Destination guide

It's a beautiful day in the Crown Heights neighborhood

Lively, charming, and full of spirit, Crown Heights is a diverse Brooklyn neighborhood that perfectly captures New York City's energy. It's a mixed bag of activity and culture here, with modern shops, bars, and restaurants that mingle with old-world brownstones and regal architecture from decades past. The district is known for its West Indian and Caribbean roots, which are still evident in its many dining establishments. Community is a big deal here, too, which you might notice when you leave your Crown Heights vacation rental and bump into a friendly neighbor sitting on his stoop.

Things to do

Crowning achievements in history for Crown Heights

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is an especially family-friendly spot that is home to over 20,000 exhibits and artifacts. The Jewish Children's Museum, meanwhile, provides the younger generation with a keen understanding of the Jewish faith and culture. Equally humbling is the Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic pre-Civil War African-American settlement that explores 19th-century life. Crown Heights is situated just blocks from the beloved Prospect Park Zoo, a 12-acre space home to over 125 animals.

Activities

A brew, a DJ, and a boutique - do it all in Crown Heights

One-of-a-kind finds are the gems you'll find hidden in charming boutiques along the main thoroughfare here. Some even host classes, contributing to the community spirit. If you're more of a nightlife sort, this Brooklyn district doesn't disappoint. There are buzzy, industrial-style breweries and thumping clubs featuring the area's best DJs. A self-guided tour of the neighborhood is essential if you've booked a Crown Heights vacation rental. You can't miss the turn-of-the-century properties in the North Historic District, as well as the Brooklyn Public Library, which opened in 1896.

Weather

The snow falls on Crown Heights

Weather patterns in Crown Heights are largely dictated by each distinctive season. Winter is cold and produces plenty of snow—approximately 50 inches a year, to be precise. The sun drenches the neighborhood in the summer, but so does the humidity. It's worth packing your lightest, airiest pieces to achieve the most comfort while meandering around Brooklyn's crowded streets. Spring and fall offer more friendlier conditions; it's warm, but with a light breeze that may occasionally demand a jacket or, in the evenings, a scarf and sweater.

Natural features

Blocks from the water in the heart of the borough

Brooklyn itself is situated at the southwestern tip of Long Island, while Crown Heights is set in the heart of the borough. Eastern Parkway runs through the neighborhood, which measures about 2 miles long in total. It's just blocks from the Upper New York Bay and the East River Promenade. One of the area's most significant sites is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, set just west of the district. If you've booked a Crown Heights vacation rental, a visit to this lush spot and its colorful flowers is a must. You'll also find a plethora of raccoons.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Crown Heights

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), which is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) away.

It's easy to get around Crown Heights by jumping on the metro at Kingston Av. Station, Nostrand Av. Station or President St. Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Crown Heights?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 362 vacation rentals near Crown Heights. From 215 Condos/Apartments to 86 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Crown Heights for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Crown Heights?

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 Crown Heights:

  • Manhattan: 3,247 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,053 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,136 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,350 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 562 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 Crown Heights?

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

  • Jewish Children's Museum: 5,900 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum: 5,888 vacation rentals
  • Brower Park: 5,894 vacation rentals
  • Nostrand Av. Station (Eastern Pkwy): 5,872 vacation rentals
  • Kingston Av. Station: 5,891 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Crown Heights 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 Crown Heights?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 215 Condos/Apartments in Crown Heights. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crown Heights include:

  • Houses: 86 rentals available
  • Studios: 223 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 44 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 Crown Heights?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6 vacation rentals with pool available in Crown Heights. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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