Destination guide

Travel to lively Long Island

The area's live music and wineries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Long Island. This city's island views, shopping and beaches draw many visitors. Sky Zone and Long Beach are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Long Island

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Long Island a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sky Zone (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Harmony Vineyards (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Long Island Game Farm (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Swan Lake Golf Club (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Hidden Vineyard (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Long Island

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Long Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Long Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Country Fair Entertainment Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Fire Island National Seashore (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lake Ronkonkoma (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Shorefront Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Harborfront Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Long Island

The nearest airport is in Shirley, NY (WSH-Brookhaven Calabro), located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), which is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Medford Station, Yaphank Station and Bellport Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Long Island by catching a ride on the metro at Jamaica 179 St. Station, 169 St. Station or Far Rockaway - Mott Av. Station.

Where to stay near Long Island?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 6,045 house rentals near Long Island. From 4,530 Houses to 337 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Long Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Long Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Long Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 5,903 vacation rentals
  • Manhattan: 3,215 vacation rentals
  • The Hamptons: 4,062 vacation rentals
  • Brooklyn: 1,060 vacation rentals
  • New Jersey: 9,356 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Long Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Long Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Long Island:

  • New York: 5,903 rentals
  • Montauk: 1,396 rentals
  • Jersey City: 5,375 rentals
  • Union City: 4,230 rentals
  • The Village of Southampton: 2,627 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Long Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Long Island are:

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA): 5,881 home rentals
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,679 home rentals
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field): 1,618 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Long Island?

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

  • Times Square: 5,847 vacation homes
  • Central Park: 4,060 vacation homes
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 369 vacation homes
  • East Hampton Main Beach: 3,512 vacation homes
  • Columbus Circle: 5,846 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Long Island

New York
5,903 vacation rentals
1,396 vacation rentals
Jersey City
5,375 vacation rentals
Union City
4,230 vacation rentals
The Village of Southampton
2,627 vacation rentals
New Haven
485 vacation rentals
496 vacation rentals
East Hampton
3,066 vacation rentals
5,783 vacation rentals
North Bergen
5,169 vacation rentals
Fire Island
773 vacation rentals
Sag Harbor
2,928 vacation rentals
5,295 vacation rentals
284 vacation rentals
Block Island
86 vacation rentals
2,373 vacation rentals
42 vacation rentals
343 vacation rentals
Hampton Bays
2,486 vacation rentals
160 vacation rentals