Destination guide

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.

History

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around New York, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 16,507 vacation rentals around New York. From 4,159 condo and apartment rentals to 8,497 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in New York?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New York. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 6,067 vacation rentals
  • Warrensburg: 556 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,268 vacation rentals
  • The Hamptons: 4,005 vacation rentals
  • Montauk: 1,380 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in New York! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in New York?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New York:

  • New York: 6,067 rentals
  • Warrensburg: 556 rentals
  • Montauk: 1,380 rentals
  • Lake George: 380 rentals
  • Lake Placid: 570 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to New York?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in New York are:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,800 vacation rentals
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 6,036 vacation rentals
  • Francis S Gabreski Airport (FOK): 1,917 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in New York?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in New York. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Times Square: 5,989 rentals
  • Central Park: 4,136 rentals
  • United States Military Academy: 151 rentals
  • Lake George Beach: 508 rentals
  • Cooperstown All Star Village Fields: 343 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New York listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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