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Experience New York in holiday homes to rent

New York City is comprised of five boroughs, although at times the city feels like a million worlds rolled into one. As the largest U.S. city, New York buzzes with activity around the clock. Join crowds of travellers as they venture to the top of the Empire State Building, marvel at the bright lights of Times Square or take in the spectacle of a Broadway show. Even in the heart of a bustling metropolis, your New York vacation rental never places you far from the peace and quiet of a Central Park, or a tranquil space in a world-class museum.

History

Historic sites near New York holiday homes

New York boasts many heritage sites that celebrate the history of the city and the United States. Holiday homes are available near places like Grand Central Terminal, an iconic train station known for its grand façade, and 9/11 Memorial, a plaza with pools and exhibits honouring the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. You’ll also like the Chrysler Building, a shimmering art deco skyscraper that was once the world’s tallest building.

Things to do

Attractions near New York holiday rentals

Set out from your New York vacation rental early to see all that the city has to offer. Soak up the views from the observation deck atop the Empire State Building, or shop until you drop in the enormous stores of Times Square. Culture vultures will salivate over top-notch Broadway shows, and the city's array of renowned museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History. Enjoy a unique workout by climbing to the top of Statue of Liberty or walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Old-fashioned fun awaits you on the roller coasters of Coney Island.

Activities

Things to do near New York holiday accommodation

Love the great outdoors no matter the time of year? Winter in Central Park gives you the chance to practice your triple axel on an outdoor skating rink, while summer offers plenty of sunshine for picnics and boat rides on the lake. Summer also brings a myriad of festivals, concerts and the park's beloved Shakespeare in the Park performances. Enjoy a workout on the High Line, the city's famed elevated rail trail, or become a spectator as you take in a Yankees game in the Bronx. Boat ride tours through New York Harbor provide a unique perspective of the city.

Weather

Local weather near New York holiday homes

New York City offers very district seasons. Spring brings budding flowers, steady rain and daytime conditions that range from cool to warm. Things really heat up in the summer, however, when sunny days may feature high humidity and temperatures that exceed 31 degrees. New York vacation rentals fill up quickly during the summer so be sure to book early. Make sure you bundle up in the autumn, as there's usually a crisp, chill to the air. But that's nothing compared to the winters, which are usually dark, snowy and cold, with temperatures dipping somewhere around 4 degrees.

Natural highlights

It's a zoo out there – animals in an asphalt jungle

While you might think it's hard to find nature in New York City, the Central Park Zoo is home to not just penguins and polar bears, but also features an aquarium and a free-flight area for birds. The park's lake is filled with scores of fish, turtles and waterfowl, while Manhattan's watery landscape includes trails along the East and Hudson Rivers. For the ultimate bird watching experience, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge attracts thousands of land and shore birds during the migration season. For a more diverse setting, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a mixture of woodlands, meadows and marshland.

How to get there

Transport options to and around New York

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, New York W 32nd St. Station, New York Grand Central Terminal Station and New York Penn Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of New York by jumping on the metro at Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station or 49th St. Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near New York holiday homes

Kids will love the attractions of New York. Holiday homes put you within reach of places like Prospect Park, a sprawling city park with basketball and handball courts, a playground and historic home, and Battery Park, a historic park with Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty views. Kids will also like the Bronx Zoo, a metropolitan zoo with thousands of animals in naturalistic habitats.

Where to stay near New York?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,774 holiday rentals near New York. From 3,971 Condos/Apartments to 993 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 is the best area to stay when travelling to New York?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in New York:

  • Manhattan: 3,077 holiday homes
  • Hell's Kitchen: 955 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 1,030 holiday homes
  • Midtown: 987 holiday homes
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant: 374 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to New York?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in New York. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Times Square: 5,631 holiday rentals
  • Central Park: 3,871 holiday rentals
  • New York City Fire Museum: 5,674 holiday rentals
  • 92nd Street Y: 5,681 holiday rentals
  • Gramercy Park: 5,634 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in New York?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,971 Condos/Apartments in New York. Our other popular types of New York holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 993 holiday houses
  • Studios: 3,986 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 202 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in New York?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 438 holiday homes with pool available in New York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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