Visiting New York

For many contemplating a visit to New York, New York City vacation rentals are all they have on their mind. For those looking beyond an urban vacation, New York vacation rentals can offer so many different exciting experiences.

Regions in New York

New York vacation rentals are located in the following regions:

  • Chautauqua-Allegheny
  • Greater Niagara
  • Finger Lakes Region
  • Thousand Islands-Seaway provides both New York state cabin rentals bordering the Adirondacks area as well as upstate New York beach rentals along Lake Ontario
  • The Adirondacks is famous for vacations spent in Lake Placid rentals
  • Central Leatherstocking
  • Capitol - Saratoga
  • The Catskills
  • Hudson Valley
  • Long Island Region includes popular Montauk rentals, Fire Island rentals, Shelter Island summer rentals, as well as much sought after rental property in Southampton.
  • New York City offers popular New York vacation condo rentals for those looking for the bright lights and big city.

Sightseeing for New York Vacation Rental Guests

Guests staying in New York vacation rentals have no shortage of things to do and place to see in New York State. Here are a few favorite activities:

  • Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum or the Folk Art Museum in Cooperstown. Cooperstown vacation rentals are popular with baseball and folk art fanatics. Downtown Cooperstown parking is limited. Guests staying in Cooperstown properties should take the Trolley into town.
  • See Niagara Falls. If you cannot find a New York vacation rental in the greater Niagara region, rentals in the Finger Lakes region including vacation homes in Rochester New York could provide wonderful home bases for day strips around the region. For nostalgia buffs, Rochester New York would be the perfect location for a vacation seeped in history.

Outdoor Fun in New York

New York vacation rental guests can go in so many different directions when it comes to outdoor fun in New York.

  • Anglers would love staying in any of the log cabin rentals New York State has to offer in the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands regions. If you cannot find any Lake Placid rentals available when you want to visit, look at other New York cabin rentals in Gore Mountain.
  • When you just want to get away from it all but still be in the middle of things, look for New York vacation homes on Long Island. Montauk rentals and Fire Island rentals are perennial favorites with young couples and large families looking for beachfront properties. Rental property in Southampton includes small condominiums, private single-family homes, something for everyone.

New York City Vacation Rentals

Guests staying in New York City vacation apartment rentals enjoy the New York City experience that available only in New York City. Nifty things to do include:

  • Visiting the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
  • Walking across Brooklyn Bridge
  • Visiting the Empire State Building, the Museum of Modern Art, United Nations or the Rockefeller Center. New York City vacation rentals in midtown would serve the best.
  • Exploring New York’s many spectacular museums. For the shortest trips to many of these museums, New York City vacation apartment rentals in uptown would work to your advantage.
Other Activities in New York for New York Vacation Rental Guests

Sight-seeing in New York City or “roughing it” in the Adirondacks draw visitors to vacation rentals in New York each year. Many guests staying in New York vacation rentals enjoy these other activities:

  • Many guests rent Fire Island rentals or Montauk rentals every summer. New York summers let people enjoy the beach without overheating. Fire Island rentals are a super location to enjoy any of the terrific state parks and national seashores in the area. Besides rental property in Southampton, look for rentals in nearby East Hampton.
  • Boating constantly draws guests to Ithaca rentals. The Allan H. Treman State Marine Park is the largest marina inland in New York.
  • Head up north into Canada for the day.

Shopping in New York

Upstate New York vacation rental guests love antiquing. Many cottage and cabin rentals in New York State are superb home bases for trips to antiquing spots.

Guests staying in vacation rentals in New York City will enjoy the fantastic shopping opportunities in midtown (upscale) and SoHo (stylish and funky).

Food and Dining in New York

Food and Dining opportunities abound in New York. Guests in New York vacation rentals in the Big City often try a Coney Island hot dog. With the term “big apple” originating from New York City’s racetracks, the apple is now New York’s official state fruit. The private rentals in Schenectady NY are about 25 miles south of Saratoga Springs, where potato chips are said to have originated.  

New York Weather

New York vacation rental guests enjoy four distinct seasons when staying in their New York vacation homes. Guests staying in a rental property in Southampton enjoy summer temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the upper 70s degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter months, temperatures range from low 20s to a high in the mid 30s degrees Fahrenheit. Guests staying in Adirondacks rentals will normally experience temperatures ten to twenty degrees cooler than those stated.  

When to Visit New York

New York vacation rentals are popular year round. Some New York vacation rental guests reserve their properties for one of these events:

  • Holiday Parades in New York City whether it is the Easter Parade, Thanksgiving Parade or Christmas Parade. Reserve your property early; New York City vacation rentals go fast during the holidays.
  • The Adirondack Balloon Festival attracts many visitors staying in Lake Placid cottage rentals in September.
  • Syracuse Jazzfest in June brings many guests staying in nearby Finger Lakes rentals. New York cabin rentals are a memorable way to enjoy summer in New York. Ithaca rentals are about an hour’s drive south from Syracuse and are a cool and fun place to enjoy New York vacation rentals.
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