Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Philadelphia, PA 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 $120 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Philadelphia. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Culture and history near Philadelphia vacation home rentals

The birthplace of democracy in the United States, Philadelphia is a captivating city, brimming with history and culture. Follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers as you navigate the quaint, cobbled streets, and take in the beautiful historic buildings that have wowed visitors for generations. A whole host of family-friendly attractions are never far from many Philadelphia vacation rentals, whether it’s checking out the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or just taking a stroll through beautiful Fairmount Park. Add to that the incredible shopping and dining opportunities, and you have all the makings of a truly unforgettable vacation.

Things to do

Places to visit near Philadelphia vacation rentals

While visiting Philadelphia, you shouldn't miss the range of fascinating attractions on offer. The Liberty Bell, which rang out when the Declaration of Independence was first publicly read, now sits in the Liberty Bell Center. After seeing this remarkable piece of history, cross the road and visit Independence Hall, where you can see surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. With so much history, there’s a whole host of family-friendly museums on offer that are suitable for all ages, including the Please Touch Museum and the Franklin Institute Science Museum.


Take a tour of Philadelphia—the birthplace of America

There’s no better way to discover Philadelphia’s rich cultural heritage than by booking onto one of the many walking tours of the city. Knowledgeable guides take you around all the most important historical sites, giving you a fascinating insight into the birthplace of the United States of America. As you’d expect, a world-class city like Philadelphia plays host to world-class events. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, while the Walnut Street Theater is a superb place to catch a performance.


Local weather for your stay in Philadelphia vacation homes

Typically, Philadelphia has warm summers and cold winters. June through August is the most popular time to visit the city, thanks to its temperatures, which average around 70 degrees, so providing ideal conditions for exploring the city's charming cobbled streets on foot. May through September are also good times to visit, when the summer visitors have gone, but temperatures are still warm. The winter months may be cold, but these are ideal months to spend time visiting the many museums and spending quality time at the Philadelphia vacation rentals.

Natural features

An abundance of wildlife in the northwest of Philadelphia

Given that Philadelphia is such a vast city, you could be forgiven for thinking you wouldn’t be able to experience nature here. On the contrary, you don’t have to travel far from the array of Philadelphia vacation rentals to enjoy the great outdoors. Wissahickon Valley Park offers 1,800 acres of leafy woodland and marshes, which you can explore through the 50+ miles of trails. Keep your ears open for the sound of woodpeckers, just one of over 200 species of bird that live here. You’re also likely to spot many other creatures as you traverse this beautiful park.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Philadelphia

Fly into Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL), the closest airport, located 6.6 mi (10.6 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, PA (ZFV-30th Street Rail Station), 30th St Station and Philadelphia University City Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Philadelphia by jumping on the metro at 15th St. Tram Stop, City Hall Station or Suburban Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Philadelphia vacation homes

Philadelphia is a perfect place to make memories with the kids. Families with older children might enjoy touring Eastern State Penitentiary, a historic prison with tours of Al Capone’s cell, exhibits, and a haunted house. Vacation homes can also be found near kid-friendly attractions like the Philadelphia Zoo, a Victorian zoo with hundreds of animals, educational programs, and family events, and the Adventure Aquarium, a diverse aquarium with a theater and fish, hippos, stingrays, and an underwater shark tunnel.

Good for couples

Romantic Philadelphia vacation rentals

Couples can enjoy unique attractions in Philadelphia. Vacation rentals are available near places like Rodin Museum, a sculpture museum with a huge collection of Auguste Rodin masterpieces, and Reading Terminal Market, an indoor farmers market with diverse fare, housewares, and area specialties. You'll also like the Barnes Foundation, a center with world-class art exhibits by masters like Picasso and Renoir.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Philadelphia?

