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Enjoy an urban oasis in Manhattan holiday homes to rent

Known as the heart of the ‘Big Apple’, Manhattan is the cultural and financial centre of New York City. Lined with dramatic skyscrapers, iconic landmarks and spectacular museums, Manhattan is a premier destination for all types of travellers, and holiday homes to rent in the area put you in the centre of it all.


Historic sites near Manhattan holiday homes

Manhattan has numerous historic sites that celebrate its storied past. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Brooklyn Bridge, a beloved 19th-century landmark that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, and the Chrysler Building, a 1930s art deco tower that once stood as the tallest building in the world. Greenwich Village, the epicentre of the counterculture movement in the ’60s that’s now a hub for bars and restaurants, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, an iconic church with neo-Gothic architecture and a storied history, are also great to visit. Another must-see attraction is the American Museum of Natural History, a museum of natural wonders ranging from dinosaurs to space.

Things to do

Things to do near Manhattan holiday homes

Manhattan is filled with fascinating attractions to enjoy on your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Central Park, an urban sanctuary with ball fields, a zoo, a carousel, boat rentals and a reservoir for recreation, and the Empire State Building, an iconic art deco office tower with exhibits and observatories. You could also visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument, an American icon with guided tours, a museum and dramatic harbour views.


Activities and attractions in and around Manhattan

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Manhattan a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Floating Pool (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Central Park Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • NBC Studios (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Restaurant Row (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Manhattan

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Manhattan. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Central Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Battery Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Wagner Cove (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Dante Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Damrosch Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Manhattan

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, New York Grand Central Terminal Station, New York W 32nd St. Station and New York Penn Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Manhattan by jumping on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station, 72 St. Station or 86 St. Station.

Food & drink 

Sample diverse cuisine in Manhattan

The cuisine of New York comprises numerous cultures that have passed through the city on the way into the United States. Manhattan features Chinatown with its Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, Koreatown with its Korean cuisine and Little Italy with its Italian cuisine. You can also find Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominican, Cuban, Japanese, Ukrainian, West Indian and West African cuisine throughout the city. No matter what you’re in the mood for, restaurants near your Manhattan holiday accommodation can satisfy any craving.

Family friendly

Family fun near Manhattan holiday rentals

If you’re travelling with family, you’ll find a range of fun and educational attractions in Manhattan. Family-friendly holiday rentals can be found near places like the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a flight museum on an aircraft carrier with aviation exhibits, and the Central Park Zoo, a small zoo with penguins, sea lions and a petting area. Families will also enjoy the Tenement Museum, a museum focusing on America’s urban immigration history with guided tours and exhibits, and Rockefeller Center, an iconic business complex with TV studios, a seasonal ice rink and a giant Christmas tree in winter.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in Manhattan

Manhattan is an excellent location for romance and relaxation. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a world-class art museum with collections from ancient to contemporary, and the Theater District, which features Broadway musicals and the famous Times Square. You could also visit the Museum of Modern Art, a world-class art and design museum with a sculpture garden and restaurant, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern-art museum with a unique spiral rotunda and notable art collections. SoHo, a vibrant district with upscale shops, charming architecture, designer boutiques and high-end art galleries, is also fun to explore.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Manhattan?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,388 holiday rentals around Manhattan. From 2,541 Condos/Apartments to 312 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Manhattan is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Manhattan?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Manhattan:

  • Hell's Kitchen: 1,027 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 1,104 holiday homes
  • Midtown: 1,198 holiday homes
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant: 377 holiday homes
  • SoHo: 2,671 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Manhattan?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Manhattan. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Times Square: 6,100 holiday rentals
  • Central Park: 4,176 holiday rentals
  • New York City Fire Museum: 6,098 holiday rentals
  • 92nd Street Y: 5,867 holiday rentals
  • Broadway: 6,046 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manhattan listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manhattan?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 2,541 Condos/Apartments in Manhattan. Our other popular types of Manhattan holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 312 holiday houses
  • Studios: 2,542 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 65 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Manhattan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 223 holiday homes with pool available in Manhattan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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