Niagara/Lake Erie and the Chautauqua/Allegany Region
Alongside Lake Erie in the Niagara Region, is the city of Buffalo, where guests can get the hottest Buffalo wings, a splash of history, and walk the Chippewa Entertainment District. Visit a historical landmark and tour the Artpark in Lewiston; take a dinner cruise down the Erie Canal in Lockport; or head south and book a quiet waterside Angola vacation rental. Up north, cross the rainbow bridge in Niagara Falls to capture the best views of the American falls or button up a poncho for the best views of the Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of the Mist. Some New York vacation rentals will put you right next to casinos, poised high above the cliffs of Niagara Falls making way for stunning views and romantic honeymoons.
To the south along Lake Erie, enter the western gateway to New York State. These New York vacation rentals capture the natural serenity of lakes and mountains in Chautauqua-Allegheny. Cast a line with a Chautauqua vacation rental, golf at Willow Run, or catch some entertainment on the lovely waterfront village of Bemus Point. Take a sightseeing cruise from Mayville; tour gingerbread houses, small shops, and beautiful gardens of Chautauqua Institution; or a get a blast from the past at the Lucy-Desi museum south of Chautauqua in Jamestown. Book an Ellicottville vacation rental for skiing in the winter or head south to the Allegheny region where miles of parkland await guests looking for camp grounds, hiking and bicycle trails, canoeing, fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and hunting opportunities.
Finger Lakes Region
Book a Finger Lakes vacation rental and prepare for a nature lover’s paradise, with splendid views of water-filled valleys, carved from ancient glacial movements. Each lake has its own personality and guests of Finger Lakes vacation rentals will find themselves enjoying a wonderful array of activities which include: fishing, hunting, boating, camping, bird watching, skiing, ice fishing, and swimming. With four seasons of fun, make sure to check out 1 of over 70 wineries along the lakes of Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka or go snowmobiling on hundreds of different trails.
Although 11 total lakes are said to be part of the region, 7 are more commonly referred to as Finger Lakes with historic towns at the head and foot of the lakes, more than 70 wineries, and over a dozen parks. Book a Seneca Lake vacation rental and head south to Walkins Glen State Park for views of waterfalls; boat, fish and swim on miles of Cayuga Lake, or tour beautifully restored homes of Canandaigua Lake.
North of the Finger Lakes is Rochester, a city with a rich history of women’s rights, music, theater, and the George Eastman house of photography and film. Hike in the gorges of Ithaca, south of Cayuga Lake and view beautiful cascading waterfalls; stay for a glass making demonstration at the Corning Museum of Glass on the southern border; or walk the trails and have a picnic in the Letchworth state park – Grand Canyon of the East. Syracuse is located south of Onondaga Lake and is home to the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science, Everson Museum of Art, and a great shopping and entertainment district.
Centeral/Leatherstocking and the Capital Region
In Central New York, discover the tunnels of Howe Caverns and take a tour to the end where Lake of Venus awaits. Nearby Cooperstown vacation rentals are close to the Baseball and Soccer Hall of Fame while Binghamton is home to the Roberson Museum and Science Center. North of Cooperstown, enjoy the Glimmerglass Opera or travel to Utica and see exhibits in the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute.
The Capital Region contains New York’s capital city Albany. Albany, a city which has a taste for the arts, is the second oldest chartered city in the United States and together with the cities of Troy and Schenectady, form the Capital District. North of Albany, guests will enjoy Saratoga Springs vacation rentals, close to the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and trickling mineral springs.
Thousand Islands and the Adirondack Region
Hop on the St. Lawrence and zigzag across the borders of New York and Canada with a Thousand Islands vacation rental. The Thousand Islands are perfect for boating enthusiasts, and provide a nice array of activities from fishing, camping, agri-tours, and more. Cruise down the 50 mile stretch from Kingston, Ontario and pass over 1,800 isles, each with historic homes, golf courses, and state parks like the Thousand Islands State Park.
Watertown hosts many fishing tournaments each year while Sackets Harbor is an ideal place for windsurfing, waterskiing, white-water rafting and swimming. Visit the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton or head further south to Oswego County (along eastern Ontario and find the Sandy Island Beach St. Park for canoeing, kayaking and bird watching. With thousands of islands - some of them so tiny - you’ll be sure to find your own secluded thousand islands vacation home or vacation cabin right on the water.
South of the St. Lawrence and bordering Vermont by the waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George, is the scenic Adirondack region. The Adirondack State Park is the largest U.S. Park outside of Alaska and provides a plethora of activities for guests staying in vacation rentals in the Adirondacks. In the winter, ski, snowboard, or ice fish while in the summer there’s hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing is available on 46 high peaks, 3,000 lakes, and 1,500 miles of streams.
Come visit the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake or camp around the outer edges of the lakes and ponds of Saranac Lake. Lake Placid has been home to the Olympics twice and serves as a year round resort area along with the cabins, villas, homes, and cottages of Schroon Lake, Lake George, and St. Regis Lake. Lake Placid is the epitome of a tourist town with all kinds of shops, antiques, fine dining and skiing opportunities on nearby Whiteface Mountain.
Catskills and the Hudson Valley Region
Northwest of New York City is the ancient mountain range of the Catskills, an eastern continuation of the Allegheny Plateau. Those renting Catskills vacation rentals can enjoy many art centers, galleries, and the natural beauty of the outdoors. Visit Catskill Park and the surrounding areas for hiking trails, skiing, hang gliding, canoeing, rock climbing golf courses and Catskill vacation resorts. Come see picturesque views at Catskill Point, the Overlook Observatory in Woodstock, the trees of the Clapper Hollow State forest in Jefferson, or downhill ski at Hunter Mountain.
The Hudson Valley Region is home to the southern portion of the 306 mile-long Hudson River which empties out into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Hudson Valley vacation rentals are great for those who are looking for boating and fishing opportunities. Come see the US Military Academy and West Point or the many castles, mansions and large homes around the southern Hudson Valley in Rockland Country. Book a Red Hook vacation rental and boat down the Hudson River past charming towns and into the suburbs and Narrows of the New York City region.
New York City and Long Island Region
Experience a city that never sleeps in a New York City vacation rental or vacation apartment. With rentals in Manhattan, Queens, Harlem and Brooklyn, you’ll be sure to experience the ultimate melting pot of cultures and traditions, all mixed in for an interesting flavor. New York City is a shopping, dining, fashion, and entertainment mecca with its fair share of historic monuments and landmarks.
Ride a ferry over to the Statue of Liberty, shop at 5th avenue, or take a relaxing walk through Central Park with New York City and Manhattan vacation rentals. For art buffs who want to experience 5,000 years of history, tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ride the elevator to the highest floors of the Empire State Building or enter the lobby of the Chrysler Building. Guests of New York City Apartment rentals may also like the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Center or the massive size of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Madison Avenue.
If the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple is too much, try a relaxing and luxurious vacation rental on the sandy beaches of Long Island where boutique shopping and surf fishing is available. Explore Long Island’s history on the north shore or look to the southern shores for entertainment and sports. Walk through charming seaside villages, take a scenic drive through forests, or whale watch from the coves, bays and beaches of the north and south fork.
Book a summer resort in the Hamptons or Montauk, take a scenic drive through seaside villages, or check out the latest fashions in East Hampton. Go whale watching and book a Montauk vacation rental or visit South Hampton and Bridgehampton for excellent golf courses. With historical sites, shopping, lighthouses, parks, zoos and aquariums, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get outdoors with a Long Island vacation home rental.
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