Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is located in the southwest of New York City, south of Manhattan Island, and is a very popular residential neighbourhood. Its proximity to the Newark Airport in New Jersey makes it the logical place to book a hotel. Staten Island was settled by Europeans in the mod 1500's and in 1898 it became a full part of New York. Today it is a relaxing and peaceful place to visit.
Staten Island is a great place for families. You can take your children to the Staten Island Zoo, or challenge their minds at the Staten Island Children's Museum at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Staten Island is an up and coming place for local artist who want to be close to Manhattan, and you can visit the many private galleries and shows that are held all around the island. A short trip away from your Staten Island hotel is Historic Richmond Town, a must visit destination on this beautiful island.
One of the best ways to get to your hotel on Staten Island is to take the ferry from Manhattan. It is a lovely scenic journey that passes close to the Statue of Liberty, and it gives you some amazing photo opportunities as you pass along the city shoreline. Travel there by car along the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, or hop on an Express bus from Manhattan. On the island, you can use the Staten Island Rail Way to find your way to the various attractions.