Long Beach, Long Island City, NY, USA

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Long Beach, Long Island City, NY, USA

Long Beach vacation rentals

Welcome to Long Beach, New York's city by the sea

Nicknamed the City by the Sea, Long Beach is a favorite weekend jaunt guaranteed to perk up jaded New Yorkers. This charming beachfront city offers Long Beach vacation rentals suitable for couples, families, and groups of friends. Long Beach has long been a favored hangout of the celebrity set, with stars like Humphrey Bogart and Billy Crystal calling it home. Since Hurricane Sandy devastated its shores in 2012, it's risen like a phoenix from the ashes, and now has organic farmers' markets, hip food trucks, and various live music concerts gracing the rebuilt boardwalk.

Life's a beach on Long Beach

Life in Long Beach is all about the ocean. At its heart is the boardwalk, a 2-mile stretch which runs along the breadth of the southern beaches. During the balmy summer months, it's awash with an array of street entertainers, vendors, and food trucks. Many Long Beach vacation rentals are within skipping distance of the beaches and often have dazzling ocean views. Remember, boredom is no friend to the residents of Long Beach. From swimming and surfing, to whale and dolphin watching, the stresses of the big city will seem a lifetime away.

Live long and prosper on Long Beach

Long Beach has been one of New York's most popular summer escapes since the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road in 1880. Over a century later, city dwellers still descend by the thousand to the many Long Beach vacation rentals - as soon as the weather warms up. Learn about Long Beach's early history through photos and movies at the island's historical society museum, called the House at 226 West Penn Street. Built in 1909, the beautiful white-stuccoed Craftsman-style mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It's a Long Hot Summer on Long Beach

Long Beach has a moderately humid and subtropical climate with around 170 days of sunshine each year. But the beach still sees its fair share of cloudy days. The busiest season is during the summer, when temperatures reach highs of 80°F in July and August. Long Beach vacation rentals get booked up well in advance, so to get your pick of places to stay it's advisable to book up at least a season or more before you arrive. Rentals are easier to secure in the shoulder seasons - late spring and early fall, and in winter, when temperatures are still relatively mild.

Under the boardwalk - Long Beach's nature walks

Life in Long Beach is not all about fun in the sun, although that's a large part of it! Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, miles of blond sands dominate the southern shores. Lido Beach has a protected nature area with 2,200 acres of tidal wetlands. Over 75% of the area is marshland and home to rare sea grasses and marine life. There are organized trails around the salt marshes and grasslands, where cottontail rabbits, muskrats, and seals are not uncommon. It's also popular with birdwatchers, who come to spot the rare clapper rail and seaside sparrow.