Destination guide

Lively Queens will entice you

The area's festivals and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Queens. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the baseball games, cafés and shopping. Brooklyn Museum and Floating Pool are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Queens

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Queens a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Forest Park Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Kissena Park Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Queens Zoo (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Flushing Meadows Park Pitch and Putt (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Queens

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Queens. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Long Beach (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Battery Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Rufus King Park (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Forest Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)

Transportation options to and around Queens

Fly into New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), which is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Jamaica Station, Kew Gardens Station and Jamaica St. Albans Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Queens by catching a ride on the metro at Ozone Park Lefferts Blvd. Station, Sutphin Blvd. Station or Archer Av. Station.

Where to stay near Queens?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 5,186 house rentals near Queens. From 3,989 Condos/Apartments to 522 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Queens for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Queens:

  • Midtown: 1,146 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 282 vacation rentals
  • Ironbound District: 24 vacation rentals
  • West Side - Waterside - South End: 20 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 108 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 Queens?

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

  • Flushing Meadows-Corona Park: 5,573 home rentals
  • Forest Park: 5,547 home rentals
  • Jacob Riis Park: 5,443 home rentals
  • Floral Park Belmont Park Station: 5,440 home rentals
  • Adelphi University: 5,525 home rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,989 Condos/Apartments in Queens. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Queens include:

  • Houses: 522 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 2 lodging choices
  • Studios: 3,961 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Queens?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 557 vacation homes with pool available in Queens.

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