The Five Boroughs of New York City: Staten Island
Staten Island is described as the most suburban borough out of New York’s five. While it may not have the same art scene, the famous skyline, or the expensively chic street addresses of Manhattan or its fellow boroughs, a vacation rental here does have a lot to offer - not the least of which is location.
Wait a minute - a vacation rental in Staten Island? That’s right. With New York Bay, Brooklyn, and New Jersey as its borders, Staten Island isn’t as central as Brooklyn or Manhattan. In return for the tradeoff in terms of “heart of NY” location, you get a place with history, oceanfront, and more than a few parks and gardens.
There’s plenty to do in Staten Island - enough that you don’t have to leave the borough unless its for the airport. What can you see, do, and explore?
Beaches - especially the South Beach and Midland Beach
Parks and Gardens - there’s the Greenbelt, 2,500 acres strong, or Clove Lake or Silver Lake, plus others. For a unique kind of garden, visit New York Chinese Scholar Garden at Snug Harbor
If you have kids, check out Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Children’s Museum, or the Staten Island Museum
For history, you’ll want to see Fort Wadsworth at the Gateway National Recreation Area and Historic Richmond Town
For a taste of art and music, visit the College of Staten Island Center for the Arts