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Destination guide

Tour the globe without leaving the city

The largest of New York City's five boroughs, Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world. In one compact area you'll find Asian, Italian, African, Irish, Caribbean, and Hispanic neighborhoods, as well as prominent Greek and Chinese communities (much to the delight of foodies everywhere). The top-notch food is rivaled only by the world-class museums, art, and sporting events. Your GPS will come in handy for finding your Queens vacation rental, as the street naming can be confusing -- even real New Yorkers still get lost here, even though they'll never admit it.

Things to do

From world-class art to World's Fair nostalgia

Chances are you'll recognize Queens from your TV, thanks in large part to the 1964 World's Fair structures in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Most famous are the glittering Unisphere globe sculpture and the iconic towers (you might know them as the spaceships from "Men in Black"), but the grounds also house the hands-on New York Hall of Science. The Museum of the Moving Image is a must-see for movie buffs. For modern art, head to MoMA PS1, set in a former public school, or Socrates Sculpture Park along the East River in Long Island City, which offers some killer Manhattan skyline views to boot.

Activities

Whatever you're craving, you won't leave hungry

New York is famously a walking city, which is helpful when you need to work off the stellar dim sum in Flushing, or the Greek food in Astoria. If hot dogs are more your style, grab one at Citi Field while you take in a baseball game or concert. For more sporting action, come in summer for the annual US Open tennis tournament. Rockaway Beach is a local favorite for sunbathing, surfing, and beating the sweltering summer heat in the cool Atlantic waters. Save some time to indulge in a pampering treatment at the sprawling Spa Castle.

Weather

A rollercoaster of seasons in the city

When it comes to weather, Queens sees it all. Summers are hot and humid, with high temps from June to September in the 80s and 90s, and possibly even the triple digits. Winters aren't as frigid as in some of the surrounding areas, but you'll still see plenty of snow and below-freezing temperatures from December through February, and even the occasional blizzard. Spring and fall are the most pleasant seasons, but also the most unpredictable, with extreme swings in weather from day to day. To be on the safe side, check the forecast before heading to your Queens vacation rental.

Natural features

Living that big city life

It's no secret that space is at a premium in New York City, and centrally located Queens vacation rental will give you a true taste of cozy city life. Located on the far western end of Long Island, most of the borough's green space comes in the form of city parks. For more room to move, head to the East River waterfront or the sandy beaches of the Rockaways. Jamaica Bay is home to a few small islands and the Gateway National Recreation Area of New York Harbor, but the best wildlife viewing is the people watching.

How to get there

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.

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

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 5,295 vacation rentals around Queens. From 695 house rentals to 3,714 condo and apartment 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 Queens?

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 Queens:

  • Manhattan: 3,118 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,016 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 320 vacation rentals
  • Historic Downtown: 381 vacation rentals
  • Bronx: 2,074 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 Queens?

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

  • Times Square: 5,686 vacation rentals
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: 5,685 vacation rentals
  • Hudson River Park: 5,686 vacation rentals
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center: 5,744 vacation rentals
  • New York University: 5,730 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 695 Houses in Queens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Queens include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,714 rentals available
  • Studios: 3,797 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 186 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Queens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 347 vacation rentals with pool available in Queens. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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