Destination guide

Welcome to New York’s Sixth Borough

Yonkers may be a stone’s throw from New York City, but this is no mere afterthought compared to the Big Apple. The sheer wealth of things to do has led to it being nicknamed the “Sixth Borough” by some, so take a look at the Yonkers vacation rentals on offer and prepare to make your base in this rising star of a community. You can find red-roofed, Mediterranean villa-style pads, or trendy loft spaces in converted 19th-century buildings, all within strolling distance of major Yonkers attractions, from the vibrant, multi-ethnic restaurants to the beguiling outdoor spaces where you can while away sunny afternoons.

Things to do

Getting a culture fix in Yonkers

Thought you had to head over to NYC for art and culture? Yonkers might just surprise you. One strikingly creative attraction close to Yonkers vacation rentals is the Hudson River Museum, where works encompass colorful depictions of the New York landscape, as well as the avant-garde visions of bold, contemporary artists. And, just to blow minds further, the complex even has its own planetarium. Meanwhile, kids will relish a trip to the Legoland Discovery Center, which has zany rides, a 4D cinema, and a special factory tour which reveals how the iconic bricks are actually made.

Activities

Shopping and exploring in Yonkers

To really get acquainted with the area, you may want to head over to Getty Square after you settle into your Yonkers vacation rental. This is the beating heart of the region, where you can shop, eat, and mingle with all the locals. You’ll experience a complete contrast over in tranquil Tibbett Brook Park, where trees and greenery stretch for over 160 acres. A more ornate and ornamental green space is Untermyer Park, which features a walled, Persian-style paradise garden, and a round temple overlooking the Hudson which evokes images from fairy tales.

Weather

Year-round vacations in Yonkers

So, when’s the best time to book one of the Yonkers vacation rentals? Whether you’re heading over to explore Westchester County itself, or are mainly seeking a cozy base from which to discover the Big Apple, it’s never not a good a time to visit. However, there’s certainly something to be said for coming in spring, because this is when the cherry blossoms of Redmond Park come to vivid, purple-pink life. Summer is also a good time to visit – it’s when outdoor attractions like Untermyer Park are at their most enchanting, and there will be plenty of family-friendly activities to get stuck into along the river.

Natural features

A riverside escape to Yonkers

Situated just to the north of New York City, Yonkers is spread out alongside the mighty Hudson River. Its rippling waters are a focal point for activities here, and you should keep an eye out for unique river landmarks like the Science Barge – a fascinating urban farm right on the Hudson itself. Away from the waterfront, you’ll be charmed by idyllic green spaces that sparkle in the sun, and may find you’ll spend as much time here as you do amid the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Yonkers

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Yonkers Station.

Where to stay around Yonkers?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,049 vacation rentals near Yonkers. From 677 Houses to 3,669 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 Yonkers for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Yonkers:

  • 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 Yonkers?

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

  • Westchester's Ridge Hill: 3,814 vacation rentals
  • Bronx Wakefield Station: 5,046 vacation rentals
  • Untermyer Gardens Conservancy: 4,297 vacation rentals
  • Yonkers Raceway: 5,019 vacation rentals
  • Hudson River Museum: 4,686 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yonkers 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 Yonkers?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 677 Houses in Yonkers. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Yonkers include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,669 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 213 rentals available
  • Studios: 3,625 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Yonkers?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 383 vacation rentals with pool available in Yonkers. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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