Destination guide

The lively city of University City awaits you

Come and experience University City and its live music, theater scene and festivals. Travelers to this romantic city praise the university setting, shopping and restaurants. Busch Stadium and Gateway Arch 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.


Activities and attractions in and around University City

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes University City a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Louis Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Grants Farm (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • St. Louis Science Center (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Creve Coeur Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • St. Louis Children's Aquarium (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • World Aquarium (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in University City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, University City is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Forest Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Pagoda Circle (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Jewel Box (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ellen Clark Sculpture Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Tower Grove Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around University City

Fly into St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 17.3 mi (27.9 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at U City Big Bend Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around University City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 385 vacation rentals near University City. From 144 Houses to 214 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 University City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

  • Downtown: 246 vacation rentals
  • Soulard: 54 vacation rentals
  • Central West End: 63 vacation rentals
  • Tower Grove South: 79 vacation rentals
  • Downtown West: 56 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 University City?

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

  • St. Louis Walk of Fame: 429 vacation rentals
  • Center of Creative Arts: 428 vacation rentals
  • Componere Gallery: 428 vacation rentals
  • Tivoli Theatre: 427 vacation rentals
  • St. Louis University: 426 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 144 Houses in University City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in University City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 214 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 University City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in University City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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