Long Beach, New York is a city located just south of Long Island with a fascinating historic past-- there are seven landmarks included on the National Register of Historic Places within the 2-square-mile town. Whether you’re visiting Long Beach for its easy access to New York City or you’re planning a quiet getaway from busy city life, “The City by the Sea” will pleasantly surprise you with its many opportunities for recreation, entertainment, and relaxation.
Long Beach is best known for its 2.2 mile boardwalk, Ocean Beach Park. On your stroll down the scenic boardwalk, stop by Skudin Surf for some the best surfing instruction in the area. Kids getting antsy? Take them to the much-loved Magnolia Playground, located just off the boardwalk and on the western side of town. If you prefer your entertainment a bit colder, don’t miss the Long Beach Ice Arena to cheer on the local hockey teams. History buffs will love Long Beach-- there is tons of beautiful architecture in the area, including the Barkin House, the Samuel Vaisberg House, and the Cobble Villa. Stop by the Long Beach Historical Museum located at 226 West Penn Street for a tour of one of the area’s most beautiful homes from the early 20th century. There are also plenty of opportunities for reflection on the past and remembrance-- Long Beach has an especially meaningful 9/11 Memorial, a Holocaust Memorial, and a John F. Kennedy Memorial. Lastly, you can’t visit Long Beach without stopping by the iconic Shine’s Bar, located on the west side of town. Take a break from the beach, relax with a cold drink, and chat with the locals who love this spot to get a taste of the real Long Beach.
Only an hour drive from New York City, Long Beach is in a great location to combine beach time with city time. Popular Lido Beach is the next town over to the east and only a few minutes away from Long Beach. Consider adding other locations near Long Island to your Long Beach vacation, including Fire Island (a one hour drive from Long Beach) or The Hamptons (a one hour and thirty minute drive from Long Beach. The luxury now-hotel Oheka Castle is only a thirty minute drive north from Long Beach and is worth the ride just to check out the incredible gardens and lobby, even if you don’t stay at the hotel.
Whether you’re stopping through Long Beach as one part of a Long Island vacation adventure or if it is your main destination, we make it easy to find the perfect place to stay. We offer Long Beach vacation rentals and Long Beach short term rentals throughout the town. Stay in the West End neighborhood for easy beach and restaurant access or in the Kennedy Plaza area for easy access to the historic monuments in Long Beach. Whichever part of Long Beach you want to experience, you can compare rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Long Beach rental today!
Long Beach is accessible to cars via drawbridge. Since Long Beach is so close to Long Island, it is very conveniently accessible by both LaGuardia (a 45 minute drive) and John F. Kennedy (a 25 minute drive) airports. Long Beach also has its own stop on the Long Island Railroad (located between Park Place and Park Avenue). The Long Beach Bus service includes three different routes serving different locations throughout the city and also includes a trolley service.
Find the best Long Beach vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 29 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Long Beach range from $49 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.
Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 24 homes in Long Beach offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 3 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 25 homes with cable TV.
For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Long Beach offers 2 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Long Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 20 HomeAway rentals, 4 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 3 Booking.com vacation rentals.