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Explore Brooklyn in vacation home rentals

Book a Brooklyn vacation rental and you'll get the chance to explore a rich and diverse landscape. A day in Brooklyn may include anything from a visit to a world-class museum to a ride aboard an old wooden roller coaster. Connected to Lower Manhattan by the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, the borough is also one of NYC's trendiest areas, where buzzworthy pizzerias and bustling breweries cater to eager hipsters. But Brooklyn is not just some asphalt jungle – it also offers plenty of open space for recreational activities and outdoor living in the bustling borough.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Brooklyn vacation rentals

Your Brooklyn vacation rental puts you just a short walk or subway ride from the trendy shops, restaurants, bars and galleries in such hopping neighborhoods as Williamsburg, DUMBO or Park Slope. For a high-brow experience, visit the Brooklyn Museum and peruse art ranging from Egyptian antiquities to Andy Warhol pieces. For a bit of lighthearted fun, stop by Coney Island, the famed amusement park where you can ride roller coasters and stuff yourself silly with hot dogs. Root, root, root for the home team at the Barclays Center, home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the NHL's New York Islanders.

Activities

Things to do near Brooklyn vacation homes

Return to nature with a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as you stroll through colorful rose, Japanese, and Shakespeare gardens. When it's warm out, the nearly 600-acre Prospect Park lets you rent horses for a leisurely ride, while the lake offers pedalboats. Unleash your competitive side in the park's numerous fields for baseball, softball, football, and soccer. The park also adapts with the weather and, during the winter, you'll find facilities for ice skating, cross-country skiing, and sledding adventures. Embark on a unique workout as you cross the famed Brooklyn Bridge on a bike or your own 2 feet.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Brooklyn vacation rentals

Bring an umbrella no matter what time of year you book your Brooklyn vacation rental as steady rain falls year-round, although July is often the wettest month. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures typically hovering in the 80s. Conditions are much milder in the fall and spring when daytime highs rarely go above the mid-60s. Snow can fall anytime from November through March, but snow boots and parkas are a must in January and February when blizzards can hit. Even without snow, you'll need warm clothing for the winter when temps frequently dip below freezing.

Natural features

Waterways and green space in a bustling metropolis

Set on the southwestern tip of Long Island, Brooklyn is surrounded by numerous bodies of water, including the Atlantic Ocean, the East River, and Jamaica Bay. While the borough features a traditional cityscape, you'll also find plenty of gardens, trails, and parks offering green space. Make sure you take time to enjoy the panoramic views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park, tucked just under the Brooklyn Bridge. The park is particularly popular as the sun sets on the city and the sparkling lights of Manhattan set the night sky aglow.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Brooklyn

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 10.4 mi (16.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Brooklyn East New York Station, Brooklyn Nostrand Avenue Station and Brooklyn Flatbush Avenue Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Brooklyn by catching a ride on the metro at Newkirk Av. Station, Flatbush Av - Brooklyn College Station or Newkirk Av. Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Brooklyn vacation rentals

Brooklyn is filled with attractions that appeal to kids of all ages. Vacation homes are available near places like Brooklyn Bridge Park, an urban oasis with shaded picnic areas, grills, and river views, and the New York Aquarium, a marine facility with exhibits on marine habitats and shows. Kids will also like the New York Transit Museum, a museum within a subway station with interactive exhibits and vintage trains.

Good for couples

Romantic retreat near Brooklyn vacation rentals

Couples can enjoy a range of romantic experiences in Brooklyn. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a tree-lined walkway with stunning views of New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, and the Grand Army Plaza, a landscaped park with a military memorial arch and fountains. You could also visit Pioneer Works, a cultural center with arts and science exhibits.

Where to stay around Brooklyn?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,038 vacation rentals near Brooklyn. From 651 Condos/Apartments to 248 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brooklyn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Brooklyn:

  • Brooklyn Heights: 1,657 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,124 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,072 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,253 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 544 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 Brooklyn?

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

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade: 5,750 vacation rentals
  • Barclays Center Brooklyn: 5,761 vacation rentals
  • Fort Hamilton: 5,712 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: 5,776 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn Public Library: 5,776 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 651 Condos/Apartments in Brooklyn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brooklyn include:

  • Houses: 248 rentals available
  • Studios: 671 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 79 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brooklyn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Brooklyn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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