Where to stay around Long Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 5,250 vacation rentals near Long Island. From 3,852 houses to 625 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Long Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Long Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 5,423 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,651 vacation rentals
  • New Jersey: 7,709 vacation rentals
  • Hamptons: 3,622 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut: 1,331 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Long Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Long Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Long Island:

  • New York: 5,423 rentals
  • Montauk: 1,224 rentals
  • Block Island: 121 rentals
  • Fire Island: 697 rentals
  • East Hampton: 2,727 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Long Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Long Island are:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,260 vacation rentals
  • Francis S Gabreski Airport (FOK): 1,752 vacation rentals
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,390 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Long Island?

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

  • Times Square: 5,353 rentals
  • Central Park: 5,335 rentals
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 1,311 rentals
  • Mystic Seaport: 708 rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,641 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Get Away From It All With a Vacation Home in Long Island

Just a short drive from the excitement of New York City, Long Island provides you with a quieter way of life that is ideal for relaxing. There are numerous vacation homes in Long Island located in different charming communities throughout the area that each would make the perfect home away from home for you. With a closer look at what Long Island has to offer, you may be ready to look for a pet-friendly vacation home loaded with amenities like a hot tub, a pool, a fireplace or others.

Shopping

There is much to see and do from your vacation home near Long Island, and shopping is one of the favorite past-times for locals and for those who visit the area. There are numerous shopping malls and retail centers located throughout the area, but many love to visit the quaint shops and boutiques in different towns such as Amityville, Oyster Bay, Bellport and others. Some of these have waterfront shops, and others have gorgeous town squares that have a rustic or historic ambiance to them. Take time to savor some of the delicious meals at popular restaurants in these areas while you are shopping.

Culture

From your vacation home in New York, you will be located close to some of the most popular cultural venues in the area. Long Island may be well-known for its historical charm and gorgeous beaches, but it also is known for being a hub for music, art and other cultural elements. At theaters such as the Nassau Coliseum, the Nike on Jones Beach Theater and others, you can check out live musical performances throughout the year. Sports are also popular in the community, and you will be close to Citi Field where the New York Mets play as well as MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones play.

Beaches

If you are planning to visit the Long Island area during the summer months, you will not want to miss out on the chance to relax at some of the state's most popular beaches. Long Island is a popular getaway spot for locals in the New York City metropolitan area and throughout most of the state because of its extensive coastline. Here, you will find several hundred miles of coastline with popular beach spots at Jones Beach State Park, Robert Moses State Park, Hither Hills State Park, Smith Point County Park, Montauk State Park, Orient Point State Park, Wildwood State Park and others. Some of these venues have requirements for purchasing a beach permit, so plan accordingly before you head out to the beach.

Weather

Long Island has a climate that is similar to that in the rest of the coastal region of the northeastern U.S. Its climate is characterized by warm temperatures with high levels of humidity from the coast during the summer months, and there are often cold temperatures with heavy snowfall during the winter months. With this in mind, the best time to visit Long Island is during the warm weather season or during spring and fall.

How to Get There

Long Island is a very long island that spans across 115 miles in length and that is approximately 20 miles wide. Therefore, getting to the island and around the island are different things. The best way to travel to Long Island is through air travel into one of the major airports in the New York City area. Then, you can rent a car or take the MTA railway to your final destination in Long Island.

Attractions In and Around Long Island

First time in Long Island and looking for things to do? Local attractions include Sky Zone, Long Island Game Farm and Splish Splash Water Park. Don't miss landmarks such as Montauk Point Lighthouse and unique cultural highlights like Brooklyn Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Long Beach and Cupsogue County Park or experience the natural beauty of Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Fire Island. You could easily spend a day shopping at Smithaven Mall, Tanger Outlet Center and Tanger Outlets. Don't forget to buy tickets if you want to attend a game or event at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or Belmont Park. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions like Citi Field.