Destination guide

Exciting Philadelphia will entice you

Take a vacation to Philadelphia and enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and history. Well known for its university setting, theaters and sporting events, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philadelphia a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the natural features in Philadelphia

Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation to and around Philadelphia

Fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 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 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.

Where to stay around Philadelphia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 944 holiday lettings near Philadelphia. From 274 Houses to 587 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Philadelphia is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Philadelphia:

  • Olney-Oak Lane: 21 holiday homes
  • Center City: 541 holiday homes
  • Bella Vista: 240 holiday homes
  • North Philadelphia: 451 holiday homes
  • Northwest Philadelphia: 36 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Philadelphia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Philadelphia. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Philadelphia 49th Street Station: 950 holiday lettings
  • University of Pennsylvania: 947 holiday lettings
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 924 holiday lettings
  • Philadelphia East Falls Station: 924 holiday lettings
  • North Philadelphia Station: 938 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Philadelphia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 274 Houses in Philadelphia. Our other popular types of Philadelphia holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 587 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 51 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 535 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Philadelphia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 42 holiday homes with pool available in Philadelphia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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