Destination guide

The world's at your fingertips in Midtown

Considering a Midtown Manhattan vacation rental? Then welcome to the crossroads of the world. At the heart of retail and commerce in New York City, Midtown's bright lights and bustle are what most people think of when someone says, "Big Apple." From the family-friendly restaurants and theaters of Times Square to the renowned Museum of Modern Art, the list of venues and iconic landmarks is long. With Bryant Park at its center and Central Park on its northern border, there's even enough green space to keep nature lovers merry in Midtown.

Things to do

The 3 pillars of culture _ art, architecture, and... wax?

Once the tallest building in the world, the Empire State Building is still a wonder, especially when you remember that its limestone form was thrown up in a mere 410 days during the Great Depression. The views from its outdoor and indoor observation decks are mind-blowing. Just be prepared to be patient. If long lines aren't your thing, skip the Empire State and take your crew to the Museum of Modern Art, the world famous home of everything from Picasso to Pollock. For a slightly quirkier excursion, treat the kids to Madame Tussauds museum of wax figures.

Activities

Dive into the throng or have a think overlooking the Hudson

Ready for the iconic Manhattan experience and keen to brave the crowds? Then head to glittering Times Square, a pedestrian-friendly explosion of soaring skyscrapers, sparkling Broadway marquees, restaurants, and retail chains. Then take in a show or just the scenery at Rockefeller Center, the national landmark that, come Christmastime, features the most famous evergreen tree in America. For something family friendly but a little less crowded, take a trip to the High Line, a mile and a half of elevated park along the Hudson River that features wildflowers and outdoor art along its walking paths.

Weather

Cold winters, warm summers, and everything in between

New York is as far north as you can get in the U.S. while still claiming a humid, subtropical climate. That means winters are cold and damp, with snowfall from December through early March and temps below freezing but never below zero. Summers are warm and sometimes sweltering, so look for a Midtown vacation rental with air conditioning. Spring and fall range from wet and windy to sunny and warm. You'll pat yourself on the back if you pack your rain-or-shine wardrobe, because there's too much to do to let a little water get in your way.

Natural features

Even for nature lovers, this bustling Midtown isn't middling

Most visitors don't think "nature" when they think of New York's most central neighborhood, but Midtown is right on the edge of Central Park, and the Central Park Zoo is a draw for travelers and year-round residents alike. Fan favorites include snow leopards, grizzly bears, penguins, and red pandas, and there's a children's area where kids can get up close and personal with a potbellied pig. Your Midtown vacation rental is also surrounded by a surprising variety of birds. Birdwatchers in Bryant Park report sightings of warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and chuck-will's-widows.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Midtown

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 6.2 mi (10 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 8.1 mi (13.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, New York W 32nd St. Station, New York Penn Station and New York Grand Central Terminal Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Midtown by jumping on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station, 34 St. Station or 34 St. - Penn Station.

Where to stay around Midtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 984 vacation rentals near Midtown. From 765 Condos/Apartments to 746 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Midtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Midtown?

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 Midtown:

  • Newport: 232 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 245 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 216 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 48 vacation rentals
  • The Waterfront: 278 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 Midtown?

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

  • Times Square: 5,283 vacation rentals
  • Rockefeller Center: 5,292 vacation rentals
  • Broadway: 5,281 vacation rentals
  • Toys 'R' Us Times Square: 5,281 vacation rentals
  • Carnegie Hall: 5,282 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Midtown 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 Condos/Apartments in Midtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 765 Condos/Apartments in Midtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Midtown include:

  • Studios: 746 rentals available
  • Houses: 32 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Midtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 56 vacation rentals with pool available in Midtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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