Gallery: Staten Island’s Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Id...

For a beautiful escape from the thick of the concrete jungle, there’s no need to leave the five boroughs. The idyllic Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden is only a short bus ride away from the Staten Island Ferry, and it offers a day of galavanting through gardens, checking out museums and art galleries, sampling from an on-site organic farm, or taking in a performance at the century-old auditorium. The 28 building campus was once a home for retired sailors, but it has been transformed into a day-trip destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike.

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