Discover a selection of 204 holiday rentals in University City, Philadelphia that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including private pool and pool. Prices start at £ 68 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in University City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

The vibrant area of University City awaits your stay

Come and experience University City and its architecture, museums and live music. Travellers especially like the university setting, restaurants and skyscrapers in this cosmopolitan and welcoming city. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Vrbo 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 University City

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes University City a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of University City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, University City is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buckley Recreational Field (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Fairmount Waterworks Drive (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Bartram's Garden (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Francisville Playground (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Washington Square Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Independence Mall (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around University City

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), which is 13.1 mi (21 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Philadelphia University City Station or Philadelphia 30th St Station and explore the city from there. You can get around University City by jumping on the metro at 40th St. Station, 34th St. Station or 30th St. Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around University City?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 204 vacation rentals near University City. From 152 flats & apartments to 41 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near University City for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to University City?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in University City. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Pennsylvania: 1,287 vacation rentals
  • Drexel University: 1,281 vacation rentals
  • 34th St. Station: 1,287 vacation rentals
  • Philadelphia University City Station: 1,286 vacation rentals
  • H. Hunter Lott Jr. Tennis Courts: 1,284 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around University City listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in University City?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 152 Flats in University City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in University City include:

  • Houses: 41 rentals available
  • Studios: 152 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 12 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in University City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 23 vacation rentals with pool available in University City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.