Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Pennsylvania, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $107 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Pennsylvania. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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History and culture near Pennsylvania vacation home rentals

Boasting rolling fields, sprawling forests and enormous mountains, Pennsylvania is a picturesque place with a fascinating past. From storied landmarks such as Independence Hall to the cracked and weathered Liberty Bell, the state's heritage is preserved in countless historical sites and museums. Pennsylvania vacation rentals offer endless experiences, from tasty cheesesteaks and world-class art in vibrant Philadelphia, to professional sports and a rich industrial past in the "Steel City" of Pittsburgh. Add in the great outdoors and the theme parks dotted around the state and it's clear that Pennsylvania offers attractions for all.

Things to do

Discover Pennsylvania's past in historic Philadelphia

Like to see the state's best-known attractions? Choose a Pennsylvania vacation rental in Philadelphia and you'll be at the heart of it all. Visit Independence Hall, a redbrick Georgian building where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, and be sure to see the iconic Liberty Bell, a symbol of American freedom, which is now situated in the adjacent park. Cast in the 1750s and featuring a distinctive crack, the bell was last sounded in 1846 and is a must-see attraction. For a fun-filled excursion, chocolate lovers can head to the much-loved Hersheypark, which boasts roller coasters, rides for children, a water park and a factory-themed tour ride.

Activities

Things to do near Pennsylvania vacation homes

When it comes to family-friendly days out, Pennsylvania is packed with opportunities. There are theme parks for thrill-seekers, including Hersheypark, Kennywood, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, and numerous natural beauty spots for those preferring something more peaceful. Kick back on the beaches of Lake Erie, ski the mountain slopes in winter and enjoy cycling, kayaking, fishing and more than 600-miles of hiking trails at the picturesque Allegheny National Forest. There's stacks to do in the cities, too, whether you want to devour cheesesteaks, sample seasonal beers at a brewery, shop until you drop or delve into the state's well-preserved history.

Weather

Best time to travel to Pennsylvania vacation homes

The state's diverse landscape means weather conditions can vary, depending on where you choose your Pennsylvania vacation rental. For the most part, winters are chilly and summers hot and humid. Pennsylvania's mountainous interior tends to be much colder in the winter, with a greater snowfall that makes it a haven for winter sports fans. Not coming to ski? Fall is a great time to visit, with September offering pleasant daytime highs in the 70s. Pennsylvania can experience severe weather from time to time. Tornados can be encountered here, although they're usually not too destructive or dangerous.

Natural features

Explore the great outdoors in stunning Pennsylvania

From the sandy shores of Lake Erie and the misty Appalachian Mountains to the endless green forests and manicured fields occupied by quaint Amish farms, Pennsylvania is a picturesque place. As well as providing a playground for outdoor adventures, the diverse landscape also offers a home to an abundance of wildlife. Nature lovers can admire deer, elk and foxes in the state's vast forests, while bears and otters can be seen at the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Those with a penchant for bird watching should head to Fort Washington State Park, where the migrations of raptor species, including hawks and eagles, take place in fall.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Pennsylvania

Fly into Harrisburg Intl. Airport (MDT), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Harrisburg, PA (HAR-Capital City), which is 3.6 mi (5.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Harrisburg Transportation Center, Middletown Station and Elizabethtown Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Pennsylvania by jumping on the metro at Dekalb Street Station, Bridgeport Station or Hughes Park Station.

Food and drink

Culinary culture in Pennsylvania

From authentic Dutch cuisine to iconic cheesesteaks, Pennsylvania has a range of culinary delights. Pittsburgh boasts massive sandwiches piled high with meat and cheese, Philadelphia is known for its cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, and shoofly pie and whoopie pies are common staples in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. No matter your craving, you'll find a range of unique foods to sample near your vacation rental.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Pennsylvania

From the peaceful outdoor spaces to the world-class museums, Pennsylvania is filled with unique attractions for a romantic retreat. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a famed art museum with renaissance classics and rotating exhibits, and Longwood Gardens, a sprawling landscape with elegant gardens, fountain shows, and a greenhouse. You could also explore the Barnes Foundation, an art gallery with paintings by greats like Picasso and Renoir.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Pennsylvania?

If you need a break and a refreshing change of pace, we've got the answer. Return home feeling like a new person after a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania at one of these top-rated rentals:

  • "Art Studio: Historical Carriage House In The Poconos": Two or three days away at this Jim Thorpe stay will have you feeling renewed and refreshed. Convenient amenities here include mountain views and a microwave oven. When it's time to go adventuring, East Emerald Lake and Lake Naomi are among the natural attractions in the area.
  • "Wagner Hill Guest Cottage": Situated in Damascus, this top escape comes with coffee and tea making facilities and a living room. Don't miss Lake Lorain and Oquaga Creek State Park while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Pennsylvania?

