Discover a selection of 208 vacation rentals in University City, Philadelphia 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 private pools and swimming pools. Prices start at $79 per night, and condos 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 exciting area of University City awaits your stay

Come and experience University City and its architecture, museums and live music. Travelers 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation home and check out everything that makes University City a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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 center. 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 traveling 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around University City, Philadelphia?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 208 vacation rentals around University City. From 168 condo and apartment rentals to 34 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: 1,302 vacation rentals
  • Drexel University: 1,298 vacation rentals
  • Institute of Contemporary Art: 1,300 vacation rentals
  • University of Pennsylvania: 1,304 vacation rentals
  • Philadelphia University City Station: 1,300 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around University City listed on Vrbo 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 Condos/Apartments in University City?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 168 Condos/Apartments in University City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in University City include:

  • Houses: 34 rentals available
  • Studios: 163 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.