No place moves like New York City, New York; you'll find something unique and exhilarating in each borough. It only makes sense to check out all the boroughs while in town: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and ...what's the fifth one? Staten Island! Although it may get pushed into the background when discussing NYC attractions, the fact remains there are numerous terrific cultural sites in Staten Island. When combined with the pleasant pace and charming streets, Staten Island is a fantastic place to explore.
If you're a museum goer, look no further than the Staten Island Museum, where the exhibits detailing local history will keep you engaged. If you'd like to see some green space instead of skyscrapers, make your way to Freshkills Park — a large urban oasis that was built on what was once the planet's largest landfill; this park is great for kayaking, horseback riding, and sports. For photography lovers, the Alice Austen House is great for learning about the famous photographer and how she lived. As you figure out your travel plans, remember to search for hotels in Staten Island close to places you want to see.
If you want to travel outside the borough, know most Staten Island hotels put you near public transit and the famous Staten Island Ferry, which takes you to Lower Manhattan and offers views of the Statue of Liberty along the way. The iconic Empire State Building is a 21-mile car ride away; on top of this building is where you'll literally feel like you're on top of the world. The Museum of Modern Art, which is truly an art museum that inspires and invigorates, is just 24 miles from the center of Staten Island. Note that around such sites, you'll find some awesome New York City hotels.
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