Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Long Island City

The area's art galleries and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Long Island City. This city is cosmopolitan and scenic, recognized for its island views, cafés and shopping. Bloomingdale's and Chrysler Building are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Long Island City

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Long Island City has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • NBC Studios (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Central Park Zoo (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • McCarren Park Pool (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Long Island City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Long Island City is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Battery Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Queensbridge Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Gantry Plaza State Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Long Island City

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station or Long Island City Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Long Island City by catching a ride on the metro at 23 St. - Ely Av. Station, Long Island City - Court Sq. Station or Queensboro Plaza Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Long Island City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,498 vacation rentals near Long Island City. From 2,492 Condos/Apartments to 409 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Island City are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Long Island City?

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 Long Island City:

  • Manhattan: 3,255 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,056 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,148 vacation rentals
  • Queens: 5,372 vacation rentals
  • Upper West Side: 567 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 Long Island City?

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

  • Long Island City Station: 5,885 vacation rentals
  • Queensbridge Park: 5,880 vacation rentals
  • Gantry Plaza State Park: 5,897 vacation rentals
  • Queens Plaza Station: 5,906 vacation rentals
  • The Foundry: 5,907 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island City 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 Long Island City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,492 Condos/Apartments in Long Island City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Island City include:

  • Houses: 409 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,498 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 118 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Long Island City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 224 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Island City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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