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Experience the splendor of New York in vacation home rentals

Most adventures to New York start in the Big Apple, and there's no better introduction than the soaring Art Deco architecture, top-notch museums to rival any city on Earth and, arguably, the best dining scene in the world. That said, if you tire of bar-hopping in Brooklyn, follow the Hudson upstream and you'll find a whole world of towering cascades, forested mountains and rows of vineyards, not to mention the historic rust-belt cities now on the up. Alternatively, you can hop abroad a train to Long Island to kick back on the beaches, or mingle in the Hamptons.


Heritage sites near New York vacation homes

New York has an array of historic sites to delight the history buff. Vacation homes are available near places like the Statue of Liberty National Monument, an American icon and historic site with guided tours, a museum, and city views, and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a flight museum on an aircraft carrier with exhibits that include a Concorde, submarine, and space shuttle. You could also visit Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a vast parkland with World’s Fair monuments, museums, sports facilities, and a zoo.

Things to do

Sightseeing near New York vacation rentals

When you stay in a New York vacation rental in the Big Apple, attraction-wise, you're spoiled for choice. Take art for example. In the Met and MoMA, you can see a dizzying number of works from some of the most inspiring artists, both past and present. You'd need several lifetimes to explore the ideas that sit within every book in the New York Public Library, but the building alone is worth a long look. Sports fans should catch a New York Yankees game, or swing by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.


Things to do near New York vacation homes

You'd better warn your wallet – it's difficult to leave NYC without hitting up some of the country's best retail spaces. After you've escaped upstate – hopefully with your credit card intact – there's much to keep you occupied. From your New York vacation rental, you could spend the sunny days paddling downstream on kayaks, or hiking up into the pine-scented woodland for a little mountain air and a cool dip in the waterfalls. Anglers could opt to spend an afternoon reeling in chinook salmon on the lakes, while those who like a drop of the good stuff could swing by one of the wineries.


Best time to travel to New York vacation homes

The state sees some mighty warm weather during summer, when the skies are clear and heatwaves are cooled by the mountain or sea breezes. If you're visiting the big city, the shoulder seasons are more comfortable and see a considerably dip in New York vacation rental prices. Those who head to Upstate New York during fall are treated to an extraordinary kaleidoscope of colors, when the leaves turn to hues of orange and red. Don't discount the below-freezing winters, when you can ice skate or race along the snowy trails on snowmobiles.

Natural features

Wildlife encounters in New York on land and sea

Though you've got the odd critter in New York City, for impressive wildlife encounters, you'll need to leave the buzz of the city behind. If you've scored a New York vacation rental on the oceanfront of Long Island, you can hop aboard daily charters to spot whales and playful dolphins. The Hudson River in Upstate New York, along with all the other waterways, thrives with birdlife. It's not uncommon to see blue herons wading in the shallows, kingfishers swooping and osprey gliding with fish in their talons.

Food and drink

Sample signature cuisine in New York

Much of New York’s distinctive cuisine comes from the city and the ethnic groups that entered the country. You'll find enclaves reflecting international cuisine, such as Little Italy, Chinatown, and Koreatown, as well as signature dishes like Manhattan clam chowder, New York-style pizza and bagels, and hot dogs. There’s no shortage of options in New York to satisfy any craving near your vacation rental.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in New York?

If you're craving a break and a refreshing change of pace, Vrbo's got the perfect remedy. Return home feeling like a new person after a weekend getaway in New York at one of these top-rated rentals:

  • "Midtown East Apartment On High Floor With Balcony": This rental in Midtown makes for a divine weekend getaway. Spend time exploring surrounding attractions like Queens, NY and Carl Schurz Park, then put your feet up and enjoy your cozy pad. A hair dryer and an iron and ironing board are among the amenities here.
  • "Chez Isabelle:the Place To Stay": With conveniences including housekeeping services and a TV, you're guaranteed to feel right at home at this Queens retreat. Nature buffs will love checking out the local sights, such as The Jefferson Market Garden and Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in New York?

There's no shortage of studio apartments in New York. Obviously they're no mansion, but they pack a punch when it comes to character, convenience and location. Here are a couple of highly rated options.

  • Stay at "Midtown East Apartment On High Floor With Balcony" and you'll be ideally placed to visit cultural attractions like The Actors Studio and Audubon Terrace. Heating and a microwave oven are just two of the amenities at this property in Midtown.
  • Alternatively, get cozy at "Chez Isabelle:the Place To Stay" which offers cable/satellite TV services, a nearby laundromat and more. Located in Queens, sights like Lucille Lortel Theatre and Imperial Theatre will appeal to your inner culture buff.

