Destination guide

The exciting city of Upper East Side awaits you

Come and experience Upper East Side and its museums, art galleries and architecture. This city's skyscrapers, riverfront and theaters attract many visitors, and its cosmopolitan and welcoming location add to the charm. Bloomingdale's and Central Park are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Upper East Side

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Upper East Side a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Floating Pool (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Central Park Zoo (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • NBC Studios (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Restaurant Row (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Upper East Side

Travelers enjoy Upper East Side for its riverfront and island views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Upper East Side is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Battery Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Carl Schurz Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • John Jay Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Wagner Cove (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Upper East Side

Fly into New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) away.

You can see more of Upper East Side by jumping on the metro at 86 St. Station, 77 St. Station or 96 St. Station.

Where to stay near Upper East Side?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,059 house rentals near Upper East Side. From 1,567 Condos/Apartments to 1,563 Studios, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Upper East Side is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Upper East Side?

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 Upper East Side:

  • Midtown: 936 vacation rentals
  • The Heights: 214 vacation rentals
  • Journal Square: 84 vacation rentals
  • Newport: 222 vacation rentals
  • West Bergen: 47 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 Upper East Side?

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

  • Lenox Hill Hospital: 5,268 home rentals
  • Gracie Mansion: 5,283 home rentals
  • Neue Galerie New York: 5,218 home rentals
  • Frick Collection: 5,270 home rentals
  • American Irish Historical Society: 5,257 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Upper East Side 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 Upper East Side?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,567 Condos/Apartments in Upper East Side. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Upper East Side include:

  • Studios: 1,563 lodging choices
  • Houses: 121 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 49 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Upper East Side?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 120 vacation homes with pool available in Upper East Side.

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