Destination guide

There's so much to enjoy with New York vacation rentals

While most vacationers visiting New York state will be looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple, the buzz of one of the world's most iconic cities isn't all that's waiting for you round here. Fancy getting a lungful of mountain air in the Catskills or the Adirondacks? How about donning your biggest sunglasses for a luxe beach break on Long Island? Whether you're looking for a chic 2-person apartment in Midtown Manhattan or a spacious family house in the Hamptons, there's a vast range of New York state vacation rentals to appeal to just about anyone.


If you're looking for a state with a rich history stretching right back to Native American times, then you've come to the right place. Among many other things, New York's most famous as the entry point for the millions of migrants who built the United States up into the country it is today. You could follow in their footsteps by taking in some classic historic sights like Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

Things to do

If you're heading to New York City, chances are you're going to want to check out some of the big hitters like the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and the Empire State Building. But there are loads of attractions elsewhere in New York state too, including some of the most powerful waterfalls in North America at the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. If you like your natural beauty on a large scale, be sure to check out the mountain peaks of the Adirondacks, while those looking to see how New Yorkers do beach living will want to spend some time in the ultra-posh Hamptons or chilled-out Montauk.

How to get around

Let's put it this way – getting around isn't going to be a problem in New York state, since few places in the world can match it for public transport. Of course in New York City itself you've got the subway, buses and cabs, but most places in the state are covered by light rail lines, commuter train services or buses. If you're looking to get in by air, the state has some of the busiest airports in the United States, and in fact the only problem you're likely to have is with New York City's notorious car traffic.

Food & drink 

Sample some of New York's most iconic foodie delicacies

Essential info

Covering 140,000 sq km, New York tends to be talked about in terms of "upstate" and "downstate". Downstate encompasses New York City (NYC) and its surrounding areas, while the larger upstate area to the north includes pretty much everything else. In practical terms, you'll need to stock your wallet with U.S. dollars and you'll want to sort out decent health insurance before you travel. New York state's a fairly safe part of the world, though you'll want to be a bit careful in some districts of NYC. If you do get into trouble, the emergency number is 911.

Where to stay near New York?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17,594 holiday rentals near New York. From 4,147 Condos/Apartments to 9,193 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near New York is on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New York. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 5,724 holiday rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,009 holiday rentals
  • Hell's Kitchen: 954 holiday rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,032 holiday rentals
  • Midtown: 981 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in New York! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in New York?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in New York with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • New York: 5,724 holiday homes
  • Tupper Lake: 659 holiday homes
  • East Hampton: 3,041 holiday homes
  • Montauk: 1,403 holiday homes
  • Penn Yan: 530 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to New York?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in New York are:

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,655 holiday houses
  • New York, NY (JRE-East 60th Street Heliport): 5,657 holiday houses
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,463 holiday houses

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in New York. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Times Square: 5,626 holiday rentals
  • Central Park: 3,863 holiday rentals
  • New York City Fire Museum: 5,656 holiday rentals
  • Cornell Plantations: 232 holiday rentals
  • TWA Flight 800 International Memorial: 930 holiday rentals

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

Explore destinations around New York

New York
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Penn Yan
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Port Douglass
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Long Beach
126 holiday rentals
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Sag Harbor
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