Can I find short term rentals in New York?

Yes, so you can forget about holing up in a noisy hotel or sleeping in someone's spare room. Lock in one of our short-term rentals in New York and enjoy the perks of having your own private getaway. Here are a few options that just might inspire you:

  • You'll be near the heart of Midtown when you stay at "Midtown East Apartment On High Floor With Balcony". Make the most of your whirlwind adventure by discovering the nearby sights, beginning with Times Square and Broadway.
  • "Chez Isabelle:the Place To Stay" is another fantastic choice. Spend a day or two at this vacation rental in Queens and plan an outing to Broadway and Empire State Building, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in New York?

Whether you've been paired up for a month, a decade or forever, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to fan the flames of passion. If you're after somewhere dreamy to spend a couple of days with your sweetheart, you'll fall headfirst for these escapes:

  • Squeeze in some "us time" at "Beach House With Short Walk To Ditch Plains Beach". This Town of East Hampton property is perfect for romance, offering amenities like winery tours and beauty services to help set the mood.
  • Another appealing option is "Close To Nyc In Historic Brownstone" in Van Vorst Park. Enjoy perks here including a fireplace and beauty services, in addition to each other's company.

Are there mansions for rent in New York?

Whether you're looking for somewhere spacious and luxurious for a family getaway, a weekend away with old friends or a huge birthday bash, we've got mansions for rent in New York to suit. Here are some that'll make your jaw drop:

  • If your property must-have list includes top-notch amenities as well as loads of room to move, consider "Bedi Mansion - Gold Coast Long Island Ny" in Muttontown. Your guests will have use of a swimming pool, a firepit and a whole lot more.
  • With a swimming pool and golf among its numerous highlights, "Ultimate Hamptons Vacation Mansion" also promises to make your vacation an unforgettable one. This palatial pad is located in Town of East Hampton.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in New York?

If your idea of a dream getaway is to bring all your besties with you, you're going to need a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in New York that are designed for large groups, starting with these sprawling retreats:

  • "New House, 6bd, 5bth, 4200sqft": With 6 bedrooms, this popular vacation rental in Town of Southampton has enough room for you and all your friends. Amenities such as a swimming pool and a water park will keep everyone happy.
  • "Park Block Italianate Townhouse": This retreat in Fort Greene has 7 bedrooms, so you won't have to leave anybody off your invite list. A kitchen and a garden are among its many highlights.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in New York?

Planning a getaway in New York with a huge group doesn't have to mean squishing everyone into one room. If you're searching for someplace comfy where you and your crew can spread out and unwind, one of these large vacation rentals might be perfect for you:

  • "European Villa Ideal For Entertaining With Heated Pool": This property in Town of East Hampton has 5 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 99 people. As well as loads of space, it comes with a fireplace and a kitchen.
  • "Escape To This Traditional New Construction Home On The Fringe Of The": Everyone can join in the fun at this popular option in East Hampton North. It has 6 bedrooms and can sleep up to 99 guests comfortably. Top amenities here include a swimming pool and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in New York?

In New York, you'll find lots of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing good time will be your main priority at one of these popular escapes:

  • Kids, parents, uncles, aunts — everyone will love the pool at "Beach House With Short Walk To Ditch Plains Beach". Take your favorite people on a trip to this Town of East Hampton rental house which also comes with towels and childrens activities.
  • "New House, 6bd, 5bth, 4200sqft" in Town of Southampton is also popular with guests. There's plenty to like about this place apart from its pool, such as a pool table and books.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in New York?

There's nothing like a vacation to bring your family together, but first, you need to find a space where the magic can happen. These large family vacation rentals in New York come with all the room you need to connect with your loved ones:

  • "New House, 6bd, 5bth, 4200sqft" in Town of Southampton will make your trip one you'll never forget. It has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people and loads of amenities, including nearby ecotour services and a garden.
  • Alternatively, book your family trip at "Southold Waterfront Complete With Boat Dock". This North Fork property has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. Make use of coffee and tea making facilities and a balcony during your stay.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in New York?

Stay in a New York vacation home with an indoor pool and every day can be a pool day. Escape with the whole gang to one of these stately rentals that come with this luxurious touch:

  • Offering 5 bedrooms that can fit up to 12 guests, "New Luxury Retreat In The Hamptons" in Town of Southampton is the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones. Along with an indoor pool, it comes with a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, spend your escape at "Fabulous 2 Bedroom Villa With Secluded Pool And Heated Pool" in East Hampton North. When you're not frolicking about in the water, take advantage of other perks like a firepit and a swimming pool. This rental property has 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 guests.

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