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 March, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Staten Island is January with 7.09 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.95 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of the leading providers - Airbnb, Agoda, Bed and Breakfast and others. We have 331 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Staten Island ranging from cheap options to extravagant places to stay. A trip to Staten Island can be budget-friendly - the cheapest price accommodation is available at $29 per night. In general, an accommodation in Staten Island will cost you $108 per night.
If you have to have an internet connection during your time in Staten Island, then you can choose from over 163 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 19 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 10 places to stay that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Staten Island, you'll want to pick from 141 places to stay that provide parking. We have 10 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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