Destination guide

Enjoy the New York skyline without the Manhattan price tag

This sleepy little borough in New Jersey is aptly named Edgewater, for it sits on the banks of the Hudson River. Want a room with a view? With Edgewater vacation rentals, you'll probably get 1 of the Manhattan skyline. This used to be an industrial hub—in fact, Dove Soap was invented here—but now it's a quiet respite from the city that never sleeps. And of course, Edgewater has lots of something you can never find in nearby Manhattan: parking! Or better yet, ditch the car and take the Edgewater Ferry to the neon lights of Broadway.

Things to do

Escape the crowded concrete jungle at a quiet Edgewater park

You'll find a few good parks here, including Fort Lee Historic Park with its reconstructed Revolutionary War camp. You'll love the lake at the sprawling James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, which sits on a clifftop and has trails and sports facilities. If you and the fam are in a New York state of mind, take the ferry across the river to the Children's Museum of Manhanttan. And just 7 miles away from most Edgewater vacation rentals, you've also got Harlem's famous Apollo Theater, as well as the famed Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden.

Activities

Get to NYC in a New York Minute from this riverside borough

Wander the waterfront on the River Walk, which has pedestrian paths and views of the Hudson and Manhattan. If you're itchin' for NYC, take the Edgewater Ferry from the marina. Edgewater's marina also has boat rentals and summer concerts. There are several shopping plazas that overlook the river, including a large Asian marketplace and authentic Japanese restaurants with delicious ramen and sushi. Catch a flick at the multiplex movie theater, or enjoy some dinner at 1 of the dockside restaurants. Fancy a football game or concert? The Jets and the Giants play at MetLife Stadium, 10 miles away.

Weather

Each season has a little somethin' special for sightseeing

With Edgewater vacation rentals, you'll get the glory of all 4 seasons, from vivid fall foliage to fat winter snowflakes. The summer months get up to the 80s, with some humidity to boot, which is why a lot of New Yorkers leave in August. And that means less crowded sidewalks for you. There's decent rainfall year-round, and from April to October you might see some lightning illuminate the skyline when thunderstorms roll through. If you're hitting Broadway, tickets are easier to come by in late winter and early fall. Expect Manhattan crowds during Christmas, along with lovely holiday lights.

Natural features

Parrots of a feather flock together in Edgewater, NJ

Blink and you might miss Edgewater's narrow strip of coast along the Hudson River, flanked on the west by Palisades Cliff. The George Washington Bridge, about 3 miles away, will place you north of upper Manhattan in the Washington Heights neighborhood. This is a densely populated urban area, so it's not exactly teeming with wildlife. But 1 distinct bird species has made its home in Edgewater and that's the Quaker parrot, which is native to South America. These small green parrots have lived in Edgewater since 1980, when they escaped their shipping crate and flew to freedom.

How to get there

How to get to and around Edgewater

The nearest airport is in Teterboro, NJ (TEB), located 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Edgewater?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,692 vacation rentals near Edgewater. From 521 Houses to 3,515 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 Edgewater for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Edgewater:

  • Midtown: 981 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 232 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 217 vacation rentals
  • The Waterfront: 278 vacation rentals
  • Ironbound District: 15 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 Edgewater?

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

  • Times Square: 5,283 vacation rentals
  • Central Park: 3,727 vacation rentals
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station: 5,279 vacation rentals
  • Columbia University: 5,291 vacation rentals
  • Madison Square Garden: 5,273 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 521 Houses in Edgewater. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Edgewater include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,515 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 195 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Edgewater?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 357 vacation rentals with pool available in Edgewater. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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