Generally well located and with a price tag that's easy on the wallet, studio apartments offer style and privacy with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Pennsylvania and use it as a base for exploring:

  • "Cabin In The Trees In Historic Jim Thorpe" in Jim Thorpe puts you within reach of some of the area's sought-after cultural sights, including Martin Museum and Visitors Center and Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. WiFi and a hair dryer are some of the handy amenities here.
  • Located in Jim Thorpe, "Art Studio: Historical Carriage House In The Poconos" is another great base for your adventure. When you're not out exploring hot spots like Martin Museum and Visitors Center and Mauch Chunk Opera House, make use of WiFi and a fridge back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Pennsylvania?

With Vrbo's fantastic range of short-term rentals in Pennsylvania, you're bound to find a property to suit your needs. Whether you're looking for somewhere to escape on your own or to reconnect with friends and family, these options are difficult to beat:

  • Stay near the center of Jim Thorpe and spend your days visiting the area's top sights from "Art Studio: Historical Carriage House In The Poconos". Along with its handy location, this escape has everything you need to make your getaway relaxed and stress-free.
  • Another excellent option is "Wagner Hill Guest Cottage" in Damascus. Whether you're on a brief stopover or making the most of a long weekend, this property will make you feel right at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Pennsylvania?

A romantic weekend getaway in Pennsylvania is a surefire way to fan the flames of passion. Light some fancy candles, take your love by the hand and get set to let the sparks fly at one of these vacation rentals:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Charming Country Cottage Located On Cute Farm" in Lake Como. A restaurant dining guide and outdoor furniture are some of the nice touches you'll find here.
  • Alternatively, organize a loved-up weekend away at "Cabin In The Trees In Historic Jim Thorpe". Located in Jim Thorpe, it offers a fireplace, winery tours and other bonuses.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Pennsylvania?

If your idea of the perfect getaway is to bring along all your friends, you're going to need a whole lot of space. Luckily, there are plenty of vacation rentals in Pennsylvania that are suitable for large groups, starting with these sprawling sensations:

  • "Stunning Luxury Lakefront Home With Hot Tub": Featuring 5 bedrooms, this popular option in Vale de Carro has ample room for the whole gang. Amenities such as a sauna and a fireplace are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Lake Front, Wifi, Cable, 2 Houses 2 Hot Tubs Pool Tbl": You'll get your squad's tick of approval at this Lake Harmony option which comes with a firepit, a garden and more. It has 8 bedrooms that will comfortably accommodate everyone you love.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Pennsylvania?

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Pennsylvania, so slip on your swimsuit and get set to spend your days splashing about. Here are a couple of favorites that'll give you inspiration:

  • The pool at "Art Studio: Historical Carriage House In The Poconos" will add another level of fun to your vacation. Located in Jim Thorpe, this rental home also features books and a travel crib.
  • Roll out of bed and enjoy a refreshing dip at "Lake Front, Wifi, Cable, 2 Houses 2 Hot Tubs Pool Tbl" in Lake Harmony. A pool table and a dishwasher are just two of the many amenities on offer here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Pennsylvania?

Maybe you're organizing a getaway to celebrate a special birthday, or reuniting with relatives you haven't seen in years. Whatever the reason, you'll likely need plenty of space. One of our large family vacation rentals in Pennsylvania could be just the ticket:

  • If you're seeking a place that'll sleep up to 14 people, lock in "Stunning Luxury Lakefront Home With Hot Tub" in Vale de Carro. With 5 bedrooms, coffee and tea making facilities and nearby birdwatching activities, your next family vacation will be one to remember.
  • Another popular option, "Victorian Mansion In The Heart Of Historic Jim Thorpe" in Jim Thorpe comes with 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 people. Childrens activities and a video library will help keep all the gang happy and comfortable.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Pennsylvania?

If you're organizing a trip with the family, pick one of these cabin rentals in Pennsylvania and give the kiddos a vacation they'll cherish forever:

  • "Cabin In The Trees In Historic Jim Thorpe" - Book a wonderful weekend at this retreat in Jim Thorpe. Amenities like free toiletries and a porch will help make your stay nice and comfy.
  • "Cabin - Get Cozy At Big Al's Poconos Creek House" – This option in Stroudsburg is another top pick with families. Extra touches here include towels and childrens activities.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Pennsylvania vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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