What you’ve heard about New York City is true: this metropolis never sleeps. The Big Apple delivers so many possibilities, that it’s bound to get overwhelming. Start with the city’s must-do experiences, like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Want a view? Head up to a rooftop bar, the Empire State Building, or Rockefeller Center. In between, fuel up on dim sum in Chinatown or ravioli in Little Italy, then end the night with jazz in Harlem. With countless galleries, eateries, street vendors, bars, hot spots, and hidden gems—and, not to mention outer boroughs—to explore, multiple visits to the Big Apple are essential. Stay in the middle of it all and find New York vacation rentals, condos, and hotels just as sophisticated as the escapades that await. Start exploring now.

Top vacation rentals in New York City

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4.7
Outstanding(235 Reviews)
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Off Fifth Avenue, 3 Blocks from Empire State Bldg!
3 guests · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi
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Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to New York City, at $124 per night for your next great vacation.

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4.8
Outstanding(193 Reviews)
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 in New York
Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, and rental in New York City at Top-rated 1 BR Apt with private entrance - 15 min to midtown/Times Square for $113 for your next trip.

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4.0
Good(6,114 Reviews)
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4star
Warwick New York
Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi · Parking

Looking to create some memories in New York City? Look no further than our Hotel, Warwick New York. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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4.5
Excellent(454 Reviews)
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 in New York
5star
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking to create some memories in New York City? Look no further than our Hotel, The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
5.0
Outstanding(149 Reviews)
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 in Jersey City
Close to NYC in Historic Brownstone
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Experience the best of New York City with this Apartment available for $446. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.9
Outstanding(162 Reviews)
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 in New York
Huge True 3/2 Columbus Circle/Times Sq./Central Park. Entire Floor. Back patio
8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

When traveling to New York City, if you are looking for (business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) this is the perfect place at $748 per night.

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5.0
Outstanding(128 Reviews)
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MIDTOWN EAST APARTMENT ON HIGH FLOOR WITH BALCONY, 24HR DOORMEN, 5 STAR REVIEWS.
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi
Top rated

When traveling to New York City, if you are looking for (business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) this is the perfect place at $197 per night.

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4.5
Excellent(2,565 Reviews)
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 in New York
4star
Hotel Beacon
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Experience vacation in New York City with our Hotel, Hotel Beacon. Enjoy amenities such as Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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New York City travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect New York City vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in New York City, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What is the price range for rentals in New York City?

Vacation rentals in New York City have a price range between $39-$20,000. The average price for rentals in New York City is $186 per night.

Is New York City, NY safe to travel to?

New York City, NY is generally safe to travel to, however, there are certain precautions that should be taken. Here are some tips to consider when traveling to New York City:

  • Avoid walking alone at night, especially in unfamiliar areas.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.
  • Be aware of pickpockets and other forms of theft.

What is the culture like in New York City, NY?

New York City, NY is a vibrant, diverse city with a unique culture all its own. Here are five things that define the culture of New York City:

  • Multicultural: New York City is home to people of countless ethnic backgrounds, making it a truly international destination.
  • Art and Music: The city has long been a hub for creativity and the arts, from world-class museums to street performers and cozy jazz clubs.
  • Food: New Yorkers take their food seriously, and the city is full of incredible restaurants and food carts serving up dishes from every corner of the globe.
  • Fashion: From luxury boutiques to vintage stores, New York City is a fashion mecca, and it’s always on the cutting edge of style.
  • Nightlife: Whether you’re looking for a low-key evening or a wild night out, NYC has something for everyone, from chic bars and clubs to late-night dives.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in New York City, NY?

New York City, NY has many affordable accommodation options, such as:

  • Short-term rental apartments
  • Budget hotels
  • Hostels
  • Airbnb

These options provide travelers with a range of amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, and access to local attractions. Whether you’re looking for a place for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, you can find the perfect accommodation to fit your budget.

How can I get around in New York City, NY?

You can get around in New York City, NY in the following ways:

  • Public transportation (metro, bus, ferry, etc)
  • Taxi or ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft
  • Walking

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in New York City, NY?

New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are countless attractions to explore, including the following must-visit tourist attractions:

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Empire State Building
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge

These iconic attractions are sure to make your trip to New York City unforgettable. Whether you're looking for a historic landmark, an outdoor adventure, or a stunning view, these attractions have something for everyone.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in New York City, NY?

