Depends on your interests. If you’re into Colonial America, then historic Richmondtown is good. There’s even a restaurant there. Amazing how tiny people were back in the day! You can see this from the size of the ceilings, chairs and beds. Look for different seasonal activities.Sailor’s Snug Harbor was originally built as a home for sailors who had retired from the sea. It was started by Captain Randall. There’s still a statue of him on the grounds. Six of the first building receiving Landmark status are on the 83 acre park grounds. There’s many buildings in the Greek revival architectural style dating from 1833. There are still artifacts from that time on display. Through mismanagement, the funds set aside by the Robert Randall trust for the property dwindled. The City of New York stepped in to buy the property and the sailors were “relocated” to a place named Sea Level, NC.In an effort to draw more tourists to Staten Island, Frances Paulo Huber was put in charge of the property. At the time she took over, the property was much utilized by the community. There were rehearsal rooms for local musicians, a weekly bridge group met, neighbors would walk the woods and grounds, there was a regular dog group. After Mrs. Huber took over, one of the first things she did was bounce out the older bridge group (not “high cultural” enough and instruct the security staff to harass the people with dogs. Then she set about ruining the woods where people loved to walk. Trucks backed into trees, damaging their bark so they died. Other trees had their trunks buried, 4–6 feet of soil pushed up against them, so of course they died. She razed another area fertile with bird species not commonly seen elsewhere on Staten Island. I saw my first and only bluebird where the woods used to stand.In it’s place is now many special areas to draw tourists at the expense of the neighborhood having a wooded area to relax and enjoy nature. There’s the Chinese Scholar’s Garden (entrance fee), the Tuscan Garden. There are also rehearsal spaces for dance companies on the second floor of G Building.The Staten Island Zoo is small in comparison with the Central Park Zoo and Bronx Zoo, but hosts an impressive reptile collection. There’s also a petting zoo.There’s the Sandy Ground Historical Museum (1538 Woodrow Rd, in Rossville). It’s the oldest continuously inhabited black settlement in the USA. It, like some homes on Staten Island, was a stop on the underground railroad. Videos, quilt displays, and descendants of the original settlers work there.The Conference House (Tottenville), was the site of a 1776 meeting, attempting to end the Revolutionary War. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin & Lord Howe were among those in attendance.Don’t know if by now they have a haunted house tour, but there are many haunted houses. The Conference House is one, the Kreisher Mansion (currently for sale), is another. I used to know people who could have given great tours of the haunted houses of Staten Island.Also on the North Shore is Fort Wadsworth, which was one of the oldest military installations in the country. It’s 226 acres and an impressive place to walk. It’s also partially underneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. There’s impressive big ship action in the harbor.The Richmond County Bank Ballpark is located outside of the ferry terminal, and is the home of the NY Yankees minor league team. Too bad the season is over, it’s a great place for a game.The North Shore of Staten Island has the largest population of people from Sri Lanka outside of Sri Lanka itself. Both myself and another relocated friend were sadly singing the blues about missing Sri Lankan food. It’s spicy, but not as if it’s a contest to sear your innards. It’s more like a hug that spreads outward from your stomach. There’s a great little take out place on Victory Blvd, near the corner of Cebra Ave called New Asha. There are a couple tables for dining but it’s not fancy. The food is delicious! I’m only sorry that it can’t be flown to the West Coast. If you go there, say hello to Reggie, she’s the soul of welcoming.Definitely try to make it to Deninos on the corner of Port Richmond Ave and Hooker Place. It has what many consider to be the best pizza. It’s a sacrilege, what they do to pizza outside of NYC. Once you have real pizza, the bready crust and mozzarella mixed with cheddar common in so many places will curl your taste buds.I hope this helps!