Destination guide

Vibrant Philadelphia will entice you

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


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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philadelphia a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Philadelphia

Fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre. 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 travelling 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Philadelphia?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,282 vacation rentals near Philadelphia. From 962 flats & apartments to 258 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Philadelphia for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Philadelphia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Philadelphia:

  • North Philadelphia: 677 vacation rentals
  • Northern Liberties: 388 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 879 vacation rentals
  • Penn's Landing: 201 vacation rentals
  • Society Hill: 308 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Philadelphia. 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: 1,303 vacation rentals
  • Wells Fargo Center: 1,296 vacation rentals
  • Philadelphia's Magic Gardens: 1,288 vacation rentals
  • Drexel University: 1,298 vacation rentals
  • Grumblethorpe: 1,306 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 962 Flats in Philadelphia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Philadelphia include:

  • Houses: 258 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 51 rentals available
  • Studios: 944 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Philadelphia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 79 vacation rentals with pool available in Philadelphia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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