There’s a wide range of New York holiday homes on HomeAway. New York blends vast expanses of immaculate nature, home to lakes, forest and mountains, with important urban centres like New York City, a byword for cutting edge architecture, entertainment and fashion. Listed here are apartments in New York City, cabins in the Adirondacks and holiday homes in the Catskills. If it’s a rural getaway you fancy then you’ll be able to narrow down you search for the ideal New York holiday accommodation by defining the local scenery – near water, mountains or villages. And you can also pick the guest facilities you’d like at your ideal accommodation. Summers are glorious here, so air-conditioning and outdoor barbecues are provided by many rentals.
-Watersports. The spectacular glacial Finger Lakes in the west of the state, the Erie Canal and the sprawling Adirondacks region to the north are home to numerous beautiful lakes, ideal in the summer months for activities like canoeing, kayaking, boating and especially fishing. There’s an abundance of bass in these waters, as well as salmon and varieties of trout.
-Visitor attractions. New York is a state unique for its high number of Halls of Fame – in Cooperstown there’s the Baseball Hall of Fame, considered essential for any fan of the sport. Upscale Saratoga Springs has a long horse-racing traditions, so it’s natural that you can find the Racing Hall of Fame here.
-Natural landmarks. On the state’s western border, between the Lakes Ontario and Erie, is Niagara Falls, one of North America’s most celebrated natural sights. By water volume it’s the largest falls in the world and a must for anyone visiting this part of New York. On the other side of the state, in the Adirondacks there’s tremendous upland scenery to admire.
-Outdoor recreation. In the winter months the Catskills and Adirondacks are home to a number of great ski areas, like Hunter Mountain, one of the oldest ski resorts in the state At warmer times of the year the hiking is wonderful, either in the mountainous regions or next to the Erie Canal or the state’s various lakes.
-New York City. Possibly the world’s most famous city, words can’t describe how much there is to do here. Iconic sights are a great place to start though, with the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Central Park all world-famous symbols. Some of the best shopping, dining, culture and nightlife anywhere on the planet can be enjoyed in this City.
New York is a state with a humid continental climate, which on the whole makes for warm summers and cold winters. In northern, central and western parts of the state temperatures fall to as low as -15 in winter, and the cold weather lasts from November through to mid-March. Spring conditions are mild and occasionally warm, with highs in the upper-teens, while summer conditions are consistently warm in all areas apart from the highest ground – July sees daily temperatures reaching the upper-20s in places like New York City and Albany.
New York City has a vast public transport system of buses, the subway and commuter trains that accounts for a higher proportion of commuter traffic than any other city in the country. In Buffalo there’s the Metro Rail – the second largest light railway in the state. Amtrak meanwhile provides an intercity service throughout the state, with the Empire Service connecting New York City with Niagara Falls. By road there are three interstates running from north to south, and five from east to west. Major airports for New York holiday apartments include JFK, LaGuardia (LGA), Buffalo (BUF), Albany (ALB) and Rochester (ROC).