Destination guide

The historical city of Old City awaits you

Take a holiday to Old City and enjoy the area's history, museums and live music. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognised for its restaurants, art and local tours. Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Old City

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Old City a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here 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 (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Old City

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

  • Independence Mall (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Penn's Landing (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Independence National Historical Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Washington Square Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Wiggins Park and Marina (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Francisville Playground (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Old City

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 11 mi (17.6 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at 2nd St. Station or 5th St. Station to see more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Old City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 288 holiday lettings around Old City. From 248 flats & apartments to 22 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Old City?

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

  • North Philadelphia: 645 holiday homes
  • Northern Liberties: 385 holiday homes
  • South Philadelphia: 767 holiday homes
  • Penn's Landing: 170 holiday homes
  • Society Hill: 255 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Old City? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Old City. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Christ Church: 1,138 holiday lettings
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge: 1,140 holiday lettings
  • Betsy Ross House: 1,140 holiday lettings
  • 2nd St. Station: 1,139 holiday lettings
  • Independence National Historical Park: 1,140 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Old City listed on 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 Flats in Old City?

Yes, of course. offers 248 Flats in Old City. Our other popular types of Old City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 238 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Old City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Old City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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