row NYC
Row NYC
4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
The price is $179 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.5/5 Good! (3,915 reviews)
"Excelent service"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in our ...
2.6/5 (544 reviews)
"like the room, location and safe."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022

Placemakr Wall Street
Placemakr Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions One World Trade Center and Statue ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (84 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay and would return."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Sonder at One Platt
Sonder at One Platt
3.5 out of 5
1 Platt Street, New York, NY, 10038
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (110 reviews)
"Relatively spacious for a Manhattan location. Value for money. But there is serious construction ongoing around the property. They said it starts at 7 am and goes on til 4 pm. But I swear the noise started before 7 am and went on to wee hours of the night."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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