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Destination guide

Travel to lively Long Island

The area's live music and wineries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Long Island. This city's island views, shopping and beaches draw many visitors. Sky Zone and Long Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Long Island

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Long Island 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:

  • Sky Zone (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Harmony Vineyards (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Long Island Game Farm (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Swan Lake Golf Club (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Hidden Vineyard (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Long Island

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Long Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Long Island is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Country Fair Entertainment Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Fire Island National Seashore (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lake Ronkonkoma (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Shorefront Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Harborfront Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Long Island

The nearest airport is in Shirley, NY (WSH-Brookhaven Calabro), located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), which is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Medford Station, Yaphank Station and Bellport Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Long Island by catching a ride on the metro at Jamaica 179 St. Station, 169 St. Station or Far Rockaway - Mott Av. Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Long Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,125 holiday lettings around Long Island. From 696 flats & apartments to 3,796 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 Long Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Long Island. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • New York: 5,814 holiday homes
  • Manhattan: 3,124 holiday homes
  • The Hamptons: 3,213 holiday homes
  • Brooklyn: 1,021 holiday homes
  • Hell's Kitchen: 1,319 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Long Island! 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 Long Island?

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

  • New York: 5,814 holiday lettings
  • Sag Harbor: 2,287 holiday lettings
  • East Hampton: 2,451 holiday lettings
  • Jersey City: 5,310 holiday lettings
  • Hoboken: 2,380 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 Long Island?

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 Long Island are:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 5,596 self catering accommodations
  • New York, NY (JRE-East 60th Street Heliport): 5,787 self catering accommodations
  • East 34th Street Heliport (TSS): 5,782 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 Long Island?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Long Island. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • 18 Av. Station (63rd St.): 5,772 holiday rentals
  • Queens: 5,295 holiday rentals
  • Hither Hills State Park: 1,793 holiday rentals
  • Central Park: 4,039 holiday rentals
  • Times Square: 5,763 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Explore destinations around Long Island

New York
5,814 holiday rentals
Sag Harbor
2,287 holiday rentals
East Hampton
2,451 holiday rentals
Jersey City
5,310 holiday rentals
Hoboken
2,380 holiday rentals
Montauk
1,197 holiday rentals
The Village of Southampton
2,002 holiday rentals
Block Island
72 holiday rentals
Weehawken
5,221 holiday rentals
Fire Island
638 holiday rentals
Westport
181 holiday rentals
Mastic
256 holiday rentals
Westhampton Beach
765 holiday rentals
Hampton Bays
1,873 holiday rentals
Greenwich
315 holiday rentals
Bridgehampton
1,815 holiday rentals
Mystic
453 holiday rentals
Greenport
785 holiday rentals
Stamford
306 holiday rentals
Madison
319 holiday rentals