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Popular amenities for New York vacation rentals

Stay near New York's top sights

Staten Island Ferry73 locals recommend
Bronx Zoo572 locals recommend
Barclays Center1,418 locals recommend
Top of the Rock423 locals recommend
Brooklyn Botanic Garden2,030 locals recommend
Macy's696 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in New York

  • Total rentals

    51K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    24K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.6K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    11K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    13K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    1.3M reviews

Your guide to New York

All About New York City

The city that never sleeps is also a showcase of the best the United States has to offer. Manhattan’s bustling, gridded streets are home to some of the nation’s most famous landmarks, such as Times Square, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center, as well as neighborhoods made famous by TV shows, such as the West Village and the Upper East Side. But there’s more to New York City than Manhattan. Explore the other four boroughs, too: the Bronx (home of the New York Yankees and Italian-infuenced Arthur Avenue), Staten Island (a free ferry ride away and a world all its own), Brooklyn (a mix of trendy eateries and family-friendly communities), and Queens (including the waterfront Long Island City and the culturally diverse Astoria).

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in New York

All four seasons bring their own special touch to the Big Apple. Summer highs are in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, the perfect weather for a cooling riverfront stroll or drinks at a rooftop bar. Once the high temperatures fall into the brisk 50-to-70-degree range in September, the fall colors, especially in Central Park, paint the city in cozy hues. While winter can bring chills, with highs in the 30s and 40s, there’s nothing more magical than the city draped with a layer of snow. Springtime offers its own brand of hope, as the urban jungle blooms again, and temperatures rise into the 50s, 60s, and 70s. But as fast as the city moves, so does the weather, so plan ahead and be prepared for quick changes.

Top things to do in New York

Central Park

As the rapid urbanization of New York City surged in the 1800s, the 843-acre Central Park was carved out in 1858 to ensure Manhattanites had their own backyard. Now they share it with 43 million visitors a year. No agenda is needed to explore the wonders of the green space, but among the highlights are the Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and Strawberry Fields’ Imagine sign.

Empire State Building

While plenty of city skyscrapers offer sprawling views — including the One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, and Hudson Yards’ Edge — the classic New York City aerial view is still from the top of this 102-story building, completed in 1931.

Statue of Liberty

Located on Liberty Island in the Hudson River, the 22-story copper Lady Liberty is accessible via ferry from Battery Park or New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, and includes a visit to Ellis Island.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in New York?

    New York experiences four distinct seasons. Summers (June - August) can be hot, with temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C), while winters (December - February) are cold and often snowy, with temperatures dropping to around 20°F (-6°C). Fall and spring offer mild and pleasant temperatures, and are popular times to visit.

  • What are some of the best things to do in New York?

    Popular activities in New York include exploring Times Square, strolling through Central Park, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and admiring the art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is often recommended for its historical significance.

  • What is the best time of year to visit New York?

    New York is most frequently visited during fall (September - November) and winter (December - February). Fall is known for the vibrant autumn leaves in Central Park, and winter often draws visitors to the city's famous holiday decorations and events, such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.

  • What are the best places to stay in New York?

    Visitors often choose to stay in Manhattan for easy access to major attractions. Other popular areas include Brooklyn, known for its vibrant arts scene and unique neighborhoods, and Queens, which is home to diverse communities and culinary experiences.

  • What are the best places to visit in New York?

    Commonly visited places in New York include Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are also frequently visited, as is the High Line, an elevated park built on a former railway line.

  • What are some hiking trails in New York?

    New York has several well-loved hiking trails. In the city, the Central Park Loop provides a gentle urban hike. Outside of the city, Breakneck Ridge Trail in Hudson Highlands State Park and the Appalachian Trail, which spans several states, are popular among more experienced hikers.

  • What are some family activities to do in New York?

    Families frequently enjoy visiting the American Museum of Natural History, exploring Central Park, enjoying a Broadway show, or engaging with interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The New York Aquarium in Coney Island is also a popular family-friendly destination.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in New York?

    For a day trip, consider exploring the beautiful Hudson Valley, where you can visit the historic homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vanderbilt. Alternatively, you might want to visit Fire Island, a tranquil respite known for its beautiful beaches and charming lighthouses, or Bear Mountain State Park for hiking and picnicking.

  • Are there vacation rentals near New York's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near New York's top attractions. We offer over 175,520 vacation rentals near Central Park, over 176,660 vacation rentals near Times Square, over 176,540 vacation rentals near Kenneth Cole - Rockefeller Center, over 58,840 vacation rentals near Rockefeller Center Tour, and over 46,930 vacation rentals near Central Park New York, and so much more! Experience the best of New York right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in New York?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in New York. From over 6,880 house rentals, over 34,250 apartment rentals to over 2,490 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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