Holiday Inn — Lower East Side
150 Delancey St.
Basic, comfortable living. Excellent location close to several subway lines. Rooms from $159.
The Hotel on Rivington
107 Rivington St.
Contemporary, sleek independent hotel offering wonderful views from the rooms, which start at $225.
Stone Street Tavern
52 Stone St.
Walking distance from the ferry. Casual American offering wings, burgers and steak. Entrees $12-$25.
Mad Dog & Beans
83 Pearl St.
Also near the ferry. Casual upscale Mexican fare. Courses $8-$13.
A variety of food options is available on the island seven days a week. The Liggett Terrace food court is open daily, and the Kings Avenue food court is open Saturday and Sunday. Most prices are in the range of $5 to $12.
You can also pack your own sandwiches and drinks and have a picnic on tables or grass.
Open daily until Sept. 28, when it closes for the season. Ferry hours: From Lower Manhattan’s Battery Maritime Building, 10 South St., hourly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and on the half-hour between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekends. From Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6, Saturday and Sunday on the half-hour from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and every hour on the half-hour from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Round-trip fare is $2. Some weekend rides are free.