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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
“If you looking to relax, picnic (although there's a small cafe), and wander through beautiful gardens for free, Snug Harbor is a perfect place.”
  • 39 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! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Cozy Spanish restaurant serving tapas, entrees & sangria in a relaxed brick-walled space”
  • 19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery with a taproom offering beers like American Pale Ale & Dark Mild by the pint & growler.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food cooked by your favorite Nonna. Cash only establishment. Reservations highly recommended!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Pizza parlor with a patio serving thin-crust pies & other Italian-American eats, plus craft beers.”
  • 15 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
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!!!!! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Zoo
“Nice way to spend the day, kids will love it. Great way to spend the day as a couple.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Stretching almost 200 acres, this green haven features three lakes, lots of woodlands, running paths and, in the winter, an ice skating rink. Fun fact: the park is home to Staten Island's largest living organism, a tulip tree that's more than 100 feet tall and over 300 years old. Come for a picnic, a run, a dog walk or just a day in the open air.”
  • 10 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
Theatre
“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. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Huge part with the lake in the middle of the park, dogs' hanging place, hiking trail, B&B area. Just beautiful. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Fresh seafood, upscale, great for a date night. Sunday afternoon clambake. ”
  • 8 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
Restaurant
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“Best Sri Lankan food. Great Ambiance. Saturday buffet brunch is the best and dinner is also great. A must!”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Cozy Spanish restaurant serving tapas, entrees & sangria in a relaxed brick-walled space”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great food cooked by your favorite Nonna. Cash only establishment. Reservations highly recommended!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Pizza parlor with a patio serving thin-crust pies & other Italian-American eats, plus craft beers.”
  • 15 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
“Fresh seafood, upscale, great for a date night. Sunday afternoon clambake. ”
  • 8 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
Restaurant
“Best Sri Lankan food. Great Ambiance. Saturday buffet brunch is the best and dinner is also great. A must!”
  • 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

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