Destination guide

Baby, get yourself in a Brooklyn state of mind

Welcome to Brooklyn, New York City's most populated borough, and easily the hippest. This fast-growing area is jam-packed with trendy bars, hot restaurants and avant-garde art houses and theatres. This bustling city – and yes, it was once its own city – has ethnic neighbourhoods that reflect a vibrant, diverse culture from its thoroughly global population. Plus, you've got beautiful urban parks, 2 major sports teams, museums and live music galore. If you're craving a cosmopolitan escape in 1 of America's most iconic and cutting-edge locales, book Brooklyn vacation rentals.

Things to do

Brooklyn's a walk in the park – Prospect Park, that is

If you're in a walking mood, take a leisurely stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge. You'll end up right in Lower Manhattan's financial district, where you can visit the famed Charging Bull sculpture, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Head to Coney Island Boardwalk for rides at Luna Park, and marine-life viewing at the New York Aquarium. Prospect Park's picturesque paths weave through a pond, a zoo, sports courts and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. And grab that selfie stick, because next to the Brooklyn Bridge is Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, your 1-stop shop for NYC skyline photo opps.

Activities

No sleep in Brooklyn – there's too much fun stuff to do here!

True, the Beastie Boys famously said 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn'. But once you're here, you won't wanna sleep. Put on some spiffy dancing shoes because Brooklyn not only has tons of fun nightclubs, but also boasts countless venues that feature both independent and well-known musicians. This is especially true in uber-hip Williamsburg, which is also a sweet spot for vintage shopping. And if the kids aren't into Brooklyn's many eclectic dining options or they're too young for the hoppin' bar scene, try one of the snazzy urban parks, where there are playgrounds, ice-skating rinks, picnic areas and outdoor markets.

Weather

Summer's hot, winter's not; spring and fall are aces

When you book a Brooklyn vacation rental depends on your weather preferences. You've got the full glory of all 4 seasons here, but spring and fall really top the 'lovely' list. The streets are lively with festivals and fairs, and in the parks, you can enjoy blossoming flowers in spring and vivid foliage in autumn. Summers are hot and humid, making it a great time to hit Brighton Beach. And winter is worth it for the holiday decorations that light up the city streets. Rainfall is evenly spread throughout the year, but in winter, that moisture typically translates to snow.

Natural highlights

If you're a city mouse, Brooklyn's the big cheese

If you're exploring Brooklyn vacation rentals for your getaway, you're most likely a city mouse, because this densely populated area is urban to the max. Brooklyn's on the most western part of Long Island, bordered by the East River and the Atlantic Ocean. You'll love gazing at the impressive Manhattan skyline, which is just a hop, skip and a jump across the river. The borough is packed with businesses, townhouses, and apartment buildings, with urban parks sprinkled here and there. But really, people are the wildlife to watch in Brooklyn.

How to get there

Transport to and around Brooklyn

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 10.4 mi (16.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Brooklyn East New York Station, Brooklyn Nostrand Avenue Station and Brooklyn Flatbush Avenue Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Brooklyn by catching a ride on the metro at Newkirk Av. Station, Flatbush Av - Brooklyn College Station or Newkirk Av. Station.

Where to stay near Brooklyn?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,046 holiday rentals near Brooklyn. From 672 Condos/Apartments to 241 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brooklyn for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

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

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 Brooklyn:

  • Brooklyn Heights: 1,661 holiday homes
  • Fort Hamilton: 5,879 holiday homes
  • Manhattan: 3,202 holiday homes
  • Hell's Kitchen: 1,016 holiday homes
  • Midtown: 1,057 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 Brooklyn?

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

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade: 5,875 holiday rentals
  • Grand Army Plaza: 5,907 holiday rentals
  • New York Harbor: 5,851 holiday rentals
  • Fort Hamilton: 5,879 holiday rentals
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard: 5,892 holiday rentals

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

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 672 Condos/Apartments in Brooklyn. Our other popular types of Brooklyn holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 241 holiday houses
  • Studios: 690 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 77 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brooklyn?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 51 holiday homes with pool available in Brooklyn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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