Destination guide

Travel to lively Long Island

The area's live music and wineries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Long Island. This city's island views, shopping and beaches draw many visitors. Sky Zone and Long Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Long Island

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Long Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Zone (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Harmony Vineyards (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Long Island Game Farm (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Swan Lake Golf Club (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Hidden Vineyard (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Long Island

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Long Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Long Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Country Fair Entertainment Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Fire Island National Seashore (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lake Ronkonkoma (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Shorefront Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Harborfront Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Long Island

The nearest airport is in Shirley, NY (WSH-Brookhaven Calabro), located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), which is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Medford Station, Yaphank Station and Bellport Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Long Island by catching a ride on the metro at Jamaica 179 St. Station, 169 St. Station or Far Rockaway - Mott Av. Station.

Where to stay near Long Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,044 holiday rentals near Long Island. From 4,528 Houses to 342 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Long Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Long Island?

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

  • New York: 5,903 holiday rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,217 holiday rentals
  • Hell's Kitchen: 1,014 holiday rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,059 holiday rentals
  • Midtown: 1,058 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Long Island! 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 Long Island?

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

  • New York: 5,903 holiday homes
  • Stonington: 402 holiday homes
  • East Hampton: 3,067 holiday homes
  • Montauk: 1,395 holiday homes
  • New Haven: 485 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 Long Island?

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

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,878 holiday houses
  • New York, NY (JRE-East 60th Street Heliport): 5,886 holiday houses
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,677 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 Long Island?

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

  • Times Square: 5,855 holiday rentals
  • Central Park: 4,059 holiday rentals
  • New York City Fire Museum: 5,846 holiday rentals
  • Greenvale Station: 2,969 holiday rentals
  • TWA Flight 800 International Memorial: 953 holiday rentals

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

New York
5,903 holiday rentals
Stonington
402 holiday rentals
East Hampton
3,067 holiday rentals
Montauk
1,395 holiday rentals
New Haven
485 holiday rentals
Union City
4,221 holiday rentals
Orient
3,104 holiday rentals
Jersey City
5,378 holiday rentals
Hoboken
2,372 holiday rentals
Weehawken
5,290 holiday rentals
Long Beach
128 holiday rentals
New London
722 holiday rentals
Sag Harbor
2,932 holiday rentals
Greenport
1,009 holiday rentals
Westerly
529 holiday rentals
The Village of Southampton
2,622 holiday rentals
Yonkers
5,571 holiday rentals
West New York
2,635 holiday rentals
Greenwich
288 holiday rentals
Shirley
304 holiday rentals