There are a lot of places in New York that viewers want to see Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York explore. Most recently, she’s taken CBSNewYork along to her hometown, Staten Island, to show her top five favorite places on the Island.

#5: South Beach

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Father Capodanno Boulevard. & Sand Lane

Of course, Staten Island is an actual island with miles of beach on its coastline. Check out the sand and surf on the South coast of Staten Island – it’s actually called South Beach – where you can work on your tan and have an amazing view of the Verrazano Bridge.

See Also: A Guide to New York City’s Free Beaches

#4: Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier

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Fr. Capodannno Boulevard at Seaview Avenue

After all that playing in the sand, check out the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier—or even try your hand at fishing! The boardwalk also has a wavy edge, to reflect the shoreline.

See Also: A Visitor’s Guide to Staten Island

#3: Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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1000 Richmond Terrace
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For some history, check out Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens. Originally built as a retirement community for sailors, Snug Harbor is an 83-acre park that celebrates the arts in Staten Island.

See Also: NYC’s Best Gardens and Zoos

#2: Nunzio’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

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2155 Hylan Boulevard
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There are sure to be varying opinions about “best pizza” claims, but this Staten Island-native calls Nunzio’s the supreme.

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#1: The Staten Island Children’s Museum

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Meagan’s favorite spot on Staten Island is The Staten Island Children’s Museum, a place she visited a lot as a child. Everything in the museum is hands-on, from manning the fire truck to playing the life-sized games. And be sure to meet Kimba and Soleil, the museum’s resident parakeets!

See Also: Staten Island’s Best Fun For Kids