Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Long Island City

The area's art galleries and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Long Island City. This city is cosmopolitan and scenic, recognized for its island views, cafés and shopping. Bloomingdale's and Chrysler Building 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 and around Long Island City

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Long Island City has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • NBC Studios (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Central Park Zoo (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • McCarren Park Pool (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Long Island City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Long Island City is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Battery Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Queensbridge Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Gantry Plaza State Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Long Island City

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station or Long Island City Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Long Island City by catching a ride on the metro at 23 St. - Ely Av. Station, Long Island City - Court Sq. Station or Queensboro Plaza Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Long Island City?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,268 vacation rentals around Long Island City. From 2,545 condo and apartment rentals to 270 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 Long Island City?

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 Long Island City:

  • Manhattan: 2,955 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 918 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,132 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 4,780 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 777 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 Long Island City?

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

  • Queensbridge Park: 5,258 vacation rentals
  • Queensboro Plaza Station: 5,262 vacation rentals
  • 36 St. Station (Northern Blvd.): 5,274 vacation rentals
  • 21 St. - Queensbridge Station: 5,261 vacation rentals
  • 39 Av. Station: 5,277 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island City 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 Long Island City?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,545 Condos/Apartments in Long Island City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Island City include:

  • Houses: 270 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,652 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 87 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 Long Island City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 181 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Island City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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