Destination guide

Cozy Villanova will entice you

Enjoy the churches and other features of Villanova. This city's university setting, sporting events and zoo draw many visitors. 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, HomeAway 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 Villanova

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Villanova a fun spot to vacation. 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 (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Elmwood Park Zoo (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Historic Sugartown (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Play-A-Round Golf (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Golf Course at Glen Mills (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Villanova

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Villanova is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chanticleer Garden (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Valley Forge National Park Visitors Center (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Morris Arboretum (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Fairmount Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Ridley Creek State Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Fort Washington State Park (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Villanova

The nearest airport is in Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), which is 12.5 mi (20.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Villanova Station. You can get around Villanova by catching a ride on the metro at Villanova Station, Stadium Station or Matsonford Station.

Where to stay around Villanova?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 221 vacation rentals near Villanova. From 96 Houses to 96 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 Villanova for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Villanova:

  • Center City: 746 vacation rentals
  • North Philadelphia: 597 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 800 vacation rentals
  • Rittenhouse Square: 277 vacation rentals
  • West Philadelphia: 259 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 Villanova?

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

  • Villanova University: 1,185 vacation rentals
  • Matsonford Station: 1,185 vacation rentals
  • Stadium Station: 1,187 vacation rentals
  • County Line Station: 1,183 vacation rentals
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1,165 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Villanova 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 Villanova?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 96 Houses in Villanova. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Villanova include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 96 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 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 Villanova?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 27 vacation rentals with pool available in Villanova. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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