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Destination guide

Thrills at Manhattan vacation home rentals

The most densely-populated of New York City's 5 boroughs, Manhattan is a thriving metropolis, packed with fine restaurants, fascinating museums and a staggering array of historic sites to inform and inspire. Home to iconic landmarks, Manhattan boasts a dizzying number of options to keep visitors enthralled, from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the lush oasis that is Central Park. Manhattan vacation rentals place you in the heart of it all, whether taking in the views from the Empire State Building or visiting the American Museum of Natural History is on the agenda.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Manhattan vacation homes

No trip to Manhattan is complete without a visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where visitors are drawn to discover the stories of the people who made America. Central Park offers respite and a welcome change of pace, while the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts attractions that are guaranteed to inspire, not least the incredible views from the rooftop garden. Love New York's skyscrapers? Be sure to look for a Manhattan vacation rental close to the city's most iconic high-rises, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.

Activities

Things to do near Manhattan vacation home rentals

With so much to see and do in Manhattan, there's no time to be bored. Discover breathtaking views from towering observatories, tick off the must-see attractions on your wish list or discover more about the city's fascinating past, there are options for all in the city that never sleeps. Like to take in a show? Pick a Manhattan vacation rental in the theater district, where you can choose between the headline acts at 40 Broadway venues, an experience you'll be sure to savor forever.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Manhattan vacation rentals

Manhattan is surrounded by rivers that provide cooling breezes in summer and cold ones in winter. Summers here are hot, with temperatures climbing into the mid-80s and a high degree of humidity, which can make those river breezes welcome indeed. The weather in Manhattan is changeable, with rainfall throughout the year, especially in spring. Winters are cold, with temperatures in the 20s and snow and sleet common, so be sure to bundle up. Spring can also be chilly, but fall is beautiful, with clear, sunny days making it a popular time to visit.

Natural features

Rivers and parks in Manhattan

Set in the heart of New York City, Manhattan is bordered by the Hudson, Harlem and East Rivers. It is a modern metropolis of busy streets and towering high-rises, with pretty parks set near the river offering wearisome travelers a place to rest. The southern end of Manhattan looks out towards Lower Bay, which leads out into the North Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan sits north-east of Philadelphia, south-west of Hartford and almost due east of Pittsburgh. The eastern states of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are a short drive away, as are New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

How to get there

How to get to and around Manhattan

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 5.1 mi (8.3 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 7.3 mi (11.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, New York Grand Central Terminal Station, New York W 32nd St. Station and New York Penn Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Manhattan by jumping on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station, 72 St. Station or 86 St. Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Manhattan vacation rentals

Manhattan has unforgettable attractions for children of all ages. Vacation homes are available near places like Rockefeller Center, an iconic Midtown business complex with television studios, a seasonal ice rink and giant Christmas tree, and the American Museum of Natural History, a historic museum with exhibits on outer space, dinosaurs, and other natural wonders. Kids will also like the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a flight museum on an aircraft carrier with military and space relics.

Good for couples

Couple's vacation homes in Manhattan

Manhattan has an array of romantic locations to explore on a couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near fun places like Little Italy, an Italian district with souvenir shops and traditional Italian restaurants and bakeries, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, a museum with masterpieces of contemporary art by American artists. You’ll also enjoy Bethesda Terrace, a lakeside terrace with a large fountain and spectacular sculptures.

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

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,120 vacation rentals around Manhattan. From 2,361 condo and apartment rentals to 177 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Manhattan?

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

  • Brooklyn: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 320 vacation rentals
  • Historic Downtown: 381 vacation rentals
  • Bronx: 2,074 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,299 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Manhattan?

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

  • Times Square: 5,773 vacation rentals
  • Central Park: 4,044 vacation rentals
  • Belvedere Castle: 5,787 vacation rentals
  • American Museum of Natural History: 5,773 vacation rentals
  • Cooper Hewitt Design Museum: 5,791 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manhattan?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,361 Condos/Apartments in Manhattan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manhattan include:

  • Houses: 177 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,384 rentals available
  • Hotels: 281 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manhattan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 190 vacation rentals with pool available in Manhattan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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