Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Brooklyn

The area's live music and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Brooklyn. This city's skyscrapers, island views and cafés attract many visitors, and its cosmopolitan and scenic location add to the charm. Take in top local attractions like Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Brooklyn

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Brooklyn a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Prospect Park Tennis Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Prospect Park Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Salt Marsh Nature Center (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Brooklyn

Brooklyn is famous for its island views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Brooklyn. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Long Beach (15.4 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Battery Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Prospect Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Brower Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

Transportation 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 center. 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 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,047 house rentals near Brooklyn. From 697 Condos/Apartments to 220 Houses, find unique vacation rental 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 HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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 Brooklyn:

  • Midtown: 1,035 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 52 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 293 vacation rentals
  • Hackensack River Waterfront: 29 vacation rentals
  • Bergen/Lafayette: 157 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Brooklyn?

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

  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade: 5,691 home rentals
  • Brooklyn Nostrand Avenue Station: 5,720 home rentals
  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: 5,696 home rentals
  • Barclays Center Brooklyn: 5,560 home rentals
  • Fort Hamilton: 5,649 home rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 697 Condos/Apartments in Brooklyn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brooklyn include:

  • Houses: 220 lodging choices
  • Studios: 705 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 78 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brooklyn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 49 vacation homes with pool available in Brooklyn.

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