Vacation Rentals in New York

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New York Vacation Rentals

New York is home to some of the top fine dining restaurants in the US, so read about our favorite NYC restaurants here. Is it the big city, the 24-hour entertainment, the fashion? Is it the mountains? Is it history? Is it the lakes? Even if you are looking for something else, chances are great that you can find it in one of these lovely New York vacation rentals. You’ll find a lot of superlatives to describe the state, and a New York vacation rental is your affordable and comfortable way to find all of the adventures.

New York Upstate and Downstate

Some people find that drawing the line in New York State between upstate and downstate is difficult and fuzzy, but two rather distinct cultures exist, each with its own charm. Upstate New York has small and medium-to-large sized communities, with an average pace to living, and plenty of good-sized bodies of water attractions: from Niagara Falls, to two Great Lakes, to the St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers, and smaller lakes, rivers, and streams. It's easy to find an upstate New York family vacation home! Downstate New York has a high population, dictating a fast pace to living, and the water attractions are based around the Atlantic Ocean and its waterways. This diversity allows for huge NEw York vacation choices; you can even get the best of both worlds if you want!

New York Vacation Spots

Western New York has plenty to keep a vacationer busy. The Buffalo area is full of culture, history, and entertainment. Try a few Buffalo chicken wings at the birthplace, the Anchor Bar, or many other locations. Great nightlife is in the Chippewa Entertainment District. Visit Artpark in Lewiston, a National Historic Landmark, with several archaeological sites, fishing, hiking, and a performing and visual arts entertainment center. The Lucy-Desi museum celebrates the life of Lucille Ball in Jamestown, and Chautauqua Lake provides a great scenic view, along with a number of activities. New York rentals aren't simply located near big buildings, but big lakes and mountains too! Don’t forget to visit the American side of Niagara Falls for a literally breathtaking experience.

Get lost in the endless opportunities of The Finger Lakes region. For the nature lover, there’s Letchworth State Park, considered to be the Grand Canyon of the East, with an abundance of outdoor activities available year-round. Visit over 70 wineries on wine trails that allow visitors to shop and sample. Explore the wonders of glassmaking at the Corning Museum of Glass, the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world. Rochester holds history with the George Eastman House and the Susan B. Anthony House, a renowned Lilac Festival, and a fast ferry connecting Rochester with Toronto, Canada. Syracuse offers Armory Square, a historic shopping and entertainment district, The Everson Museum of Art, the first museum built by I.M. Pei, and tours of the Carrier Dome, the largest domed stadium on a college campus. Fun on the water is a common theme for those staying in Finger Lakes, New York vacation rentals.

The Central-Leatherstocking and Albany-Saratoga regions have a wealth of attractions. In Binghamton, take an interactive tour of the Roberson Museum and Science Center, and then enjoy a local Spieidie sandwich. Kick or bat a ball at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. Saratoga Springs is famous for Saratoga Race Course, a premier thoroughbred racing track, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, hosting the New York City Ballet as well as top modern performers. Albany, as well as being the capital city, heavily embraces the arts. Fortunately, New York rentals are as diverse as the things to do, so you can definitely find accommodations that are specifically perfect for your itenerary!

Northern New York offers the east shoreline of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and mountains. The Watertown area is home to major fishing tournaments in addition to a host of outdoor activities. In Oswego County, Sandy Island Beach State Park has the only major dune facing fresh water in the Northeast US, and canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching are popular. The 1000 Islands region is an ideal resort area, and the St. Lawrence area offers many agri-tours. The Adirondack Mountain area is littered with sport and play year-round, and coupled with historic sites such as the Olympic facilities in Lake Placid, and Fort Ticonderoga, this region is ideal for travelers.

Catskills-Hudson Valley excites vacationers with gorgeous nature, and art springing forth from it. Historic Catskill Point in Catskill has a very scenic park along with an interpretive center. Many art centers and galleries can be found in the Catskill region. Fine mountain outdoor recreation takes you from summer to winter. Ulster County bridges between the Catskill area and the Hudson River, with a wealth of history, and outdoor fun can range from hang-gliding to ice climbing. Get away to Dutchess County and visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site. Take in the patriotism at West Point in Orange County, and the inspiring Hudson River sites in Rockland County. The castles, mansions, and manor homes await visitors in Westchester County.

The New York City-Long Island region is a metropolitan mecca graced with the suburban and island areas. New York City has the ultimate experiences waiting for you in a city that defines culture, fashion, finance, entertainment, and cuisine. It is a true melting pot of ethnic groups, coloring rich traditions with a special flavor. Long Island also shares in this diversity with its own unique character. The North Shore has a bountiful history, especially from the 18th-20th centuries. Entertainment and sports fans will find a winning combination in the South Shore, and rest on the Jones and Fire Island beach areas. Central Suffolk, North Fork and South Fork have more of a forest/agricultural/remote beach/charming town landscape.

So don't waste another second -- a great lakeside New York family vacation home or romantic city condo is right around the corner! 

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