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Lively Queens will entice you

The area's festivals and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Queens. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the baseball games, cafés and shopping. Brooklyn Museum and Floating Pool are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Queens

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Queens a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Forest Park Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Kissena Park Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Queens Zoo (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Flushing Meadows Park Pitch and Putt (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Queens

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Queens. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Long Beach (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Battery Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Rufus King Park (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Forest Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)

Transportation options to and around Queens

Fly into New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Jamaica Station, Kew Gardens Station and Jamaica St. Albans Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Queens by catching a ride on the metro at Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd. Station, Sutphin Blvd. Station or Archer Av. Station.

Where to stay around Queens?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,226 holiday lettings near Queens. From 716 Houses to 3,897 Condos/Apartments, 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 Queens is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Queens?

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 Queens:

  • Alphabet City: 243 holiday homes
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant: 349 holiday homes
  • The Heights: 350 holiday homes
  • The Waterfront: 346 holiday homes
  • Carnegie Hill: 193 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 Queens?

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

  • Belson Stadium: 5,590 holiday lettings
  • Flushing Meadows-Corona Park: 5,682 holiday lettings
  • Forest Park: 5,677 holiday lettings
  • Floral Park Belmont Park Station: 5,512 holiday lettings
  • Forest Park Golf Course: 5,680 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Queens 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 Houses in Queens?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 716 Houses in Queens. Our other popular types of Queens holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,897 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 3,902 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 200 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 Queens?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 324 holiday homes with pool available in Queens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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