Destination guide

Enjoy the City That Never Sleeps from a Manhattan apartment

Manhattan is the central borough of New York City and home to the dense urban landscape for which New York is known. It's where you'll find the massive Empire State Building and the expansive Central Park. New York apartments near the centre of Manhattan tend to be relatively costly, but options on the north and south side of the island can be surprisingly affordable. No matter where you book your rental, however, you'll never be too far away from historical landmarks honouring some of the most impactful events in American history, especially around Harlem.


Historic attractions near your Manhattan holiday home

If walls could talk, Manhattan would have a lot to say. Everywhere you look you'll encounter living snippets of history, from the gleaming art deco Chrysler Building to the Beaux-Arts New York Public Library. The city's cultural institutions tell a different story, with the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing over 5,000 years of creativity and the American Museum of Natural History covering everything from dinosaur fossils to meteors. Go one step further and stay in a living slice of history with Manhattan holiday homes, where you can unlock exclusive access to heritage-listed brownstones.

Things to do

World-class attractions near your Manhattan holiday rental

You could easily spend weeks working your way through Manhattan's top sights and attractions, so it's worth having a game plan in place, as your time will fly faster than a New York minute. It's best to reserve tickets to big-ticket attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State building in advance. For a dose of fresh air, soak up the sunshine in Central Park or stroll along the High Line, an elevated railway track that's been transformed into a lush urban greenway.


Activities and attractions in and around Manhattan

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Manhattan a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Floating Pool (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Bronx Zoo (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Central Park Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • NBC Studios (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Restaurant Row (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Manhattan

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Manhattan. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Central Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Battery Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Wagner Cove (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Dante Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Damrosch Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Manhattan

The nearest airport is in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, New York Grand Central Terminal Station, New York W 32nd St. Station and New York Penn Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Manhattan by jumping on the metro at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station, 72 St. Station or 86 St. Station.

How to get around

Navigating New York from your Manhattan holiday let

The New York City Subway, powered by 36 lines, is one of the biggest public transport networks on the planet. It's incredibly efficient and will get you across Manhattan, as well as Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Be sure to pick up a map before you start exploring and consider purchasing a 7-day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, to save on pay-per-ride fares. With over 450 stations to choose from, there's bound to be 1 within walking distance of your New York holiday rentals apartment.

Food & drink 

Eat your way through Manhattan's foodie scene

Manhattan is a melting pot for global cuisine, offering everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to American-style diners. You can devour Neapolitan pizza in Little Italy, hit up sizzling BBQ restaurants in Koreatown and turn up the glamour in the Meatpacking District. Alternatively, venture off the beaten track to savour soul food in Harlem, or head to the Lower East Side for the best pastrami sandwiches and lox bagels in NYC. Then again, you could take cues from the locals and stock up on farm-fresh produce at the Union Square Greenmarket, then prepare your own meals back at your Manhattan holiday rentals apartment.


Luxe shopping just steps from your Manhattan holiday let

Manhattan is a 7th-heaven for shoppers, cradling an eclectic mix of iconic department stores, designer boutiques and independent retailers. Drool over robin-egg blue boxes and sparkling diamonds in the Tiffany & Co window on Fifth Avenue, get lost in 3 acres of luxury retail space at Macy's Herald Square, or head to Greenwich Village for vintage emporiums and beatnik record stores.

How many holiday rentals are available around Manhattan?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,081 holiday lettings around Manhattan. From 2,353 flats & apartments to 118 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Manhattan:

  • Brooklyn: 1,021 holiday homes
  • Hell's Kitchen: 1,319 holiday homes
  • Harlem: 521 holiday homes
  • Greenwich Village: 2,036 holiday homes
  • Upper West Side: 699 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Manhattan? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Manhattan. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Central Park: 4,039 holiday lettings
  • Times Square: 5,763 holiday lettings
  • Bryant Park: 5,771 holiday lettings
  • American Museum of Natural History: 5,760 holiday lettings
  • Strawberry Fields - John Lennon Memorial: 5,759 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Manhattan listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Manhattan?

Yes, of course. offers 2,353 Flats in Manhattan. Our other popular types of Manhattan holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 118 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 2,411 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 63 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Manhattan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 182 holiday homes with pool available in Manhattan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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