Destination guide

Live it up in Manhattan's iconic playground

Located right in the heart of mesmerizing Manhattan, Central Park South is an enviable base from which to explore one of the world's most iconic cities. Pick a Central Park South vacation rental for your next urban getaway, and you'll have NYC's premier playground literally on your doorstep, an 843-acre expanse of lush lawns, lakes and woodlands. It's the perfect spot to recharge your batteries between action-packed days exploring the city's mind-blowing museums, cavernous department stores, bustling bars and unrivalled theater scene. The neighborhood's irresistible eateries offer everything from mouth-watering hot salt beef bagels to Michelin star cuisine.

Things to do

Panoramic vistas and cavernous cathedrals

Within easy walking distance of your Central Park South vacation rental, you'll find many of New York's biggest blockbuster attractions. For the best possible view of the spectacular Manhattan skyline, take a trip to the Top of the Rock, the state-of-the-art observation deck atop the 70-story Rockerfeller Center. From here you can savor 360-degree views of the city, with the glittering skyscrapers of Midtown on one side and the green sprawl of Central Park on the other. And the cylindrical, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum is home to modern art masterpieces by the likes of Cézanne, Gauguin and Kandinsky.

Activities

Romantic days around Central Park South

Whatever the weather, Central Park offers an abundance of quintessential New York experiences. If you're visiting in winter, get the festive mood with a spot of open-air ice skating or a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride. During the warmer months, you can savor an idyllic afternoon gliding across the lake in a little rowboat. When it comes to evening entertainment, no Manhattan break is complete without taking in a glittering Broadway show. Advance booking is advisable if you've got your heart set on a particular blockbuster musical, but official TKTS booths offer same-day tickets at discounts of up to 50%.

Weather

Hazy summers and frosty winters in Central Park South

Given the neighborhood's prime location in one of the world's most popular visitor destinations, Central Park South vacation rentals are in high demand at all times of year. Each season has its own particular charms. Summer days are typically long and hot, although the humidity can be a little uncomfortable at times. Spring and fall offer milder temperatures and slightly thinner crowds, so you may be able to find a better deal on accommodation. Winters can be extremely cold, with a fair amount of snow. Rain can fall at any time of year, so make sure to pack something waterproof.

Natural features

Manhattan's hidden flora and fauna

As the lungs of the city, Central Park is New York's most alluring spot for lovers of nature. Tread gently through its dense woodlands and you might catch sight of cuddly creatures such as gray squirrels, rabbits and racoons. After dark, bats make the space their own. The park is also a prime location for bird-watching, with a range of avian wildlife from quacking ducks to graceful egrets. A host of altogether more exotic animals can be observed in Central Park Zoo, including rare red pandas, black-and-white ruffed lemurs and emerald tree boas.

Where to stay around Central Park South?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,917 vacation rentals near Central Park South. From 3,645 Condos/Apartments to 3,588 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Central Park South are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Park South?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Park South. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Jersey: 8,751 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut: 1,371 vacation rentals
  • Jersey Shore: 7,605 vacation rentals
  • New England: 38,717 vacation rentals
  • Times Square: 5,290 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Central Park South! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Park South?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Park South:

  • Jersey City: 4,946 rentals
  • Long Beach: 115 rentals
  • Hoboken: 2,227 rentals
  • Newark: 4,850 rentals
  • Greenwich: 286 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Central Park South?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Central Park South are:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,159 vacation rentals
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,332 vacation rentals
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 5,078 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Central Park South?

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

  • Times Square: 5,290 rentals
  • Central Park: 3,733 rentals
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station: 5,279 rentals
  • Columbia University: 5,294 rentals
  • Madison Square Garden: 5,286 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Park South listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Central Park South

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