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Philadelphia. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like off-street parking options and a stovetop at "Featured On Hgtv. Com New Bucks County All Season River Home". Located around 40 miles from Philadelphia, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Buena Hill Homestead Is A Newly Renovated Private Apartment In Lancaster County". Located around 45 miles from the heart of Philadelphia, it has 3 bedrooms and features a firepit and shopping.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Philadelphia vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Philadelphia?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Philadelphia provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Turn off all your tech and switch your focus to outdoor fun at one of these neat little stays:

  • Take a couple of days off to clear your mind at "Tiny Home/rv Close To I81". Located in Darss, free toiletries and a kitchen are just two of the amenities offered here.
  • Alternatively, settle in at "Not So Tiny House With Full Kitchen And Patio Swing". Situated in Pittsburgh, this petite abode comes with a nearby zoo and a separate dining area.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Philadelphia?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the hurly-burly of modern life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an excellent selection of log cabin rentals in and around Philadelphia where you can commune with nature. Try these on for size:

  • "1800's Restored Log Cabin In Woods" works hard to make sure your Philadelphia getaway is just what you dreamed it would be. With amenities such as a porch and a firepit to make life easy, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your getaway.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts if you stay at "Spring Acre Log Cabin". This escape features a fitness facility, a kitchen island and more.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Philadelphia?

Your working week will be much easier to endure if you've got something spectacular set up for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Philadelphia:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a non-negotiable for you, consider "Historic 3 Story Center City Row House Near Attractions". Around 1 mile south of Philadelphia, it's close to Perkiomen Trail Graterford Trailhead and Cynwyd Heritage Trail Trailhead. Top amenities at this getaway include a fireplace and a restaurant dining guide.
  • "Charming 3rd Flr Bedroom With Private Bath And Roof" is also perfect for a whirlwind vacation. About 1 mile to the southeast of Philadelphia, this vacation rental comes with amenities like high-speed internet services and a TV. Reyburn Park and RiverLink Ferry should be on your sightseeing list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Philadelphia?

Studio apartments are difficult to beat when it comes to location, convenience and character. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Philadelphia and experience a slice of the local culture and vibe:

  • Make "Getaway Cottage In Park - Like Setting On River. Restaurants" your temporary home. This great vacation rental comes with amenities including a fireplace and a TV.
  • "Charming 3rd Flr Bedroom With Private Bath And Roof" is another attractive option. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of free toiletries, nearby museums and more.

There are many highlights around Philadelphia you won't want to miss. Satisfy the culture lover in you by visiting Millbrook Playhouse and Community Theatre League.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Philadelphia?

From funky studio apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your whirlwind escape sorted. Here are some of our most popular stays in and around Philadelphia:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Cozy Creekside Cabin - Lehigh Valley" is a good choice. It's not far from the center of Philadelphia, so you'll be near all the best sights.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Peaceful Garden Getaway". This centrally located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Philadelphia?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetie away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these escapes in or near Philadelphia:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Waterfront Guesthouse In Historic". Located around 25 miles from Philadelphia, it comes with lots of nice touches, like winery tours and a fireplace.
  • Another place where you can spend a few magical days together is "Getaway Cottage In Park - Like Setting On River. Restaurants". Around 25 miles from Philadelphia, winery tours and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Philadelphia?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not go all out? These mansions for rent in or near Philadelphia will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Charm, style and oodles of character — "Historic Mainline 8 Bedroom, 3 Story Mansion" has it all with some to spare. Around 10 miles northwest of Philadelphia and offering a swimming pool and a fireplace, this place is hard to beat.
  • Another popular option is "Luxury Rittenhouse Mansion - Grand Parlor. 2 Kitchens. Roof Deck". Around 1 mile to the southwest of Philadelphia, this swish vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and comes with beauty services, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Philadelphia?

Share your stay and have more fun. Whether you're organizing an active getaway with pals or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Philadelphia:

  • You'll have plenty of space to spread out at "Heart Of The Museum District: Historic Renovated Logan Square Home". Around 1 mile northwest of Philadelphia, this sizable property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 17 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a firepit and a kitchen.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with loved ones, and "Unique 3 Br/3 Ba In Chinatown | Convention Center" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the east of Philadelphia, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A kitchen and an oven are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Philadelphia?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Philadelphia and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Treat your crew to an unforgettable break at "Historic 3 Story Center City Row House Near Attractions". There's plenty to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as childrens activities and books.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "Abode | Xs House | 1 - Bedroom With 20' Ceilings". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of a kitchen and a dishwasher.

Wondering what the weather's like in Philadelphia? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on where to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Philadelphia vacation rentals.