Destination guide

The historic city of Old City awaits you

Take a vacation to Old City and enjoy the area's history, museums and live music. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognized for its restaurants, art and local tours. Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Old City

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Old City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. 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 (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Old City

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Old City is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Independence Mall (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Penn's Landing (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Independence National Historical Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Washington Square Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Wiggins Park and Marina (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Francisville Playground (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Old City

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 11 mi (17.6 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at 2nd St. Station or 5th St. Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Old City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 270 vacation rentals near Old City. From 36 Houses to 212 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 Old City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Old City?

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 Old City:

  • Center City: 725 vacation rentals
  • North Philadelphia: 600 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 781 vacation rentals
  • Rittenhouse Square: 280 vacation rentals
  • West Philadelphia: 260 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 Old City?

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

  • Elfreth's Alley: 1,146 vacation rentals
  • Betsy Ross House: 1,146 vacation rentals
  • Arden Theater Company: 1,146 vacation rentals
  • Painted Bride Art Center: 1,146 vacation rentals
  • 2nd St. Station: 1,145 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Old City 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 Old City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 36 Houses in Old City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Old City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 212 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 11 rentals available
  • Studios: 182 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Old City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 259 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Old City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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