Destination guide

Live like a local in the Lower East Side

Among Manhattan's oldest and most vibrantly diverse neighborhoods, the Lower East Side is truly a feast for the senses. Historically an epicenter of Jewish-American culture, it's home to architecturally eclectic synagogues and ever-bustling kosher delis serving packed-to-bursting pastrami sandwiches and sensational smoked salmon bagels. The district's art and music scenes are truly world-beating, with an abundance of cutting-edge galleries and colorful street art, and venues that have played host to everyone from Leonard Cohen to Lady Gaga. Within walking distance of your Lower East Side vacation rental, you'll also find a head-spinning wealth of bustling bars and hip boutiques.

Things to do

The Lower East Side's spellbinding museums

You'll find an endless array of things to see and do within easy reach of your Lower East Side vacation rental. The Tenement Museum offers an immersive journey through local history. Between the 1860s and 1930s, this 5-storey building was home to an astonishing 7000 people from over 20 countries. Meticulously restored apartments, costumed interpreters and multimedia exhibits tell some of their stories. Culture aficionados should also set aside time for the New Museum, widely revered as New York's premier contemporary art museum. Its ever-rotating exhibition program is your best bet for discovering the superstars of the future.

Activities

Serious shopping in the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side offers discerning shoppers an alluring alternative to the cavernous department stores of 5th Avenue. Forward-thinking fashionistas will be thrilled by treasure-filled vintage emporiums and boutiques owned by up-and-coming local designers. You can lose many more hours browsing the district's indie bookshops and shabby chic homeware stores. Should you feel peckish, swing by an artisanal bakery for a decadent donut, or head to neighboring Chinatown for some lip-smacking spicy Szechuan noodles. After dark, check out some live music – with everything from raucous punk venues to glittering burlesque bars, the Lower East Side has all preferences covered.

Weather

Hazy summer sun in the Lower East Side

Lower East Side vacation rentals are in high demand at all times of year – this is, after all, the city that never sleeps. Early booking is advisable if you're planning a trip during the peak summer season of June to August. Days are long and often sunny, but humidity can make things a little uncomfortable, so be sure to pack cool clothes. Accommodation is also highly sought-after around the winter holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. While winters can be extremely cold, spring and fall offer milder temperatures and slightly thinner visitor crowds.

Natural features

New York's natural wonders

While the Lower East Side is a decidedly urban destination, Manhattan's expansive parks make it a breeze to recharge the batteries whenever big city life seems overwhelming. Hudson River Park is the ideal spot for a morning run or sunset stroll, with its tranquil waterfront views and lush green lawns. And no visit to New York is complete without a wander through Central Park, the airway of the city. Its dense woodlands are home to wild cuddly creatures such as raccoons and gray squirrels, while birdwatchers should keep an eye out for black-and-white patterned loons and graceful egrets.

Where to stay around Lower East Side?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 992 vacation rentals near Lower East Side. From 862 Condos/Apartments to 862 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lower East Side for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lower East Side?

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 Lower East Side:

  • Manhattan: 3,124 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,036 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,072 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,235 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 542 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 Lower East Side?

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

  • Manhattan Bridge: 5,738 vacation rentals
  • The Clemente: 5,730 vacation rentals
  • The Troll Museum: 5,732 vacation rentals
  • Essex St. Station: 5,732 vacation rentals
  • Coleman Square Playground: 5,738 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lower East Side 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 Lower East Side?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 862 Condos/Apartments in Lower East Side. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lower East Side include:

  • Studios: 862 rentals available
  • Houses: 51 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 19 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 Lower East Side?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 52 vacation rentals with pool available in Lower East Side. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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