Destination guide

The exciting area of Center City awaits your stay

Take a vacation to Center City and enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and history. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the theaters, university setting and live music. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Center City

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Center City a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Center City

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Center City is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Washington Square Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Independence Mall (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Independence National Historical Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Penn's Landing (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Francisville Playground (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Buckley Recreational Field (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Center City

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.9 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 (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

You can get around Center City by catching a ride on the metro at 11th St Station, 13th St. Station or 8th St Station.

Where to stay around Center City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 710 vacation rentals near Center City. From 540 Condos/Apartments to 118 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Center City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

  • North Philadelphia: 581 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 756 vacation rentals
  • Rittenhouse Square: 253 vacation rentals
  • West Philadelphia: 210 vacation rentals
  • Penn's Landing: 142 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 Center City?

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

  • Liberty Bell Center: 1,100 vacation rentals
  • USS Becuna: 1,095 vacation rentals
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 1,095 vacation rentals
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge: 1,099 vacation rentals
  • Independence Hall: 1,099 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Center 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 Condos/Apartments in Center City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 540 Condos/Apartments in Center City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Center City include:

  • Houses: 118 rentals available
  • Studios: 498 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 28 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Center City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation rentals with pool available in Center City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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