Did you know that New York is much more than just busy streets, yellow cabs, uncountable skyscrapers, and bright lights? If you're curious to find out more about New York, then definitely visit the amazing Staten Island. This superb spot is often neglected by travelers because visitors tend to believe there is nothing interesting on the island. This is far from true because Staten Island offers a huge selection of amazing things to do, sights to see and landmarks to check out. Not to mention, Staten Island was the setting for the classic film The Godfather. Staten Island has a long history just like any of the other New York boroughs, and you can learn all about in the amazing museums.
Staten Island is a hidden gem because it is often a left out travel destination guides. However, there is lot to see and even more to explore at Staten Island so make sure check out the best amenities and activities during your stay. To start of your Staten Island vacation, explore some of the city's 170 parks! Yes, that is correct, Staten Island has 170 parks. Moreover, the city offers some other great outdoor places as well, such as the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden which is an elegant and serene park in the heart of the city. As soon as you walk into this garden you will feel relaxed and peaceful.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Broadwalk and Beach is such a good spot for adults and children to visit because it was recently renovated.
Meanwhile, Staten Island Zoo is also a great place to see, especially if you have children. The zoo is home to different animals from all around the world, and there is a pretty park and lake just behind the zoo.
Other places to visit include the nearby Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, which is accessible via a ferry, and the Staten Island September 11 Memorial, where you can see a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline.
The best areas to stay in Staten Island are the harbor front districts and Heartland Village where all the good restaurants, cafes, shops and stores are in walking distance. Vacation rentals in Staten Island include luxurious condos and mansion, small apartments and cozy beachfront houses.
The best time to visit Staten Island is in August when you can explore the city in warm weather and spend some time on the beach. The average summer temperature is 75 degrees, however it can reach over 85 degrees in July. The rest of the year the temperature drops fast, and it goes below 40 degrees in the winter months.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Staten Island. The warmest months in Staten Island are June and May, when temperatures reach 96 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 14 ˚F. The wettest month in Staten Island is June with 6.58 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 1.65 inches of rain.
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Choose the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Agoda, Bed and Breakfast and more. Staten Island has 331 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A vacation in Staten Island can be affordable - the lowest price vacation rental is available at $29 per night. In general, an accommodation in Staten Island will cost you $108 per night.
Those looking to get some work finished during their trip to Staten Island can choose from 163 places to stay that have WiFi. 19 places to stay include a morning meal. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 10 accommodations that have gyms. Driving to Staten Island? Then choose one of the 141 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 10 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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