Destination guide

The friendly city of Universal City awaits you

Experience the unique character of Universal City with a stay in a vacation home rental. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its shopping and restaurants. Alamo and River Walk are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Universal City

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Universal City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Morgan's Wonderland (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Northcliffe Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Splashtown (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Universal City

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

  • River Walk (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • San Antonio Missions National Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • McAllister Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Natural Bridge Caverns (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Brackenridge Park (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Universal City

Fly into San Antonio, TX (SAT-San Antonio Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Universal City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 121 vacation rentals near Universal City. From 83 Houses to 13 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 Universal City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Universal 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 Universal City:

  • North Central: 911 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 290 vacation rentals
  • Inner West Side: 167 vacation rentals
  • Uptown: 130 vacation rentals
  • Near East Side: 195 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 Universal City?

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

  • The River Walk: 679 vacation rentals
  • Gruene Hall: 789 vacation rentals
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas: 1,001 vacation rentals
  • Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort: 1,105 vacation rentals
  • New Braunfels MarketPlace: 1,057 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 83 Houses in Universal City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Universal City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 13 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 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 Universal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39 vacation rentals with pool available in Universal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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