New York City is an incredibly popular destination for vacation rentals, and offers a wide range of amenities to ensure that visitors have the best experience possible. Here are some of the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in New York City:

  • Wi-Fi: In today’s digital age, staying connected is a must. Most vacation rental properties in New York City provide fast and reliable Wi-Fi for visitors.
  • Private Pool/Hot Tub: Relaxing in a private pool or hot tub after a long day of sightseeing is a great way to unwind. Many vacation rental properties offer access to a private pool or hot tub.
  • Fitness Centers: For those who like to stay active while on vacation, many rental properties feature onsite fitness centers equipped with the latest exercise equipment.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchens: Cooking your own meals is a great way to save money while on vacation. Many vacation rentals in New York City come with fully equipped kitchens for visitors to use.
  • Air Conditioning: New York City can get quite hot during the summer months, so having air conditioning is a must. Most vacation rental properties in the city have air conditioning units to keep visitors cool.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in New York City, NY?

  • Chelsea: This up-and-coming neighborhood features great shopping, dining, and nightlife.
  • SoHo: A fashionable area brimming with boutiques, art galleries, and cafes.
  • Greenwich Village: A classic NYC neighborhood, home to unique eateries, indie music venues, and comedy clubs.

How can I go to NYC on a budget?

It’s easy to go to New York City on a budget. The city offers countless free and cheap things to do. Some of our favorites include:

  • Stroll through Central Park, where you’ll find walking trails, picnic spots, and other freebies like Shakespeare in the Park shows. When hunger sets in, head to one of the many street vendors selling cheap eats.
  • Ride the Staten Island Ferry for a free 25-minute cruise that takes you past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and treats you to Manhattan skyline views.
  • Get discounted tickets to see a Broadway show via the TKTS website or TodayTix.

More free and low-cost things to do in New York City >

How many days do you need in New York City?

Five to seven days is the ideal amount of time to explore New York City. With numerous landmark attractions—like the Statue of Liberty, High Line, One World Observatory, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park, to name a few—plus several neighborhoods and boroughs, New York City requires both time and energy to explore.

Five to seven days also gives you enough time to eat your way around the city, watch a Broadway show, and take relaxed city strolls. Can’t fit it all in? Don’t try to. The best New York City itinerary is one that’s set to your own personal pace. Besides, the city is so vast and varied, that a return visit is a must.

Can you rent an apartment in New York City as a tourist?

Yes, you can rent an apartment when traveling to New York City. In fact, there are countless options throughout the city and its boroughs, at all budget levels. There are waterfront condos overlooking the Hudson River, family-friendly vacation rentals in Midtown Manhattan, and so much more. On VacationRenter, you’ll find the largest collection of short-term rentals and hotels all throughout New York City.

What are the popular shopping destinations in New York City, NY?

Popular shopping destinations in New York City, NY include:

  • Fifth Avenue
  • SoHo
  • Brooklyn Flea
  • Union Square

Fifth Avenue is a great place to find luxury goods, while SoHo is known for its boutiques and galleries. Brooklyn Flea is a great spot to find unique vintage items, and Union Square is a great place to find both high-end and budget-friendly items.

Where is New York City, NY?

New York City, NY is located on the east coast of the United States. It is the most populous city in the United States and is known for its iconic skyline, diverse culture, and world-renowned attractions. It is a major center of finance, media, art, fashion, research, and entertainment.

What are the top things to do in New York City, NY?

New York City is a great place to visit with many attractions and activities to choose from. Here are some of the top things to do in NYC:

  • Visit the Empire State Building
  • Take a stroll through Central Park
  • See a show on Broadway
  • Explore the Brooklyn Bridge
From iconic landmarks to world-renowned museums, there is something for everyone to enjoy in New York City. Whether you are looking for a cultural experience or just want to take in the sights, the Big Apple has it all.

What do I need to know before visiting New York City, NY?

Before visiting New York City, NY, it is important to know a few things. First, the city is large and can be overwhelming. Make sure to plan out your trip in advance and know where you want to go and what you want to do. Second, the city is expensive, so plan a budget and stick to it. Finally, New York City is an incredibly diverse city, so be respectful of the different cultures and neighborhoods you may encounter.

  • Plan out your trip in advance
  • Prepare a budget
  • Be respectful of the different cultures and neighborhoods

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in New York City?

  • Air conditioner
  • Internet / Wifi
  • TV

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