Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Swarthmore

Enjoy the live music and other features of Swarthmore. This city's university setting, restaurants and bars draw many visitors. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Swarthmore

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Swarthmore has to offer. Here 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 (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Ice Works Skating Complex (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Bridgeport Speedway (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Gloucester County Dream Park (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Golf Course at Glen Mills (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Swarthmore

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Swarthmore is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • John J. Tyler Arboretum (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Ridley Creek State Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Fort Mifflin (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Bartram's Garden (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Betchtel Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Swarthmore

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), which is 16.9 mi (27.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Swarthmore Station.

Where to stay around Swarthmore?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 315 vacation rentals near Swarthmore. From 106 Houses to 177 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Swarthmore for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Swarthmore:

  • Center City: 592 vacation rentals
  • North Philadelphia: 487 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 649 vacation rentals
  • Rittenhouse Square: 197 vacation rentals
  • West Philadelphia: 225 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 Swarthmore?

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

  • Swarthmore College: 999 vacation rentals
  • Swarthmore Station: 1,006 vacation rentals
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center: 988 vacation rentals
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum: 993 vacation rentals
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 993 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swarthmore listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Swarthmore?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 106 Houses in Swarthmore. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Swarthmore include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 177 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Swarthmore?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Swarthmore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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