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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cultural Center
“this is a really wild botanical garden with some deliciously weird buildings scattered about.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Pier
“@LIMEBIKE & @JUMPBYUBER (BIKE RENTAL) Bike rental is a personal favorite for transportation. Our neighborhood (St. George) is full of bikes that anyone can rent to use for cycling to and from popular Staten Island Destinations. You can find the bikes anywhere in the neighborhood however, I recommend stopping by the St. George Terminal (easiest place to find bikes). From the terminal, you can cycle through our neighborhood and/or ride down the coastline to the Staten Island Beach, among other areas. Download the Lime and/or Uber apps to rent! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Wonderful atmosphere and tapas restaurant near the Staten Island Ferry. A 25-30 minute bus ride.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery with a taproom offering beers like American Pale Ale & Dark Mild by the pint & growler.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“this spot has a rotating cast of grandmothers from different parts of the world cooking every night! So fun, very popular right now, so I’d call in advance to inquire about reservations.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Best Pizza - Authentic thin Restaurant and Bar Give the margarita and Tomato/Mozzarella Salad a try :-))”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Cheapest baseball tickets in the city, and you get to take the Staten Island Ferry to get there. Panoramic views of the city as you sit with your beer enjoying the next generation of big-leaguers.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Theater
“in the St. George area of Staten Island, this 1900 seat theatre plays host to a wide variety of headline and community events. Built in 1929, it is decorated with Spanish/Italian baroque style paintings, chandeliers, stained glass windows and grand staircases. Tours by appointment. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Popular, lively saloon with a Southwestern menu & a big beer selection, plus live music on weekends.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Blue  $$$ $ • Mediterranean, Seafood, Asian Fusion Closed • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Walking trail, Baseball field, Ice skating rink, Basketball court, Soccer Field”
  • 8 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great place to visit. Has a small petting area for younger children. Full of different exhibitions.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Huge part with the lake in the middle of the park, dogs' hanging place, hiking trail, B&B area. Just beautiful. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“– located in Snug Harbor. Fossils, paintings, curiosities in jars and special exhibitions, a collection that will please all. Check out the exhibit on the Lenape, the first Staten Islanders, with artifacts dating back 12,000 years!!!!! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a local Bar Restaurant. AWESOME Southern Style food and Craft house Beers on Tap. The Fried Chicken and Waffles, the sliders and the Corn Dip is amazing. Again great beer - eat at the bar or tables - Lots of Sports on the TVs”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Has a lot of beer options on tap. Also there’s an open mic every Sunday evening and an arcade in the back room. They also serve food. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Wonderful atmosphere and tapas restaurant near the Staten Island Ferry. A 25-30 minute bus ride.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“this spot has a rotating cast of grandmothers from different parts of the world cooking every night! So fun, very popular right now, so I’d call in advance to inquire about reservations.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Best Pizza - Authentic thin Restaurant and Bar Give the margarita and Tomato/Mozzarella Salad a try :-))”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Popular, lively saloon with a Southwestern menu & a big beer selection, plus live music on weekends.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Blue  $$$ $ • Mediterranean, Seafood, Asian Fusion Closed • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a local Bar Restaurant. AWESOME Southern Style food and Craft house Beers on Tap. The Fried Chicken and Waffles, the sliders and the Corn Dip is amazing. Again great beer - eat at the bar or tables - Lots of Sports on the TVs”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Has a lot of beer options on tap. Also there’s an open mic every Sunday evening and an arcade in the back room. They also serve food. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
“Local Bar - serves good burgers and basic food. Pool table with live music and the after work crowd”
  • 6 locals recommend

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