Destination guide

The lively city of Upstate New York awaits you

The area's festivals and live music are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Upstate New York. Renowned for its lake, university setting and waterfalls, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Erie Canal Museum, Museum of Science and Technology or Roberson Museum and Science Center. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Upstate New York

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Upstate New York a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
  • Airborne Adventures Ballooning (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Whisper Wind Equestrian Center (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Sylvan Beach Amusement Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • The Wild Animal Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Owera Vineyards (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Upstate New York

Travellers enjoy Upstate New York for its lakeside setting and riverfront. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Upstate New York is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Onondaga Lake Park (28 mi / 45.1 km)
  • Oxbow Falls Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Great Swamp Conservancy (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Verona Beach State Park (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Chittenango Falls State Park (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Stone Quarry Hill Art Park (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Upstate New York

Fly into Rome, NY (RME-Griffiss Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.1 mi (27.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Syracuse, NY (SYR-Hancock Intl.), which is 23.5 mi (37.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Rome Station, Utica Station and Utica Union Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Upstate New York by catching a ride on the metro at University Station, Lasalle Station or Amherst Street Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Upstate New York?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,565 holiday lettings around Upstate New York. From 1,063 cabins to 1,692 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 are the most popular destinations to visit in Upstate New York?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Upstate New York. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Toronto: 2,452 holiday homes
  • Canada: 30,108 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 1,544 holiday homes
  • Skaneateles: 158 holiday homes
  • Muskoka Lakes: 646 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Upstate New York! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Upstate New York?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Upstate New York with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Toronto: 2,452 holiday lettings
  • Skaneateles: 158 holiday lettings
  • Brampton: 2,326 holiday lettings
  • Niagara Falls: 558 holiday lettings
  • Mississauga: 2,269 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Upstate New York?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Upstate New York are:

  • Smiths Falls, ON (YSH-Montague): 31 self catering accommodations
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): 2,438 self catering accommodations
  • Barrie, ON (YLK-Lake Simcoe Regional): 219 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Upstate New York? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Upstate New York. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Olcott Beach Carousel Park: 49 holiday rentals
  • Lakewood Vineyards: 582 holiday rentals
  • Cornell University: 591 holiday rentals
  • Coudersport: 32 holiday rentals
  • Wasaga 500 Go Karts: 649 holiday rentals

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

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