Destination guide

Vibrant Philadelphia will entice you

Take a holiday to Philadelphia and enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and history. Well known for its university setting, theatres and sporting events, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Philadelphia

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philadelphia a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (7.4 mi / 12 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Philadelphia

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Philadelphia is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Washington Square Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Independence Mall (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Independence National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Francisville Playground (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Buckley Recreational Field (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Penn's Landing (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Philadelphia

Fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Philadelphia 30th St Station, Philadelphia University City Station and Philadelphia Temple University Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Philadelphia by catching a ride on the metro at City Hall Station, 13th St. Station or Walnut Locust Station.

Where to stay near Philadelphia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,254 holiday rentals near Philadelphia. From 312 Houses to 825 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Philadelphia is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Philadelphia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Philadelphia:

  • Center City: 784 holiday homes
  • Logan Square: 531 holiday homes
  • Southwark: 157 holiday homes
  • Northern Liberties: 236 holiday homes
  • Fairmount: 248 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Philadelphia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Philadelphia. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fort Mifflin: 1,229 holiday rentals
  • Philadelphia Ryers Station: 1,240 holiday rentals
  • Philadelphia Chestnut Hill East Station: 1,247 holiday rentals
  • Philadelphia Philmont Station: 1,261 holiday rentals
  • Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1,240 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Philadelphia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Philadelphia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 312 Houses in Philadelphia. Our other popular types of Philadelphia holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 825 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 60 holiday houses
  • Studios: 773 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Philadelphia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 81 holiday homes with pool available in Philadelphia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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