Destination guide

Home of the well-heeled and the world-renowned

The Upper East Side of New York City is known for its well-to-do residents, fabulous shopping, and world-famous museums. Some of America's most celebrated families have called the neighborhood home, from the Rockefellers and Carnegies to the Roosevelts and, more recently, the Trumps. If you're considering an Upper East Side vacation rental, well, it's hard to imagine anyone doubting your good taste. From Impressionist art at the Guggenheim to the bike paths of Central Park, the neighborhood features some of New York's most iconic must-sees.


Give in to shopaholism or relive tales of the small screen

Looking to explore the sights? Just head out the door of your Upper East Side vacation rental and start walking. You can take your own tour of the neighborhood's beautiful mansions or sign up for a guided trip to the locations of popular TV shows, like Gossip Girl and Sex in the City. You might stroll down Madison Avenue and get some shopping done at one of its 150 designer clothing boutiques. Kids in your party? Never fear. They'll love to tour the many playgrounds of Central Park.


Warm summers, cold winters, and a healthy dose of wet stuff

New York is pretty humid in summer, with highs in the 80s and 90s, and the Upper East Side is no exception. Most Upper East Side vacation rentals will have air conditioning, but there's no harm in double checking. Winters are cold and damp, but the ocean's influence keeps temperatures from going to extremes. February is the coldest month, with a 35¡F average, and snowfall is common from December through early March. Spring and fall are often sunny and breezy, but sometimes cloudy and wet, so bring a hopeful attitude and an umbrella just in case.

Natural features

Let the Upper East Side be your unexpected urban jungle

Sure, you're in an urban wonderland, but book a vacation rental on the east side of the Upper East Side and you'll be close to more plant and animal life than you might expect. Carl Schurz Park is one of the city's lesser-known but more beautiful green spaces, with lawns, woodland areas, and views of the East River. Its gardens feature sunflowers, sage, lilies, and roses. Head west and you'll bump into the granddaddy: Central Park. You'll see turtles, ducks, warblers, and wrens by day, plus bats and owls by night.


Transportation options to and around Upper East Side

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7.1 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 7.8 mi (12.5 km) away.

You can see more of Upper East Side by jumping on the metro at 86 St. Station, 77 St. Station or 96 St. Station.

Where to stay around Upper East Side?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,235 vacation rentals near Upper East Side. From 1,768 Condos/Apartments to 1,801 Studios, 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 Upper East Side are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Upper East Side?

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 Upper East Side:

  • Midtown: 963 vacation rentals
  • Journal Square: 77 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 201 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 292 vacation rentals
  • The Waterfront: 278 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 Upper East Side?

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

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: 5,137 vacation rentals
  • Lenox Hill Hospital: 5,128 vacation rentals
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art ( Met): 5,114 vacation rentals
  • Frick Collection: 5,119 vacation rentals
  • Neue Galerie New York: 5,102 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Upper East Side 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 Upper East Side?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,768 Condos/Apartments in Upper East Side. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Upper East Side include:

  • Studios: 1,801 rentals available
  • Houses: 100 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 47 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 Upper East Side?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 228 vacation rentals with pool available in Upper East Side. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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