Having a car hire in Staten Island is almost a necessity if you want to make the most of your time there and see all that it has to offer. Fortunately there are car hire services available from HAPPYCAR, a website and mobile app that ensures that you will be able to drive around Staten Island comfortably, safely, and in style. Staten Island has many diverse sections, with Port Richmond as the center of Hispanic culture, Park Hill for its Liberian population, and West New Brighton which is home to the famous Staten Island Zoo. Make sure to see it all in your car rental Staten Island at a low, affordable price.
Discover Staten Island
Staten Island is one of New York City’s five boroughs. Situated in the southwest portion of the city, the borough is separated from New York City by the New York Bay, and from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull. Of all New York City’s boroughs, Staten Island is the least populated, but third largest in land size. In other words, there is plenty to see and do, but a car hire Staten Island is necessary.
Staten Island can be reached by car by traversing bridges from either from Brooklyn or New Jersey. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Goethals Bridge, and Outerbridge Crossing offer easy access to Staten Island.
The North Shore of Staten Island, with neighborhoods such as St. George, Stapleton, Clifton, and Tompkinsville, is the most urban part of the borough and contains many designated historic sites including St. Paul's Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District and St. George Historic District. These are great little neighborhoods to spend a few hours driving through. Once done there, head east to the East Shore where you’ll find the famous F.D.R. Boardwalk – the fourth-longest boardwalk in the entire world!
The F.D.R. Boardwalk, also known as the South Beach-Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk was built all the way back in 1935, and is 2.5-mile (4 km) long. While you can't drive on it, it's definitely worth driving to and taking a stroll along.
Another must-see in Staten Island is the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. This architectural gem houses the largest collection of Greek revival, temple style buildings in all of the United States. It also features the Staten Island Botanic Garden with an authentic Chinese Scholar’s garden. There’s also the John A. Noble Collection museum.
Things to do around Staten Island
When staying in Staten Island it’s only natural to have an excursion or two into the Big Apple. There is certainly no shortage of things to do, see, and eat in New York City, with each of the other four boroughs offering their own specialties. You can visit Manhattan which is home to many famous buildings, including the Empire State Building in Midtown. It’s also home to Central Park, Wall Street, Harlem, Times Square, and the trendy neighborhoods of SoHo and Greenwich Village.
Hoping over to Brooklyn brings you to the most populated borough. In fact, it used to be a separate city. It’s known for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, the New York Aquarium, and Coney Island. Queens is located northeast of Brooklyn and is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world. They say that over 170 languages are spoken there. Finally the Bronx, located north of Manhattan, is home to the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens, and the world-famous New York Yankees professional baseball team. Check all of this and more our in your Rental Car Staten Island.