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Destination guide

Exciting Philadelphia will entice you

Take a vacation to Philadelphia and enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and history. Well known for its university setting, theaters and sporting events, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Philadelphia

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philadelphia a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (7.4 mi / 12 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Philadelphia

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Philadelphia is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Washington Square Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Independence Mall (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Independence National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Francisville Playground (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Buckley Recreational Field (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Penn's Landing (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Philadelphia

Fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Philadelphia 30th St Station, Philadelphia University City Station and Philadelphia Temple University Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Philadelphia by catching a ride on the metro at City Hall Station, 13th St. Station or Walnut Locust Station.

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