Destination guide

Why people love visiting artsy New York

Enjoy the area's theater scene, entertainment and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in New York. This city's skyscrapers, art and opera houses attract many visitors, and its cosmopolitan and scenic location add to the charm. For a bit of culture, visit Broadway, Ellis Island Immigration Museum or Radio City Music Hall. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around New York

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes New York a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Restaurant Row (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • NBC Studios (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Central Park Zoo (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in New York

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, New York is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Battery Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Bryant Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Herald Square (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Channel Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)

Transportation options to and around New York

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, New York W 32nd St. Station, New York Grand Central Terminal Station and New York Penn Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of New York by jumping on the metro at Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station or 49th St. Station.

Where to stay around New York?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,807 holiday lettings near New York. From 4,134 Condos/Apartments to 893 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New York is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to New York?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New York:

  • Midtown: 998 holiday homes
  • Journal Square: 117 holiday homes
  • Basking Ridge: 38 holiday homes
  • Iselin: 57 holiday homes
  • Avenel: 101 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New York?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in New York. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Museum: 5,790 holiday lettings
  • Staten Island Museum: 5,691 holiday lettings
  • New York Stock Exchange: 5,751 holiday lettings
  • Flushing Meadows-Corona Park: 5,744 holiday lettings
  • Central Park: 4,033 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around New York listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in New York?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4,134 Condos/Apartments in New York. Our other popular types of New York holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 893 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 4,133 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 206 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New York?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 465 holiday homes with pool available in New York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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