Destination guide

An historic nook in New York state

With a history dating back to 1688, New Rochelle lies just a few miles north of New York City. It borders NY’s largest park, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Despite this enviable location close to the urban core of the Big Apple, New Rochelle is well-blessed with many green spaces and nature preserves, making it a family-friendly base for exploring New York. The city sits on the shore of the Long Island Sound, giving it the added attraction of pristine beaches and numerous yacht, sailing, and rowing clubs. Rent a New Rochelle vacation rental to enjoy the coastline, parks, a buzzing downtown, and fabulous possibilities for sightseeing.

Things to do

New Rochelle’s revolutionary history

New Rochelle can be a great base from which to explore New York City, and you can enjoy a more relaxed vibe to come home to at the end of the day. If you’re staying at your New Rochelle vacation rental with kids, New Roc City has plenty of family friendly activities, like a go-kart track and an ice hockey rink. New Rochelle’s most fascinating site, however, has to be the Thomas Paine Historical Site, a museum and monument dedicated to the celebrated pamphleteer and Revolutionary War hero on the site of his former country home.


Enjoy New Rochelle’s waterfront

New Rochelle has a large marina, and many yacht, sailing and rowing clubs dot the coast along the Long Island Sound. Water sports enthusiasts will be in their element here, zipping along the sparkling waters of the sound, and reveling in the illustrious histories of these clubs. Fishing charters leave from the piers, giving you a chance to try your hand at big game fishing, enjoy a sunset cruise, or a night fishing excursion. Beach clubs line the shore at Davenport Neck, offering exclusive waterfront recreation during the summer season. Or, families can simply pack a picnic and head to the golden crescents of sand at Five Islands Park or Hudson Park Beach.


When to visit New Rochelle?

If you’re staying at your New Rochelle vacation rental during the summer months of June, July, or August you can expect sunny days and pleasant temperatures in the 70s and 80s. This warm weather often stretches into September – and these are the perfect months for sailing on the Sound or enjoying New Rochelle’s many public parks and beaches. Fall is also a lovely time of year to visit, and ideal for sightseeing, with October usually the driest month. By contrast, winters can be cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing in January, but making for atmospheric festive shopping.

Natural features

New Rochelle’s beaches and trails

The City of New Rochelle has miles of shoreline, much of which is public parkland. The 105-acre Glen Island Park is a green space connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. Five Islands Park, a series of islands connected by small footbridges and pathways, has family-friendly playgrounds and hiking trails to enjoy. The public beach here, and the one at Hudson Park, are attractive sweeps of golden sand that can be enjoyed at weekends. Nearby, the Leatherstocking Trail, part of the Colonial Greenway Trail, offers hikers and bikers trails to Twin Lakes and Saxon Woods.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around New Rochelle

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to White Plains, NY (HPN-Westchester County), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is New Rochelle Station.

Where to stay around New Rochelle?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 263 vacation rentals near New Rochelle. From 108 Houses to 125 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Rochelle for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to New Rochelle?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Rochelle:

  • Midtown: 985 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 232 vacation rentals
  • Old Greenwich: 124 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 245 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 216 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to New Rochelle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in New Rochelle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Glen Island Park: 5,026 vacation rentals
  • Thomas Paine Cottage Museum: 3,907 vacation rentals
  • Monroe College New Rochelle Campus: 4,754 vacation rentals
  • New Roc City: 4,767 vacation rentals
  • Iona College: 4,463 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Rochelle listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in New Rochelle?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 108 Houses in New Rochelle. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in New Rochelle include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 125 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 16 rentals available
  • Studios: 125 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Estates and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in New Rochelle?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation rentals with pool available in New Rochelle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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