Destination guide

The exciting area of University City awaits your stay

Come and experience University City and its architecture, museums and live music. Travelers like the university setting, restaurants and skyscrapers in this cosmopolitan and welcoming city. 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 University City

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes University City a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of University City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, University City is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buckley Recreational Field (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Fairmount Waterworks Drive (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Bartram's Garden (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Francisville Playground (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Washington Square Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Independence Mall (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around University City

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), which is 13.1 mi (21 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Philadelphia University City Station or Philadelphia 30th St Station and explore the city from there. You can get around University City by jumping on the metro at 40th St. Station, 34th St. Station or 30th St. Station.

Where to stay around University City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 184 vacation rentals near University City. From 26 Houses to 145 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:

  • Center City: 540 vacation rentals
  • Rittenhouse Square: 193 vacation rentals
  • Old City: 185 vacation rentals
  • South Philadelphia: 597 vacation rentals
  • Fishtown: 53 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:

  • Philadelphia University City Station: 927 vacation rentals
  • University of Pennsylvania: 931 vacation rentals
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: 928 vacation rentals
  • H. Hunter Lott Jr. Tennis Courts: 926 vacation rentals
  • Franklin Field: 927 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 26 Houses in University City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in University City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 145 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 12 rentals available
  • Studios: 134 rentals available

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 26 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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