New York City – The ‘Big Apple’
Guests of New York City vacation rentals will see why 40 million tourists travel to the Big Apple each year. They come looking to experience the ultimate melting pot of cultures and traditions, bred from the cities 8 million residents whose families have come from all walks of the earth. Years of mass immigration has turned New York City into the most populous city in America with an incredibly large global influence on business, finance, entertainment, arts, media and fashion. Those staying in New York City vacation homes and vacation apartments will get a chance to look out their windows and see a horizon filled with many miles of architectural wonders and grand skyscrapers. Busy streets below are active with iconic yellow cabs wheeling residents and visitors through a maze of shops, galleries, retail stores, restaurants, monuments, museums, parks, and entertainment venues. By bus, subway, ferry or your own two feet, tour the vastness of NYC boroughs in search for bagels, pizza, famous landmarks, and hundreds of unique and distinctive towns.
Come see why they call New York the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ and book your New York City vacation rental today.
Manhattan / New York County
Manhattan - most densely populated of all the boroughs - is what most people imagine New York City to be like. With its famous landmarks and towering sky scrapers, its no wonder Manhattan attracts visitors from all over the globe. Guests of Manhattan vacation rentals will get the chance to see why Manhattan is a commercial, financial, cultural and political center of the world, being home to the United Nations, the New York Stock Exchange, NASDEQ, and many ethnic towns.
Manhattan is divided into sectors: Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown and borders the Bronx at the Harlem River. Wherever you go, Manhattan will please, with famous structures like the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, Statue of Liberty, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center and much more. See the lighting of the tree at the Rockefeller Center, enter one of the world�s mouse prestigious opera houses at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, or be entertained with the Theater District around Broadway.
Those booking Manhattan vacation rentals and vacation apartments will love Central Park, with its walking paths and open parklands, perfect for jogging, bird watching, bicycling, inline scatting, and ice skating. Visit the family friendly Upper West Side, shop for goods in Chinatown, view other ethnic centers from Harlem to SoHo, East Village and Chelsea. Last but not least, Manhattan is home to some of the most extensive art collections in the world like those found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
Bronx / Bronx County
New York Cities 4th most populous and northernmost borough is the Bronx � home to the New York Yankees and the birthplace of rap and hip hop culture. The Bronx is the only borough completely on the mainland and owns islands in the East River and Long Island Sound. Two of the largest Parks in New York City are located in the Bronx which include: Van Cortlandt and Pelham Bay Park.
Van Cortlandt Park is New York Cities� third largest park with sporting fields, playgrounds, a freshwater lake and the countries first public golf course. Pelham Bay Park is the largest NYC Park with playgrounds, specialty shops, food stores and picnic areas near the man-made Orchard Beach. Visitors staying in Bronx vacation rentals must see the New York Botanical garden, where 250 acres of forest, wetlands, ponds, a waterfall, and a river await.
Italians will love Little Italy with its restaurants, shops, and delis while those visiting South Bronx may like the Pregones Theater - full of Latin American work. Yankee Stadium houses the monument park, a tribute to great Yankee baseball players while the Bronx Museum of the Arts has exhibits of 20th century and contemporary art. The Bronx Zoo, Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, and the Hall of Fame for Great Americans are popular tourist attractions while City Island is home to museums like the City Island Nautical Museum. Morris Park hosts the annual Columbus Day Parade while Riverdale contains the public garden and cultural center of Wave Hill.
Brooklyn / Kings County
Come to the �Borough of Homes and Churches� and book your vacation rental in Brooklyn. As New York Cities� most populous borough, Brooklyn has many well defined neighborhoods, each with their own distinct form of culture and architecture. Travel from Queens or cross the Brooklyn Bridge from Staten Island and savor with a slice of New York�s finest Pizza, or make your way to Coney Island.
Coney Island is known for its amusement park, Astroland, New York Cities largest amusement park with the world famous Cyclone rollercoaster. Stand on the sidelines and watch the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade or wind through the paths of the 428 acre Greenwood Cemetery where famous New Yorkers have been buried amongst groomed rolling hills. East of Greenwood cemetery is Prospect Park, Brooklyn�s version of Central Park with a Museum of Art, zoo and an Audubon center.
Brooklyn is home to New York Cities only aquarium, the New York Aquarium. Other attractions include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Children�s Museum, and the New York Transit Museum with several artifacts of the New York subway and bus systems. There�s over a million pieces of art and ancient artifacts in the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music is famous for the Howard Gilman Opera House, Lichtenstein Theater and the BAM Rose Cinemas. Visit the Weeksville Heritage Center for African American History or travel to downtown Brooklyn, the third largest central business district of the city.
Queens / Queens County
Fly into Queens to La Guardia or JFK International Airport and marvel below at the beautiful steel construction of the Unisphere at the Flushing Meadows Park. After landing, check into your Queens vacation rental and visit the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park where you can catch a Mets game at Shea Stadium or purchase tickets to the annual US Open Tennis Tournament. Geographically, Queens is the largest borough and also contains New York Cities� second highest population behind Brooklyn. Queens is also home to the large central business district of Long Island City, and many urban neighborhoods which are the most ethnically diverse than any county in the United States.
Enjoy the outdoors at Breezy Point - part of the Gateway National Recreation Area - where fishing, swimming, cycling and nature viewing is available. Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden are popular tourist attractions while others like the beach and the Bath House. Take the kids to see animals at the Queens Wildlife Center; tour the Queens Museum of Art; or for science buffs, check out the New York Hall of Science. Guests of Queens vacation apartments and vacation homes will also get to visit an array of museums from the Museum for African Art, to the Museum of the Moving Image and the PSI Contemporary Art Center.
Relive a part of NYC history and see the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Asoria or see New York�s second largest Chinatown in Downtown Flushing. New York Cities �other Chinatown� is nicely equipped with food, crafts, shops and even dragon dancers on the streets. See ever-changing outdoor sculptures at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City or marvel at the Citicorp Building, New York Cities largest skyscraper outside of Manhattan.
Staten Island / Richmond County
Take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan and check into a Staten Island vacation rental. Contrary to the other boroughs, Staten Island is more geographically separate and less dense in population. Completion of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in 1964 opened the island up to travelers and Brooklyn residents however; Staten Island remains New York Cities� most suburban and ethnically homogenous borough.
From the moment you enter Staten Island, you�ll be greeted with wide open spaces and parks, perfect for many recreational opportunities. Sunbath on the southern shores near Great Kills Harbor or enjoy boating and sailing activities in the Lower New York Bay. View a historic airstrip at Miller Field or explore the fortifications of Fort Wadsworth. Both, along with Great Kills Park and the islands of Hoffman and Swinburne, become a larger unit known as the Gateway National Recreation area which spreads across New York City and New Jersey.
Book a Staten Island vacation home and visit the lakes and ponds of Clove Leaves Park; take the kids to the Staten Island Zoo; or check out the National Lighthouse Museum. Staten Island may not be well known for skyscrapers and famous landmarks; however the island is full of museums and history. Just two blocks from the Staten Island Ferry is the St George Theater, beautifully restored for performing arts; and near the southern shores is Richmond Town, a living historical village. Staten Island is home to a wonderful array of museums including: the Alice Austen House Museum, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Staten Island Children�s Museum, the Staten Island Museum and much more.
Whichever borough of interest, make sure you choose from our wide selection of New York City vacation rentals. Book yours today!