Destination guide

Down-to-earth Bayonne

With the grit of an East Coast port town, and the flair of a multicultural city just on the fringes of the Big Apple, Bayonne bursts into the waters between Newark Bay and Upper Bay. Its crisscrossing blocks are anchored on Broadway, where pretzel stands mingle with Italian pizza joints and antiques emporiums, while the old harbors are now a site for some striking memorials to the 9/11 attacks. Bayonne vacation rentals can also be a springboard for exploring the greater New York metro area, from uber-cool Hoboken to the bright lights of Times Square.

Things to do

Bayonne is a well-located gem

It's Bayonne's location between the world-famous sights of Manhattan and Jersey City that really give it a place on the traveler's map. Just a short ride on the light rail from the doorstep of your Bayonne vacation rentals and you could be gawping at the Statue of Liberty in the Upper Bay, or bobbing across to Ellis Island to the see the historic collections there. Hoboken is also on the way, beckoning with its buzzing eateries, that fun Hoboken Fire Department Museum, and the famous Pier A views of NYC.


See Bayonne at your own pace

There's no pressure to get out there and check off the sights in Bayonne. If you want to, you can hop across to the heart of the Big Apple, take guided bus tours of Manhattan, picnic in Central Park, go cruising in the Upper Bay – the list goes on. If you don't, then that's fine too. The locals have their own line up of low-key pursuits. Ethnic restaurants mean plenty of chances to try your hand at oriental cooking, there are yoga studios for clicking the back, and there are cycling routes to take you across to New York State.


The month doesn't matter in Bayonne

Bayonne is all about immersing yourself in the gritty, local vibes of a port town within the NY metro area. That means there's never really any best time to come. You could bag Bayonne vacation rentals in the summer – between May and September – to get the best weather for strolling the parks of nearby Hoboken. Or, you could come in winter, when the December and January snows cover the Big Apple, and there's festive cheer in the restaurants from here to Broadway.

Natural features

Bayonne pokes into Upper Bay

Bayonne really is surrounded on all sides by the urban tendrils of the New York metropolitan area. You can look west to see Newark Bay, dominated by docklands and airport runways. You can look east, where the wide Upper Bay stretches across to Brooklyn and Manhattan. South is the only direction where it's possible to get a little wilder. Hop across to Staten Island to discover the green meadows of Latourette Park, the wooded wetlands of Freshkills Park, and even the wide, orange-hued beaches of Great Kills Park.

How to get there

How to get to and around Bayonne

The nearest airport is in Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Linden, NJ (LDJ), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bayonne 22 Street Station, Bayonne 34 Street Station and Bayonne 45 Street Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Bayonne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,344 vacation rentals near Bayonne. From 600 Houses to 3,103 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 Bayonne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Bayonne:

  • Manhattan: 3,037 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,014 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,137 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 527 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 Bayonne?

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

  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port: 5,594 vacation rentals
  • Bayonne 45 Street Station: 5,562 vacation rentals
  • Bayonne 22 Street Station: 5,518 vacation rentals
  • Bayonne 34 Street Station: 5,524 vacation rentals
  • Bayonne 8 Street Station: 5,500 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 600 Houses in Bayonne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bayonne include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,103 rentals available
  • Villas: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bayonne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 316 vacation rentals with pool available in Bayonne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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