St. George – Right outside the State Island Ferry Terminal is St. George. With its bustling atmosphere, vibrant community, and cultural attractions, the community of St. George is a great place for you to explore. Instead of returning directly to Manhattan, take the time to eat at one of St. Georges many great restaurants, explore its museums, or watch a Staten Island Yankees ball game!
SNUG HARBOR – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden was initially built in the 1800s as a home for retired sailors. The 23 historical buildings, nine botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands are set on an 83-acre campus. The venue, a Smithsonian affiliate, is home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Children’s Museum, the arts school Art Lab and the Staten Island Museum.
LITTLE SRI LANKA – Nestled into the northeast corner of Staten Island, close by the ferry terminal is a small neighborhood known as Little Sri Lanka. It is home to the world’s largest community of Sri Lankans outside the country itself. The area is home to many restaurants and grocers specializing in foods, teas, spices and other products you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in the City. Go there to sample a few of the authentic dishes—like roti, sambols and baked goods.