Destination guide

The lively area of Hempstead awaits your stay

Take a vacation to Hempstead and enjoy the area's live music, festivals and culture. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and island views, this city welcomes all visitors. Long Beach and Floating Pool are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Hempstead

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Hempstead has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Fun Station USA (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Merrick Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Harbor Links Golf Course (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Bethpage Black State Park Golf Course (9 mi / 14.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hempstead

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hempstead is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Long Beach (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Hempstead Lake State Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Eisenhower Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Norman Levy Park and Preserve (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Merrick Road Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Sea Breeze Waterfront Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Hempstead

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic), which is 10.6 mi (17 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Hempstead Station.

Where to stay around Hempstead?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 204 vacation rentals near Hempstead. From 108 Houses to 72 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 Hempstead for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Hempstead:

  • Manhattan: 3,242 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,073 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,419 vacation rentals
  • Bronx: 2,070 vacation rentals
  • Astoria: 138 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 Hempstead?

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

  • Hempstead Lake State Park: 3,712 vacation rentals
  • Hempstead Station: 3,486 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,581 vacation rentals
  • Jones Beach State Park: 393 vacation rentals
  • Lehman Center for the Performing Arts: 5,760 vacation rentals

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

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

  • Condos/Apartments: 72 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hempstead?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Hempstead. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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